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NuForce has released the Icon DAC (digital audio converter), which supports USB audio for Android (4.1 and beyond with OTG), the Mac and PC (with advanced PCM and DSD). It also features a high-powered headphone amplifier, linear volume control and genuine audiophile construction, according to Jason Lim, NuForce CEO.
The Icon DAC can be used as a DAC, a headphone amp or a preamp utilizing the secondary analog input for stereo signals from most home-audio and mobile sources. The DAC is packed with the latest technology and accepts PCM sample rates up to 96kHz. This 32-bit DAC supports 24-bit asynchronous operation while also providing Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) decoding capability.
The Icon DAC includes a proprietary headphone amp stage that drives the most demanding 600-Ohm headphones with ease, says Lim. Comprised of a linear up-conversion topology, the Icon DAC delivers 24V rail-to-rail supply voltage to the amplifier circuits resulting in ultra-fast transient reproduction and uncompromised peak dynamic performance, he adds.
The Icon DAC is available now for US$325 from several online stores and Nuforce dealers. For more information go to www.nuforce.com .