iFi Audio GO Bar Kensei

The iFi GO Bar Kensei is a Portable DAC with K2HD Technology

iFi Audio has introduced its new GO Bar Kensei, an ultra-portable DAC with K2HD technology, which promises audio closer to the original recordings.

Developed by JVCKenwood sound engineers, K2HD Technology works to restore music to the same quality as the original master, reviving it with the “rich, natural harmonics lost during digitalization,” explains iFi.

iFi Audio GO Bar Kensei

The GO Bar Kensei offers a tailored, personal experience for the listener thanks to four digital filter options as well as XBass+ and XSpace options to create a more accurate bass response and spacious sound field. An enhanced power and clock circuitry promises to produce a wider soundstage, more detail, and more robust bass.

It’s equipped with a 4.4mm balanced output, a symmetrical twin-mono output stage, and a 477mW maximum output power. Additionally, iEMatch fine tunes the output levels for sensitive IEMs while Turbo Mode adds 6dB for hungrier headphones.

iFi Audio GO Bar Kensei

Crafted from Japanese Stainless Steel for maximum rigidity, the GO Bar Kensei draws upon inspiration from the craftsmanship of a Kensei’s legendary blade.

The iFi GO Bar Kensei is available for US$449.