Published On: August 3, 2010

NuForce Delivers 24bit/96kHz Modular Audio Systems For the Mass-Consumer Market

Published On: August 3, 2010

NuForce Delivers 24bit/96kHz Modular Audio Systems For the Mass-Consumer Market

Small is in. Pico projectors, Microblock amps from Carver and now an entire line of 24 bit products and small amps from NuForce. These amps have so many ways into your audiophile life. Desktop systems, small HDTV installations

NuForce, a California-based manufacturer of consumer audio products, announces the release of its Icon-2 and uDAC-2 desktop audio components. Together with the recently released Icon HDP and Icon Amp, this series completes a Modular Systems approach for bringing NuForce audio to the mass-consumer market. Built on the company's Icon platform, the full NuForce line of 24bit/96kHz audio components offers compatibility with desktop or other computer-based music environments.

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As a headphone amp, preamp, USB (24bit/96kHz) and S/PDIF (24bit/192kHz) DAC, NuForce's Icon HDP leads the way. The 24Wx2 Icon Amp serves as a companion piece to the Icon HDP. The USB-powered and portable uDAC-2 offers a USB DAC and headphone amp for those seeking to improve audio performance from their computer music source. As a step beyond the uDAC, the uDAC-2 boasts a TOCOS volume control designed to improve channel tracking at low listening levels, in addition to a 24bit/96kHz USB DAC and a headphone amp. Building upon the Icon integrated amplifier, the Icon-2 offers 24Wx2 power, 24bit/96kHz DAC, a headphone amp and preamp circuit.

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With the addition of the uDAC-2, Icon-2, Icon HDP and Icon Amp to its existing product line, NuForce has positioned itself to offer additional 24bit/96kHz desktop and mobile audio solution options to the marketplace. Jason Lim, NuForce's CEO: "As a leader in the high-end audiophile market, we want to take the lead in offering high performance audio for portable and desktop market. And we will make it affordable!"

Pricing and Availability

The NuForce Icon uDAC-2 is available worldwide for a suggested retail price of US $129. Icon-2 will be shipping August 16 at a suggested retail price of $349. Icon HDP and Icon Amp have been available for US $449 and $189 respectively.

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