NuForce Icon HDP DAC/Amp - Massdrop Exclusive
NuForce Icon HDP DAC/Amp - Massdrop Exclusive

Pint-Size Powerhouse

A discontinued classic, the Nuforce Icon HDP has been revived exclusively for Massdrop. For discerning audiophiles looking to get better sound quality out of their computers, the unit packs a heck of a punch for the size. It contains a preamp, DAC, and high-current, low-distortion Class-A headphone amplifier—all housed in a sleek, compact aluminum chassis that stands vertically to occupy minimal space on your desk. It can easily drive high-impedance headphones up to 600 ohms for clear, transparent sound with full, rich bass reproduction.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of colors between Gold and Silver.

NuForce Icon HDP DAC/Amp - Massdrop Exclusive
NuForce Icon HDP DAC/Amp - Massdrop Exclusive
NuForce Icon HDP DAC/Amp - Massdrop Exclusive

Versatile Connectivity

The Icon HDP features a 2.0 USB digital-audio converter up to 96kHz/24-bit, and also supports USB 1.0 and 1.1 up to 44.1kHz/16-bit. On the front panel, you’ll find an analog volume knob and gold-plated headphone out. The back panel is home to an abundance of I/O options: Use the USB Type B port to connect to your computer, connect your iPod via the 3.5-millimeter mini-jack (which also doubles as an optical input), and up the fidelity with the RCA coaxial input—which provides support for 192kHz/24-bit action.

NuForce Icon HDP DAC/Amp - Massdrop Exclusive
NuForce Icon HDP DAC/Amp - Massdrop Exclusive

Color Options

Gold
Silver

Specs

  • NuForce
  • Chassis: Aluminum
  • THD+N: 0.001% at 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz – 100 kHz (-0.5 dB), SNR > 100 dB
  • Power requirements: 12 – 15V, 1.6A, 100 – 240VAC (worldwide AC)
  • Dimensions: 6 x 4.5 x 1 in (15.2 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1 lb (0.5 kg)

Analog inputs

  • RCA or ⅛ in (3.5 mm) when inserted

Digital input

  • S/PDIF: coaxial or ⅛ in (3.5 mm) optical when inserted (coaxial up to 192 kHz/24-bit or optical up to 192 kHz/24-bit)
  • Coaxial input impedance: 75 ohm

USB digital audio conversion

  • USB 1.0 and 1.1 up to 44.1kHz/16-bit, USB 2.0 full-speed up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • 88.2 kHz is not supported

RCA output

  • 2.6 Vrms (cuts off when headphone is inserted)
  • Output impedance: 100 ohm

Headphone output

  • ¼ in (6.3mm) full-size headphone output jack drives headphones up to 600 ohm (96 mW at 600 ohm)
  • Output impedance: 10 ohm

Headphone power

  • 288 mW rms at 30 ohm
  • 210 mW rms at 120 ohm
  • 152 mW rms at 300 ohm
  • 123 mW rms at 500 ohm
  • 96 mW rms at 600 ohm
  • 59 mW rms at 1200 ohm
  • 43 mW rms at 1700 ohm
  • 35 mW rms at 2000 ohm

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is June 9, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.