Digital to Analog Converter

DAC80

  • An audiophile’s digital music hub
  • Upgrade any digital audio source
  • Supports up to 192kHz/24-bit PCM
  • Convenient rotary volume control
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Designed from inception to become a class-leading Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC), the DAC80 simply extracts every last nuance and detail from your digital music collection. Destined to become the cornerstone of your high-end audio system with three different digital connectivity options and the capability to connect four devices concurrently, the DAC80 is an audiophile’s digital music hub.

Resolution

The DAC80 supports virtually all digital file formats, including the very highest-quality 192kHz/24-bit PCM studio master or lossless-quality music files stored on your computer. Standard resolution digital devices like your TV and games console will benefit from extra detail, depth and clarity.

Additional information

Specifications
Bit Resolution24bits
ColorBlack, Silver
Connections ControlDigital volume control
Connections InputUSB-B, Toslink, 2xDigital Coaxial
Connections OutputAnalogue RCA L+R
Dimensions Depth MM216
Dimensions Height MM51
Dimensions Width MM229
Frequency Response20Hz – 25,000Hz
Maximum Sampling Rate192/24KHz
Native Bit Rate32,44.1,48,96,192KHz
Output Impedance100Ohm.
Output Voltage0dB, 1kHz: RCA 4.0Vrms
Power Consumption Audio12W
Power Supply Audio100V/110V/220V/230V
Signal to Noise Ratio96dB
SPDIF Sampling Rates192/24
Standard Audio AccessoriesIR remote, Power cord
Supported HD AudioUp to 192/24KHz
Total Harmonic Distortion0.01%
USB Sampling Rates192/24
Volume Control32Bits Digitally controlled
Unit Weight1.2
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DAC80

HiFi Pig,
October 12, 2015

DAC80 was given 8.23/10 and a HiFi Pig’s Recommended award.

“The DAC80 is a simple to operate unit and looks worth the price tag.

“The two (DAC80 and HA200) just worked so well in tandem with the extremely wide frequency band of the headphone amp allowing the DAC to breathe musicality”

 

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DAC80

The absolute sound,
November 23, 2015

“NuForce’s entry at this hotly contested price point delivers excellent sound combined with a useful feature set, making it one of the products that should be on anyone’s short list if he’s in the market for an under-$1200 USB DAC/pre.”

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DAC80

Audisseus,
January 4, 2016

“With the combination of DAC80 and STA120 NuForce provides a contemporary interpretation of modern HiFi. Those who are looking for space-saving model with minimalist design and with high tonal level, they will find their luck with the NuForce.”

“The combination works finest details effortlessly with high transparency and luminosity.”

“The NuForce subjects play the mid ton impressively neutral and the bass tone powerfully, straight and punchy, thereby the voice of Kurt Wagner wonderful sonorous and earthy warm.”

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DAC80

HiFi+,
March 21, 2016

“The DAC is one of those rare digital devices that is not bright sounding, but more importantly, doesn’t overcompensate by sounding too dark, bland, or dreary. This makes it a very natural-sounding digital device, at a price where such things are all too rare.”

“in real life the DAC sounds great. And the power amplifier is easy to love, too. Despite those caveats, all in all, this is a great digital combination at a keen price!”

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DAC80

Audio Test,
April 6, 2016

Small device for big sound – With the digital analog converter Nuforce DAC80 and the class-D amp STA120 Optoma has succeeded in developing an audiophile symbioses. These units fit well together thanks to the space-saving format and discrete design. In terms of sound reproduction, the examines persuade with  great passion on detail and most transparent playback of different resolution, no matter how high/low the volume is set thanks to the 32-bit rotary. Both devices represent a worthwhile purchase.”

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DAC80

The absolute sound,
April 22, 2016

Winner of the 2016 the absolute sound Editor´s Choice Awards:

“One thousand to twelve hundred dollars seems to be a price that many manufacturers are aiming at with their latest high-performance USB enabled DACs. NuForce’s entry at this hotly contested price point delivers excellent sound combined with a useful feature set, making it one of the products that should be on anyone’s short list…”

 

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DAC80

HiFi Test,
July 1, 2016

Overall grade: Top class, very good

“The combination of DAC and pre amp is practical, as you have killed two birds with one stone. But to find the suitable amp can be more complicated. NuForce offers two correctly matched systems which saves you the hassle of research.”

“Technically and sonically NuForce delivers a really nice team here.  High resolution processing of various digital sources, combined with a good performance of the amp.”

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DAC80

Audiophileman,
September 5, 2016

“It’s an unprepossessing little box but the NuForce DAC80 offers a surprisingly good sonic response. It does this without fuss and without fireworks but, at this price point, that can be a blessed relief.”

“Providing a balanced sound with a democratic outlook, suiting all musical genres, the DAC80 provides digital music with a touch of sonic style.”

“It never huffed and puffed and made you feel bad that you’ve spent £500 instead of £3k on a DAC, as some designs do. On the contrary, the DAC80 had a rather expensive air to the sound. Everything was neat, tidy and in its place.”

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DAC80

HiFi World,
December 13, 2016

“If I want to grab a DAC foor myself then this is a low-cost DAC that I would plump for.  It offers a neat sense of styling and all of the essential features for the price. It’s an unprepossessing little box but the NuForce DAC80 offers a surprisingly good sonic response.  It does this without fuss and without fireworks but, at this price point, that can be a blessed relief.”

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