Optoma Nuforce uDAC3

Class leading mobile DAC and Headphone Amplifier
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer: Optoma
£99.00

How cute?! The Nuforce uDAC3 is less than 3 inches square and contains a USB input, Analogue and Digital ouputs, headphone socket and volume control. 

You can connect via USB form your Computer or Laptop and let the uDAC3 convert your files for playback on your stereo, or simply connect a pair of headphones and enjoy the punchy Headphone Amplifier. 

All this tech in a gorgeous little box available in Red , Silver or Black and only £99.00.

Full specs and info below but the uDAC3 has already been awarded a Hifi Choice Recommended review.

The uDAC3 Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) and combined headphone amplifier significantly upgrades any computer’s sound output. It simply connects to the computers USB port and extracts every last nuance and detail from your digital music collection

As you would expect, only the purest analogue circuit topology has been employed in the uDAC3, which among other features includes the elimination of all capacitors from the signal path. The uDAC3 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.

At the heart of the uDAC3 is a 24bit/96kHz DAC that employs the latest asynchronous USB communication. A double jitter-reduction mechanism at data level and at the over-sampling filter stage ensures that you'll always hear a harmonically accurate presentation.

The earphone amplifier is suitable for driving earphones with impedances ranging from 16 – 300 Ohms and has 80mW x 2 (16 Ohms) power available.

Specification

General

Output impedance: RCA 100 Ohm, Headphone 5.6 Ohm
Maximum sampling rate: 96
Bit resolution: 24
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz, THD+N:.005%
Signal to noise ratio: 98db
Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
Power supply: USB powered 80mA/5V
Native bit rate: 32,16,24,48,88.2,96kHz
Dynamic range: 90dB
Headphone power output: 80m W x2@16Ohm
Volume control: Rotory
USB sampling rates: 44.1,48, 96
Connections input: USB
Connections output: 3.5mm stereo, Coax S/PDIF, RCA L+R

Compatibility

Supported HD audio: 96/24
Weight and dimensions
Weight (kg): 0.09 (90g)
Dimensions (W x D x H) (mm): 68 x 38 x 21

In the box

Standard accessories: USB A-Micro cable, user's manual
Colour
Colour: Red, Silver, Black