Author Topic: IFI Zen Blue  (Read 822 times)

Offline ac koch

IFI Zen Blue
« on: September 14, 2021, 06:40:02 PM »
My kids are getting older and wiser - they are wise enough to know when they ask , Dad normally helps.

Daughter is 3rd year at TUKS and decided she needs some music for her flat ( I started with a Sony all in one , but times change ).

Looking through what was available I decided on the following Marantz MCR 612 ( streamer and CD ) paired with my B&W 603 S3's.
B&W's were not used , but the Marantz doubled up as my JACARANDA / 94,7 streamer.

I needed a replacement ...
The IFI streamer was an option , but overkill for streaming radio.

Decided on the IFI Blue - what a great choice !!

Using Ipad / Iphone as streaming device through IFI Blue , into my Mars stereo valve to a set of B&W 705's.

Very nice piece of kit - very happy with the end results.

Thanks Francois.

Offline Niemand.JP

Re: IFI Zen Blue
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 10:18:42 AM »
The iFi Zen is so good, love it. Also got mine from Francois, paired with right codecs it is amazing.

iFi Products are so good.


Offline HC1

Re: IFI Zen Blue
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 09:20:34 AM »
Hi all.

Im getting mine today.

Will post my impressions shortly.

Offline muddda

Re: IFI Zen Blue
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 10:50:53 AM »
Ifi zen blue, my first ifi product.

I got a lot of respect for the ifi brand.

Once you go ifi, hard to find anything in the price point that can beat it.



Offline XL1000

Re: IFI Zen Blue
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 03:44:41 PM »
Ifi zen blue, my first ifi product.

I got a lot of respect for the ifi brand.

Once you go ifi, hard to find anything in the price point that can beat it.




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Offline HC1

Re: IFI Zen Blue
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2022, 09:11:34 AM »
Hi All.

I mainly use vintage components and sources like Vinyl and Reel to reel.
Adding streaming and electronic formats was an issue in terms of cabling and space. The Ifi Bluetooth option solved that problem.
I use Android devices and learned to fiddle with Bluetooth codec settings to optimize sound quality.
This device is beautifully made(In England) and is effortless to operate. The sound quality is way better than anything else Bluetooth I ever listened to.
I am well chuffed with the convenience and the utilisation it added to my system.
I have not tried the passthrough funtion to play it through another DAC.
I would like other members feedback on the quality of the built in DAC compared to other devices.
To me, there is no reason to spend money on anything else Bluetooth.
Great product.