Cayin iHA-6 headphone amp, iDAC-6 DAC, and iDAP-6 digital audio player

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Categories:
Digital-to-analog converters,
Music servers and computer audio,
Headphone amps and amp/DACs
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Products:
Cayin Audio iDAC-6,
Cayin Audio iDAP-6,
Cayin Audio iHA-6

The iDAP-6 proved convenient, fun, and reasonably straightforward to use, once I made sure I had the unit configured to output higher res DSD128 files correctly. Sonically, I compared the iDAP-6 to the Lenovo/Windows/jRiver media server I normally use and found the iDAP-6 was in most respects competitive with the server, although the server perhaps enjoyed a narrow edge in terms of resolution of very low-level sonic details and an ever-so-slightly lower noise floors. On the other hand, the iDAP-6 was arguably more convenient to use and had that lovely AMOLED display to boot.

Together, Cayin’s iHA-6, iDAC-6, and iDAP-6 form a powerful, articulate, easy to use, and musically satisfying high-end personal audio playback system whose sophisticated sound more than justifies the trio’s moderate price. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

iHA-6 headphone amplifier

Inputs: 2x RCA jacks, 2x 3-pin XLR jacks

Outputs: Two single-ended via 6.35mm headphone jacks, two balanced outputs (1x L/R pair of 3-pin XLR jacks, 1x 4-pin stereo XLR jack).

Frequency response: 10Hz – 80kHz, +0/-0.5dB

THD+Noise: ≤0.02%, 1kHz@32 Ohms

S/N: Single-ended: ≥105dB (A weighted), Balanced: ≥110dB (A weighted)

Power Output: Single-ended: High Current, 2 ×1100mW @ 32 Ohms. Low Current, 2 ×2200mW @ 32 Ohms Balanced: High Current, 2 ×5000mW @ 32 Ohms Low Current, 2 ×7000mW @ 32 Ohms

Dimensions (H×W×D): 69mm ×240mm×252mm

Weight: ~3.8kg

Price: £599; $699 US

iDAC-6 digital-to-analogue converter/preamp

Valve complement: 4 ×6N1B valves 

DAC complement: 2 ×AKM AK4490

Inputs: USB, Optical S/PDIF, Coaxial S/PDIF, AES/EBU

Outputs:  2x RCA jacks, 2x 3-pin XLR jacks

File formats supported: PCM to 32/384, DSD to DSD128

Frequency response: 20Hz – 30kHz, ±0.5dB

THD+Noise: Valve: ≤ 0.8% Solid-State: ≤ 0.004%

S/N: Valve: ≥105dB (A weighted) Solid-State: ≥110dB (A weighted)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 69mm x 240mm x 252mm

Weight: 3.8kg

Price: £599; $699 US

iDAP-6 digital audio player

Inputs: WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth v4.1, SD Card, three USB ports

Outputs: USB, I2S, AES/EBU, two S/PDIF (one optical, one coaxial BNC)

File formats supported for playback: DSF, DFF, SACD-ISO, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, APE, ALAC, WMA, MP3, AAC, OGG

Output formats supported: PCM to 32/384, DSD to DSD128 via DoP or DSD256 via I2S

Dimensions (H×W×D): 69mm ×240mm×269mm

Weight: ~3.29kg

Price: $799 US

Manufactured by: Cayin

Tel: +86 (0)756-3828711

URL: cayin.cn

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