DAC chip itself has advanced to the point of becoming a commodity and is no longer the biggest differentiating factor.
Newer generation of DAC chips only provide diminishing return.
Different brands of DAC chip have their own sonic characteristic but a
skilled engineer could tuned the sound of a DAC with transistors in the
preamp stage. Most companies designed their high-end DAC by following
the reference circuit from DAC chip company (such as ESS Technology).
NuPrime takes it a step further with innovations surrounding the commodity chip.
Power supply and preamp are now becoming the dominant
factors in the DAC’s performance.
In this post, we will discuss about
the preamp and volume control. Entry level DAC such as the $99 Encore
mDSD can sound like a reference class DAC if it is used with a high-end
in-ear earphones and a computer USB audio. But for a high-end DAC to
work with a variety of analog and digital inputs, the power supply,
volume control and preamp has to be exceptional.
NuPrime Alita Reference Class DAC / Balanced Headphone AmpNuPrime Alita Reference Class DAC With Balanced 4.4mm & 6.3mm Headphone Outputs Designed For Headphone EnthusiastsWith its IIS/DSD and XLR outputs and decoding capability of PCM 384K & DSD256, the NuPrime Alita is a refere..
AMG HPA Pre-Amplifier/Headphone Amplifier The NuPrime AMG HPA is the world’s first AMG headphone amplifier that utilizes the 1MΩ input impedance design,1MΩ input impedance, high power, and full-balanced design delivering the most transparent and detailed signal with a wide frequency bandwidth and ri..
DAC-10 DAC/PreampNuPrime DAC-10 combines leading-edge technology that offers PCM 384K & DSD256 decoding with a Reference LE Class pre-amp.
DAC-10 - The Ultimate Desktop DAC with a Reference LE Class Pre-amp
(DAC-10 is basically the same as DAC-10H, except for being..
Nuprime DAC-9SE DAC & Pre Amp with I2S outputNuPrime DAC-9SE: Reference class DAC with I2S output that designed for audiophiles.With its IIS/DSD and XLR outputs and decoding capability of PCM 768K & DSD256, the NuPrime DAC-9SE is a reference-class DAC designed for audiophiles. With five digi..
Evolution EVO DAC - DAC/PreampTo meet the highest performance requirement of the NuPrime Evolution Series, the power circuit of Evolution DAC has been redesigned from the ground up using C-Core transformers and AC filter, in addition to the DAC circuit. It utilizes one of the world’s highest perform..
Nuprime Hi mDAC portable high-resolution DAC & headphone ampMost versatile and portable USB DAC (PCM 384kHz & DSD256 decoding)The NuPrime Hi mDAC is a portable high-resolution DAC and headphone amp. Capable of PCM 32/384 and DSD 256 decoding, it is ultra-compact and low power consumption and..
Nuprime DAC-9X DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amp Reference class DAC with 6.3mm headphone output designed for studio professionals.With six digital (including 2 x IIS/DSD) and one analog stereo inputs, RCA stereo and XLR balanced outputs, and decoding capability of PCM 384K, DSD256 & MQA, the NuPrime DAC..