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NuForce uDAC-5 DAC/Amp

NuForce uDAC-5 DAC/Amp

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Copped these a while back before christmas. Just got a Creative SoundBlaster X G6 as a gift from my SO... If anyone wants to pick this up from me for $90 i'll pay your shipping.
This one, or the Aune T1 for the beyer dt990 250ohm?
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would this be good for the 58x jubilees?
Will this product power my acoustic research ar h1. Currently the sound lacks power and sounds flat Also will it make my audioengine speakers sound better I have a 5 yeat old dell laptop
**Editing out my previous comment** I had a bad adapter cable. This is pushing my TH-X00 just fine.
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These are good for an Beyerdynamic DT770 250ohm?
TeaAndKek
Same question here?
Can I pair this with a Schiit Magni 3 and use the uDAC-5 as my DAC, and the Magni 3 as my amplifier?
Extinguisher
I think you would HAVE to do that, since the Magni has no internal DAC. Just use some short RCA patch cables to run out the back of the uDAC and into your Magni.
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Extinguisher
yes
Is the uDAC-5 $99 worth over the uDAC-3 $50 for the M50's and HiFiMAN HE-350's?
Can I use this to my dt 990 Pro 250 ohm?
Gilja
Yes, I have same headphones and even udac3 is sufficient.
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?
harrisonjr98
Yes
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?
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Yeah, great speakers. I actually have the MM-2000 set...the 4.1 surround version. I'll be sad if/when they finally die (getting a bit long in the tooth, dontcha know).
riffrafff
Lucky guy. By the time I realized there was a 4.1 set, I could never find one for sale. I often though about cannibalizing the satellite speakers for custom projects.
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?
zep483
140 mW at 32 Ohms per their spec sheet
JustAsGood
Thanks, I tried one of these, .it was Awful
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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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.
Hortm
do not get dragofly black. and this uDac-5 is not good for iems - output impedance is 5 Ohm per spec. Get Speaka USB DAC/Amp. In USA search amazon SKU B01FQHBDI4 - 33 for a piece.
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?
Mikebau5
yes
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?
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Thank god.
lomna17
I'm not sure how Schiit Fulla got into this game. uDAC-5 apparently looks much more quality and expensive product. Can anyone explain?
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.