iFiPro iCannewiFi Audio Pro iCAN Studio-Grade Headphone Amplifier - Authorized DealerAudio Exchange in Richmond VA has been serving customers for over 40 years. Feel free to contact us at 804 282 0438 with questions or assistance. We are an authorized iFi Audio Dealer. This iCan He...1799.00

iFi Audio Pro iCAN Studio-Grade Headphone Amplifier - Authorized Dealer

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Audio Exchange in Richmond VA has been serving customers for over 40 years. Feel free to contact us at 804 282 0438 with questions or assistance. We are an authorized iFi Audio Dealer. This iCan Headphone Amp will ship new in a factory sealed box. It comes with a full warranty.

The iFi Audio Pro iCAN is the "flagship" studio-grade headphone amplifier
and audiophile line-stage processor with individual solid-state and tube
amplification sections. The unit utilizes an Alps motorized rotary
volume potentiometer, which features "6-tracks" for true balanced volume
control regardless of balanced or single-ended connections. The unit
features a variety of line-level inputs including two balanced XLRs and
three stereo pairs of unbalanced RCAs, while line-level outputs include
two balanced XLRs and a stereo pair of RCAs.

Product Highlights


  • Solid-State Amplification Section

  • Tube Amplification Section

  • Single-Ended and Balanced Modes

  • Unbalanced and Balanced Headphones

  • 3D Holographic for Headphones & Speakers

  • XBass Correction System

  • Audiophile-Quality Components

  • Alps Motorized Rotary Volume Pot

  • RCA and XLR Inputs

  • Quad-Damped Isolation Base Mount

The Pro iCAN's front panel offers a selection of headphones, boasting the
ability to drive anything from custom in-ear monitors to
difficult-to-drive models, such as the AKG K-1000. For balanced
headphones, there are no less than four sets including an 1/8" TRRS, two
1/4", two XLR (3-pin), and a single XLR (4-pin). For single-ended
headphone outputs, a single 1/8" TRS and 1/4" TRS are provided.

The amplifier audio circuit is a development of iFi's proprietary
'Tube-State' design. It is fully discrete, fully balanced with either
tube or J-FET inputs switchable, bipolar second stage and
MOSFET-buffered bipolar class-A Power stage (with Class-AB for
low-impedance headphones at very high levels). The resulting circuit may
be best described as 'tri-brid' where each device is used to greatest
sonic advantage while minimizing any drawbacks. Furthermore, the circuit
is pure DC coupled to avoid using any conically degrading coupling
capacitors.

The Pro iCAN is chocked full of premium components including TDK
Japanese-made C0G-type capacitors and Vishay MELF-type thin film
resistors. These are complimented by Panasonic Japanese-made ECPU
film-capacitors explicitly designed for audio use with extremely low
distortion (<0.00001% @ 1V/10 kHz). Additionally, iFi employed ELNA
Japanese-made Silmic II capacitors for the power supplies. These use
special silk-fiber paper for the isolating barrier resulting in
decreased odd-order distortion and reduced microphonic/mechanical
resonances.

Features

  • The Pro iCAN circuit is fully balanced with completely equal circuit
    sections for positive (hot) and negative (cold) signal phase of each
    channel. The volume control is a 6-way motorized ALPS type; four tracks
    are used to adjust the volume for the balanced signal, and the other two
    are used for monitoring the volume control operation

  • Maximum output is >20V in balanced mode and >10V in single ended mode.
    Maximum peak current is 1.4A for single-ended headphone connections and
    0.7A for balanced headphone connections. The continuous output current
    is limited by a protection circuitry that only engages in case of
    sustained overload. A short-term sustained output of around 14,000mW
    (14VA) is possible in balanced operation

  • The amplifier's audio circuit is a development of iFi’s revolutionary
    ‘TubeState’ design. It is fully discrete, fully balanced with either
    tube or J-FET input switchable, bipolar second stage and MOSFET-buffered
    bipolar Class-A power stage (with Class-AB for low-impedance headphones
    at very high levels). The resulting circuit may be best described as
    ‘tri-brid’ where each device is used to greatest sonic advantage while
    minimizing any drawbacks. Furthermore, the circuit is pure DC coupled to
    avoid using any sonically degrading coupling capacitors

  • Frequency response (0.5 Hz - 500 kHz @ 0 dB), noise (-142 dB @ 0 dB) and
    distortion (0.0008% @ 0 dB) depend on gain and on which input device is
    selected. However, the levels of noise and distortion, especially in
    balanced operation challenge the limits of the audio precision test
    system

  • The XLR and RCA outputs on the back offer full preamplifier function, but
    are not switched off if headphones are connected. Nonetheless, the Pro
    iCAN should be used either as preamplifier or headphone amplifier, as
    generally a mixed use setup is not recommended

  • The Holographic matrices are tightly integrated into the signal circuit.
    Not only there is no use of DSP and the linked AD/DA conversion, but
    there are also no additional active elements

    • If disabled, the passive elements (resistors, capacitors and inductors)
      that form the analog matrix are completely removed from the circuit, so
      the fidelity of the signal in ‘off’ remains unaffected

    • If enabled, the Holographic matrix fundamentally re-shapes the transfer
      function of the actual amplifying circuit to do its job. So again, the
      fidelity of the signal is as if the Holographic matrix was designed
      integral to the circuit. This is a highly unusual design, as normally
      signal processing functions add extra circuits to the main amplification
      circuit. Such additional circuitry cannot but negatively impact sound
      quality when in use and often even when disabled



  • Quad-Dampened Isolation Base Mount: Specially designed to provide vibration damping control and electromagnetic shielding. It consists of a custom
    quad-layer sandwich; dual-layer elastomers (silicone layer and copolymer
    ethylene and vinyl acetate layer), and a dual-layer metal alloy
    (aluminum alloy layer and ferrous alloy layer finished with special
    honeycomb coating)

  • NOS GE5670 Tubes: Two "New Old Stock" General Electric 5670. Each GE5670
    tube has undergone a special rejuvenation process and the tube circuit
    is specially designed for long life. Combined, the tubes should offer
    many years of enjoyment

  • Operation Modes (Solid-State / Tube / Tube+)

    • Solid-State Mode: A pure, solid-state circuit and uses J-FETs and is fully discrete Class-A

    • Tube Mode: 2 x NOS GE5670s are engaged with the J-FET circuitry switched out for an all-valve Class-A operation

    • Tube+
      Mode: Reduces negative feedback to a minimum. As a result, a greater
      amount of the tubes’ natural harmonics are produced (even-order
      harmonics dominate)





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