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Item: iFi iCAN Pro Professional Tube/Solid State Headphone Amplifier/Preamp

Location: Brisbane
Price: $1999 ono Express post included - see my other ad for iFi Pro iDSD (Combo deal)
Item Condition: Excellent "as new". Bought from AUS store 3/10/19
Reason for selling: NLR upgrading to Auralic/Luxman combo
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only

 

The iFi iCAN PRO is a high-performance device and is a perfect studio-grade audiophile line-stage and headphone amplifier. There are two individual parts in this device which are solid-state and tube amplification sections.
Studio-grade Headphone Amplifier
The Studio-grade Headphone Amplifier of the Pro iCAN outputs >10V in the single-ended mode and 20V in the balanced mode. While the 20V mode of this device is equivalent to 100W into a 4 Ohm speaker. Also, this device is adjustable from 0dB/9dB/18dB that allows it to work efficiently.
Audiophile Line-Stage
The Audiophile Line Stage is integrated with the ‘6-Track’ version with four tracks that is used for a truly balanced volume control. This device can work perfectly in both balanced and single-ended mode. It is often used at home or in various expensive hi-fi systems as it has three single-ended, one balanced input, one balanced and one single-ended output.
Tube/ Solid-State Real-time Switching
The Pro iCAN headphone amplifier has a tube stage that allows it to work in two different ways. With the use of General Electric 5670, the headphones provide premium variant with a different pinout. Also, this device has two individual input circuits; one tube and another solid state that results in giving a high-performance.
Class A Solid-State, J-FETs and Fully-Discrete
The Pro iCAN has an individual solid-state amplification section that is executed as the tube amplification section that promotes smooth functioning. This device is fully discrete and fully balanced with a tube or J-FET input switchable. It has a ‘tri-brid’ circuit that minimises drawbacks and is considered as pure DC coupled which prevents from using any sonically-degrading coupling capacitors.

 

 Gain:    0dB, 9dB and 18dB user-selectable
Frequency Response:    0.5Hz to 500kHz(-3dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD, Balanced/Single-Ended):         Balanced    SE
Solid-State:    ≤0.0015%    ≤0.005%
Tube:    ≤0.002%    ≤0.005%
Tube+:    ≤0.012%    ≤0.2%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR, Balanced/Single-Ended):    >147dB(A) / > 137dB(A)
Output Power (16Ω, Balanced/Single-Ended):    >14,000mW / >4,800mW
Output Voltage (600Ω, Balanced/Single-Ended):    >23V / >11.5V
Input Voltage (Pro iCAN):    DC 9V/6.7A – 18V/3.35A
Input Voltage (iPower Plus):    AC 85 – 265V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption:    ≤ 22W idle, 50W max.
Dimensions:    213(l) x 192.5(w) x 63.3(h) mm
Weight:    1.93kg (4.3lbs)
Test conditions:
Gain = 0dB, 0.775V(0dBu) with 300 Ohm load unless stated otherwise
SNR Balanced re 23V, SNR SE re. 11.5V    
 

 

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