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AMR / iFi announce iLink USB to S/PDIF converter

  • iFi Micro are about to add another unit to their already excellent Micro range. This time it’s a USB-S/PDIF converter called the iLink.

    According to the press release they “analysed the complete transmission/conversion process.”  Two new (trademarked) technologies – Super Digital Output® and Jitter Elimination Technology JET® have been deployed within the iLink recipe in order to best combat jitter. The USB input handles up to 24/192 data asynchronously.

    iFi are boasting output jitter measurements that best Empirical Audio’s Off-Ramp:

    iFi_iLink_jitter

    If my superb listening experiences with the iUSBPower and iPhono (coming in TONEAudio 55) are anything to go by, the iLink will be a real winner, especially at its US$249 price point.  Australian pricing to follow.  Australian price will be AU$299.

    Further Information:  iFi iLink

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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