NuForce Today Releases DAC-100, a Digital-to-Analog Converter and Headphone Amplifier Designed to Bring the Finest High-end Audio to Consumer Mass Market

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NuForce DAC-100 is a class-leading digital-to-analog converter (supports USB and S/PDIF) and headphone amplifier designed for consumers seeking a level of performance typically found in the finest audiophile equipment. The DAC-100's headphone amp delivers enough power to drive most headphones with absolute authority. It provides a full 500-milliwatts Single-Ended Class "A" power, held by many audiophiles to be a headphone amp’s purest form of circuit topology. Its re-clocking circuit’s accuracy is such that any negative timing errors (jitters) are reduced to near theoretical limits, resulting in incredibly detailed and clear audio quality.

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The measurement plots showed exceptional performance of DAC-100. It reveals very low jitter and perfect frequency response. -Jason Lim, CEO of Nuforce

NuForce, Inc., a leader in professional and consumer audio gear, announces today a digital-to-analog converter (supports USB and S/PDIF) and headphone amplifier designed for consumers seeking a level of performance typically found in the finest audiophile equipment.

The DAC-100 accepts up to four digital input sources and features a precision digital volume control, a high-power headphone amplifier section with extremely low distortion, a high-resolution analog RCA output stage, and a convenient wireless remote. It incorporates several NuForce innovations.

Low Jitter
The DAC-100’s digital input stage operates in an asynchronous mode independent of any timing errors associated with the incoming digital audio stream. The input stage synchronizes the data to an internally referenced timing signal generated by an exceptionally stable circuit. The re-clocking circuit’s accuracy is such that any negative timing errors (jitter) are reduced to near theoretical limits.

Powerful Headphone Amp
The DAC-100's headphone amp delivers enough power to drive most headphones with absolute authority. It provides a full 500-milliwatts Single-Ended Class "A" power, held by many audiophiles to be a headphone amp’s purest form of circuit topology.

Precision Volume Control
A digital 32-bit volume control offers precise channel tracking. Unlike more common digital volume controls operating at 24 or 16-bits, the 32-bit dynamic range of the DAC-100's volume control avoids any loss of low-level resolution.

Transparent Preamp
The analog preamp stage is a "minimalist" design that offers a signal path that approaches a "straight wire with gain" level of performance. Combined with top quality parts and a full 2.0Vrms signal level at the RCA outputs, the preamp section of the DAC-100 ensures that only the purest of analog music signals will ever be presented to your preamplifier.

No Up-sampling
A 24-bit, 192kHz DAC stage accurately converts digital audio data back to an analog signal at its native sampling rate. No up-sampling or other questionable data manipulation is ever employed.

Pricing and Availability
The NuForce DAC-100 is available worldwide for a suggested retail price of US $1095.00 and shipping immediately.

About NuForce:
Based in Milpitas, California, NuForce first gained visibility for its patented audiophile-grade Class-D power amplifiers, earning numerous awards from audio publications in the U.S. and Japan. Building upon its reputation as a company that developed state-of-the-art audio products, NuForce worked diligently to expand its product line with digital-to-analog converters, in-ear and over-the-ear headphones, speakers and subwoofers, cables, additional home and headphone amplifiers, and other high-end audio accessories. Simple elegant with superior sound quality in every product is the signature of NuForce brand.

Today, NuForce is sold internationally and remains firmly committed to being a high-performance consumer electronics company adhering to stringent quality standards, ensuring integrity and value in every NuForce product.

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