Truly Superior Sound from Your Computer
At work or on the go, if you own a computer and love music, you need the NuForce uDAC-3. If you're a gamer, the uDAC-3 delivers realistic sound effects that really put you 'in the game.' If you're a musician and need a quality portable monitoring solution with USB DAC and headphone amp capabilities, then the uDAC-3 is a must.
The NuForce uDAC-3 delivers truly superior sound via a high-performance, 24-bit/96 kHz USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC). It allows you to connect digital audio from your computer to your home stereo, desktop sound system, powered speakers, or headphones.
Asynchronous USB and DSD Support
Employing the latest asynchronous USB communication for reduced jitter performance, the uDAC-3 delivers a harmonically accurate presentation. And for limited DSD support the uDAC-3 is endowed with the latest Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) decoding capability (requires NuForce supplied driver and Foobar2000 media player). Additional features include a quality headphone amp and a highly linear TOCOS volume control for improved channel tracking at low listening levels.
Purest Analog Circuit Topology
To further ensure genuine audiophile performance, only the purest analog circuit topology has been employed within the uDAC-3, which among other features includes the elimination of all capacitors from the signal path. The uDAC-3 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. In addition, USB power means it travels with you easily too, as no bulky external power source is required.
Powerful Sound in a Small, Affordable Package
Don't let its diminutive size fool you: the uDAC family packs a real punch when it comes to improving the sound you'll get from your computer; meeting or exceeding the performance of many audiophile-grade CD players. The uDAC-3 is flexible too Its outputs include stereo analog RCA jacks, digital S/PDIF coaxial, and a high-performance headphone output that accommodates most headphones.
Why the Little uDAC-3 Can Make Such a Big Difference
Due to cost considerations, the DAC and headphone amp stages employed in most computers are typically not designed to deliver best-quality sound. This can result in subtle errors in the conversion and amplification processes, which diminishes audio quality. Advanced NuForce design yields a warmer, more detailed and a fundamentally more accurate rendering of the source file.
Music through the uDAC-3 sounds richer and fuller with more clarity in the highs, more "body" in the mids, and more depth and power in the lows. You'll hear details in your favorite tunes as you've never heard them before. Your favorite headphones and speakers will finally reproduce sound to their full potential too.
Note: NuForce USB Audio devices are designed to work with x86 architecture and Mac OS. Tablet devices running Windows 8 (RT) are not supported.
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|Great improvement over uDac-2|
I’ve been using a uDac-2 for about 1.5 years, now I bought a uDac-3, and after some 60 hours of break in, I think that the uDac-3 is a big improvement over uDac-2. I can easily listen enhancements and differences: more clarity, more details, deeper soundstaging, …, in general is more musical. So I think that the uDacs produces neutral and audiophile sound ¡not a surprice coming from Nuforce!. I’ve tried and compare by means of headphones Grado sr125i and earphones Nuforce NE-700X. The Nuforce sounds excellent, good bass, and neutral sound. The Grados would benefit from a more powerful heaphone amp, but this comments is irrelevant taking into account that uDac-3 price is just $125 udac-3 drives very good the Grados. So, from a quality-price point o f view, the uDac-3 just deserves 5 stars. Easy to install in Windows 8.1 x64, I tried Direct Sound, but I preffer WASAPI. I still have not used DSD. Mainly listening lossless files, 16 and 24 bits up to 96khz. I have not the chance to compare against Dacmagic XS, AudioEngine D3 or Audioquest Dragonfly. But for $125 ....., uDac-3 is super excellent!
|- JOSE M, INT|