NuPrime IDA-16 integrated amplifier NEW


NuForce got a new direction, that will from now on offer their higher priced, high-performing products under the new name NuPrime. Find bellow the complete picture set of their latest NuPrime IDA-16 integrated amplifier, that is coming shortly at Mono & Stereo for a review. This is an integrated amplifier with built in DAC, 200W per channel and supporting DSD files. This review will be followed by their NEW upcoming top of the class REF 20 power amplifiers. Really exciting news!

Complete picture set and detail info about NuPrime IDA-16 integrated amplifier after the jump:

Following in a long tradition of world-renown audio excellence, the NuPrime IDA-16 combines leading-edge audio technology with unprecedented innovation, style, and value. As the world's first fully integrated digital amplifier offering 384K & DSD decoding, from its digital or analog inputs to its 200-Watts/Channel speaker outputs it delivers the purest, most natural sound modern audio technology can provide, while also providing the widest support for the latest High-Resolution music formats.

Starting with complete integration of all necessary stages within one chassis, the design inherently ensures the shortest possible signal path, which thereby results in vanishing levels of noise and distortion to create a jet-black backdrop upon which your recordings literally unfold before your ears.

Such deafening silence is further augmented by the IDA-16's innovative volume control; a feature based upon advanced, thin-film switched-resistor technology that places only a single resistor in the signal path at any volume setting. Volume adjustment is conveniently achieved in 99 precise, 0.5dB increments and is further complimented by providing individually adjustable volume for each input. Precise level matching of your various sources becomes a breeze and makes comparison between them equally so.

Completing the ensemble is NuPrime's proprietary variable frequency Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) technology. For thundering, authoritative bass performance, the IDA-16's innovative supply and its Cross-Matrix Array (CMA) capacitor bank are capable - upon demand - of delivering extremely high current to the amplifier's output stages. In addition, the supply's 600 kHz switching frequency and output voltage actually vary in real-time based on the instantaneous demands of the music. The result is unprecedented transient speed and an almost shocking level of dynamic impact that renders percussive instruments as though they were suddenly attacking outward from beyond the blackest depths of a phantom stage.

Such highly responsive behavior achieves extremely low Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N) levels of less than 0.004% while attaining a maximum system efficiency of up to 93%. Adding the IDA-16's stratospheric frequency response up to 80kHz, and now mere vocals are transformed nigh unto emotional experiences while the upper registers of instruments become the shimmering highlights of a live performance. In all, its crystalline transparency, holographic imaging and fatigue-free sound will allow you to finally relax and experience the music as it was meant to be… while almost forgetting the IDA-16 is even there.

Although, when the music stops and the lights are on you definitely won't forget. Rather, you'll be quite proud to showcase the IDA-16 in a place of prominence within your room as its sleek, low profile chassis and understated elegance are sure to draw the attention of your most discriminating guests. Whether your preference is Black or Silver finish, the IDA-16's simple, modern style is certain to find broad approval as it politely augments any decor.

As you continue to review below, you will see that the IDA-16's many innovative features and exemplary specifications are truly impressive and have few equals. More importantly though, just one listen and you are certain to discover the IDA-16 to be a true hallmark of audio performance by elevating music playback and visual style to a level seldom experienced at any price.

IDA-16 Innovative Features Include:

Full microprocessor control with memory retention 
Five digital inputs & one stereo input for complete system flexibility 
Theater-Mode pass-through (fixed volume control) function 
Ultra low noise JFETs employed in input stage for the lowest possible noise performance 
Volume adjustment in 99 precise, 0.5dB increments 
Advanced, thin-film switched-resistor ladder network for controlling volume - only a single resistor in the signal path at any volume setting 
Individually adjustable volume on each input for precise level matching of all sources 
Cross-Matrix Array (CMA) capacitor module 
Supports DSD native playback by ASIO2.1 and DoP method 
Exclusive driver software for Windows 
Standard driver software for Mac 
Asynchronous transfer mode 
Very Low Power Consumption on Standby Mode 
High-standard parts: USB (DSD): XMOS DAC : ESS9018 and OPA2134 for high-quality sound. 
Available in stylish black or silver anodized aluminum finish 
Included remote control for full convenience 

Inputs:

(1) USB Digital
(2) Coaxial Digital S/PDIF
(2) Optical Digital S/PDIF
(1) Analog Stereo RCA

Outputs:

(1) Optical (up to 24bit/192kHz)
(1) Stereo RCA (Line out)
(1) Stereo Speaker (Binding Posts) Output

Specifications:

USB Sampling Rates: 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz, 192KHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz and DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz and 11,2MHz
S/PDIF Sampling Rates: 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96, 176.4KHz, 192KHz
Maximum Sampling Rate: 24-bits
Bit Resolution: 16-24-bits
Power output: 200W x 2 (8-Ohm)
THD+N: 0.004% 
Peak Output Power: 400W
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 80kHz 
RS232 extension: Smart Home Control & Firmware upgrade
Dimensions: 17 in W x 15 in D x 1.97 in H (2.56 in H include feet)
Weight: 16 lbs
Worldwide AC voltage: (90VAC~130VAC // 210VAC~ 250VAC) With Voltage Select Switch 
AC Fuse: Slow-blow, 5A, 250VAC