iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 Hi-Res USB DAC/Headphone Amp

$399.00 inc GST

This iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 Hi-Res USB DAC/Headphone Amp is the same award-winning hi-res USB DAC/Headphone Amp as before but with added oomph!

They’ve upgraded its digital engine from an 8 core XMOS chip to a 16 core chip. It’s ultra-capable while still being super-affordable.

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iFi Audio Zen DAC V2

Bought it for my bach, using it with a Musical Fidelity X150. Made a real difference, a nice piece of kit.

Ian A.

Great sound

Quality item at a budget price.

Alan F.

Zen Dac V2

Excellent quality DAC, fantastic value for money, great improvement to the sound of my headphones. Great service and prompt by the Rapallo team.

Bryce S.

iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 Hi-Res USB DAC/Headphone Amp

What a DAC/Headphone Amp this is. Outstanding. I've been using my Meze Rai Solo's with this at work. It just makes you want to listen. I recently moved to balanced cables for them also using the 4.4mm balanced output and it was a step up again. (I was very dubious personally), but I was amazed at the difference, clarity and volume seemed to increase, everything just came alive is the only way I could describe it. Full Marks. Rapallo were excellent too. Very friendly service, extremely helpful and great communication throughout the purchase. Excellent quality products, I have no doubt I'll be buying from Rapallo again in the near future.

David G.


iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 Hi-Res USB DAC/Headphone Amp

The iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 Hi-Res USB DAC/Headphone Amp is compact enough to use as a USB DAC/amp on your work desk and stylish enough to use at home with your favourite active speakers or amp.

It delivers a level of specification and performance that punches above its super-affordable price tag.

The ZEN DAC V2 supports PCM and DXD to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and MQA. DSD remains ‘bit-perfect’ thanks to the True Native Burr-Brown chip design.


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Rapallo | iFi Audio Zen DAC V2 Hi-Res USB DAC/Headphone Amp


16 core = hardcore.

Thanks to the 16 core tech, the ZEN DAC V2 is now an MQA Decoder rather than a Renderer.

This enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.

The LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

MQA rendering technology (used in the original ZEN DAC among other iFi products) connects to an MQA Core signal (such as TIDAL) and completes the final unfold of an MQA file. This product will include ‘stream lock’ but is not able to decode an MQA stream or authenticate it.

Smooth and balanced.

A new and improved low jitter, crystal clock means >20dB better performance. The super-low noise performance means the ZEN DAC V2 will remain quiet even in noisy situations such as yachts or RVs.

The balanced design for the analogue stage – rare and not found at this price point – makes it pretty special and delivers the best sound quality, normally found in higher priced models.

The ZEN DAC V2  DAC/Headphone Amp ports Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front and back. On the front, there’s also the popular 6.3mm headphone socket.


Switch effortlessly between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’.

  • Set to ‘Variable,’ use the ZEN DAC V2 as a pre-amp to feed a power amp or active speakers.
  • On ‘Fixed’ to bypass the volume control. Connect to an external pre-amp or integrated amp.
Power. Drive. Performance.

Our headphone amp has PowerMatch – switchable gain to perfectly match your headphones.

  • For IEMs, normally high-sensitivity, leave PowerMatch at its lower setting for hiss-free listening.
  • On/over-ear headphones with relatively low impedance require more power – press PowerMatch to increase the level of drive.
Ace of Bass.

The ZEN DAC V2 boasts TrueBass. This proprietary tech is a switchable ‘bass boost’ operating in the analogue domain. There’s no DSP with iFi gear.

TrueBass enhances the bass but does not muddy the mid-range. Perfect for use with IEMs or open-back headphones which often lack bass.

The ZEN DAC V2  is the ultimate chilling machine. Tune in and ZEN out.



Input USB3.0 B Socket
(USB2.0 compatible)
Formats DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD DXD(384/352.8kHz), PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz) MQA
DAC Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
Line Section
Output Audio RCA (SE) — 2.1V fixed
1V / 3.3V max. (variable)
4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL) — 4.2V fixed
2V / 6.2V max. (variable)
Zout <= 200 Ohm (BAL)
<= 100 Ohm (SE)
SNR < -116dB(A) @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
DNR > 116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (BAL/SE)
THD+N < 0.0015% @ 0dBFS (BAL/SE)
Headphone Section
Output Power (@1% THD) 4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL)
330mW@32 Ohm; 6.6V@600 Ohm;
16 Ohm – 600 Ohm Headphone6.3mm S-BAL (SE)
230mW@32 Ohm; 3.3V@600 Ohm
16 Ohm – 600 Ohm HeadphoneNote: Using 5v power. If powered from USB, power output may vary.
Output Impedance < 1 Ω (BAL/SE)
THD & N < 0.005% (125mW @ 32R)
SNR > 113dBA (6.2V BAL/3.3V SE)
Power consumption < 1.5W via USB power OR 5v DC (power supply not included)
Dimensions 160(w) x 117(d) x 35(h) mm
6.3″ x 4.6″ x 1.4″
Weight (Gross) 0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
Warranty period 12 months

Additional information

Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 11 × 10 × 3 cm

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