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NuForce uDAC-5 DAC/Amp Combo

NuForce uDAC-5 DAC/Amp Combo

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Can I use this to my dt 990 Pro 250 ohm?
I am selling mine for $100 with free standard shipping in the continental US. Barely used like-new with the original box, papers and packaging.
Phobang
Helloes! I might be interested. Please contact me. Cheers!
waaargasm
Sure thing bud. Email me at hexemppl@gmail.com.
Would this be enough power for the 58X Jubilee?
does this have the same dac as the nudac 3 ? i wanted to buy one solely to test out the dac and if both are same then nudac3 would be better value
The USB input for the DAC is "B" type? If so, I can get a USB type "B" female to USB type "C" male to pair my Hiby R3 to it? I see it comes with a type "B' to type "A" - I imagine that's to connect a PC to the DAC unit, correct?
phila58
You need an adaptor
Hi guys , How about this NuForce uDAC-5 DAC/Amp Combo compared to Schiit Fulla 2? Many thanks for your comments
Does anyone's distort when the volume pot is above 2/3rds? Mine does... I'm wondering if my unit is defective?
This or a magni 3 for the hd6xx's?
JWHeidt
Magni. Or, better yet, the Vali 2.
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Would this be worth to use with the Massdrop plus for a home set up?
I've had enough of Windows 10 and my Creative Sound Blaster Z not playing well together. Time for a USB DAC/Amp that can do at least 24/192 and this does better than that. Hopefully it's worth the money...
What would be the best setup for a PC? Would using the rear RCA jacks and cranking the volume to full blow out the amp on my computer speakers? And does plugging in headphones mute the rear outputs?
Did the price drop on this? I thought it was $150 sometime back
What are the watts at 32 ohms? I'll be running hd58x's on this... powerful enough for these?
How would this go driving HiFiMan HE4XX's occasionally? Need something lightweight as a 'LAN' Dac/AMP so I'm not using the onboard audio on my PC...
anyone know how this compares to the NuPrime uDSD?
this or dragonfly black for iems
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I can't imagine it would be a problem. I've used the MD/Mee PXs with both the Q1 Mark II and the F-Audio DAC-X6 and neither of those sounded weird or off with IEMs as far as I could hear.
But someone else may have more personal experience with this amp/dac and it's noise floor.
Hortm
Dragonfly is a MQARenderer so you can get most out of it from Tidal MASTERs tracks. It will drive headphones up to a 100 ohm. Very good dac for phones.
This is a nice little headphone amp, easily seen by my notebook and drives my medium- impedance Beyerdynamic 880 cans very cleanly with good bottom end. You can spend a lot more on a headphone rig and get more resolution, power, balance, flexibility. But 99% of headphone users will love this. the first laptop maker that builds this circuitry into their machine will get my dollars.
I use a Schiit stack by my favorite chair with a pair of HD650s and an Airport Express grabbing uncompressed audio from the NAS, using my cellphone as a remote control. That sounds really good and so easy to set up if you already store your music on a network drive. Can’t do that for the laptop because of the lag so this little box is still needed.
The uDAC-5 sounds good with my cans, even when I plug in the Sennheisers, and considering that it isn’t all that easy to make HD650s sound right, I’d say this box is a winner for the price.
This will probably work well with an Audio Technica ATH-M40X right?
Would this work with AudioEngine A5+? I am comparing this to the D1.
arthurd
It looks, spec wise, nearly identical to the D1. I’ve had the D1 for about 8 year driving my desktop speakers, Audyssey LES. It’s a great sounding combo. This Nuforce should do a good job with the A5+.
This vs. Schiit Fulla 2?
lomna17
Fulla doesn't have DSD...
zep483
Thank god.
Good for hd6xx?
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He knows that, but is surprised. There could be a hiccup somewhere though, since I don't think the 6xx gets loud enough to distort with a MacBook 2015, which is why I got an amp. Maybe I have earwax...
Still, the 6xx/650 are overhyped, plain & simple. They're not a miracle -- good, but lack some bass and soundstage, as well as requiring a good amp.
JoeBi
Sure they get a lot of undeserved love. The 880 sounds better to my ears. But I’m 50 and can’t hear the highs like I could when I was 25. Street price is about the same, 200 or thereabouts. Best thing this guy could do is explore all the other good $200 cans out there.
Looking for a decent DAC. Will this work for my setup? I have a pair of jbl lsr305 speakers connected to my laptop via XLR to 3.5mm.
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I definitely appreciate the feed back PACoug, thanks!
The company disagrees with you. They claim the RCAs are variable line out and not fixed... at least according to their representative on Amazon...
This for the HE4xx? I am a noon looking a DAC amp combo for my HE4xx. Confused between this, schiit stack and O2/ODAC. Any other suggestions under 250$ welcome. Also is the fulla 2 sufficient for the HE4xx
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Rookie26
I use the fulla 2 with HE400i. On most source material it's fine. If the source itself is quiet, you may find yourself wanting more volume. I expect that would be an issue with this dac/amp as well, since they're both dependent on USB power.
