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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

In my wacky rig of the HDP + Icon2 speaker amp + nuforce LPS power supply into the HE-6, I find it a slight step up from the Dacmini PX. On the other hand, that is now a 3 box system (4 if you count my adapter box), as opposed to the single box solution of the Dacmini PX.

Overall I did not find the upgraded power supply with the HDP a *huge* improvement, but synergy as a whole combined with the Icon2 made a more noticeable impact.

It's the internal headphone amp that steps up the most with the PSU upgrade, but the DAC's RCA out is already a step up from the built-in amp and doesn't improve as much. There's less need for improvement when used as a DAC or pre-amp.
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It's the internal headphone amp that steps up the most with the PSU upgrade, but the DAC's RCA out is already a step up from the built-in amp and doesn't improve as much. There's less need for improvement when used as a DAC or pre-amp.

 

Yeah, I'd concur with that. The biggest difference I noticed with the PSU upgrade was in the Icon2's performance from the speaker taps to the HE-6. Actually, the HE-6 from the HDP headphone output isn't all that bad either. For low level listening it's surprisingly capable.

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Is it HDP out of production?

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Is it HDP out of production?

Discontinued:

 

https://www.nuforce.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=426&Itemid=2738

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Thank you. maybe something new on the go...

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It was replaced with the Icon DAC. Annoyingly, the Icon DAC doesn't use the same power input as the HDP. I would have been tempted if it could mate with my Nuforce LPS power supply.

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

It was replaced with the Icon DAC. Annoyingly, the Icon DAC doesn't use the same power input as the HDP. I would have been tempted if it could mate with my Nuforce LPS power supply.

+1 ... I'm in the same boat. Where is Jason Lim when we need him cool.gif
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+1 ... I'm in the same boat. Where is Jason Lim when we need him cool.gif

He co-founded Nuforce and has now moved on to develop other audio companies, like Encore Audio.

 

The strange part if the Icon DAC doesn't really "need" the upgraded PSU as much as the HDP did.  Sure, it might benefit from one, but it's pretty nice on it's own.

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Many new next generation products are coming in the next two months. 

Jason

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Many new next generation products are coming in the next two months. 

Jason


Great news, Jason.  I/we will eagerly await upcoming product announcements.

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