NuForce makes pricey preamplifiers and power amps that sell for thousands of dollars, but it’s one of the few American high-end audio companies that also offers truly affordable gear. Most of the products NuForce sells are upgradable, providing its customers with the most up-to-date technology as well as value.
The NuForce uDAC-2 is a tiny (2.75 by 1.5 by 0.75 inch) USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) that connects your personal computer’s audio with your home stereo, desktop sound system, or headphones. The uDAC-2 processes incoming data via a USB audio receiver, which sends it to a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) chip that produces a 2-volt analog output signal. NuForce claims the uDAC-2’s performance equals or exceeds that of audiophile CD players. The mini component features three outputs: stereo analog RCA, digital coaxial, and a headphone jack.
The uDAC-2 uses a highly accurate volume control for improved channel tracking at low listening levels, and a high-resolution audio 24bit/96kHz USB DAC. The uDAC-2 is the successor to NuForce’s original uDAC, but the company is planning to offer an upgrade path for uDAC owners after Sept. 15, 2010.
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