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

by admin on August 20, 2010 · 3 comments

in Amplifiers, Digital

Press release from NuForce [Full disclosure -- NuForce is a longtime sponsor of Audiophilia] High end gear from NuForce with a small footprint and well priced.

Milpitas, California, August 3, 2010. NuForce, Inc., 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 high-end Icon HDP and Icon Amp, this series completes a Modular Systems approach for bringing high-end audio to the mass-consumer market. Built on the highly successful Icon platform, the full NuForce line of 24bit/96kHz audio components offers heretofore unattainable performance levels for desktop or other computer-based music environments.

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

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 the most comprehensive combination of high-performing 24bit/96kHz desktop and mobile audio solutions to be found anywhere in 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.

About NuForce
NuForce is a California-based company devoted to the development of exceptionally fine yet reasonably priced consumer-electronic products. NuForce launched its brand in 2005 with audiophile-quality switching amplifiers based on patented, proprietary technology, thereby promptly becoming a leader in audio’s high-end marketplace. NuForce has won Power Amplifier of the Year awards both in the United States and Japan and has since expanded into other aspects of consumer electronics. In addition to its celebrated two-channel and mono amps, the NuForce line now includes headphones, loudspeakers, a music server, CD player, preamp, multi-channel amplifier, and cables.

Press Contact:
Anna Zhao
NuForce, Inc
Phone: +1-408-890-6840

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

marvin fox 08.21.10 at 7:03 pm

At least there is a company with realistic prices today. Not absurd prices you only can dream about.

Aopu Mohsin 09.29.11 at 4:26 pm

Agree with the previous comment. Same reason, I like Emotiva company as well. Good products, but not absurdly priced.

Macdaddy 05.12.12 at 12:12 am

Agreed ! Nuforce and Emotiva bringing quality products to the consumers without braking the bank! I think we are lucky to see companies like these in a economy that we now live in. Seems to me some of the larger speaker companies have gone down in quality and since the buyers dont have the money to spend the manufactures are forced to find cheaper materials so they can bring more affordable products to the market ..well we all suffer. I wish they had the marketing dollars that little square cube speaker company has!
Why not a whole section of reviews devoted to AFFORDABLE products like these? These manafactures do this for the love of music and they deserve a spot on sites like this one!!!

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