Icon DAC is a newly designed DAC with very high power
headphone amp and supports Android*, PC and Mac. Its
performance is as good as the award winning Icon HDP. Note
that DSD playback support is limited to using foobar200
player on the Windows 7 and 8 OS.
The innovative NuForce Icon DAC delivers the latest mobile
device connectivity by supporting USB Audio for Android (4.1 and
beyond with OTG), Mac and PC (with advanced PCM and DSD), a
high-power headphone amplifier, a linear volume control and
genuine audiophile construction throughout.
With the advent of Smartphones and their enormous storage
capabilities, a great many audio enthusiasts have been longing
for a quality DAC/headphone amp they can simply plug into in
order to experience their favorite music delivered with vivid
The Icon DAC stands as the ideal
solution for mobile music listeners seeking audiophile-grade
performance. This versatile device features a USB input
compatible with typical Windows or Mac computer-based setups, as
well as Android 4.1.1* (with optional OTG cable). In addition,
employed simply as a headphone amp or preamp the Icon DAC
provides a secondary analog input for stereo signals from most
home-audio and mobile sources.
Furthermore, the Icon DAC is endowed with latest technology.
Accepting PCM sample rates up to 96kHz, it’s 32-bit DAC supports
24-bit asynchronous operation while also providing Direct-Stream
Digital (DSD) decoding capability.
The discriminating headphone listener is also bound to be
satisfied as the Icon DAC includes a proprietary headphone amp
stage that drives the most demanding 600-Ohm headphones with
ease. Comprising a linear up-conversion topology, it delivers an
incredible 24V rail-to-rail supply voltage to the amplifier
circuits resulting in ultra-fast transient reproduction and
uncompromised peak dynamic performance.
As a control center/preamplifier for use with external
amplifier and speaker arrangements, audiophile-grade circuit
design and parts ensure that the Icon DAC always delivers the
ultimate in clarity to its stereo RCA outputs. A coaxial S/PDIF
output is included for added system flexibility.
The innovative design goes several steps further to include a
linear power supply that provides only pure DC power to all
circuits, a TOCOS high-resolution linear volume control for
accurate rendering of critical low-level information, and
quality construction throughout.
In total, every aspect of the Icon DAC design is optimized to
yield truly remarkable performance. More remarkable still, the
Icon DAC’s rock-solid features are offered at an equally
remarkable price. Indeed, the user is bound to agree that the
Icon DAC is in a class of its own.