"Entry-level Integrated Amplifier of the Year" 2012 The Absolute Sound Magazine
Wide Dynamic Range and Amazing Detail
The NuForce DDA-100 Direct-Digital Integrated Amplifier marks a new juncture in digital sound. The innovative new design converts the digital audio signal into analog form at the last possible stage the PWM amplifier output giving you the same level of performance as far much more expensive audio gear. The DDA-100's inherently low distortion and low noise floor remain in the digital domain from beginning to end, resulting in a remarkably wide dynamic range, crystalline clarity and amazing detail.
"A Great Sounding Amplifier And A Tremendous Value"
The Absolute Sound
was so impressed with the DDA-100 that the magazine named it "Entry-level Integrated Amplifier of the Year" for 2012. "Particularly impressive is the DDA-100's spatial definition and separation of instrumental images. These images are presented against a dead-quiet background in a way that makes the come to life
A great sounding amplifier and a tremendous value."
A More Direct Signal Path
The DDA-100 doesn't require the typical DAC stage found in most of today's digital audio products. Rather, its PWM power amplifier stage is modulated directly by the incoming signal, and the digital-to-analog conversion takes place at the speaker outputs. In effect, the PWM power amplifier stage operates as a power DAC.
This approach effectively eliminates the DAC-related problems that have plagued serious listeners in the past. Fewer parts result in a more direct signal path, resulting in exquisite sound at an affordable price.
The DDA-100 has a 96 kHz input sampling rate and a remarkable 3 GB-per-second oversampling rate for smoother, more natural reproduction. An on-chip clock reference signal synchronizes incoming digital audio data. The data re-clocking results in ultra low jitter performance.
Four Digital Inputs
NuForce designed the DDA-100 as a digital-only product for today and tomorrow's digital playback components. The DDA-100 accepts four digital sources via one USB, one coaxial, and two optical inputs that provide exceptional flexibility for your home audio and AV. With the included remote control, you can control inputs and volume from the comfort of your listening chair.
Along with its convenience and an innovative design, the DDA-100 will drive your loudspeakers via a robust 50-Watt RMS and 250-watt peak capability per channel for superb dynamics and transparency.
If you're seeking a moderately priced digital integrated amplifier that offers true high-end quality, features, convenience, and performance, the DDA-100 makes a great choice.