Introducing the iFi GO Bar Kensei

Introducing the iFi GO Bar Kensei

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The world’s first ultraportable DAC with K2HD Technology

Southport, UK, March 19, 2024— iFi Audio, a trailblazer in high-fidelity audio components, proudly introduces its latest innovation: the GO Bar Kensei. Merging artistry and Japanese swordsmanship with cutting-edge audio technology, the GO Bar Kensei is the world’s first ultraportable DAC with K2HD technology to bring listeners closer to the original recordings of their favorite music.

At the heart of the iFi GO Bar Kensei lies the revolutionary K2HD Technology, a hallmark of audio perfection. Developed by JVCKENWOOD’s 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. This advanced processing, coupled with the GO Bar Kensei’s dedication to perfection, ensures that every note resonates with depth and clarity.


​Enhanced Circuitry & Connections

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 produces a wider soundstage, more detail and a more robust bass to appease the pickiest of audiophiles.

Equipped with a 4.4mm balanced output, a symmetrical twin-mono output stage, and a formidable 477mW maximum output power, the GO Bar Kensei delivers audio performance that exceeds expectations. Additionally, iEMatch fine tunes the output levels for sensitive IEMs while Turbo Mode adds 6dB for hungrier headphones.

Design steeped in Japanese history

Crafted from Japanese Stainless Steel for maximum rigidity, the GO Bar Kensei draws upon inspiration from the craftsmanship of a Kensei’s legendary blade. With meticulous attention to detail, each component of this ultraportable DAC embodies the essence of excellence, delivering music in its purest form.

Key features of the IFI GO Bar Kensei include:

  • World’s first ultraportable DAC with K2HD Technology
  • Four digital filters: Bit-Perfect, GTO, Standard, and Minimum Phase
  • Two expert analogue processing modes: XBass+ for accurate bass response and XSpace for a spacious sound field
  • Enhanced clock and power supply circuitry
  • Up to 477mW of continuous power
  • Various output modes tailored for high sensitivity headphones/IEMs
  • Crafted from Japanese Stainless Steel

Pricing & Availability

The GO Bar Kensei is available to purchase starting March 19, 2024, from select retailers for CA$ 599 (US$ 449).

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About iFi

iFi is the sister-brand of Abbingdon Music Research (AMR) and is headquartered in Southport, UK. The two brands respectively design and manufacture portable, desktop and lifestyle audio products and high-end hi-fi components. Combined in-house hardware and software development teams and a ‘music first’ approach enable iFi and AMR to create advanced audio products that deliver new levels of design, functionality and performance at their respective price points. Since iFi’s formation in 2012, its products have earned many awards around the world, helping it to become one of the fastest-growing brands in its field.

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