The NuForce uDAC-3 delivers truly superior sound via a high-performance, 24bit/96kHz USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) and allows you to connect digital audio from your computer to your home stereo, desktop sound system, powered speakers or headphones. Employing the latest asynchronous USB communication for reduced jitter performance, you can be certain that you'll always hear a harmonically accurate presentation. Furthermore, for limited DSD support the uDAC-3 is endowed with the latest Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) decoding capability (requires NuForce supplied driver and Foobar2000 media player). Additional features include a quality headphone amp and a highly linear TOCOS volume control for improved channel tracking at low listening levels.
To further ensure genuine audiophile performance, only the purest analog circuit topology has been employed within the uDAC-3, which among other features includes the elimination of all capacitors from the signal path. The uDAC-3 derives its operating power directly from the USB port of your computer and then engages a special "boost" circuit that ensures ample voltage is always available for explosive reproduction of high-speed musical dynamics. In addition, USB power means it travels with you easily too, as no bulky external power source is required.
Product link: uDAC-3
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Discrete asynchronous USB audio receiver and D/A converter stages
Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) decoding capability
Coaxial S/PDIF output
Double jitter-reduction mechanism at data level and at over-sampling filter stage
High voltage 2V analog output
A linear TOCOS volume control for improved channel tracking at low listening levels
No capacitors in any of the audio signal paths
USB-powered, no external power supply required
Headphones impedances between 16 and 300-Ohms are suitable for use with Icon uDAC-2
The uDAC-3 is available now for $125 from several online stores and Nuforce dealers.