Milpitas, Calif. July 31, 2012 – NuForce, Inc., a leader in professional and consumer audio gear, introduces today a direct-digital integrated amplifier that marks a new juncture in digital sound. The innovative new design converts the digital audio signal into analog form at the last possible stage—the PWM amplifier output—giving listeners the same level of performance as far much more expensive audio gear. The DDA-100's inherently low distortion and noise floor remain in the digital domain from beginning to end, resulting in a remarkably wide dynamic range, crystalline clarity and amazing detail—all for an affordable price.
“DDA-100’s minimalist design is so exquisite that it begs to be displayed as a piece of art.”, Jason Lim, CEO of NuForce.
The DDA-100 doesn't require the typical DAC stage found in most of today's digital audio products. Rather, its PWM power amplifier stage is modulated directly by the incoming signal, and the digital-to-analog conversion takes place at the speaker outputs. In effect, the PWM power amplifier stage operates as a power DAC. This effectively eliminates the DAC-related problems that have plagued serious listeners in the past. Fewer parts result in a more direct signal path, resulting in benefits passed along to you: exquisite sound at an affordable price.
DDA-100 is designed as a digital-only product for today, and tomorrow's digital playback components. It accepts four digital sources via one USB, one coaxial and two optical inputs that provide exceptional flexibility for your home audio and A/V needs. And with the included remote control, you can control inputs and volume from the comfort of your listening chair.
Along with its convenience and an innovative design, the DDA-100 will drive your loudspeakers via a robust 75-Watt RMS and 250-watt peak capability per channel for superb dynamics and transparency.
Design features include:
• 96kHz input sampling rate
• 3GB/s over-sampling rate for smoother, more natural reproduction.
• An on-chip clock reference signal for synchronizing incoming digital audio data. Data re-clocking results in ultra low jitter performance.
• 100% linear frequency and phase response (+/- 0.1dB from 20 to 20kHz)
• THD+N = 0.07%
• Signal-to-noise ratio > 95dB A-weighted
• High-quality, audio-grade parts throughout
Pricing and Availability
The NuForce DDA-100 is available worldwide for a suggested retail price of US $549.00 and will be shipping Aug 1, 2012.
Based in Milpitas, California, NuForce first gained visibility for its patented audiophile-grade Class-D power amplifiers, earning numerous awards from audio publications in the U.S. and Japan. Building upon its reputation as a company that developed state-of-the-art audio products, NuForce worked diligently to expand its product line with digital-to-analog converters, in-ear and over-the-ear headphones, speakers and subwoofers, cables, additional home and headphone amplifiers, and other high-end audio accessories. Simple elegant with superior sound quality in every product is the signature of NuForce brand.
Today, NuForce is sold internationally and remains firmly committed to being a high-performance consumer electronics company adhering to stringent quality standards, ensuring integrity and value in every NuForce product.