Supporting USB PCM 384 and DSD256. 1xUSB, 1xCoaxial, 1xOptical and 1xAnalog RCA inputs. Bluetooth ap
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
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 syst
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The quest to find the best hi fi amp for under 1 grand took me months of research, and after reading the few reviews around (surprisingly none in Amazon.com, although I see one has been added recently), I finally opted to buy the Nu-Prime IDA-8 to pair with my Monitor Audio Silver 6 speakers.
I am extremely happy with it. I will spare you the technical details about it being a Class A + D integrated amp and other technical prowesses (you can google those), but instead, I will try to concentrate on sound and usability.
Even when connected through the bluetooth dongle to my iPhone (the lowest sort of fi I can think of), music came out crystal clear, full bodied and exactly how I imagined it was recorded (iPhone does not have aptx so I guess the quality could be even better when using that technology). The Bluetooth connection is perfect every time although the range is about 15 feet. When trying it with hi-res audio files, it really made those speakers sing. I...
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