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post #76 of 90
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I dont know if nuforce made for itself a bad rep in the past but peep are sleeping on their recent stuff now for sure. I immediately went and bought a nuforce ha200 after this and enjoy it very much. Im only selling it because I wont need it with the hps coming in and I am using a vintage receiver. 

NuForce makes some great stuff. Their Primo 8 in ear monitors are one of the best universal fit monitors you can buy. The CDP-8 has one of the best sounding RCA outputs on an audiophile CD player (RAM buffer & re-clocking data stream like PS Audio).
post #77 of 90

I think they do good price - performance. I bought the ha200 for 350 and am selling it mint for 235 and not one pm because I think its not on anyones radar. Not much marketing maybe or they dont put adds on head-fi i dunno. 

post #78 of 90

Has anyone been able to use the Icon DAC with Linux?

post #79 of 90

OK, I've made some research and it seems that the uDAC-2 works fine in Linux and I suspect that the Icon has the same USB IC and drivers.

Wolfgang, could you confirm if the Icon has the same USB section as the uDAC-2? Thanks!

post #80 of 90
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Originally Posted by Rush87 View Post
 

OK, I've made some research and it seems that the uDAC-2 works fine in Linux and I suspect that the Icon has the same USB IC and drivers.

Wolfgang, could you confirm if the Icon has the same USB section as the uDAC-2? Thanks!

 

Probably not the same. No one know exactly which USB receiver uDAC2 used, but it is believed to be Tenor TE7022. The uDAC3 on the other hand uses Savitech SA9027. SA9027 is still confirmed to the USB audio class 1 though (no special driver needed), so there is a good chance it will work in Linux too.

post #81 of 90
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

Probably not the same. No one know exactly which USB receiver uDAC2 used, but it is believed to be Tenor TE7022. The uDAC3 on the other hand uses Savitech SA9027. SA9027 is still confirmed to the USB audio class 1 though (no special driver needed), so there is a good chance it will work in Linux too.

 

Thanks, true, the generic driver should take care of the device if it's USB audio class 1 compliant.

post #82 of 90

Well, I've finally bought one. It works perfectly well with Linux (Debian based distros at least). Nice device, smaller than I thought.

post #83 of 90

Hi. I'm thinking of getting the Icon for my son (grad school gift). He has active speakers (DefTech Inclines) on his desk, as well as a few other inputs: Turntable (built in phono amp), MacBook Pro, and Airport Express (for airplay).

 

I've narrowed it down to the Icon DAC or the TubeMagic D1 Plus. TheMagic has, well, the tube. THat goes well with the pretentiousness of the turntable :-).

 

The D1 has 5 inputs and a switch for them. The Icon has 3 inputs, and a switch for two of them. 

 

Question 1: On the Icon, how does one switch between the two analog inputs? Are they both active at the same time, or does one override the other? The inclines have three input and NO SWITCH! Very frustrating and stupid of DefTech.

 

Any comments on which might be a better solution? I'm leaning toward the D1 due to it's upgradability and pre-amp versatility.

 

Thanks,

 

Allan

post #84 of 90
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1.825W @ 32 ohm
718 mW @ 100 ohm
249 mW @ 300 ohm
126 mW @ 600 ohm

anyone here tried the HD-600 on Icon Dac? is the amp powerful enough to drive a 300-ohm headphone?

post #85 of 90

Just got the Nuforce ICON DAC in the mail. I immediately plugged it into my Samsung Note 2 via OTG usb cable. unfortunately, no sound comes out. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!

post #86 of 90

I tried to test the Icon Dac this afternoon, why i cannot see the 24/96 on the windows (sound > advance > Default format)? i can only see 16 bit support..

I already install and follow the DSD support installation from the Website. The Icon Dac manage to play some DSD tracks, i also tried some 24/96 and they do play.

what bothers me is that the windows sound default format why i cannot see any 24 bit or 32 bit support??

also on the Nuforce Asio CPL i can only see 16/44 as default.

post #87 of 90
I'm really about to pull the trigger on the ICON but I want to hear more advice. I'm currently using AD700s and K551s as my primary desktop headphones, and Fiio X3 serves as my USB dac. I also have DT1350s and M80s. How would you say with such a set-up?
post #88 of 90

OK I've got an ICON DAC. Set up: PC-USB to ICON to DT1350s.

 

Bad stuff comes first. There is a detectable noise floor, some occasional hiss, and there seems to be some interference with some wifi-based applications, such as Line. 

 

The good stuff is that it indeed makes the magic smoke come out of the DT1350s! Ample power there. The virtually bottomless BASS!

post #89 of 90

^ you might consider re-routing your USB cable dont let them touch or get too near from any electronic device, or much better upgrade your usb cable.

post #90 of 90

Thank you! I'm just using the stock cable. I guess I placed my phone too near the cable. Will try.

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