HiFi-M8 redefines the portable DAC/Amp.
Just add your favorite headphones and your phone or
laptop and presto! Off you go into the wonderful world
HiFi-M8 creates an audiophile listening
experience anywhere you areon the bus or on a
train; helping you through the workday at the office
or soothing you to sleep at home.
Now you can take audiophile sound with
you anywhere. Now that's freedom!
HiFi-M8 raises the bar on listening
on-the-go by offering a combination of features and
audio fidelity not previously possible in a portable
device. HiFi-M8 supports Apple devices natively, extracts
audio information digitally, and converts it to analog
internally, for purest sound quality.
HiFi-M8 combines pristine audio quality,
a long-lasting battery, a choice of digital inputs and
numerous sound shaping features to create something
unique. A stylish technological marvel and a refined
And as is typical with CEntrance products,
sound quality is top-notch, designed to please even
the most demanding audiophiles.
HiFi-M8 is a professional-level listening
product designed to offer choice and flexibility to
its owner. CEntrance learned what users wanted with
our award-winning DACport
products. With HiFi-M8 we raised the bar on flexibility
yet again. Just look:
Support for Unbalanced OR Balanced
headphones, IEMs and overhead
Support for iPhone/iPad/iPod
input AND Mac/PC (approval pending)
Choice of portable or desktop
operation (battery or wall-powered)
Three levels of output
impedance, for best headphone linearity
Three levels of headphone
gain, for headphone sensitivity matching
Three levels of bass sonic
shaping, for matching to various headphones
Three levels oftreble
sonic shaping, for matching to various
Ability to charge the phone/tablet
off the power adapter while playing
· Built tough. To start with, HiFi-M8
is lightweight and durable. The body is laser-engraved and custom-styled
to please. The curves are smooth on the hand and easy on the eye.
Extra scratch-protection and super looks are given by the special,
anodized aluminum finish.
· Made in USA. HiFi-M8 is designed
and precision-assembled by skilled craftsmen in America. CEntrance
takes great pride in the quality of its products. We 100% test every
unit before it goes out the door and wouldn't have it any other
· Digital Inputs. HiFi-M8 is a portable
DAC/Amp with iPhone/iPad/iPod and USB inputs. This one device does
it all. Use your HiFi-M8 with your computer at work and with your
iPhone on the way home. Just flip a switchthe 3-position power
lever also acts as a source selector.
· Portable. HiFi-M8 packs a powerful
Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery for the highest amount of power
density. That means quick charge cycles and longest play time between
charges. Four LED indicators provide a convenient way of vewing
battery charge status.
· Dual Core. HiFi-M8 uses a dual-core
XMOS microprocessor to achieve the dual functionality of a USB DAC
and an iPhone DOCK. HiFi-M8 runs custom CEntrance code, supporting
24-bit/192kHz, asynchronous USB audio.
· Driver Support. HiFi-M8 supports
up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution with Macs and PCs. With Macs, no
drivers are required. For Windows, CEntrance offers a free download
of its world-renowned Unversal Driver, a flagship of our software
· Tone Shaping. HiFi-M8 supports
most headphones on the market right out of the box. High output
level means you never run out of loudness. The built-in gain, impedance
and tone-shaping switches allow for dialing the sound just right.
· Worldwide Use. HiFi-M8 is designed
for real-world use. The bundled power supply works around the globe
and provides rapid charging for HiFi-M8 and the attached Apple device.
HiFi-M8 accepts a wide range of voltages, from 9V to 20V and can
even be charged from a car or a boat.
· HiFi-M8 features robust, large-style USB
jacks. These jacks will provide reliable service over a long time,
and allow use of audiophile USB cables.
· HiFi-M8 comes with a stylish, custom-made
30-pin cable for connection to iPhone 3/4/S as well as a USB cable
for connection to laptops.
* Listening to IEMs or other high
sensitivity headphones at maximum level may damage your hearing.
XLR balanced and 1/4" unbalanced
jack, 3.5mm adapter included
Direct Class-A, no caps in the
Globally compatible, 90...240V
AC power supply included
+9...+20V DC (3A) from external
adapters, car, boat, etc.
Battery-isolated, filtered ±15V,
super-clean analog rails
127 mm (L) x 82 mm (W) x 33 mm
Stand by - Exciting options will be announced soon!
An FAQ is being written. Please come back soon.
Meantime, read our daily blog about the development process
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No USB, no iPad
No USB, no iPad
Balanced + Unbalanced
XLR and ¼" pro
3.5 mm consumer
3.5 mm consumer
3.5 mm consumer
3 position switch
Hi: 3 pos , Low: 3 pos
2 pos., combined
Here is our own Michael Goodman, explaining the product
at the RMAF in Denver, CO
Here is another video shot by none other than Jude
Mansilla from Head-fi.org!
HiFi-M8, JitterGuard, PortableNirvana, DACport,
DACmini and others are trademarks or registered trademarks
of CEntrance Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Apple,
iPhone, iPad, iPod, iOS and others are trademarks of Apple.
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