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NuForce Icon uDAC-3 (Silver)

High-Resolution USB Desktop Headphone Amplifier and Digital Audio Converter (DAC)

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    NuForce UDAC3
    Hi-Res Portable DAC. More Power. More Detail.

    The NuForce Icon uDAC-3 (Silver) Amplifier Offer an Incredible Listening Experience

    The NuForce uDAC-3 is the answer to all Audiophile hopes and dreams. If you consider yourself to be an Audiophile, Headphone Guru, Music Enthusiast, or Audio Guru, then this is the item for you. Designed as an upgraded replacement to the best selling predecessor uDAC-2, the NuForce uDAC-3 will blow your mind. This 3rd generation uDAC series amplifier has no capacitors within the audio signal path, eliminating any potential distortion. The NuForce uDAC-3 delivers truly superior sound via a high-performance, 24bit/96kHz USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) and allows you to connect digital audio from your computer to your home stereo, desktop sound system, powered speakers or headphones.

    The NuForce Icon uDAC-3 (Silver) Amplifier Offer an Incredible Listening Experience

    Engineered to maximize the performance of any headphone 16 to 300 Ohm, you can now efficiently power your favorite Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser, Grado, Westone, Shure, Audio Technica, Denon, Ultimate Ears, AKG or Sony headphones, and hear what they are truly made of. The NuForce uDAC 3 is guaranteed to impress, and will impress anyone who has the chance to test one for themselves. Built with a compact profile, and an affordable price, everyone deserves that chance! Now Available In Black, Red, and this sleek Silver color tone. Get yours today, and listen to your headphones again, for the first time.



    Product Features:

    • Desktop USB DAC
    • Engineered for use with home PC Computers, Laptops, Notebooks, Tablets, MAC or Macbook, Home Stereo System, or many more for Premium Audiophile Grade Sound Performance
    • High-performance 24-bit Resolution and 96kHz Sample Rate for immaculate reproduction
    • USB-Powered, no external power supply required
    • Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) Decoding capability
    • 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 Analog output
    • Coaxial S/PDIF output
    • No Capacitors In Any of the Signal Paths to reduce and prevent signal tarnish
    • Color: Silver
    • Manufacturer Part Number: NF-UDAC3-SVR
    • Also Found As: NuForce U-DAC 3 Silver, U-DAC3 SIL, NF-UDAC3-SIL, uDAC-3 SIL, NF-ICON-UDAC3-SVR
    • Also available in Black (NF-UDAC3-BLK) , and Red (NF-UDAC3-RED)

    Technical Specifications:

    • Input: USB Digital (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)
    • Native Bit Rate: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz, 24-bit
    • Output: Analog RCA output = 2Vrms
    • Dynamic Range: 90 dB
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 98 dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.05%
    • Digital Output: coaxial RCA 75-ohms
    • 3.5mm Output Power: 80mW x 2 @ 16-Ohm
    • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 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

    What's in the Box?

    • NuForce uDAC-3 (Silver)
    • USB Cable (3.3 Feet)
    • Owners Manual
    • Warranty Information

    Product History:

    NuForce UDAC-3 Silver thumbnail
    (newest, current model)
    NuForce ICON-UDAC2-SILVER thumbnail
    (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

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    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
    33%
    4 Star
    67%
    3 Star
    0%
    2 Star
    0%
    1 Star
    0%

    Average Attribution Rating

    Durability
    4.3
    Value
    4.7
    Features
    4.0
    Design
    4.0
    Usability
    4.7
    buzzsaw

    Buffalo,NY

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    NuForce uDAC-3

    September 19, 2014

    This product really helps delineate what you hear in a headphone. Makes cheaper headphones sound better and expensive headphones sound outstanding. No harshness and a truly great product designed for what it is supposed to do. Creating a product like this so compact truly amazes me. Good stuff!

    65 of 77 found this helpful

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    kami

    Korea, Republic of

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    nice usb dec

    September 14, 2014

    It is inexpensive and suitable performance. However, the volume knob is not accurate.

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    Gada

    Los Angeles, CA

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    Accurate, Transparent and Inexpensive.

    August 11, 2015

    The NuForce Icon uDAC-3 is very straight forward, I'd go as far as to say its dummy-proof. As such, there is not fumbling with settings, firmware, cables, etc... Easily its best feature is that ease of use. Beyond that, the amplifier really brings to life any set of cans or IEM. I currently use mine with the Westone W40. Surely this amp doesn't do them justice, but in the amps price range there isn't anything else coming close to the quality. For those looking for better low end, I don't think this is you amp. It bring to life the mid-bass well and the highs even better.

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    Product Summary

    Manufacturer

    Model Number

    UDAC-3 Silver

    UPC

    816924011042

    Weight

    0.48lbs

    Internal SKU

    udac3-svr

    Internal Product ID

    74006

    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-3 (Silver)