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Cayin iDAC-6 32Bit/384kHz & DSD128 Audio DA Converter

$ 699.00 $ 999.00

Cayin iDAC-6 32Bit/384kHz & DSD128 Audio DA Converter

 

Background of i-Series

The i-series is Cayin’s lifestyle solution to modern music lovers. It stands for minimal design, flexible function, premium quality and a total solution to personal audio. To start with, we have introduced the iDAC-6 Audio D/A converter and iHA-6 Headphone Amplifier. More models will be added to this series later on so please stay tuned

iDAC-6 is a dedicated desktop DAC with an interesting dual output stage that offers versatile tonal characteristic for different applications. iHA-6 is a solid-state headphone amplifier with an innovative current adjustment to accommodate different headphone impedance/sensitivity characteristic. When stacked together, iDAC-6 and iHA-6 become a fully balanced headfi system at a less than 10”x10” footprint.

Design Highlight

  •   Independent power supply to digital circuit and analogue circuit, left/right channel of digital circuit, DAC circuit and analogue circuit are powered by independent power supply system, reduce power interference among different circuit, and make sure all components will have clean power all the time.

  •   Employ state-of-the-art high resolution USB Audio technology, will accept and decode Hi-res digital audio bits-tream through USB interface, a centerpiece of a high-end CAS playback system.

  •   Supports DoP (DSD over PCM)on Coaxial digital input, decode DSD at 1 bit (require front end digital equipment supports DoP output on Coaxial)

  •   Versatile to fit different needs, user can select RCA (single-ended) or XLR (balanced) output for their needs, and the RCA output provides choice of transistor or vacuum tube output for different sound signature.

  •   Output can be configured as Line out or Pre-out (with volume control), can fit into different systems easily.

  •   Deploy OLED display screen for first class visual effect.

  •   Fashionable design, compact and minimal, can easily blend into SOHO or household environment.

Key Features

  •   Incorporated two pieces of AK4490 DAC chipset from AKM, and each chipset will work for a single channel. This is a genuine balanced DAC circuit with 4 channel active LPF that will fully explore the potential of the two DAC chipset.

  •   Built-in 5 digital filter at your choice

  •   Deploy dedicated, high quality Op-Amp for Low Pass Filter circuit

  •   Deploy 4 pieces of 6N1B vacuum tube at buffer stage, appealing and good for day-long listening.

  •   Built-in Phase selection to ensure perfect playback

  •   Extensive Mute protection and noise control, minimize pulse noise when Power on/off, and noise generated at changing of operational stages such as UNLOCK.

  •   Solid chassis with aluminum alloy and sand blast finishing, can eliminate exterior interference effectively.

Specification: 

Output Level

Line Out

RCA:2.2V RMS BAL:4.4V RMS

Pre Out

RCA:2.2V RMS (Max.) BAL:4.4V RMS (Max.)

Frequency Respond

20Hz~30kHz (±0.5dB,Fs=192kHz)

THD+N

Tube: ≤0.8% (Fs=192kHz) Transistor: ≤0.004% (Fs=192kHz)

S/N

Tube: ≥105dB (A-weighted) Transistor: ≥110dB (A-weighted)

USB capability

DSD: support DSD64 DSD128 PCM: support upto 32Bit/384kHz

AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical capability

PCM: support upto 24Bit/192kHz

Max. Power Consumption

30W

Dimension

240mm x 252mm x 69mm (LxDxH)

Weight

Approx. 3.8kg

Customer Reviews

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Cayin Idac-6 review

I recently purchased the Cayin Idac-6 for serious listening with the matching
Cayin headphone amp and Sennheiser HD-800s headphones. The sound is amazing. Rivals my $30,000 listening room system. The Idac 6 and Cayin IHA 6 are virtual steals for their modest price.

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Better than Chord Mojo at the same price $549

First time I heard this DAC at CanJam NYC 2018. I was surprised, how melodic it's sounds and at the same time has a good resolution though playing through tube output stage. Cayin iDAC-6 has awesome power supply on-board, plus solid and tube output stage for your choice. Compare to the initial price $999 that discount price on this site - $549 is a bargain! I also have Chord Mojo DAC and it's not as resolving as Cayin iDAC-6. In comparison with Chord Mojo, Cayin iDAC-6 has not only wider soundstage but also DEEPER. You feel like sound has vertical dimension - up & down and those 3D space is really big. It's kinda involving experience. Again - for $549 for Cayin iDAC-6 - it's a steal. I think that only the price of the electronic elements inside of this DAC is close to $400, starting from toroidal transformer in hi-end power supply, hi-end capacitors and finishing with solid aluminum case. In my opinion, for that price it is the best DAC on today's market. For now I'm waiting for next discount on Cayin iHA-6 headamp. Cayin iHA-6 headphone amplifier is still on Innerfidelity Wall Of Fame as one of the best solid state headamps!
https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/cayin-idac-6-and-iha-6-dynamic-duo


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