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iFi Audio - ZEN Phono

Phono Stage
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In case you receive the iFi Audio - ZEN Phono with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

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- It is found to be defective 
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- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Praveen, our Headphone Guru is an audio connoisseur and staunch Meze fanboy. He loves the RAI Penta and the Empyrean, equally. When not writing about, thinking about or listening to music: He's an avid beerologist too and staunchly believes that the combination of both beats every music setup out there! You'll often find him listening to The Weeknd, The Score and The Script.

ABOUT RAGHAV SOMANI

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 5,117 ₹ 351
6 14% ₹ 2,603 ₹ 618
9 14% ₹ 1,765 ₹ 888
12 14% ₹ 1,347 ₹ 1,162
18 14% ₹ 929 ₹ 1,717
24 14% ₹ 720 ₹ 2,284
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,765 ₹ 888
12 14% ₹ 1,347 ₹ 1,162
18 15% ₹ 936 ₹ 1,844
24 15% ₹ 727 ₹ 2,455
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 1,758 ₹ 824
12 13% ₹ 1,340 ₹ 1,077
18 15% ₹ 936 ₹ 1,844
24 15% ₹ 727 ₹ 2,455
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3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 1,772 ₹ 953
12 15% ₹ 1,354 ₹ 1,246
18 15% ₹ 936 ₹ 1,844
24 15% ₹ 727 ₹ 2,455
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 1,772 ₹ 953
12 15% ₹ 1,354 ₹ 1,246
18 15% ₹ 936 ₹ 1,844
24 15% ₹ 727 ₹ 2,455
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 1,762 ₹ 856
12 13.50% ₹ 1,343 ₹ 1,119
18 13.50% ₹ 925 ₹ 1,654
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 1,765 ₹ 888
12 13.99% ₹ 1,347 ₹ 1,161
18 14.99% ₹ 936 ₹ 1,843
24 14.99% ₹ 727 ₹ 2,453
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 1,758 ₹ 824
12 12% ₹ 1,333 ₹ 993
18 12% ₹ 915 ₹ 1,465
24 12% ₹ 706 ₹ 1,946
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,765 ₹ 888
12 14% ₹ 1,347 ₹ 1,162
18 15% ₹ 936 ₹ 1,844
24 15% ₹ 727 ₹ 2,455
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 1,772 ₹ 953
12 15% ₹ 1,354 ₹ 1,246
18 15% ₹ 936 ₹ 1,844
24 15% ₹ 727 ₹ 2,455
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,765 ₹ 888
12 14% ₹ 1,347 ₹ 1,162
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,765 ₹ 888
12 14% ₹ 1,347 ₹ 1,162
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 5,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,765 ₹ 888
12 14% ₹ 1,347 ₹ 1,162
18 15% ₹ 936 ₹ 1,844
24 15% ₹ 727 ₹ 2,455

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Ideal for Audiophiles

These Amps & DACs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of Amps & DACs like these. You can expect these Amps & DACs to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these Amps & DACs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These Amps & DACs deliver a spacious and open soundstage that compares listening to music on actual speakers.

Metal build

The longevity of your headphone/devices is strongly affected by its build quality, and a poorly built pair is more susceptible to breaking in a short amount of time. This is even more important for the listener who travels with their headphones/devices frequently, as wear and tear are more probable.Headphones/devices built with metal and metal components usually tend to last longer and can withstand wear and tear and potential damage. Modern processes allow all kinds of precious and durable metals to be used while making devices and offer a longer lifetime for users.

ENHANCE THE MAGIC OF YOUR VINYL SET-UP

Improve your existing vinyl set-up with the iFi audio ZEN Phono. This phono stage features some of the tech used in the ultra-fidelity AMR PH-77 and iFi iPhono siblings. It packs some seriously awesome audio components and circuitry that's going to keep you wanting to listen to just 'one' more song.

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NO MATTER HOW BIG YOUR SET-UP GROWS, IT'LL HANDLE IT

Unlike other entry-level phono stages, the ZEN Phono uses MM/MC, high/low and very low, to handle just about any cartridge. Expect a gain that goes from 36dB till 72dB while retaining a super-silent noise floor of -151dBV. No matter how big your set-up grows, the ZEN Phono will always be there for you.

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ENJOY THE BASS WITHOUT THE RUMBLES

Here's good news for those who don't want to compromise on the bass. Normal sub-sonic filters tend to get rid of the bass while removing the rumble. The ZEN Phono uses an AI sub-sonic filter that addresses these rumble and wrap issues without having any effect on the bass or causing phase issues.

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Headphone-Zone-iFi Audio - ZEN Phono

HIGH-END PERFORMANCE WITH MINIMAL DISTORTION

The iFi ZEN Phono has an incredible RIAA EQ tolerance level (+/- 0.15dB) that's on par with hand-selected capacitors. This is thanks to the parallel TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors in the EQ circuit. These capacitors offer high stability and low distortion and are better than polystyrene capacitors. The end result: Performance that's better than phono stages worth over a thousand dollars.

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Headphone-Zone-iFi Audio - ZEN Phono

GET RID OF NOISE WITH CLEAN POWER SUPPLY

Flagship phono amplifiers create their own power supply off the mains, like a mains regenerator. Doing away with this would result in extra hissing and noise along with the signal. The ZEN Phono uses its own high-tech 1.2MHz clean power supply (20,000x mains frequency of 60Hz). This means a 10uF filtering capacitor = 200,000uF at lower, audible frequencies. This is equivalent to the level of noise filtration done by the highly effective LC filtering circuits found in classic Tube Amps. Furthermore, the PCB is isolated to prevent noise pollution in the analogue stage. This is quieter than some Stereophile Class A+ phonos which are -131dBV.

