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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
uDAC is a very small USB DAC, USB to SPDIF, and headphone amp (1/3 size of Icon, draws power from USB cable to PC).

The DAC is slightly better than Icon or Icon Mobile. Headphone amp is about the same as Icon Mobile.

uDAC could be a good pairing with Icon Amp (also shipping in 2 weeks).
post #2 of 14
Very excited by this news. Any glamour shots available yet?
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
The Icon Amp and uDAC images are available on the website and for sale on Amazon.com
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by jasonl View Post
uDAC is a very small USB DAC, USB to SPDIF, and headphone amp (1/3 size of Icon, draws power from USB cable to PC).

The DAC is slightly better than Icon or Icon Mobile. Headphone amp is about the same as Icon Mobile.

uDAC could be a good pairing with Icon Amp (also shipping in 2 weeks).
Actually, I think the DAC in the new uDAC is much better than the one in the Icon or Icon Mobile. The extra depth, richness and detail is noticeable, and compares to $200 and even $300+ DACs. And, because of the high quality built-in DAC I think the headphone out of the uDAC sounds a bit better than the Icon Mobile (even if the circuit is similar). It's not too forward, not too bright, and not bass-lite but just right.

Cheers! FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Nuforce uDAC USB DAC AMP with line out and S/PDIF out - Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and Portable Audio
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
The small pilot production has sold out but we will have stocks on Dec 14.
post #6 of 14
Will the stock on dec14 be identical internally to the pilot production?
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hey, if you're implying that the pilot production is somehow tweaked to get good feedback, that's not the case. We will only make things better, not worst
post #8 of 14
hehehe Its a usual headfi question. It does happen with other companies once in a while
post #9 of 14
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Will the stock on dec14 be identical internally to the pilot production?
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Originally Posted by jasonl View Post
Hey, if you're implying that the pilot production is somehow tweaked to get good feedback, that's not the case. We will only make things better, not worst
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
hehehe Its a usual headfi question. It does happen with other companies once in a while
This is true sometimes, but I have a pre-production and the Dec 14th production version and it did get better by eliminating the hiss with Westone IEM (all the others in my review were quiet). There is no change in sound signature, detail, or other areas, so I did not get a ringer to review. They probably could have stopped improving the product sooner, as the saying goes "If it aint broke, don't fix it". But they are perfectionists at Nuforce, and I saw improvements in the UF-30 from pre-production to final production as well.
post #10 of 14
Very nice guys... I'm all ready all over this product. Just waiting for the 14th. Cant wait to see how nice it pairs with my hd580
post #11 of 14
I love it how 99$ really means 115euro. Just a 65% price hike.
post #12 of 14
ik sure wish this had toslink

anything else like this with toslink?

bump thanks
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by RockinCannoisseur View Post
ik sure wish this had toslink

anything else like this with toslink?

bump thanks
Do which features do you mean by "anything else like this"?

1) Small?
2) Inexpensive?
3) USB bus powered
4) With an amp built-in?
5) With separate line out?
6) with S/PDIF out?
post #14 of 14
I see the uDAC is sold out on Amazon. Any idea when they might be in stock again, Jason?
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