iFi iDSD Diablo Portable DAC/Amp

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Devilishly brilliant

The iDSD Diablo, with its sleek new design and fiery red finish, sits proudly at the top of iFi’s range of portable/transportable DAC/amps. Built for purists who crave pure sonic performance, the iDSD Diablo is iFi’s best transportable DAC/Amp. 

‘Bit-perfectly’ wicked

With two Burr-Brown DAC chips and a 16-core XMOS chip to process the data received via the USB and S/PDIF digital inputs, the iDSD Diablo can handle up to PCM 768, DSD 512, 2xDXD.  

Diabolically dynamic

Able to drive all manner of headphones with ease, the iDSD Diablo delivers up to 5000mW of power, coupled with a remarkable ability to resolve fine texture and detail.

Hooking up with the Devil…

The front of the unit boasts a 6.35mm single-ended headphone output and a 4.4mm balanced headphone output. ON the back are two digital inputs–USB-A and S/PDIF–a USB-C charging port, and a 4.4mm balanced output to connect an external amp. 

Product highlights

  • Fully balanced 4.4mm output
  • Performance boosting Direct Drive and Headamp Turbo
  • Zero Jitter femtoclock system upgraded for lower phase noise/jitter
  • Digital engine upgraded with iFi custom ultra-low noise Op-Amp Ov2028
  • Analogue section upgraded with iFi custom ultra-low noise Op-Amp Ov2627
  • Ultra-low impedance OS-CON polymer capacitors and Panasonic audio-grade
  • ECPU film capacitors


  • Digital inputs: USB 3.0 type 'A' (USB2.0 compatible), S-PDIF (3.5mm coaxial/optical)
  • Formats supported: 
    • DSD512/256/128/64
    • Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
    • DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz)
    • Double/Single-Speed DXD
    • PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/
    • 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz)
    • MQA (Decoder)
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-80kHz (-3dB)
  • SNR
    • Balanced: -120dB
    • Single-ended: -114dB
  • Dynamic range
    • Balanced: 120dB
    • SIngle-ended: 114dB
  • THD+N
    • Balanced: 0.002%
    • Single-ended: 0.001%
  • Headphone max output
    • Balanced: 
      • >19.2V/611 mW (@ 600 Ohnn)
      • >12.6V/4,980 mW (@ 32 Ohm)
      • >9.6V/153 mW (@ 600 Ohm)
    • Single-ended: >8.8V/2,417 mW (@ 32 Ohm)
  • Fixed audio output: Balanced 4.4mm
  • Power consumption
    • Turbo: 12W
    • Normal: 5W
    • Eco: 2W
  • Battery: Lithium-polymer 4800mAh
  • Power system: Charging via USB-C (iFi power included) BC V1.2 compliant up to 1900mA charging current    
  • Dimensions: 6.5” x 2.8” x 1” (166 x 72 x 25mm)
  • Weight: 330g (0.73lbs)

What’s included

  • Square to round fibre conversion head
  • USB3.0 cable
  • USB-Type A to Type-C cable
  • 6.35mm to 3.5mm converter
  • 5.5* 2.1 female to Type-C power cable
  • 4.4mm to Twin XLR cable
  • iPower 5v
  • iPower's accessories

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