iFi audio - Zen DAC Signature / Zen CAN Signature (Now Sold by iFi!)

This thread to discuss the official relaunch of our Signature Zen DAC and CAN 6xx, brought back by popular demand thanks to the success of the Drop launch!

For more info…

The DAC: ZEN DAC Signature by iFi audio | A pure performance desktop DAC from iFi audio.

The CAN 6xx: ZEN CAN Signature 6XX by iFi audio | A tailor-made headphone amplifier from iFi audio.

Any thoughts? Comments? Questions? Drop 'em here!


That’s good news for us non-US members.


I’m not sure where you can buy it, but there’s a bundle that includes the DAC, Amp, and a free balanced cable to connect them. Anyone who’s interested in getting both may want to wait for that.


For those interested in Europe and Great Britain:



Thanks for posting this up! This is super helpful for EU and GB folks.

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Our bundle should be available on all of our usual corners of the interwebs now!

Did you know the ZEN Signatures are now available as a set with a 4.4mm Pentaconn cable included?

Here’s our handy set-up guide on this dynamic duo work together: https://youtu.be/aJv-k7_NifA

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And through all our regular iFi dealer worldwide. Go grab 'em!

What’s in the box? And by box, we’re not talking packaging. What’s inside that Space Blue chassy that makes the ZEN DAC Signature a cut above?

Just a reminder that the ZEN DAC Signature is a pure DAC! Its simplified circuitry provides the opportunity to upgrade the signal path and critical components. Boutique parts and top-notch components such as Panasonic OS-CONs and Elna Silmic II capacitors. And a stunning black military-grade PCB board to boot.


Can you give an ELi5 of what the differences between the original Zen DAC and this version are? Do you think it would be a worthy step up to the original?

The biggest differences are that the new Zen DAC Signature:

  • A specialist/purist design that is DAC only, the previous model had a DAC and AMP combined.

  • The internal circuitry has been upgraded to a fully balanced design, resulting in the simplification of its circuitry provides the opportunity to upgrade the signal path and critical
    components within it.

  • Various key surface mounted components, including Panasonic OS-CON and Elna Silmic II capacitors, have been upgraded to higher-end components.

Hope that helps, let me know if there’s anything else I can answer for you!


Thank you, it does, do you have a preference when stacking these or would you recommend your 4.4 balanced cable since it already comes with the set anyways?

Yes! Here’s our handy set-up guide on this dynamic duo work together.

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Thank you! I grabbed a 4.4 so I could use my stack balanced.

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Let us know what you think!

Just ordered my ifi zen can today. :crossed_fingers: let’s hope it’s a winner :slight_smile:

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Thanks for picking one up, be sure to drop your feedback here and let me know what you think!