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NuForce Icon uDAC-2 Black

Premium Compact Desktop Headphone Amplifer and USB DAC Digital-to-Analog Converter

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Small But Potent

Especially designed with the laptop user in mind, the NuForce uDAC2 is portable and easily powered by a laptop computer. Available in a wide variety of color options, the uDAC2 can breathe life into a headphones, home stereo or computer systems. Whether you are an avid music lover or a dedicated gamer, the uDAC2 will bring your experience to a new level of realism.

Boasting of USB DAC specs including a 24 bit resolution and 98 KHz sampling rate, the uDAC2 offers premium audiophile digital decoding. Moreover, the uDAC2 features RCA and Coaxial outputs that allow it to be utilized in a variety of applications. Lastly, the uDAC2 is equipped with improved headphone amplifier circuitry for absolutely clean and clear headphone amplification.

Product Features:

  • Desktop USB DAC
  • High-performance 24-bit resolution and 96kHz sample rate for immaculate reproduction
  • TOCOS volume control for precise channel tracking
  • Headphone amp circuitry powers headphones with impedance ratings from 16 to 300 Ohms, producing 80mW x 2 channels at 16 Ohms
  • Includes analog RCA, digital coaxial, and 3.5mm outputs for a variety of applications
  • Double jitter-reduction mechanism at data level and oversampling filter stages for the best sound quality
  • 2v output
  • No capacitors in any of the signal paths to reduce and prevent signal tarnish
  • Also available in Silver, Red, violet, and Signature Gold Edition

Technical Specifications:

  • Input: USB Digital (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)
  • Sampling Rate: 96 kHz
  • Resolution: 24-bits
  • Analog RCA Output: 2Vrms
  • Dynamic Range: 90 dB
  • SNR: 98 dB
  • THD: 0.05%
  • Digital Output: coaxial RCA 75-ohms
  • 3.5mm Output Power: 80mW x 2 @ 16-Ohm
  • Frequency Response: 20-20000 Hz
  • USB Bus Powered, 80 mA/5V
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 500mW
  • Dimensions: 2-11/16"W x 1-1/2"D x 53/64"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product History:

NuForce UDAC-3 Black thumbnail
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NuForce Icon uDAC-2 Black thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by NuForce Icon uDAC-3 (Black))

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.
0.05%
Input Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifiers receive an input audio signal.
USB
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.
3
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.
USB
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
2-11/16"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
1-1/2"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
53/64"

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.
0.05%
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.
98 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.
USB

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
56%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
11%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.4
Features
4.3
Design
4.6
Usability
4.7

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Akron Ohio

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This Little Box !!

July 29, 2014

As I posted on the vendors 'Feed-Back' page of e-bay ; "I ain't no 'Audio-Phile' but I know butter when I hear it " ... 'This little box' (I mean little / smaller than a pack of cigarettes) Cleans up the audio signal so well compared to what comes out of the 'Headphone Jack' on your computer ,, It's Amazing to me : 'Nano' electronics works ... :: CAVEAT ,, it does disable my head phone jack on my computer & also my external speakers that run through a mini amp plugged into the back of the machine via computer speakers jack ;; to solve this I leave the unit (NuForce) on my desk ,, when not in use I just unplug it (USB jack) on the back of the little box .. Minor Issue to me :

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Kevin

California

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Not bad for the price, but could be better

July 9, 2014

I have owned this for about a month and must say that sound wise, it is not much better than that of my iMac, but better. My only real complaint is the volume knob. This thing is horrible. Not very smooth and at low volumes will cut off one speaker and create an imbalance between the speakers until it reaches sufficient volume. I did expect better sound then this, but I have heard that the new iMacs have a pretty good sound card already. The amp section is quiet and quite nice.

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Alan

San Diego, California

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Good Value, Nice Sound

July 1, 2014

24-bit/96kHz specs very impressive for the price, especially the heavily discounted one offered by this seller. Sounds great right out of the box after appropriate sound card adjustments are made, and over the past few weeks it sounds as it it's warmed up considerably after some burn-in as well. Good cables make a difference, I'm running a Blue Jeans Cable co. 35mm. or 1/8th Y-cable from the front-mounted headphone out to the back of my vintage Wintec R1120 receiver, in turn driving Ohm Walsh 2 speakers. Additionally, it's well-built out of anodized aluminum, has nice switch feel, and has attractive, inconspicuous, modern design.

