Portable Audiophile DAC with High-Powered Headphone Amp
The NuForce Icon DAC is a newly designed DAC with very high power headphone amp and support for Android*, PC, and Mac. Its performance is as good as the award winning Icon HDP. Note that DSD playback support is limited to using foobar200 player on the Windows 7 and 8 OS.
Latest Mobile Device Connectivity
The innovative NuForce Icon DAC delivers the latest mobile device connectivity by supporting USB Audio for Android (4.1 and beyond with OTG), Mac and PC (with advanced PCM and DSD), a high-power headphone amplifier, a linear volume control, and genuine audiophile construction throughout.
With the advent of Smartphones and their enormous storage capabilities, a great many audio enthusiasts have been longing for a quality DAC/headphone amp they can simply plug into in order to experience their favorite music delivered with vivid clarity.
Audiophile-grade Portable Performance
The Icon DAC stands as the ideal solution for mobile music listeners seeking audiophile-grade performance. This versatile device features a USB input compatible with typical Windows or Mac computer-based setups, as well as Android 4.1.1* (with optional OTG cable). In addition, employed simply as a headphone amp or preamp, the Icon DAC provides a secondary analog input for stereo signals from most home-audio and mobile sources.
The Icon DAC is endowed with latest technology. Accepting PCM sample rates up to 96kHz, it's 32-bit DAC supports 24-bit asynchronous operation while also providing Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) decoding capability.
Proprietary Headphone Amp Stage
The discriminating headphone listener is also bound to be satisfied as the Icon DAC includes a proprietary headphone amp stage that drives the most demanding 600-Ohm headphones with ease. Comprising a linear up-conversion topology, it delivers an incredible 24V rail-to-rail supply voltage to the amplifier circuits, resulting in ultra-fast transient reproduction and uncompromised peak dynamic performance.
Use as a Control Center/Preamplifier
As a control center/preamplifier for use with external amplifier and speaker systems, audiophile-grade circuit design and parts ensure that the Icon DAC always delivers the ultimate in clarity to its stereo RCA outputs. A coaxial S/PDIF output is included for added system flexibility.
The innovative design goes several steps further to include a linear power supply that provides only pure DC power to all circuits, a TOCOS high-resolution linear volume control for accurate rendering of critical low-level information, and quality construction throughout.
Every aspect of the Icon DAC design is optimized to yield truly remarkable performance. More remarkable still, the Icon DAC's rock-solid features are offered at an equally remarkable price, placing the Icon DAC in a class of its own.
*Android compatibility is limited to smart phones running Android 4.1.1 that enables support for USB OTG Audio features.