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Nuforce NF-ICON-UDAC2SE-BLACK PC/Mac to Home Stereo DAC Special Edition - Black
Nuforce NF-ICON-UDAC2SE-BLACK PC/Mac to Home Stereo DAC Special Edition - Black
Nuforce NF-ICON-UDAC2SE-BLACK PC/Mac to Home Stereo DAC Special Edition - Black
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Overview

  • Converts digital audio files to CD-quality analog signals for superior sound
  • Extremely compact and portable USB audio receiver and digital audio converter
  • Double jitter-reduction mechanism at data level and at oversampling filter stage
  • USB-powered, no external power supply needed
  • Utilizes asynchronous USB which uses an internal clock and allows it to drive the converter directly

Essential Info

The Nuforce uDAC-2SE is a high-performance, Headphone Amp and 24-bit / 96kHz USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) that connects your personal computer's audio to your home stereo, desktop sound system, or headphones to deliver superior sound. If you own a laptop and love music or if you are an avid gamer that desires realistic sound effects that put you in the game, the uDAC-2SE is right for you. Don't let its diminutive size fool you: the uDAC-2SE packs a punch when it comes to improving the sound you get from your computer, meeting or exceeding the performance of audiophile-grade CD players. The uDAC-2SE is also flexible: its outputs include analog RCA, digital coaxial and a high-performance headphone output to accommodate most computers and self-powering headphones.

The DAC and headphone output in most laptops and desktops are typically not designed to deliver high quality sound. This can result in subtle errors in the rebuilding process, diminishing audio quality. The uDAC-2SE creates a warmer, more detailed approximation of the source file. Audio sounds richer and fuller, with more clarity on the high and more depth and power in the mids and lows. You'll hear details in your favorite music you never heard before.

The uDAC-2SE are designed for Asynchronous USB Audio mode. The difference between synchronous and asynchronous USB audio is detectable by most. Asynchronous USB audio is the most technically advanced way to enjoy your audio in that it has a feedback loop so that the amount of data in the frame can be controlled. Traditional USB connections use a one way digital connection for music replay and use the computer's bus frame rate as source for the clock which is less stable than a fixed one. A computer sadly cannot maintain perfect timing of the data sent via USB. Asynchronous USB uses a clock housed near the DAC and allows it to drive the converter directly, thereby not relying on the instable computer's clock and almost guarantees precise sound.

The uDAC-2SE also comes in Red.

If you prefer a PC/Mac to Home Stereo DAC without Asynchronous USB audio, the standard edition uDAC-2 comes in Black, Red, Silver, and Violet.

What's Included

  • 1x - PC/Mac to Home Stereo DAC Special Edition
  • 1x - USB Cable (1 meter)
  • 1x - Owner's Manual

  • More Info

    A Digital to Analog Converter, also known as a DAC, is a device that converts a digital code to an analog signal. Most modern audio signals are stored in digital form (for example MP3s and CDs) and in order to be heard through speakers they must be converted into an analog signal. Most digital music players, such as a Smartphone or iPod, and PC sound cards come with internal DACs, although, they are very basic and do not deliver music in high resolution. The addition of a DAC to your home computer or audio system will dramatically increase the depth and quality of your digital music library.

    Specifications

    Specifications
    ManufacturerNuforce
    Manufacturer Product No.NF-ICON-UDAC2SE-BLACK
    UPC816924010168
    Input
    USB1.1, 2.0 compatible
    USB Native Bit Rate 32, 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz, 24-bit
    Maximum Sampling Rate96kHz
    Resolution24-bits
    Outputs
    Analog RCA2 Vrms
    RCA Dynamic Range90dB
    S/N Ratio98dB
    THD+N0.05%
    Digital OutputCoaxial RCA @ 75Ω
    Headphone Jack80mW x 2 @ 16Ω
    Headphone Impedance16-300Ω
    Frequency Response20-20kHz
    PowerUSB Powered, 80 mA/5V
    Maximum Power Consumption500mW
    Dimensions68mm x 38mm x 21mm
    ColorBlack
    Important notes:
    Only defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item. For defective returns after 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: NuForce, Inc., Tel: (408) 518-0626 Ext

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