High Performance USB DAC, Headphone Amp, and Preamp
The NuForce Icon HD is a very high performance headphone amplifier, DAC, and preamp for integration with your home audio system. It features a
built-in 24-bit, 96 kHz DAC for its USB input. The Icon HD is designed for users who want the Icon HDP's world-class USB DAC and headphone-amp performance without having a need for the Icon HDP's S/PDIF connection.
Icon HD competes with other USB DACs and preamps costing up to several times its price. It will serve as the heart of a high performance audio system. Its compact size makes it the perfect companion for your computer or portable audio device.
Purest Possible Sound Quality
For the purest possible sound quality, the digital input has no capacitors in its signal path, and the analog input utilizes a single DC-decoupling capacitor. Components along the entire signal path are minimized.
The digital circuit occupies a separate daughter board. The 24-bit, 96 kHz USB interface outputs a I2S signal to the Icon HD's high-quality DAC.
The built-in high current headphone amplifier is the equal to far more expensive dedicated headphone amps. The low distortion design makes the most of any source material, digital or analog. The high-quality analog volume control is quiet and responsive. Plugging in your headphones conveniently mutes the RCA output.
The NuForce Icon HD includes a vertical stand, 'worldwide' AC adapter (11-240 VAC), AC power cord, and USB cable.