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iFi Audio GO bar Kensei - Ultraportable Hi-Res USB-C DAC, Headphone Amplifier & Pre-amp - Refurbished

  • JVC's 'K2 HD Technology' significantly enhances audio quality
  • Supports hi-res audio: 32-bit/384kHz PCM, native DSD, full MQA decoding
  • Features 4.4mm balanced output
  • Offers four digital filters, XBass+, XSpace modes
  • Includes iEMatch, Turbo mode for headphone matching
  • Enhanced power, clock circuitry surpasses original GO bar
  • Precision stainless-steel enclosure for EMI shielding
  • Refurbished item warranty: 12 months
  • iFi Audio GO bar Kensei - Refurbished

    Refurbished unit in excellent condition repackaged with original accessories or accessories from compatible models and brands. All refurbished products are certified by authorized technicians.

    Just as a Kensei deserves an exceptional blade, an audiophile deserves an exceptional DAC. Through our combined craftsmanship and tireless quest for perfection, ifi brings you a GO bar that is truly worthy of a Kensei.

    iFi's latest GO bar is akin to a legendary sword meticulously forged for a Kensei. Embodying the dedication of a master swordsmith, iFi focused on purity, balance, and refinement to deliver an experience that cuts through the noise of everyday life and reveals the true essence of your music.

    Echoing this philosophy with each of its components, the GO bar Kensei is the world’s first ultraportable DAC to feature the renowned K2HD Technology. Where JVC's sound engineers meticulously compared many original masters with sub-masters by ear, drawing upon their extensive expertise and craft to add back the harmonics lost during digitalisation; restoring your music close to the original master.

    Forged for Masters of Audio.

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    Discover What’s Been Lost
    Relentlessly leading the way at the bleeding-edge of technology, K2HD is our latest ‘new’ technology. The world’s first ultraportable DAC to feature JVC’s ‘K2HD Technology’. Correcting waveforms and generating harmonics. K2HD restores music data lost during digitalisation, bringing your audio closer to the analogue master recording quality.

    Compact and Powerful
    With 4.4mm balanced output, a symmetrical twin mono output stage and 475mW maximum output power; this DAC is an instrument to that stands heads and shoulders above others.

    Master your Sound
    Audio is subjective. You select from 4 digital filters: Bit-Perfect, GTO, Standard and Minimum Phase .Two expert analogue processing modes: XBass+ for accurate bass response and XSpace for a spacious sound field. Various output modes for different headphones: Turbo mode for big CANs and iEMatch for sensitive IEMs.

    Balanced or S-Balanced.
    Kensei supports a wide gamut of headphones with 3.5mm S-Bal and 4.4mm Balanced outputs. 4.4mm balanced output with symmetrical twin-channel output stage. iFi S-Balanced technology cuts crosstalk by 50% at 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Supercharged or Super Silent.
    Turbo mode a 6dB gain boost for hungrier headphones, iEMatch for sensitive IEMs. Cuts annoying background noise and hiss.

    XSpace, XBass+, or Both.
    iFi signature analogue processing, all in the palm of your hand. XSpace enhances the audio by creating a spacious sound field to add back the lost bass frequencies from open headphones.

    Features

    • JVC's 'K2 HD Technology' significantly enhances audio quality
    • Supports hi-res audio: 32-bit/384kHz PCM, native DSD, full MQA decoding
    • Features 4.4mm balanced output
    • Offers four digital filters, XBass+, XSpace modes
    • Includes iEMatch, Turbo mode for headphone matching
    • Enhanced power, clock circuitry surpasses original GO bar
    • Precision stainless-steel enclosure for EMI shielding

    Package Includes

    • GO bar Kensei
    • Lightning to USB-C Cable
    • USB-C OTG Cable
    • USB-C to USB-A Adapter
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Instruction Card
    • Leather Travel Case

    Technical Specifications

    • Formats supported: 384kHz; DSD256 (12.3MHz); full MQA
    • Digital filters: Standard, Bit-Perfect, GTO, Minimum Phase
    • K2HD Technology: Yes
    • Output power (Headphone outputs 4.4mm, 3.5mm): 4.4mm - 475mW@32Ω; 7.2V@600Ω / 3.5mm- 300mW@32Ω; 3.8V@600Ω
    • Output impedance: <0.62Ω
    • SNR: 132dBA (with software mute)
    • DNR: 109dBA
    • THD+N: <0.002% (6.5mW/2.0V @ 600Ω)
    • Power consumption: <4W max.
    • Dimensions: 65 x 22 x 13.2 mm
    • Net weight: 65.5g
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