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CEntrance Announces ‘i5’ an Audiophile Case for iPhone

Audiophile-grade headphone amplifier & DAC case charges and improves sound of Apple’s iPhone

Denver, COOctober 8th, 2014 – Today CEntrance, a leader in Digital Audio announced the i5 Audiophile Case(tm) – a sound card and an extended battery, built right into an iPhone case. The one-of-a-kind device works with Apple’s iPhone 5, 5S and iPod Touch 5G, wrapping the phone like a glove and creating the ultimate on-the-go playback system. The new i5 Audiophile Case will be featured at the Rocky Mountain Audio Show in Denver, CO., October 9th through 12th. CEntrance’s booth is located at the CANJAM pavilion (

“iPhones store a lot of music, but their sound quality and battery life are not at the level our customers crave,” said Michael Goodman, Managing Director of CEntrance. “We took our award-winning DAC technology and miniaturized it to fit inside a phone case. The handheld i5 was developed to do three things: to offer incredible sound quality, to charge the phone, and to protect the phone.”

The CEntrance I5 Audiophile Case streams asynchronous audio directly from the phone’s lightning jack. A 24-bit/192kHz Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) delivers extra sonic fidelity and the powerful headphone amplifier works in synergy with a variety of headphones.

* The i5 is a USB DAC and an audiophile ‘sound card’ for the Apple iPhone. It extracts digital audio from the phone and internally converts it to analog, for the purest sound reproduction, much exceeding the sound quality of the phone’s headphone output.

* i5’s integrated audiophile package combines 24-bit/192kHz resolution, over 11 hours of battery life and the ability to boost the phone’s battery on the go, for extra-long listening or working sessions.

* i5’s powerful headphone amplifier supports in-ear and over-the-ear headphones on a 3.5mm stereo jack.

The retail price for i5 is set at $599.99 USD. CEntrance has started a crowd funding campaign for the I5 Audiophile Case on Indiegogo: where early adopters can get a special deal or just help the campaign and spread the word to make this innovative project a success!

CEntrance products are known for their convenient features and mastering-quality sound. The new i5 takes this up a notch, defining a new product category of a compact audiophile battery case. Also on display in Denver will be the recently released portable amplifiers and DACs, such as HiFi-M8, Mini-M8, A1 and other CEntrance products.

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About CEntrance, Inc.
CEntrance started in 2000 as designers behind industry leading brands, such as McIntosh, Wadia, Playback Designs, Benchmark, PS Audio, and Lavry. The company’s own portable recording and playback solutions have earned rave reviews, industry awards and enthusiastic endorsements from artists such as Harry Shearer, Nathan East and Will Lee, and mastering engineers Bob Katz, Brian Gardner, Tom Jung, and sound designer Frank Serafine, among others. CEntrance is headquartered in Chicago and distributes its products worldwide.

CEntrance is expanding its dealer network. To inquire, please call +1 (847) 581-0500 or e-mail [email protected].

All Trademarks are the property of their respective holders. i5 Audiophile Case(tm), DACport(tm), DACmini(tm), HiFi-M8(tm), and Mini-M8(tm) are trademarks or registered trademarks of CEntrance, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple iPhone(r), iPad(r), and iPod(r) are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.