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HIGH-QUALITY COMPONENTS FOR FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE

The iFi ZEN Phono uses high-end circuit components. The balanced circuit (almost unheard of at this price point) is effective in reducing noise and crosstalk and is much more superior in comparison to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. A custom OV Series operational-amplifier contributes to the extremely low noise, low distortion (0.0001%) and wide bandwidth. The Panasonic ECPU capacitors are made from 3,500 layers of ultra-thin dielectrics that's less than 0.5μm thick. It offers class-leading Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), low impedance and vanishingly low distortion.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - ZEN Phono comes with a warranty from iFi Audio that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Customer Reviews

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Sandip Das (Howrah)
Problem solved with subsonic filter

Ifi bring again a good budget friendly product for us. 1st impression straight out the box is very much satisfying. Nice open sound stage and details. Little bit of timing lack, dynamics but i tnk its not burn in yet. The vocal parts also very engaging and live like. A decent instrument separation. And the last thing its subsonic filter helps to reduce rumble / woofer pumping which was not fixes to my other’s 2 phono preamp, this does. Now I’m happy to enjoy my vinyl again.
And lastly what a delivery speed by hpz and bluedart, just one day and the products in to my doorstep, I’m just pleased.

Hi Sandip, Thank you so much for sharing your honest review with us. We really appreciate it. We hope you will enjoy using the product. Happy listening! :)

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Prateek Kumar (Hyderabad)
A basic phono preamp with choice of 3 op level MC carts.

The sound is clean and clear. Main USP is balanced connection to be used with your balanced headgear, as most of stereo stuff is unbalanced. Sounds transparent to me without coloration. YMMV.
I was using a Project MM/MC phono box, it sounds cleaner than it. Has more dynamics and slightly clear sound (veil lifted kind of clear). Can be driven with DC 5v 500mA supply also. Overall a satisfying purchase.

Thanks a ton for sharing your review with us.

S
Swarnendu (Pune)
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
IFi Zen phono

Good record playback equipment has become very expensive with the resurgence of the format. There are few companies who still are conscious about the quality of the equipment they manufacture at reasonable prices. IFi is one such company. All their products right from entry level are very well built and have exceptional specs.
The Zen phono is brilliantly constructed with great packaging. It has just been few days that I have used it and I am already thrilled with its performance. I cannot wait to hear how good it will sound with about 100 hours of break-in.
This backed with HZ's amazing service and delivery timeline has got me assured that good products marketed by good companies still exist, I just had to make the right choice. I am glad that I chose IFi and Headphone zone.. Brilliant!!

HI,
We are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!

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Arnab Sengupta (Kolkata)
Vinyl is On!

Another revelation...thanks to HZ and if!
I got my AT-LP5 with a Pro-Ject Phono Mini from day one, in 2017.
That was a happy combination till I changed my amp to an Audiolab A6000 in 2019. The new amp "supposedly" has a better Phono stage.
It is definitely louder, muscular and forward compared to the Pro-Ject, which isn't a bad thing with typocally low output turnatble characteristics.

Few months back I added an Aunt Hi Res media player and an ifi noise cleaner. Things changed!

The wonderful Audiolab sounded better in every respect, except the Phono part!
As noise floor had come down drastically after the last update, the Phono module's noisiness started bothering my ears a great deal!
As I was certain that the Phono stage was the culprit, I took a gamble and picked up the new ifi Zen Phono.
And, Voila! No noise!
But that's not the only benefit I reaped.
Though way less muscular or powerful than the lab's built in section, this ifi has taken up my Vinyl experience quite a few notches!
One, improved resolution with a noiseless background now allows even the smallest details to come out of my Dali speakers, much like the Aune did. More instruments seem to be joining the tracks on every listen!
Though the timing seemed a bit out during the first few runs, it seemed to have corrected after a month's burn in.
The soundstage is significantly wider now.
Depth, per se does not seem to have improved, but with less muscle / forwardness I'm having to pump in more power out of the lab and that does add depth.
What impressed me, every time though, is the dark background and the sheer delicacy of the ifi presentation!

Lately, I've been only playing my Vinyls...

Thanks HZ and ifi

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Amitava Chandra (Kolkata)
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
A phono pre-amp with versatility

About it's qualitative performance, I've nothing to say. Highs/Mids/Lows all are being handled & blended like the warmth of British flavour with absolute competency together with Subsonic filter which is very good for the old vinyls. But, I faced one issue regarding the power-adapter, especially in respect of its two pin plug. The cylindrical-pin design of the plug is though of Indian style but the difference in between their gap, is something tricky & its creating annoying issues in plugging-in the same properly into the Un-switched plug-points, generally found on the rear-panel of the most systems. This issue gets more complicated when such un-switched plug-points are of UK/USA design having flat-pin compatibility as the available converters are not easy to fit therein. I think, more versatility with different plug-type compatibility, will be a great option. With its full metal-body & beautiful ergonomically design, at this price-point I consider the same a good-one.

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Akhilesh Rao
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
Ifi zen phono

It's really really nice, compect design, easy to install and above all the performance is outstanding.good for both MM & MC cartridge.
Should go for this.

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Debasis Dash (Jamshedpur)
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
Excellent

I found the team to be very generic and specific. Excellent service

Hey, we can see from your review you are happy with the product. So, we request you to change your ratings as it would not be fair on the product.

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