iFi Audio iDSD Diablo Portable DAC Inc Headphone Amplifier

Our Price £799.00 RRP £999.00 Save: £200.00
The iFi Audio iDSD Diablo Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier is built for headphone purists, with a high quality transportable DAC and headphone amp delivering a pure and uncompromising performance. With USB and 3.5mm inputs and both standard and balanced headphone outputs, the Diablo handles all your audio needs.

The iFi Audio iDSD Diablo DAC and headphone amp uses two Burr-Brown DAC chips combined with a new 16-core XMOS chip to process incoming data from the USB and S/PDIF digital inputs. This allows the Diablo to support up to PCM 768, DSD512 and 2xDXD, with all formats remaining bit-perfect. Full MQA decoding is also supported, to take advantage of the Master Quality Authenticated CDs or digital files in your collection.

The iFi Audio Diablo employs a fully balanced analogue circuit design to reduce noise and crosstalk by fully separating the left and right channels. With refinements to the symmetrical, dual-mono topologies, the Diablo creates shorter signal paths called PureWave. Negative feedback is used in the amplifier circuit, using OptimaLoop technology to correct errors and optimise the feedback loop for each section for an overall improved performance.

Designed to drive any pair of headphones, the iDSD Diablo delivers up to 5000mW of power, with engaging dynamics and energy, with uncovered details in the music. Three modes allow you to adjust the power and gain to suit your headphones. Turbo ramps up the level of drive for current-hungry headphones, a normal mode for most headphones, and an eco-setting designed for high sensitivity in-ear monitors. With battery power providing clean and stable DC current, the Diablo avoids the issues of mains electricity, dips, spikes and noise inducing RFI.

The iDSD Diablo connects easily to your digital sources with a USB-A male connector, offering greater mechanical integrity, and a S/PDIF input accepting both electrical and optical signals, via a 3.5mm connecter and a supplied adapter respectively. A USB-C charging port is provided, along with a 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced output to connect to a separate amp. On the front, a standard 6.3mm headphone socket and a 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced headphone output are provided. With this reference level product, the Diablo contains a host of accessories and connectors. A silent power supply is included for mains power, a 4.4mm to twin XLR interconnect to connect to an amp, and a short USB-C to USB-A audio cable.

iFi Audio iDSD Diablo DAC and Headphone Amplifier features

  • Headphone amp and DAC with uncompromised performance
  • Two Burr-Brown DAC chips with 16-core XMOS chip for digital data
  • Bit-perfect PCM, DXD and DSD digital audio
  • Fully balanced topology with separate left and right channels
  • 5000mW of power to drive any pair of headphones easily
  • Three power modes – Turbo, Normal and Eco, to suit your headphones
  • Battery powered for stable, ultra-clean power
  • USB-A male, S/PDIF 3.5mm inputs
  • 6.3mm and balanced 4.4mm headphone outputs
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Product Specifications

Digital Inputs

USB 3.0 type 'A' (USB2.0 compatible)

S-PDIF (3.5mm coaxial/optical)

Formats supported

DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD, DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD, PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz), MQA (Decorder)

Frequency Response




Headphone Max Output

>9.6V/153 mW (@ 600 Ohm), >8.8V/2,417 mW (@ 32 Ohm)


Lithium-polymer 4800mAh


166 x 72 x 25 mm



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Warranty information for iFi Audio:

iFi Audio Warranty

iFi Audio products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 12 months.

Note: It is the responsibility of the buyer, within 30 days of the original sale, to register and activate the product warranty on the iFi audio website. The original invoice must be produced for authentication prior to any warranty claim. All repairs performed after the expiry of the warranty period will be charged to the owner and will carry a 100-day warranty on parts and labour. The customer is responsible for shipping the product to the iFi audio distributor in the original packaging. This includes the payment of any shipping charges and related taxes.

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