Product Code: APA-2016-62035
Product Code: APA-2016-62035
The Stereo 50 “full system” including the Retro LS 3.5 is a match made in audio heaven.
The LS3.5 is iFi’s 21st century take on the legendary BBC LS3/5a. To create the LS3.5 speaker, iFi scoured the globe for the very latest technologies and ideal materials. The result is a deep, wide and open sonic signature with spine-tingling tonality.
Swimming completely against the tide, the LS 3.5 was designed by iFi for iFi, so you won’t find its drivers or features on any other speaker, regardless of price. The silk-dome, horn-loaded tweeter (1.1”) and coated natural paper wideband driver (4.5”) were developed in-house. Both drivers were design by iFi and used by iFi which is unprecedented for a mass market speaker.
Its non-resonant bamboo cabinet is both environmentally-friendly and uncompromising in its sonic performance. The cabinet is 3x stronger than wood and yet only half its weight thus not over-damped. It is perfectly time-aligned and has internal acoustic technology that leaves other speakers lagging behind.
Even the internal structure has been finely tuned (sound bar/braces) using musical instrument manufacturing methods. All this coupled with the Stereo 50’s XBass® and 3D Holographic for Speakers® technologies creates a sonic synergy that is simply out of this world.
Music is in the air
Smart devices capable of Bluetooth, aptX (best mode of wireless transmission) and NFC (extreme ease) can be “wirelessly paired” to the Stereo 50. From there, it is a simple case of opening your music app, be it your music collection on your music player, Spotify or Tidal and hit play! The aptX option offers CD-like-quality wireless audio beyond normal Bluetooth. This means the Stereo 50 is future-proofed for Smart devices for many years to come.
USB & SPDIF for streaming/computer audio
Nowadays, nearly every home is streaming, be it from the set top box, smart device or computer via SPDIF coaxial or the USB 3.0 port. Irrespective of your preferred listening method – from Spotify to J. River; connect to the Stereo 50 and enjoy your favourite tunes at a whole new level!
Space-age digital and classic valve technology
AMR and iFi are renowned for combining classic valve technology with state-of-the-art digital technology such as in the prestigious AMR DP-777 Digital Processor. The Stereo 50 is the latest from a long line of outstanding products. It features 4xEL84X and 2xECF82 tubes with a stunningly advanced ground-up circuit that has DNA from the best of classic amplifiers such as Telefunken, Marantz and Leak.
Burr-Brown brightest chipset + AMR unorthodox technology
At iFi, ‘the best format’ is not the focus. Rather, we care for replaying each format at the pinnacle. The Burr-Brown DAC chip used was developed by BB Japan (as opposed to BB/TI) though the product introduction was after the merger. Being Burr-Brown’s swan song chipset, it featured their ultimate converter technology and even to this day, is held in the highest esteem.