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NuForce Silver Icon-2 (ICON2-SILVER) Headphone Amplifier and DAC

24-Watt Output, 3.5mm Input, USB DAC with 24-Bit/96KHz and RCA Inputs

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As has come to be expected of NuForce, the Icon-2 is characterized by its broad range of compatibility and applications. The Icon-2 can be utilized as a USB DAC with a 24bit resolution and 96KHz sampling rate that can be connected to headphones or passive speakers. Moreover, utilizing the RCA inputs, the Icon-2 can be used as the centerpiece of a conventional audio system. The broad range of the Icon-2 can be connected to a computer, gaming systems, home theater systems, and portable music sources.

Product Features:

  • Portable Headphone Amp and DAC
  • 3.5mm, standard RCA, USB inputs for a broad range of digital sources
  • 3.5mm for connection to headphones and other applications
  • Jitter-free USB technology with a 24-bit resolution and 96kHz maximum sampling rate for quality conversion
  • Can be used to drive tweeters or rear-channel speaker
  • Can be connected to a power amp or active speakers through the linestage
  • Includes AC adapter, USB cable, speaker cables, AC power cord for immediate installation and use

Technical Specifications:

  • Inputs:RCA, USB, 3.5mm
  • Bit Rate: 24-bit
  • Sampling Rate: 96 KHz
  • Power Output: 80mW x 2 @ 16-Ohms
  • THD: 0.05%
  • Frequency Response: 20-20000 Hz
  • SNR: >90dB
  • DC Requirements: 12-15V, up to 60W
  • Also available in Blue, Red, and Black
  • Dimensions: 6"W x 4-1/2"D x 1"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Headphone Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Style
Some headphone amplifiers are designed to be portable and others are meant to be placed on a desk. This will tell you what style of amplifier this item is.
Desktop
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
A Digital-to-Analog converter (also known as a DAC) converts a digital audio signal into an analog signal. This is especially helpful for listen to music from digital sources, such as iPods and smart phones.
Built-in
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the amplifier will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20000 Hz
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
.02%
Input Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifiers receive an input audio signal.
3.5mm Mini-Jack
Output Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifier will output the audio signal.
3.5mm Mini-Jack
Number of Outputs
Some headphone amplifiers have a built-in splitter so multiple pairs of headphones can be connected to it. The number specified here is the number of headphones that can be connected to the amplifier.
1
Output Power
This is the output wattage of the headphone amplifier. It is measured in mW.
80 mW
Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two. If the headphone amplifier uses batteries, this will list the type of batteries that are required. Please refer to the description to find out how many are required for the unit to be properly powered.
15V DC
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
6"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
4 1/2"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
1"

DAC Specifications

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
.02%
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
>90 dB
Digital Inputs
The type of digital inputs the digital-to-analog converter features.
USB Type-A
Line Level Outputs
The type of analog line level outputs the DAC features.
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Sample Rate
24-bit at 96 kHz
Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two. If the headphone amplifier uses batteries, this will list the type of batteries that are required. Please refer to the description to find out how many are required for the unit to be properly powered.
15V DC

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ICON2-SILVER

UPC

895029002568

Weight

3.50lbs

Internal SKU

icon2-silver

Internal Product ID

46742

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: NuForce Silver Icon-2 (ICON2-SILVER) Headphone Amplifier and DAC