Black Ice Audio FX DAC DSD WIFI


Winner of the 2019 Arizona Audio Video Club DAC-It-Out shootout. The least expensive of the eleven models evaluated.

Voted as one of the best under $1000.00 DAC’s by The Absolute Sound.

  • Wireless Tube DAC
  • TI Burr-Brown 1795 32bit/192KHz DAC
  • Savi Bravo Native DSD 64/128
  • Savi Bravo Wireless Module
  • Compact Size

The Glass FX DAC DSD WiFi Provides the Natural Organic Analog Sound for Your Digital Setup

An award winning Digital to Audio converter (DAC) with a heart of glass and no solid state op amps in the signal path.

We have taken our original Glass FX DAC to the logical conclusion of today’s technology, we have added a custom designed DSD board in which hi definition digital is clean, clear, rich, lush and smooth with the emotion of an analog presentation.

Lest we forget, you can add in pace and separation and a deep tight bass. With Wifi, your music is only a few clicks away from your smart phone, Television or computer. Brings new meaning to digital air play.

Construction Details & Features

  • Chassis: Compact Design
  • Amplification of Analog Signal: done exclusively via Vacuum tubes.
  • Volume control: can be used as a passive preamplifier
  • DAC Chip: PCM 1795 TI (Burr-Brown)
  • DSD Chip: Savi Bravo SA9227
  • WIFI: AirPlay Certified 32Bit/192kHz, DSD 64/128 /IEEE 802.11n 2.4GHz
  • Finishes: Black and Silver


Output Level: 0 V to 2.3V  (±1dB, 47K ohms)(SIN SIGNAL 0dB SPDIF IN)
Frequency Response: 20-20 KHz   (±0.5dB
Bandwidth: 10Hz to 70kHz + 1dB
Distortion THD: Less than 0.01% (1kHz)
Dynamic Range: 126 dB
Headphone Impedance: 30 ohms
Output Impedance: 1.25K @ 1KHz
SNR: >90dB ( 20Hz-20kHz)
Tube Complement: 2 pcs. 12AX7
Power Requirements: 110V-120 VAC 60Hz or 220-240 VAC 50Hz
Dimensions: 8 inches wide by 7 inches deep by 3 inches high
Weight: 6 pounds (2.72 Kg) net, approximately 8 pounds (3.62 Kg) packaged
Warranty: 12 months limited parts and labor. Six months or 1000 hours whichever comes first.
Fuse: 110 – 120 VAC, 1 Amp slo Blo; 200 – 240 VAC, .5 Amp slo Blo, Size 5mm X 20mm

Black Ice Audio is the new name for Jolida.

With final assembly performed in the US and critical parts like transformers sourced from Germany, tube manufacturer Black Ice Audio, formerly Jolida, has garnered an enviable reputation for high-performance products at real-world prices.

Black Ice Audio is a collaboration of Jim Fosgate, Jerred Dunkerson, & the Black Ice Audio team who design, engineer & manufacture hifi products – Engineered for Everyone.

Our relationship with Jim Fosgate started in 2010. During this time we have gone from manufacturing his designs for other brands – to working side by side developing and manufacturing under our own brand.

The collaboration has inspired a new approach to audio engineering – circuit wizard meets innovative engineering – resulting in revolutionary advances in hifi valve technology and spatial audio circuitry.

Our common philosophy and goal is to make elite hifi audio accessible to as many people as possible by offering the highest value in the industry. So whether you are new to HiFi gear and tubes, or a seasoned audiophile who knows their circuitry and components – our products are engineered to provide an exceptional listening experience… Thus our brand statement: