NuForce Integrated Amp  Icon2


NuForce Icon-2

   "The heart of your digital life"

Operating from a technology platform that has won Nuforce numerous awards and rave reviews, Nuforce’s Second-Generation Icon is an audiophile-grade Integrated Desktop Amplifier featuring two 24-watt outputs for speakers, a 3.5-mm stereo input for connection to an iPod or other portable device, a USB DAC (24bit/96KHz high resolution) for converting digital music from the computer, and standard RCA inputs for employing the Icon as the heart of a conventional audio system. For the headphone enthusiast, the Icon also offers a high-performance headphone output. Of particular interest to the computer user, the Icon’s line-out functions as a PC or Mac USB-to-analog audio converter or can also be used as a connection to a subwoofer.

The NuForce Icon-2's Applications

  • As the core of a desktop audio system, the Icon-2 connects to an Ipod, CD player, PC or Mac. To fully utilize the Icon-2's sonic capabilities, we recommend high-quality monitor speakers with a sensitivity of 87dB or higher.
  • Via the best, jitter-free USB technology, the Icon-2 operates as a USB DAC (Maximum sampling rate: 96kHz) for converting a PC or Mac's audio signal to high-quality analog sound.
  • For optimal headphone performance, the Icon-2 includes a discrete, high-performance headphone amplifier.
  • For operation as an audiophile-grade preamplifier, the Icon-2's linestage can be connected to a power amp or active speakers.
  • As a high-quality auxiliary power amp in a surround-sound setup, the Icon-2 can be used to drive tweeters or rear-channel speakers.
Included Accessories
  • Vertical stand
  • AC adapter (60W 100-240VAC worldwide voltages)
  • USB cable
  • A pair of speaker cables (CAT-6E, 2m, RJ45 to banana)
  • AC power cord


  • RCA analog maximum 2Vrms
  • USB DAC: USB 1.1, 2.0 compatible. USB native bit rate: 32, 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz, 24-bit
    • Maximum sampling rate: 96kHz
    • Resolution: 24-bits
  • 3.5mm Stereo

Speaker Outputs (RJ45 connectors with 15 micron thick gold plating). NuForce RJ45 to banana plug speaker cables (2m) are provided with NuForce Icon-2.

Headphone Output
  • Power output: 80mW x 2 @ 16-Ohm
  • THD+N 0.05%

Line Out (for Subwoofer) connection

Output: Peak power: 30W x 2 (4 Ohm)

Output power at 1% THD+N, A-weighted: 24W x 2 (4 Ohm), 18W x 2 (8 Ohm)

Gain: 22.2 dB

THD+N: 0.02%

Frequency Response: 20 to 20kHz +/- 1dB

SNR > 90dB A-weighted

DC requirement: 12-15V, up to 60W;  60W 100-240VAC worldwide voltages PSU is included.

Dimension: 6" x 4 1/2" x 1"

Weight: 1 lb. Shipping weight 5 lb.

RJ45 Pin Specifications

Note: The RJ45 pin specification is provided for users who need to create a long speaker wire using standard ethernet cable. Users can also extend the length of the standard Icon-2 speaker cable using a RJ45 Coupler.