The NuPrime IDA-8 consists of an ultra-low-noise integrated amplifier and digital-to-analog converter that decodes USB PCM 384 and DSD 256 with the convenience of wireless audio in a small, handsomely designed home stereo component. NuPrime's new Class A+D hybrid amplification technologies deliver the substance and warmth of Class A amplification and the efficiency and speed of Class D technology in a milieu of un-measurable noise. The IDA-8's spacious, transparent, dynamic and luxuriously textured soundstage has to be heard to be believed. With all stages in one chassis, the IDA-8 avails itself of the shortest possible signal paths in order to facilitate vanishingly low levels of noise and distortion for a black-velvet background to music. The listener's initial reaction might very well be "I can't believe my ears!" The IDA-8's low noise floor is further complimented by an innovative volume control based on a thin-film resistor design that positions a single resistor in the signal path for each volume setting. Volume changes occur in 99 precise 0.5dB increments for each input's individually adjustable volume level. Precise level matching is a breeze, as is the user's ability to make comparisons of music sources. Innovative FeaturesUltra-Linear Class A Module (ULCAM) achieves audiophile-quality sound with Class-D's dynamics, speed and efficiency State-of-the-art DAC supporting USB PCM 384 and DSD256, that is also capable of decoding DoP formats via coaxial and optical inputs THD+N lower than 0.005% with a -130dB S/N ratio NuPrime SRC IC chip provides FPGA processing with ultra-low jitter and distortion NuPrime vibration-free isolation feet (patent pending*) Analog line-out (Sub Out), with 3X the standard output power, provides impressive lows and a wide sound stage specifically designed for subwoofers Four digital inputs and one stereo input for complete system
Supporting USB PCM 384 and DSD256. 1xUSB, 1xCoaxial, 1xOptical and 1xAnalog RCA inputs. Bluetooth aptX receiver.
Capable of decoding DoP formats via coaxial and optical inputs
Ultra-Linear Class A Module (ULCAM) achieves audiophile-quality sound with Class-D's dynamics, speed and efficiency
SRC IC chip provides FPGA processing with ultra-low jitter and distortion
Achieves total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N) levels of less than 0.005% while achieving a system efficiency of up to 93%