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Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad


Mini-M8 (pronounced: "mini-mate") is thinner and lighter than our best-selling HiFi-M8, making it our most portable DAC/Amp with the longest battery life. Yet, despite its slimmer size Mini-M8 packs additional features, such as four inputs, DSD playback and more!

Mini-M8 is ideally suited for driving IEM headphones. Our flagship HiFi-M8 continues to be our most powerful amp -- it drives the most challenging over-head cans in the world. But if you prefer IEM listening, you don't need all that power -- and then Mini-M8 is for you!

Mini-M8 features a laptop input with 24-bit/192kHz asynchronous USB interface, an iPhone/iPad/iPod input compatible with both 30-pin and lightning-based devices, a SPDIF optical, and a SPDIF coaxial input. That's four inputs in total! This unheard-of flexibility allows you to connect your Mini-M8 to any Digital Audio Player and be confident that your amp remains future-proof, even if you change DAPs later.

With its unique combination of sound quality, portability, and function, Mini-M8 sets you apart to experience Audiophile sound anywhere you are. Reclaim your freedom from the confines of a home system -- experience your music anywhere.






· Made in USA. HiFi-M8 is designed and precision-assembled by skilled craftsmen in America. CEntrance takes pride in the quality of its products. We test every unit before it goes out the door, so you get a great experience.



· Built tough. Lightweight and durable, the extruded aluminum body is styled to please. The curves are smooth on the hand and easy on the eye. Super looks and scratch resistance are given by the laser-engraved anodized finish.



· Portable. HiFi-M8 packs a powerful Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery for the highest amount of power density. That means longer play time between charges. Battery status is conveniently displayed on an LED bargraph.



· Versatile. HiFi-M8 is a portable DAC/Amp with iPhone/iPad/iPod and USB inputs. This device does it all! Use your HiFi-M8 with your computer at work and with your iPhone on the way home.



· Audiophile. HiFi-M8 supports most headphones on the market. High output level means you never run out of loudness. The built-in gain, impedance and tone-shaping switches allow for dialing the sound just right.



· Dual Core. HiFi-M8 uses a dual-core XMOS microprocessor to achieve the dual functionality of a USB DAC and an iPhone Dock. HiFi-M8 runs custom CEntrance code, supporting 24-bit/192kHz, asynchronous USB audio.



· Driver Support. HiFi-M8 supports up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution with Macs and PCs. With Macs, no drivers are required. For Windows, CEntrance offers a free download of its world-renowned Unversal Driver.



· Worldwide Use. HiFi-M8 is designed for real-world use. The bundled power supply works around the globe and charges both HiFi-M8 and the attached Apple device. HiFi-M8 can also be charged from a car or a boat.






HiFi-M8's controls are illustrated below. CMB option is shown. Production chassis are all black.






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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Some early photos


See our own Michael Goodman present the product at the Tokyo Headphone Fest!

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CEntrance™, HiFi-M8™, Mini-M8™, JitterGuard™, PortableNirvana™, DACport™, DACmini™ and others are trademarks or registered trademarks of CEntrance Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Apple, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iOS and others are trademarks of Apple. Other trademarks are property of their respective owners.