"A Power-Packed Little Bundle of Goodness"
NuForce developed the STA-100 amplifier for the audio enthusiast who appreciates great sound and a modest form factor. This audiophile-grade stereo power amp is housed in an elegant, compact enclosure that's perfect for your desktop, shelf, or cabinet. Offering quality parts throughout and advanced, high-efficiency switching amplifier operation, the STA-100 delivers genuine NuForce performance and value.
"The NuForce STA-100 is a power-packed little bundle of goodness," notes John Grandberg in his InnerFidelity.com review for July 24, 2013. "If we separate any potential bias that comes with the Class D topology, what remains is simply an excellent amplifier that sounds as great as it looks and fits most anywhere you might want to place it."
The STA-100's small size belies its impressive power. It delivers a robust 160 watts-per-channel into 4 ohms, or a big 80 watts-per-channel into 8 ohms. Sharing technology with NuForce's award-winning V3 mono amplifiers, mere power alone doesn't tell the whole story. The STA-100 renders all of your recordings with thundering lows, crystalline highs, and a warm, tube-like midrange. And all of these sonic attributes are in perfect balance with exquisite resolution and effortless, fatigue-free sound.
Proprietary Feedback Circuitry
Proprietary feedback circuitry operates as the cornerstone of the STA-100's sound quality. A self-resonant design, the 400 kHz PWM switching frequency constantly adjusts to the input signal, output current demands, and loudspeaker impedance variations. Incredible speed and accuracy ensure that the most explosive dynamics and the minutest of details convey the kind of life-like sound upon which NuForce's reputation rests.
To be sure, the STA-100 is destined to find its place as the driving force in a great many music and A/V systems. When it comes to mating with décor and today's home audio components, the STA-100's power, transparency, modest size and sophisticated appearance defy competition at its modest price point. Where sound and style matter, nothing less will do.
Choose stylish silver or stealthy black finish. An STA-100 in either finish will look great with your other gear or standing proudly all by its lonesome.
"The NuForce STA-100 is a power-packed little bundle of goodness. If we separate any potential bias that comes with the Class D topology, what remains is simply an excellent amplifier that sounds as great as it looks and fits most anywhere you might want to place it. It is in fact desktop friendly, being one of the very few quality amplifier options that won't take up too much room. In a living room setup, STA-100 is a very formidable choice, especially when mated with sufficiently revealing upstream gear."
- John Grandberg , InnerFidelity.com, July 24, 2013