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joe

LISLE, IL

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Great sounding

September 30, 2013

I was in between this and the fiio and went with this because I like the fact that when subs are on, it turns off the speakers. Sound quality is very good!

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Dave

Sweden

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Good for the price

February 22, 2013

I got this for work, so I can listen to music properly. I basically use it for headphones only. The sound isn't bad (though my Cowon D2 has better sound), but it's way better than the onboard crap my computer here has, plus it's nice to be able to reach high volumes without losing quality. In short, I'd say it's an OK device with mediocre sound quality, but for the price I don't think one could/should expect much more. I'd buy it again.

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Kelson

Austin, TX Where else is good music found???

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This amp makes a big difference

August 17, 2012

I actually was using this on some Sony headphones I have had for about 8 years when I first got it. For 8 years I listened to these headphones and never thought twice about them. When I had the amp hooked up, I heard EVERYTHING I was missing, including alot of the sound. I replaced the Sony with the AKG K240 Studios Right before they started making them in China (luckily on my part, because the new ones suck). I LOOOOVE them. but when I try them without the amp there is still alot missing. They are closer to my Sonys. I guess the iPhone isnt the best way to play music anyways, but I feel I am becoming more and more attached to certain recordings. I have a much better appreciation for the artists that spend the time to really lay down some amazing tracks. its worth it to me. I just bought a Pair of the Westone UM series, the one with 2 drivers. I have yet to receive them, but I read a review about them from the same guy that convinced me to buy this amp. He has steered me into the AKG and this so far, so he is 2 for 2 in my book. Sonics tracking said I will have them on Monday so I will review them once I have had some time. But this amp is a great choice! Great music reproduction!

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Blake

Chicago, IL

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Magnificent

August 10, 2012

I decided to go with this amp for a few reasons. First, the price point was very good. I was very hesitant to fork out an extra hundred something for the ICon iDo.It has more power and seems like a good unit, but I figured this would be a safe bet. Second, the reviews I have read on these items confirm that this was the product I wanted. It appeared to be flawless. Third, I wanted it to be small enough to take and move around, but not small like the E5 or anything. Fourth, Everyone I have chat with and talked to with real nice Audio equipment has been stunned when they ask me what kind of headphones I use, and they find out I dont have an amplifier for them. (I have a pair of AKG, Sennheiser, and Beyerdynamic) After getting the product I am still excited every time I play a song again on one of my headphones and use the amp. I have always enjoyed quality audio (as my headphone collection shows) and the amp has really brought the best in them. They are able to perform so much better now. I am finally maximizing the very products i spent a fortune to get in the first place. The overall build is great. It feels sturdy, and has had no issues while performing. I am very happy with my purchase. But now I have begun to think about the Icon iDo. I might get it and keep it as my home amp, and then use this at work. But the bottom line is, Great product and a fair price. It has only made me want to further my pursuit to perfeection

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Raynard

Memphis, TN

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Quality Built AMP! A MUST have!!!

August 6, 2012

I like the NuForce amp better than the Fiio amp. I think it is a better build, and its not much more money. I had the Fiio E7, and it was good, but I wanted something a little nicer. I just got the Akg Q701, and I wanted a nice amp that would go with it on my desk, and now I have the E7 to take with me to the gym, or when I am commuting. Its a great amp, sounds very clear, and the construction on it is brilliant. Great buy.

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Aaron

Tampa, FL

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The Apple of Amps

July 25, 2012

I think I have secretly always loved NuForce because of how simple they are. They are a sharp looking brand, with a great reputation, and I knew eventually I would have mine. I use to have the FiiO-E5 which I still use when Im out or traveling somewhere, but my new pride and joy is right here. I have my AKGs hooked up to these, and peace! The sound is just as good as everyone has said. A natural warmth to it, with little to no distortion at ALL volume levels. Its small enough to tuck behind the phone at home or work on my desk, No complaints. It is simply the best affordable amp for headphones

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

Icon uDAC-2 Black

UPC

895029002674

Weight

0.46lbs

Internal SKU

iconudac2-black

Internal Product ID

46764

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