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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

I believe the uDac2 will fit the bill nicely.

 

http://www.amazon.com/NuForce-uDAC-2-Black-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B003Y5FRNS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=miscellaneous&qid=1284038625&sr=8-1

 

Enjoy

 

I think I'm going to have to pick one of these up.  Perfect for the dorm.
 

post #17 of 23

Anyone know why the udac-2 is out of stock?

post #18 of 23

Not sure. I was looking on amazon and noticed it was out of stock. nuforce's website shows it as currently unavailable. it is possible that they are coming out with a newer model.

post #19 of 23
post #20 of 23

using udac2 on my imac, working perfectly fine.

 

They just released an strip down version of udac2 - uDAC2-HP

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/513896/nuforce-udac2-hp-high-performance-24bit-96khz-usb-dac-and-headphone-amp-at-incredible-price-point-of-99#post_6945207

 

                                                               uDAC-2            uDAC2-HP

24bit/96kHZ USB DAC                               Yes                 Yes (same as uDAC-2)

High performance headphone amp               Yes                Yes (same as uDAC-2)

RCA Output                                               Yes                 No

Coaxial Output                                           Yes                 No

Volume Pot                                        Very high quality     High quality (same as original uDAC) 

post #21 of 23

The uDAC-2 is now out of stock, but they might have some refurbished units soon.  Otherwise, they will be producing another batch in October.  ALO Audio may have them in stock.  I would not consider the newer, stripped down model if you need RCA outs - it does not have them.  I just received my uDAC-2 last Thursday.  The RCA outs are quite nice, and the hp out is fine with my HD-600s, but not so fine with my Ety ER-4Ps.  There is a very long thread on this DAC if you want to read more about it.

 

--Ken

post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 

Again, thanks everyone for your advice - in the end I stretched my budget and went with the CEntrance DACport (second-hand though, through this site's For Sale forum). It's on its way to me now....

post #23 of 23

the HRT Music Streamer II is mind-blowing imo.

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