Overview

NuForce Icon-2

| MSRP $349

 

*Please Note:  This product has been discontinued.

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.

Nuforce USB Audio devices are designed to work with x86 architecture.  Tablet devices running Windows 8 (RT) are not supported.

 

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

Note: Icon-2 is not compatible with S-1 speakers.

 

 

 

Specifications

  • USB: USB 1.1, 2.0 compatible.
  • Inputs: RCA analog maximum 2Vrms
  • USB DAC: USB native bit rate: 32, 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz, 24-bit
  • Maximum Sampling Rate: 96kHz
  • Bit Resolution: 24-bits
  • Headphone Output: 80mW x 2 @ 16-Ohm
  • THD+N : 0.02%
  • Line Out: (for Subwoofer) connection
  • Peak Output Power: 30W x 2 (4 Ohm)
  • Output Power at 1%: THD+N, A-weighted: 24W x 2 (4 Ohm), 18W x 2 (8 Ohm)
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20kHz +/- 1dB
  • DC Requirement : 12-15V, up to 60W; 60W 100-240VAC worldwide voltages PSU is included.
  • Dimensions: 6
  • Weight : 1 lb. Shipping weight 5 lb.
  • Speaker Outputs: (RJ45 connectors with 15 micron thick gold plating). NuForce RJ45 to banana plug speaker cables (2m) are provided with NuForce Icon-2.
  • Gain: 22.2 dB

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"[4 Mice Rating!]...the Dia is a real winner...Sonically, the Dia was my favorite of the bunch, demonstrating the impact of the design changes introduced since the Icon-2. And as with the Icon-2, there are some great full-size integrated amplifiers in this price range, but few (if any) will have a built-in DAC, and none will have such a tiny footprint on your desk..."“When used with popular,

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