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Centrance HiFi M8 LX

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List Price: $699.95
Our Price: $699.95

Product Code: CEN0000004


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HiFi-M8 and HiFi-M8 LX redefine the portable DAC/Amp. CEntrance does not just make better products, we create new product categories. We've done that with our award-winning MicPort Pro and DACport. We did it again with HiFi-M8.

A never before possible combination of sound quality, output power and battery life, HiFi-M8 sets you free to explore your world, audiophile sound in the pocket.

HiFi-M8 (pronounced "Mate") creates a perfect listening experience anywhere you are — at work, on a train, or in the gym; helping you through the workday or soothing you at home. Take your high-res music with you. That's freedom.

HiFi-M8 enables audiophile on-the-go listening by combining 24-bit/192kHz audio quality, over 6 hours of battery life, balanced headphone output and multiple sonic shaping features within a single, integrated, portable device.

HiFi-M8 is a USB DAC and an audiophile sound card for your iPhone, iPad and iPod. It extracts digital audio from computers and Apple's portable devices and converts it to analog, for purest sound reproduction.

HiFi-M8 is also a powerful headphone amplifier with balanced outputs. Gone are the days when you needed to carry a separate DAC, Amp and a battery. HiFi-M8 has all components built-in and carefully matched to preserve sonic fidelity.

HiFi-M8 is a highly flexible product with two input options (M8 and M8 LX). If you don't use an iPhone, pick the LX, which replaces iDevice input with an optical TOSLINK (SPDIF) input — perfect for people who use a DAP, such as AK-100.

The four output options (4XL, RSA, CMB, PRO) offer a broad selection of jacks, ensuring compatibility with a wide variety of headphones. Two input options by four output options makes eight different models! That's flexibility.

CEntrance got on the cover of Stereophile with our award-winning DACport and DACmini products. With HiFi-M8 we raised the bar yet again. Here is how:

Support for Balanced AND Unbalanced headphones: IEMs and over-head          

Compatibility with  Android, Mac and PC

Three levels of output impedance, for best headphone linearity           

Three levels of headphone gain, for fine-tuning the loudness           

Three levels of bass sonic shaping, for a subtle boost in the low end           

Three levels of treble sonic shaping, for a subtle boost in the highs           

Choice of portable or desktop operation (battery or wall-powered)           

Ability to charge the phone/tablet off the power adapter while playing

Digital specs



24-bit (Also supports 16-bit)

Sample Rate

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz, 192 kHz


USB Protocol



Local clock

10 ppm precision, unmeasurable jitter



iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, PC, Andorid



Analog Specs


Freq. Response

20 Hz...50 kHz (flat EQ circuit)


S/N Ratio

113 dB (A-weighted)



0.002 % (mid gain position)



-103 dB (at 1kHz)


Output Impedance

1, 2, 11 Ohm, selectable


Output Power

1.4 W (max), 1 W (typical)



16...600 Ohm


Output voltage

-2 dBV (nominal, max gain) use with less-sensitive over-the head headphones


-10 dBV (nominal, mid gain) use for connecting to line-level consumer audio equipment


-22 dBV (nominal, min gain) use with ultra-sensitive IEM headphones



General Specs


Audio Output

XLR balanced, 1/8" combo, 1/4" unbalanced jack, model-dependent


Headphone Amp

Direct Class-A


AC Powering

Globally compatible, 90...240V AC power supply included


DC Powering

+9...+20V DC (3A) from external adapter, car, boat, etc.


Internal supplies

Battery-isolated, filtered ±10V, super-clean analog rails


Unit Dimensions:

127 mm (L) x 82 mm (W) x 33 mm (H)


Shipping weight:

2 lB

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