Powerful Integrated Digital Amp with Bluetooth Receiver

DDA120

  • Fantastic audio quality
  • Small and elegant design
  • Connect all your digital and analogue music devices
  • Massively powerful
5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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DDA120 was developed for one simple purpose: To allow you to enjoy music from any source in fantastic quality. Its diminutive size and elegant styling conceal a sophisticated amplifier capable of extracting every last detail and nuance from your music collection. The DDA120 builds on the success of its predecessor the critically acclaimed, multi award-winning DDA100.

Digital Purity

Free your digital music collection — connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to play music stored on your smartphone or tablet, stream music from services such as Spotify, or listen to your favorite music service. Additionally, four digital inputs enable you to connect all your other digital devices, making the DDA120 the hub of your digital music system. The minimalist Direct Digital architecture maintains the purity of your digital music — resulting in a perfectly transparent, dynamic, and exquisitely detailed sound.

Analogue Integrity

Whether playing your vinyl collection, hooking up an FM tuner or another non-digital source, your analogue music is treated with respect. Using an ultra-high quality conversion process, it follows the same minimalist processing as your digital music and so maintains its original distinctive character.

Power and Control

Any hi-fi speakers you choose will be driven with ease. The massive power available is used to effortlessly control your speakers with astounding precision, ensuring you hear the recording exactly as the artist intended.

Additional information

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ColorBlack, Silver
Native Bit Rate16,24
Specifications
Bit Resolution24bits
Connections ControlIR control
Connections InputAnalogue RCA, USB2.0-B, S/PDIF coaxial 75Ohm, 2xToslink, 1xUSB-A expansion For BT receiver
Connections OutputToslink, Speakers posts L+R
Connector TypeOutput 4way speakers binding posts
Dimensions Depth MM216
Dimensions Height MM51
Dimensions Width MM241
Frequency Response20Hz – 20,000Hz
GainDigital 11.625dB, Analogue 31dB
Maximum Sampling Rate176.4
Peak Power Output250W per channel
Power Consumption Audio2W
Power Output50W per channel (8Ohm) 75W per channel (4Ohm)
Power Supply Audio115V-230V
SensitivityDigital 0dB input, Analouge .047Vrms
Signal to Noise Ratio>95dB
SPDIF Sampling Rates44.1,48, 88.2, 96, 176.4kHz
Standard Audio AccessoriesIR remote control, Power cord, Manual
Supported HD Audio176.4/24
Total Harmonic Distortion0.07%
USB Sampling Rates44.1,48,96kHz
Unit Weight1.2
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DDA120

Watt magazine,
May 15, 2015

Awarded 4 stars

Translated review:

Compact and flexible amplifier
“If you are interested in setting up a super compact system in your living room, NuForce DDA120 is one place to start.”

“The front panel is very simple with only a volume knob, and a few light-diodes showing input and volume. With a digital amplifier, nothing is converted to analogue until it reaches the speaker outputs. This is positive for the sound quality.”

“…it can show a pretty large sound field, and it performs way better than expected by an amplifier this size. It is of course very easy to connect and to use.”

“The sound is surprisingly controlled and precise, and very well balanced. The bass response is bigger and more voluptuous than you would think, the mids are alive and dynamic, and the treble has just the right amount of energy and detail.”

“…this is after all a product at a very reasonable price and that has everything you need for today’s digital music-reproduction.
One competitor we need to take into consideration is of course the more affordable NAD D3020. This is a hard nut to crack for DDA120, and it just about manages to do so.”

“It sounds good enough, it has the features, and it looks good. Its compact exterior makes it easy to position, and it can easily be hidden away in a bookshelf. Not a bad buy, actually. A strong 4 out of 6 stars.”

Watt thinks:
“DDA120 is an interesting and exciting choice in a digital world of music. Well worth a try”

DDA120

SoundStage Experience.com,
June 2, 2015

Optoma NuForce DDA120 Direct Digital Integrated Amplifier-DAC

June 2015

NuForce, the California-based audio brand best known for their proprietary class-D power amplifiers, was recently acquired by Optoma Technology, known to many as a major maker of DLP projectors. Also recently, the high-end division of NuForce was spun off as a new company, NuPrime, which will manufacture more expensive products, such as the amplifiers based on NuForce’s high-end, class-D amplifier modules with Cross Matrix Array (CMA) capacitor boards.

NuForce itself will continue to manufacture less costly products, but gone from their product line are many of the very small models — e.g., the Icon integrated amplifiers — which were popular for use with desktop systems. However, NuForce continues to offer compact stereo and home-theater components, and high-quality earphones. Thankfully, my favorite NuForce product, the DDA-100 Direct Digital integrated amplifier (discontinued), now lives on as the DDA120, which adds some key new features and a slight increase in price, from $549 to $699 USD.

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DDA120

The absolute sound,
April 22, 2016

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

“The DDA-120 was made for audiophiles who need a moderately priced, single-box amp/preamp to connect any conventional digital source to a pair of loudspeakers. If your speakers are at least 88dB sensitive and you can work around the DDA-120’s ergonomic limitations, you may find that it is simply the best-integrated amplifier you’ve heard.”

 

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DDA120

The absolute sound,

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

“The DDA-120 was made for audiophiles who need a moderately priced, single-box amp/preamp to connect any conventional digital source to a pair of loudspeakers. If your speakers are at least 88dB sensitive and you can work around the DDA-120’s ergonomic limitations, you may find that it is simply the best-integrated amplifier you’ve heard.”

 

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  1. Tom E.

    5 out of 5 Musician

    I bought this DDA 120 as a backup to my current expensive receiver just in case it ever broke down on me. Well it did and am I glad. This little DDA 120 is exactly what Steven Stone said in his Absolute Sound review. ” It might be the best integrated amp you ever heard . ” I play some fairly large floor standers and the amp is just unreal. Also the Optoma people don’t explain this DDA 120 well in its literature. It is an amp, a pre-amp and DAC all rolled into one. Its one scary amp.

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  2. Clive Peterson

    5 out of 5

    Heard this amp in a show, I can’t believe such a small box can play such large sound. The amp played with speakers from monitor audio and sounded amazing. Is it available in the UK?

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