NuForce announced the uDAC-2SE (Special Edition) digital to analog converter and headphone amplifier for USB audio which offers enhanced performance utilizing Asynchronous USB Mode with up-sampling. The new model is an update from the Icon uDAC-2.
Bypassing the computer's generally inferior soundcard, the uDAC-2SE's high-performance 24bit/96kHz USB Digital Audio Converter elevates a computer's digital music into high-quality analog sound for headphones and stereo systems. In the Asynchronous USB transfer mode, the downstream audio device controls the digital audio data the computer sends through its USB interface. The result is less jitter and better sound. The uDAC-2SE also features an Up-Sampling capability. With their attractive stainless steel panels, the uDAC-2SE and uDAC-2SGE stand as two of the most compact high-performance USB DACs on the market today.
Note: The uDAC-2SGE (Signature Gold Edition) customers are qualified to receive a free upgrade to Asynchronous USB design. uDAC-2 customers can upgrade to uDAC-2SE for $140 by purchasing an upgrade kit which contains uDAC-2SE circuit board and stainless steel front and back panels.
Pricing and Availability:
The NuForce Icon uDAC-2SE is available in black or red color for $249.