A triple treat for HIFIMAN fans
iFi Audio is combining their ZEN Signature DAC V2 & latest ZEN CAN Signature HFM with a 4.4 to 4.4mm cable to bring you the ZEN Signature Set HFM
Memorable. Magic. Magnificent
The ZEN DAC Signature V2, ZEN CAN Signature 6XX and accompanying 4.4mm balanced cable are the perfect match for your HFMs.
A match made in Meze
The ZEN Signature Set HFM is made up of the ZEN DAC Signature V2, the ZEN CAN Signature HFM and their high- performance 4.4mm Balanced cable. The ZEN CAN Signature HFM has an unique EQ curve that makes the most of the already magnificent HFMs.
1. ZEN DAC Signature V2
This ZEN DAC Signature V2 is the upgraded version of iFi Audio's original ZEN DAC Signature – a pure DAC that benefits from true-differential balanced circuit design. It has upgraded circuit components and short, direct signal paths for optimal signal purity.
It delivers bit-perfect PCM (up to 32-bit/384kHz), native DSD (up to DSD256) and DXD.
The use of the 16-core XMOS chip, rather than the original 8-core, means it is now a full MQA decoder rather than a renderer.
It offers a pair of RCA sockets for single-ended connection to an amp, plus a Balanced 4.4mm output.
The full benefit of the ZEN DAC Signature V2’s balanced circuit design comes to the fore when it is connected to an amp or active speakers equipped with a balanced input. This can either be a 4.4mm Balanced input or stereo XLR inputs via a 4.4mm-to-XLR cable.
It can switch between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’ outputs.
2. ZEN CAN Signature HFM
The ZEN CAN Signature HFM analog headphone amplifier takes sonic tailoring to the next level with ActivEQ. The original ZEN CAN, iFi Audio's all-analog headphone amplifier, boasted the ability to drive tough headphone loads, a balanced circuit design, vanishingly low levels of distortion, and versatile sonic tailoring. The ZEN CAN Signature HFM takes this to another level. It further improves the sound quality with enhanced circuit design, whilst maintaining the versatile features of the ‘regular’ version and adding something special – a custom EQ setting precisely tailored across the entire frequency response curve to making the most of a popular headphone model.
3. 4.4mm to 4.4mm cable
The iFi 4.4mm to 4.4mm cable employs heavy OFHC continuous cast copper and silver matrix conductors with a total thickness of 14AWG for the best signal transfer.
It’s a perfect addition to the ZEN Signature Set 6 as this audiophile-grade cable will give you maximum quality balanced signal transfer and minimum interference.
The cable construction is a custom helix design, minimized both in capacitance and inductance. It has intrinsic shielding provided by minZ™ helix construction. This protects the cable from RFI and EMI noise and provides the cleanest transfer medium possible.
To insulate the cable even further, we used an RoHS compliant super-soft (60P) HD polymer with 1500V AC spark resistance and excellent dielectric properties.