The amazingly clean amount of power available from the NEO with the balanced output is achieved using a differential analogue circuit design which reduces noise and cross-talk within the signal path by fully separating the left and right channels.
PureWave is a new, balanced, symmetrical dual-mono topology with short, direct signal paths. The name refers to the sonic purity it achieves thanks to exceptional linearity and infinitesimally low levels of noise and distortion.
High-quality components are used throughout, including custom ultra-low-distortion op-amps, multilayer ceramic TDK C0G capacitors, MELF thin-film resistors and inductors from Murata and Taiyo Yuden. Their class-leading qualities such as low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance), high linearity and low noise pay great dividends in terms of sound quality.
The headphone amp stage has a continuous power output of more than 1000mW into 32ohms available through the balanced headphone socket. To retain maximum resolution, the volume is adjusted in the analogue domain via a resistor ladder, under precise microprocessor control.
Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including iFi’s GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and intelligent memory buffer. This represents a total ‘out-of-the-box’ systematic digital solution that solves jitter once and for all.
|Digital||USB3.0 B (USB2.0 compatible)/S-PDIF (coaxial/optical)|
Bluetooth 5.0™ ( AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec)
|Formats||DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD|
DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD
|Balanced XLR||6.3V / 7.7V max. (variable)||4.4V fixed|
|UnBAL RCA||3.2V / 3.9V max. (variable)||2.2V fixed|
|SNR||-112dB(A) @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|DNR||>116dB(A) @ -60dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|THD + N||<0.0015% @ 0dBFS (UnBAL/BAL)|
|Output||Balanced||>6.4V/68.6 mW (@ 600Ω)|
>5.77V/1040 mW (@ 32Ω)
|UnBAL||>3.25V/17.6 mW (@ 600Ω)|
>3V/295 mW (@ 32Ω)
|SNR||-112dBA (3.3V UnBAL/6.2V BAL)|
|THD + N||<0.0015% (125mW @ 32Ω)|
|Power consumption||No Signal ~0.5W|
Max Signal ~2.5W
|Input voltage||DC 5V/2.5A, AC 100 -240V, 50/60Hz (with iPower)|
|Dimensions||214 x146 x 41 mm|
8.4″ x 5.7″ x 1.6″
|Weight||970 g (2.14 Ibs)|
|Warranty period||12 months|