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NuForce Dia Red (DIA-RED) Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC

24bit/192kHz with Optical, Coaxial Digital Inputs, and 24W Stereo Amplifier

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The Dawn of a New Sound

The NuForce Dia headphone amplifier and DAC is a fully equipped model ready and capable of enhancing a wide variety of digital media. Equipped with 1 pair of high quality Toslink fiber-optic inputs and 1 coaxial-S/PDIF input, the available applications of the NuForce Dia range from home theater systems to gaming systems and audiophile audio reproduction. With a powerful sampling rate of 192kHz and a brilliant 24-bit resolution, the difference in sound will not only be immediately perceptible, it will be at once astounding. Apart from its capabilities, the NuForce Dia produces very little distortion and includes an IR remote with an input select button, volume adjustment and on/off for complete control from virtually anywhere.

Product Features:

  • Digital to Analog Converter and Headphone Amp
  • Equipped with coaxial digital inputs and optical input for a broad range of digital signal conversion
  • Improves digital signals by converting them to analog signals from applications such as gaming consoles, media players, and television
  • Great 24-bit/192kHz sample rate for higher fidelity
  • Compatible with wireless transmission devices such as Airport Express and Apple TV for great resolution without cables
  • LED volume indicator for precise tracking of volume level
  • Includes an infrared (IR) remote for adjustments from a distance
  • one 3.5mm headphone out
  • DC 15V powered
  • Does not use capacitors in the signal path, thus improving overall sound quality, imaging, and sound-stage

Technical Specifications:

  • Digital Inputs: 2 TOSLINK, 1 RCA Coaxial 75-Ohm
  • Maximum sampling rate: 192kHz
  • Resolution: 24bit
  • 3.5mm line out
  • Speaker output: 30Wx2 (4Ohm) max power
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • THD: .02%
  • SNR: >90dB
  • Also available in Blue, Black, and Silver
  • 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.
0.02%
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.
Stereo RCA
Output Power
This is the output wattage of the headphone amplifier. It is measured in mW.
24 mW
Output Impedance
This is the output impedance of the headphone amplifier.
4 ohms
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.
0.02%
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.
S/PDIF Optical (TOSLINK)
Sample Rate
24-bit at 192 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

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Warranty and Return Policy

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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.5
Features
4.0
Design
4.5
Usability
5.0
Armstrong

Houston, TX

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Beautiful Product

November 16, 2013

This works great with my Dayton B625s and I couldn't ask for a better desktop/living room amplifier! The remote control is a bit simplistic but gets the job done. The smooth metal and red finish can complement a color scheme perfectly and the silicone stand is an added bonus!

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Harcourt001

Canada

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Excellent compact integrated amp.

January 21, 2013

IO picked up this little gem to add stereo amplification to a TV setup. It has since also been used for music as well. The simple design and excellent quality of the sound were astonishing for the price. I would certainly recommend this amp for anyone needing quality stereo output from a digital source.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DIA-RED

UPC

816924010144

Weight

2.50lbs

Internal SKU

dia-red

Internal Product ID

46759

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 Dia Red (DIA-RED) Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC