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information about NuForce uDac?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Im looking into buying my first portable amp and I have some questions. Ive seen generally good feedback on the uDac. Is this only a DAC or DAC/amp combo? Ive seen some setups where it goes computer > uDac > amp > headphones. Are people just adding another amp? Also, how is the uDac of a DAP like the clip? Are there any other alternatives I should be looking at around the price range of the uDac? Thank you.

post #2 of 9

It is a DAC with amp, but not really portable since there is no build in battery. Power comes directly from the USB port. It also outputs line-level signal (on max volume) so you can connect the RCA to an amp if you want to, but you can simply drive normal headphone via its 3.5mm jack.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Clieos, from your experience do you think the udac is a worthwhile buy? Noticeable sound different from laptop and DAP?

post #4 of 9

It is better than the on-board sound card on my Toshiba notebook and Dell XPS 420 PC, as well as most of the sub$100 DAC I have, definitely worthwhile consider the price.

post #5 of 9

Its bang for the buck, considering its low price...and a good option if you are looking to improve the audio from your computer. 

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you for that information. Has anyone used this with the Sansa Clip+?

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

i guess not since it isnt battery powered. oops :)

post #8 of 9

The uDAC is definitely worth it - a very noticeable improvement from my MSI Wind headphone out. It has a fairly mid-forward aggressiveness to it, which makes it a nice match for my Alessandro MS1i and Beyer DT 150.

post #9 of 9

if you truly need only an amp without tethering it to a computer, then I would consider getting the Nuforce Icon Mobile instead.

 

It can be used as an amp/dac, preamp, and as a portable amp.

 

 



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Thank you for that information. Has anyone used this with the Sansa Clip+?

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