The fulla 2 ought to support a wider range of cans, because it has lower output impedance on the headphone jack.
Rookie26
Might want to consider the Aune X1S.
Its the UDAC 5? not the 3?
God bless
Nuforce udac-5 VS. ifi nano black which to buy? Anyone own both for a good review . Just recently owned fiio q1 mark 2 by the way and was hoping to upgrade. Which of the two should i buy thanks a lot 👍🏻
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I would say nano black if price isnt an issue... if you care about balanced or mqa
zep483
Bought the ifi nano idsd black. and for me its much clearer than my fiio q1 mii. mainly using it on my macbook pro and music is better… thanks 👍👍👍
This vs the TA-01 for 120(also on massdrop)
Would this perform adequately for the 6XX's?
Does anyone have experience using this in an attempt to improve the sound from external computer speakers?
dhaug89
Years ago (before my audiophillia really kicked in) I had a 17" HP laptop connected to some Logitech Z-2300 speakers. I always thought the speakers sounded great, but then I purchased my first external DAC; a uDAC3. I never realized how much crap (electronic noise) that computer was introducing into its crappy DAC. I was blown away by how much better those Z-2300's sounded. My newer laptops don't suffer from the same audio noise problems as the old HP, but if you suspect that there is electronic noise in your audio stream you may want to give an external DAC a try. The uDACs are great little external DACs, and after over 5 or 6 years my uDAC3 is still going strong.
When the headphones are plugged in, does the rca output in the back turn off? I have a pair of powered speakers that I use and would want them "off" when the headphones are in use. The owners manual doesn't say anything about this. Thanks
Leafspring
Just got mine, and there is seamless switching from speaker to headphone. Speakers turn off when headphones are plugged in.
Has anyone used this with AKG K712's? I was looking for a cheaper solution while I am waiting on my Darkvoice. Just wondering if this had enough power to drive them correctly?Thanks for any info/knowledge.
What is the output power?
The specs say 2 Volts. However, that is not a power specification, it is a voltage spec.
Power is defined as volts x amps. Volts x amps = watts.
Basic ohms law. Without the current spec (amps), there is no way to solve for watts when given volts.
As such, the power output is entirely unknown.
In my experience, when a manufacturer tries to obfuscate and/or capitalize on the ignorance of the general public, there is usually something to hide.
Probably not much power at all coming from this unit, though it would be nice to know for sure.
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Sir, I suggest you read and comprehend posts before replying to them.
1) I said " Current limiting in amplifier design is not limited to protection against shorts ." I did not say current limiting factors are "not relevant." In fact, I said the opposite. I said (paraphrased) that there were several relevant current limiting factors beyond protection against shorts.
2) "Flat" frequency response is a relative and subjective term, especially if tolerance is not specified; i.e. +/- some number of dB. However, if you look at the peaks and valleys in the frequency response plots of the vast majority of headphones (or speakers, or any other electromechanical audio output transducer for that matter), and you consider that flat, then I postulate you wouldn't know a nice tittie if one motorboated you upside the head. Regardless, frequency response is irrelevant to my point and is not correlated to impedance. And, I would say that speakers and headphones have the widest FR variances of any component in an audio system. I would also say that this doesn't much matter to a large extent and many other factors have a greater impact on perceived fidelity.
3) Again, POWER by definition is voltage times amperage. One does not know the POWER output of an amplifier if only the VOLTAGE is specified. VOLTAGE only tells you the available rails before clipping. It is only part of the story. IMPEDANCE (not frequency response) is the AC approximate equivalent of resistance, and VARIES WITH FREQUENCY. The NOMINAL impedance of a speaker or headphone driver is an AVERAGE across the audible spectrum. At any given frequency, it will vary. Depending on the driver type, the actual impedance at any given frequency may vary significantly from the NOMINAL or average rating given. For example, my Martin Logan electrostatic speakers have a NOMINAL impedance of 8 ohms. But, this varies widely across the spectrum and at the upper frequencies the impedance is as low as 1/2 ohm. This is part of the reason why power testing into a dummy load such as an 8 ohm power resistor does not always translate well to an actual load. It is true that if there were no limiting factors upon current in an amplifier design, then one could derive the output power from the voltage rails and the impedance of the load, at least at a given frequency. But amplifiers often have many design constraints that limit the output current and thus prevent a given voltage from delivering the maximum theoretical amount of current into a given load. These can be power supply limitations, output device limitations, thermal protection, battery management, etc.
Unfortunately, I don't have the time to teach an engineering course here, so if you have further questions I suggest enrolling in a basic electronics course at your local community college.
DiamondPilot
Would the current limiting factors of the amifying circuit really matter that much with a headset? Considering most heasets I've seen have a nominal impedence of 50 Ohm or more, you should expect a current of 0.02A on average. Are the current limits you can expect from an amplifying circuit really that small, and does impedence vary so much that the current will ever get to a significantly higher level?