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NuForce Icon uDAC-2 - Silver

Limited Edition Headphone Amplifier w/ 96kHz Sample Rate & 24-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)

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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 Violet, Red, Black, 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:

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(previous model, replaced by NuForce Icon uDAC-3 (Silver))

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

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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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
5.0
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
4.7

Rich B

La Quinta, CA

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uDAC-2

January 24, 2014

This product is a great value, I have it driving a pair of Behringer Truths for overall great sound.

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Evgeny

Ireland

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Amazing Device

June 4, 2013

Just Absolutly amazing, little device, it's sounds perfect, just take some time to break-in, but after this period, sound is so clear.

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Gabe

San Juan, PR

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Audiophile performance

January 14, 2013

The NuForce uDAC-2 is a high-end performer, an affordable option for audiophiles. As a 24bit/96LHz Digital Audio Converter it elevates the Macintosh's audio to refined levels. And as hardware, it is small, efficient, has the connect options I use, and it even looks good. It does need to be set up properly: using the Mac's "Audio MIDI Setup" utility, it must be selected from the alternatives listed on the left window, and also under the "Output" tab: the format (96000KHz and 2ch-24bit). I furthermore found it convenient to install an application called the "SoundSource" to switch the Mac's output audio from "headphones" to "NuForce uDAC 2" (although the same can be done using Mac's Sound 'system preference panel') and don't forget to connect high-end headphones to it.. and enjoy low-noise exquisitely pure sound !

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ICON-UDAC2-SILVER

UPC

895029002650

Weight

0.46lbs

Internal SKU

iconudac2-silver

Internal Product ID

46766

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 Icon uDAC-2 - Silver