NuPrimeIDA-8NuPrime IDA-8 Integrated Digital Amp DACFantastic condition. Used as a desktop system (totally overkill) but was rarely used. Will ship in original packaging and includes remote and power cord as shown. This is a giant killer and the int...795.00

NuPrime IDA-8 Integrated Digital Amp DAC

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Asking Price: $795.00

New Retail Price: $995.00

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Ships fromKnoxville, TN, 37922
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions14.0" × 14.0" × 5.0" (12.0 lbs.)
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Fantastic condition. Used as a desktop system (totally overkill) but was rarely used. Will ship in original packaging and includes remote and power cord as shown. This is a giant killer and the internal dac is simply outstanding. Being able to have such a top notch amp, dac and preamp in one simple beautiful package is simply amazing. It is a scaled down version of the very well reviewed IDA-16 which also won numerous awards. Take some time to research this as it really is quite unique and can replace many entry to mid level DAC/Preamp/Amplifiers and simplify your system to a single chassis with one power cord. I found this quite liberating to just have this one piece of equipment that not only sounds OUTSTANDING but is great to look at.

Nuprime is the highend portion of Nuforce that was separated from Nuforce when Optima purchased it a few years. This amp/dac/preamp is outstanding.

Ultra Low Noise Class A+D Integrated Amplifier with DAC and Wireless Port

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. 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.

1 x USB PCM / DSD Digital (PCM up to 384kHz & DSD up to DSD256)
1 x Coaxial Digital S/PDIF (PCM up to 192K supporting DoP format DSD64)
1 x Optical Digital S/PDIF (PCM up to 192K supporting DoP format DSD64)
1 x Bluetooth (included) or WiFi receiver device (optional)
1 x Analog Stereo RCA (analog input will be digitized)


1 x pair of stereo speaker (binding posts) output
1 x pair of stereo RCA (2V*), variable (volume controlled) output

USB Sampling Rates:Â 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz, 192KHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz and DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz
S/PDIF Sampling Rates: 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96, 176.4KHz, 192KHz, 384KHz (Coaxial)
Bit Resolution: 16-32-bits
Power output: 100W x 2 @ 8 Ohms; 100W x 2 @ 4 Ohms
THD+N: 0.005%
SNR: 95dB
Peak Output Power: 280w
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 50kHz
AC voltage: (90VAC~130VAC // 210VAC~ 250VAC) With Voltage Select Switch
AC Fuse: Slow-blow, 3A, 250VA


“…When I’d hooked up the Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 45 speakers to the IDA-8 and begun playing music, I realized that the NuPrime was unlike any other entry-level amplifier I’d ever had in my system. Everything immediately sounded more precise and controlled…

… the little IDA-8 sounded so refined and powerful that I soon decided that, to get a true measure of its sound, I needed to move it into my reference system. In that system I had a variety of high-end but still high-value speakers to use with the NuPrime IDA-8: the KEF R900, Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L, and GoldenEar Technology Triton Five. Even with those floorstanders, the IDA-8 was able to tightly control the low frequencies in Lorde’s bass-laden Pure Heroine (24/48 FLAC, Lava Music/Republic). The IDA-8’s midrange was also something special: exceedingly clean but very full, reproducing voices with clarity and presence while also providing their full weight and body. With the IDA-8, I felt I was hearing everything in Susan Wong’s 511 (24/96 FLAC, Evosound) — not something that I think I have ever said before about an integrated amp costing under $1000…The NuPrime’s sublime midrange allowed voices to float effortlessly in mid-air…

…It sounds fantastic, has plenty of power to drive any reasonably efficient loudspeaker to room-filling levels, it’s compact, and, best of all, it costs less than $1000…the NuPrime IDA-8 was so good that it seemed almost a shame to extract it from my reference rig and reinstall it in my second system, where it will remain as my new budget reference amplifier. It’s one of the best deals available in audio today…”, Roger Kanno (
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“… ..The IDA-8 conveyed the music’s richly woven textures as well as its individual parts. Soundstaging was deeper and wider than I expected for an amp in this price category, with precise instrumental placement. Background noise was also shockingly low; the IDA-8 boasts an impressive 95dB signal-to-noise ratio…

…the IDA-8 is a winner, and a force to be reckoned with in its category (and beyond it)…it brought warmth to its clean and clearly resolved presentation of digital sources to…Though a touch dark in character (à la Class D), it delivers substance and warmth with A well-conceived Class A/Class D hybrid that doesn’t want for power or clarity, the IDA-8 ought to find itself on the audition short list of a wide range of hi-fi hobbyists, from newbies to more experienced audiophiles…”,-Julie Mullins (The Absolute Sound)

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“…From the very first listen, the IDA-8 elicits a big ‘WOW’. For those that know me you’ll appreciate I can be a bit of a cynic and our home system is very much biased toward the analogue. So the initial recommendation of the IDA-8 is not given lightly. It’s the immediate impression of enhanced clarity coming out of the little NuPrime that is most striking…”,-John Ransley, New Zealand Dealer (Totally Wired)

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