NuPrime DAC-10 DAC/Preamplifier/Headphone Amplifier

$2,099.99

  • Description

Description

The Ultimate Desktop DAC and Headphone Amp

The NuPrime DAC-10H combines leading-edge technology that offers PCM 384K & DSD256 decoding with a high-power balanced headphone amplifier. To excel beyond high performance DACs cluttering the marketplace, NuPrime recognizes that merely supporting standard sampling rates and hi-res music formats using state-of-the-art chips or proprietary digital signal processing is not sufficient.  To satisfy the most discerning audiophiles, the NuPrime DAC-10H must do three things exceptionally well: 1) drive any headphones with ease; 2) deliver the utmost detail during a symphony’s quietest passages or a soundtrack’s heart-pounding explosion; and 3) all of this in the most natural sound. Simply put, the DAC-10H is a truly musical device.

A Reference LE Class Preamp

To meet the requirement of customers who want to eliminate extra components in their system, a high-end preamp capable of driving the power amplifier directly is an essential part of the design. The DAC-10H includes features borrowed from the Reference class P-20 preamp:

  • Advanced, thin-film switched-resistor ladder network for controlling volume, i.e., a single resistor in the signal path at any volume setting.
  • Individually adjustable volume on each input for precise source level matching.
  • Volume adjustment in 99 precise, 0.5dB increments.
The Heart

As the heart of an audio system, the DAC-10H supports an extensive number of inputs and formats.  Utilizing the world’s best performing 32-bit audio DAC is only a first step for designing the ultimate DAC.  When state-of-the-art solutions are readily available to all vendors, the experience and proprietary know-how in designing many Editor’s Choice and Product of The Year award-winning products elevate the NuPrime DAC-10H above the competition.  

Several notable features:
  • Five digital and two stereo inputs for system flexibility.
  • SABRE32 Reference ES9018K2M from ESS Technology is one of the world’s best-performing 32-bit audio DAC solution for high-end consumer applications and professional studio equipment. With ESS’s 32-bit Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference DAC delivers an unprecedented dynamic range of up to 127dB and THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise) of -120dB, all of which put the DAC-10H at the industry’s cutting edge.
  • Symmetrical signal processing with exact signal transmission over the entire frequency spectrum and extremely low harmonic distortion, ensuring an unadulterated musical presentation.
  • Asynchronous transfer mode.
  • Ultra-low-noise JFETs in the input stage for the lowest possible noise level.
  • Supports DSD native playback by ASIO2.1 (up to 11.2MHz) and DoP (up to 5.6MHz) method.
  • Sample Rate Display – 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz and DSD64 to DSD256.
  • Unique dual gain settings for RCA with 2V or 4V outputs, XLR with 4V or 8V outputs; and each of the balanced and unbalanced headphone outputs with four different high power output settings.
  • Exclusive driver software for Windows. Standard driver software for Mac.
Headphone Amplifier

Today’s best headphones can cost as much as a high-end DAC.  Their owners demand a headphone amp that fully exploits their potential.  Key features of the headphone amp:

  • A 4-pin balanced and a standard 6.2mm stereo headphone amplifier outputs. 
  • Output circuitry designed for use with up to two dynamic headphones. Consistent wiring and the use of XLR-4 sockets ensure excellent channel separation.
  • A gain switch for use with in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones.
Other Features
  • Linear power supply with multi-rail toroidal transformer.
  • Independent left/right channel power supplies.
  • 12V trigger output
  • Full microprocessor control with memory retention
  • Included remote control for full convenience.
  • Available in stylish black or silver anodized aluminum finish
The NuPrime Sound

Just one listen confirms the DAC-10H as a true hallmark of audio performance:

  • Vast soundstage
  • Lightning-fast, wide-range dynamics
  • Ultra-low distortion and noise
  • Music emerges from a pristine background, with delicate details and nuances intact.
Specifications
Inputs:
    • 1 x USB Digital 
    • 2 x Coaxial Digital S/PDIF
    • 2 x Optical Digital S/PDIF
    • 2 x Analog Stereo RCA
Outputs:
    • Optical (up to 24 bit/192 kHz)
    • Stereo RCA (Line out). Output impedance < 100 Ohms. Max output: 2V (low gain); 4V (high gain)
    • Stereo Balanced (XLR-3 socket pre-out ). Output impedance < 100 Ohms. Max output: 4V (low gain); 8V (high gain)
    • Balanced headphone amplifier (XLR-4 socket )
    • Unbalanced headphone amplifier (6.3 mm jack socket )
  • USB Sampling Rates: 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz, 192KHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz and DSD 2.8MHz (DSD64) , 5.6MHz (DSD128) 11.2MHz (DSD256)
  • S/PDIF Sampling Rates: 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96, 176.4KHz, 192KHz
  • Maximum Sampling Rate: 24-bits
  • Bit Resolution: 16-24-bits
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 80kHz
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Max. output power:  680 mW @ 1 kHz and 600 ohm load at the XLR-4 output
  • Frequency response:  < 10 Hz to > 100 kHz
  • Crosstalk attenuation: min. 93 dB @ 1 kHz
  • THD+N: < 0.0003%
  • Dynamic range: > 115 dB @ 600 ohm load (A-weighted)
  • Dimensions: Height: 59mm Width: 215.4mm Depth: 382.6mm
  • Weight: 10.5  pounds ( 4.8  kg )
  • Worldwide AC voltage: (90VAC~130VAC // 210VAC~ 250VAC) With Voltage Select Switch
  • AC Fuse: Slow-blow,T2.5A, 250VAC

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