FiiO K7 Balanced Desktop DAC/ Headphone Amplifier Launched

Posted on 20th January, 2023

FiiO K7 Balanced Desktop DAC/ Headphone Amplifier Launched

FiiO's K7 balanced desktop DAC/ headphone amplifier offers high-end specs for a sub-£200 price tag.

The FiiO K7 is a balanced desktop head amp featuring USB, Optical, Coax, and RCA inputs, and both 6.3mm single-ended and 4.4mm balanced headphone outputs.

FiiO K7

The 610g 120mm x 160mm x 55mm K7 utilises a balanced six-stage audio circuit consisting of DAC, Low Pass Filter, Volume Control, Buffer Amplifier, Pre-Amplification, and Headphone Out. We're told that audio signals from each channel are processed separately by the K7, reducing crosstalk and ensuring the best sound quality possible.

FiiO K7

Thanks to the dual THX AAA788+ amplification, low and high-impedance headphones should prove no difficulty to drive. Additionally, gain levels can be manually selected from the front panel, enabling you to adjust the K7 for your particular headphone requirements. For example, FiiO states that the K7 can output 560mW into a 300Ω load at 1% distortion; 2000mW into a 32Ω load at 1% distortion. SNR is listed as >128.1dB.

FiiO K7

The FiiO K7 features an AKM AK4493SEQ DAC for each channel and will decode files up to 32Bit 384kHz / DSD256, thanks to the dual-clock management of the XMOS XUF208 decoding chip.

FiiO K7

The indicator light surrounding the volume dial displays different colours depending upon different audio sampling rates received: 48kHz and below will display blue; 48kHz or more displays yellow; DSD files show green.

Powered by an external 12V switching power supply, the K7 boasts an internal power design architecture consisting of multiple independent stages.

FiiO K7

FiiO adds that the voltage of each of these stages is regulated using low-noise Low-dropout Regulators (LDOs). In addition, intelligent DC protection systems guard against overheating and overload.

The FiiO K7 is available now, priced: £189.

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