No matter how good your mobile headphones are, in the end, it always comes down to the quality of your audio source–and for the discerning audiophile, laptop-quality sound simply won’t do. That’s where the NuForce uDAC-2 Signature Gold Edition USB digital audio converter comes in. In layman’s terms, this small USB interface connects between your laptop and desired audio source (headphones, receiver, desktop sound system), and converts the digital signal into an analog one, greatly enhancing the quality and power of your laptop’s digital audio. As far as the look of the uDAC-2, it’s anything but “layman.” Featuring a chassis that sports both 24K gold plating and stainless steel, you’ll even find a Swarovski crystal on the volume knob–making it part utilitarian, part just plain sexy. The uDAC-2 SGE will set you back around $400; but with the Swarovski crystal on board, you now have the perfect excuse to add an audio product to your wedding registry. Check out the full PR after the jump…
Milpitas, Calif. – August 1, 2011 – NuForce, Inc., a leader in professional and consumer audio solutions, announces today the availability of its uDAC-2 Signature Gold Edition USB digital audio converter. The uDAC-2 SGE combines a USB DAC and a headphone amp into one ultra-portable device, perfect for those seeking high-performance audio from their digital music files. Retaining the classic look of the uDAC-2, the elegant uDAC-2 SGE is adorned with a genuine Swarovski crystal on the volume control and encapsulated in a lustrous 24K gold-plated chassis with stainless steel front and back panels.
This uDAC-2 SGE was designed for the refined consumer that desires audio products with exquisite design, while retaining superior sound quality. The uDAC-2 SGE connects a user’s personal computer to their home stereo system, desktop sound system or headphones for superior sounding audio. Its compact size, power and performance make the uDAC-2 SGE the ideal companion for any discerning music enthusiast.
When the uDAC-2 SGE is connected to a computer via the included USB cable, it processes incoming music data files via its audiophile-grade USB audio receiver and then uses a high performance D/A converter chip to translate the data into analog signal, which is then piped out to the connected stereo component, active speakers or headphones. This convergence process allows users to unlock the audio potential of their digital music files and hear their music the way it was intended.
The headphone amplifier within the uDAC-2 SGE enables users to plug in their favorite headphones into its 3.5mm jack. This amplifier can enhance the auditory performance in a pair of headphones by properly powering them, delivering optimal amperage which will allow for greater audio clarity.
The uDAC-2 SGE comes packaged with an ensemble of very fine accessories such as protective leather case, premium USB cable, cleaning cloth and carrying pouch.
Inputs: USB (USB 1.1, 2.0 compatible)
- Analog RCA
- Digital Output: coaxial RCA
- 3.5mm Headphone
Dimensions: 2.68” x 1.50” x .82”
- Circuit board is enhanced with a cryogenic process
- Double jitter-reduction mechanism at data level and oversampling filter stage
- High voltage 2V analog output
- High-quality analog volume control
- No capacitors in any of the audio signal paths
- Low power consumption: USB self-powered, no external power supply required
The uDAC-2 SGE is available now from signature.nuforce.com for $399. For more information on this or any other NuForce products, contact PR representative Jessica Darrican at 305-576-1171 x.16.
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.