MEZE X IFI COMPLETE AUDIOPHILE SET
This bundle has all the tools you need to recreate a high-end sound experience in your own home. Features the 99 Classics in Walnut Silver with silver-plated upgrade cable, the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 and the ZEN DAC Signature V2.
- Meze Audio 99 Classics headphone in Walnut Silver
- Meze Audio Balanced Silver-Plated Upgrade Cable, 1.2 m (3.9 ft) long, with mono 3.5 mm to 4.4 mm connection
- iFi Zen Can Signature MZ99
- iFi Zen DAC V2
- iFi 4.4mm to 4.4mm cable
Beginning your journey in the audiophile world is no easy thing to do. With so many options to navigate through – from headphones to speakers to DACs and players and amps, the search can surely become overwhelming.
Enjoying beautiful sound shouldn’t be complicated, and that’s why we paired up with our friends from iFi Audio to create the Audiophile Starter Kit: a special bundle that comes with all the equipment you need to enjoy a high-end sound experience in the comfort of your home.
Featuring the Meze Audio 99 Classics and ZEN CAN Signature Set from iFi Audio, this kit is the is perfect indulgence for those just entering this beautiful world of sound!
MEZE AUDIO 99 CLASSICS
Easy to drive and even easier to use, the 99 Classics is 100% beginner-friendly, but you’ll find out their lush sound can please even the pickiest of audio lovers.
CNC carved wooden ear cups, cast zinc alloy hardware with electroplated coating, stamped manganese spring steel headband, memory foam and soft PU leather are the materials that make the 99 Classics an heirloom rather than just a pair of headphones.
7 years from their launch, they are still being praised for comfortable fit, sustainable design and timeless performance. Besides the standard accessories, the headphone comes with our silver-plated UPGRADE CABLE, with a 4.4mm gold plated jack connector.
ZEN CAN SIGNATURE MZ99
iFi’s ActivEQ feature combines active and passive components to create a specific EQ curve to suit a particular pair of headphones. This is performed in the analogue domain without adding any additional noise or distortion.
The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99, with the perfectly matched ActivEQ mode, adjusts the treble for more ‘vivaciousness’, and the enhanced mid-low bass extracts the last drop of sonic goodness from theMeze 99 Classics.
99 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
Selecting the MZ99 button on the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 calibrates its signal to complement the headphone’s response characteristics right across the frequency range. This then tunes its performance to work with Meze 99 headphones. This feature can be switched on or off, according to your preferences.
This analogue processing mode compensates for the ‘in-head localization’ effect that can occur when using headphones to listen to music that was mixed using a pair of speakers. It widens the headphone soundstage to deliver a more spacious and speaker-like experience.
GAIN, SET, MATCH
The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 has four gain settings in six dB steps – 0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18db, a feature called PowerMatch. This enables the amp to precisely suit the connected headphones. Unity gain (0dB) is useful to ensure low noise with sensitive in-ear monitors, while the higher gain settings make the most of tougher headphone loads, delivering excellent dynamic headroom.
BALANCED IS BETTER
The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99’s circuitry is a balanced, symmetrical dual-mono design – a topology usually reserved for high-end headphone amps – with a number of key elements trickled down from the discrete Class A circuitry developed for iFi’s flagship headphone amplifier, the Pro iCAN.Key components have been upgraded to enhance performance in line with the improvements made to the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99, including the use of Panasonic OS-CON and Elna Silmic II capacitors. The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 offers stereo RCA and 3.5mm single-ended inputs, plus a balanced 4.4mm Balanced input. There is also a 4.4mm balanced output so you can connect to power amps equipped with a balanced input.
It features a pair of headphone outputs – a 6.3mm output for headphones that have a standard single ended connector (compatible with all headphones) and a 4.4mm Balanced output for headphones offering balanced connection.
ZEN DAC SIGNATURE V2
This ZEN DAC Signature V2 is the upgraded version of the original ZEN DAC Signature – a pure DAC that benefits from true-differential balanced circuit design. It has upgraded circuit components and short, direct signal paths for optimal signal purity.
It delivers bit-perfect PCM (up to 32-bit/384kHz), native DSD (up to DSD256) and DXD. The use of the 16- core XMOS chip, rather than the original 8-core, means it is now a full MQA decoder rather than a renderer. It offers a pair of RCA sockets for single-ended connection to an amp, plus a Balanced 4.4mm output.
The full benefit of the ZEN DAC Signature V2’s balanced circuit design comes to the fore when it is connected to an amp or active speakers equipped with a balanced input. This can either be a 4.4mm Balanced input or stereo XLR inputs via a 4.4mm-to-XLR cable. It can switch between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’ outputs.
iFi 4.4MM TO 4.4MM CABLE
This cable employs heavy OFHC continuous cast copper and silver matrix conductors with a total thickness of 14AWG for the best signal transfer.
It’s a perfect addition to our ZEN Signature Set MZ99 as this audiophile-grade cable will give you maximum quality balanced signal transfer and minimum interference.
The cable construction is a custom helix design, minimised both in capacitance and inductance. It has intrinsic shielding provided by minZ™ helix construction. This protects the cable from RFI and EMI noise and provides the cleanest transfer medium possible.
To insulate the cable even further, we used an RoHS compliant super-soft (60P) HD polymer with 1500V AC spark resistance and excellent dielectric properties.
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99 CLASSICS SPECIFICATIONS
15 Hz - 25 kHz
103 dB at 1 KHz, 1 mW
Hard EVA carrying pouch
1.2 m thread Kevlar OFC with Mic and remote
3 m thread Kevlar OFC
6.3 mm gold-plated jack
ZEN CAN SIGNATURE MZ99
0.0066% (BAL), 0.0058% (SE)
3.0 V / 600 mW (BAL), 4.0 V / 1000 mW (SE)
5.1 V / 756 mW (BAL), 7.6 V / 196 mW (SE)
15.2 V / 385 mW (BAL), 7.6 V / 98 mW (SE)
<2 Ohms/<1 Ohms
10 Hz – 200 kHz
MAX 13 W / 2.6A
6.3(W)" x 4.6(D)" x 1.4(H)"
ZEN CAN SIGNATURE
by Burr Brown
with MQA support
up to 384kHz
-117dB(A) @0dBFS / THD+N @ 0.0011% Line OUT
(No Signal) ~0.5W (Max Signal) ~2.5W with DC 5V in / 1.5W via USB
200 Ohms / 100 Ohms
(W)6.2" x (L)4.6" x (H)1.4"