ikko Zerda ITM03 Type-C to 3.5mm USB DAC & Amplifier Cable Dongle

S$149.00
Why You Should Get It
  • High quality build
  • High quality performance
  • Easy to use
  • Full system compatibility
Warranty
1 year (local)

The Ikko Zerda is a USB-C adapter with integrated DAC, ideal for audiophiles who want to use their new generation smartphone (and without hardware analog output) as a high fidelity audio source. Compact and lightweight, it is easily transportable and can be quickly forgotten to make room for your music. Ideal for enjoying your music on the move and always in high quality.

The principle of this type of device is to use a digital / analog decoding circuit external to the phone, thus bypassing the problem of the progressive withdrawal of DAC chips in current smartphones. Of course, it may be just as relevant to use this adapter with an older smartphone with only a rudimentary DAC in order to enjoy a much better listening experience.

Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC

The Zerda is equipped with a Cirrus Logic CS43198 conversion chip, capable of decoding PCM audio streams up to 32bit 384kHz and DSD to DSD256. This chip has a high impedance of 600Ω, a dynamic range of 130dBA, a THD+N measured at -115dB and an inter-channel isolation greater than 110dB. The CS43198's architecture has been designed to preserve the integrity of the original audio stream and thus deliver a sound that is both precise and rich in detail.

PC & Mac Compatible

Versatile, the Zerda will work just as well with your Android or iOS smartphone as it does with a computer running Windows or MacOS. Operation is just as simple since you only need to connect the adapter to your computer to be able to enjoy the audio qualities of the adapter. The Zerda can be used as a mobile DAC with a smartphone, just as it can work with a laptop or desktop computer to provide you with high fidelity listening throughout the day.

Dual connectivity & Shielded housing

The Ikko Zerda has a single output connector, but can be used to connect a 3.5mm Jack cable or Mini-Toslink Optics to it, in order to adapt to your needs. The adapter housing is made of a high quality aluminium alloy with full shielding, which considerably reduces the impact of interference on the audio signal.

Optimized conductivity

The cable connecting the conversion circuit to the USB-C connector uses, like the rest of the adapter, high quality materials. Thus, its conductors are made of Silver plated OFC Copper for maximum conductivity and the assembly is shielded, in order to repel interference. The design of this cable contributes to the purity of the Zerda's audio reproduction.

Product Availability Discontinued
Product Type Amplifier (Headphone), DAC (Digital-Analog Converter), Portable Amplifier & DAC
Style/Type Portable
Features DSD
DAC Cirrus Logic CS43198
Sampling / Bitrate 32bit/384kHz
Frequency Response (Hz) 20Hz-40kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0003%
Input Connectivity Options USB Type-C (USB-C)
Output Connectivity Options 3.5mm Stereo, Mini TOSLINK Optical (SPDIF)
Colour Blue
Product Weight (g) 14
Warranty 1 year (local)
Additional Tech Specs
  • DNR: -120dB
  • Supported sampling rates
           USB: PCM up to 32bit/384kHz, DSD up to DSD256
           Optical: PCM up to 32bit/192kHz

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The Ikko Zerda is a USB-C adapter with integrated DAC, ideal for audiophiles who want to use their new generation smartphone (and without hardware analog output) as a high fidelity audio source. Compact and lightweight, it is easily transportable and can be quickly forgotten to make room for your music. Ideal for enjoying your music on the move and always in high quality.

The principle of this type of device is to use a digital / analog decoding circuit external to the phone, thus bypassing the problem of the progressive withdrawal of DAC chips in current smartphones. Of course, it may be just as relevant to use this adapter with an older smartphone with only a rudimentary DAC in order to enjoy a much better listening experience.

Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC

The Zerda is equipped with a Cirrus Logic CS43198 conversion chip, capable of decoding PCM audio streams up to 32bit 384kHz and DSD to DSD256. This chip has a high impedance of 600Ω, a dynamic range of 130dBA, a THD+N measured at -115dB and an inter-channel isolation greater than 110dB. The CS43198's architecture has been designed to preserve the integrity of the original audio stream and thus deliver a sound that is both precise and rich in detail.

PC & Mac Compatible

Versatile, the Zerda will work just as well with your Android or iOS smartphone as it does with a computer running Windows or MacOS. Operation is just as simple since you only need to connect the adapter to your computer to be able to enjoy the audio qualities of the adapter. The Zerda can be used as a mobile DAC with a smartphone, just as it can work with a laptop or desktop computer to provide you with high fidelity listening throughout the day.

Dual connectivity & Shielded housing

The Ikko Zerda has a single output connector, but can be used to connect a 3.5mm Jack cable or Mini-Toslink Optics to it, in order to adapt to your needs. The adapter housing is made of a high quality aluminium alloy with full shielding, which considerably reduces the impact of interference on the audio signal.

Optimized conductivity

The cable connecting the conversion circuit to the USB-C connector uses, like the rest of the adapter, high quality materials. Thus, its conductors are made of Silver plated OFC Copper for maximum conductivity and the assembly is shielded, in order to repel interference. The design of this cable contributes to the purity of the Zerda's audio reproduction.

Product Availability Discontinued
Product Type Amplifier (Headphone), DAC (Digital-Analog Converter), Portable Amplifier & DAC
Style/Type Portable
Features DSD
DAC Cirrus Logic CS43198
Sampling / Bitrate 32bit/384kHz
Frequency Response (Hz) 20Hz-40kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0003%
Input Connectivity Options USB Type-C (USB-C)
Output Connectivity Options 3.5mm Stereo, Mini TOSLINK Optical (SPDIF)
Colour Blue
Product Weight (g) 14
Warranty 1 year (local)
Additional Tech Specs
  • DNR: -120dB
  • Supported sampling rates
           USB: PCM up to 32bit/384kHz, DSD up to DSD256
           Optical: PCM up to 32bit/192kHz

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ikko Zerda ITM03 Type-C to 3.5mm USB DAC & Amplifier Cable Dongle
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