NuPrime DAC-10

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"As a DAC, the NuPrime delivers the best digital performance we have heard from all inputs – USB, Coaxial and optical...."

- Totally Wired


NuPrime DAC-10:

The Ultimate Desktop DAC

The NuPrime DAC-10 offers leading-edge technology that offers PCM 384K & DSD256 decoding.

To excel beyond high performance DACs cluttering the marketplace, NuPrime recognizes that merely supporting standard sampling rates and hi-res music formats using state-of-the-art chips or proprietary digital signal processing is not sufficient.  To satisfy the most discerning audiophiles, the NuPrime DAC-10 must do two things exceptionally well:

1) deliver the utmost detail during a symphony’s quietest passages or a soundtrack’s heart-pounding explosion

2) do all of this in the most natural sound.

A Reference LE Class Preamp

To meet the requirement of customers who want to eliminate extra components in their system, a high-end preamp capable of driving the power amplifier directly is an essential part of the design. The NuPrime DAC-10 includes features borrowed from the Reference class P 20 preamp:

  • Advanced, thin-film switched-resistor ladder network for controlling volume, i.e., a single resistor in the signal path at any volume setting.
  • Individually adjustable volume on each input for precise source level matching.
  • Volume adjustment in 99 precise, 0.5dB increments.

    The Heart

    As the heart of an audio system, the NuPrime DAC-10 supports an extensive number of inputs and formats.  Utilizing the world’s best performing 32-bit audio DAC is only a first step for designing the ultimate DAC.  When state-of-the-art solutions are readily available to all vendors, the experience and proprietary know-how in designing many Editor’s Choice and Product of The Year award-winning products elevate the NuPrime DAC-10 above the competition.  

    Notable features:

    • Five digital and two stereo inputs for system flexibility.
    • SABRE32 Reference ES9018 from ESS Technology is the world’s best-performing 32-bit audio DAC solution for high-end consumer applications and professional studio equipment. With ESS’s 32-bit Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference DAC delivers an unprecedented dynamic range of up to 135dB and THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise) of -120dB, all of which put the DAC 10 at the industry’s cutting edge.
    • Symmetrical signal processing with exact signal transmission over the entire frequency spectrum and extremely low harmonic distortion, ensuring an unadulterated musical presentation.
    • Asynchronous transfer mode.
    • Ultra-low-noise JFETs in the input stage for the lowest possible noise level.
    • Supports DSD native playback by ASIO2.1 and DoP method.
    • Sample Rate Display – 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz and DSD64 to DSD256.
    • Unique dual gain settings for RCA with 2V or 4V outputs, XLR with 4V or 8V outputs;  with four different high power output settings.
    • Exclusive driver software for Windows.
    • Standard driver software for Mac.

        Other Features

        • Linear power supply with multi-rail toroidal transformer.
        • Independent left/right channel power supplies.
        • 12V trigger output
        • Full microprocessor control with memory retention
        • Included remote control for full convenience.
        • Available in stylish black or silver anodized aluminum finish
          • 1 x USB Digital 
          • 2 x Coaxial Digital S/PDIF
          • 2 x Optical Digital S/PDIF
          • 2 x Analog Stereo RCA


            • Optical (up to 24 bit/192 kHz)
            • Stereo RCA (Line out)
            • Stereo Balanced (XLR-3 socket pre-out )
            • USB Sampling Rates: 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz, 192KHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz and DSD 2.8MHz (DSD64) , 5.6MHz (DSD128) 11.2MHz (DSD256)
            • S/PDIF Sampling Rates: 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96, 176.4KHz, 192KHz
            • Maximum Sampling Rate: 24-bits
            • Bit Resolution: 16-24-bits
            • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 80kHz
            • Max. output power:  680 mW @ 1 kHz and 600 ohm load at the XLR-4 output
            • Frequency response:  < 10 Hz to > 100 kHz
            • Crosstalk attenuation: min. 93 dB @ 1 kHz
            • THD+N: < 0.0003%
            • Dynamic range: > 115 dB @ 600 ohm load (A-weighted)
            • Dimensions: 59 mm H x 215.4 mm W x 394 mm D
            • Weight: 10.5  pounds ( 4.8  kg )
            • Worldwide AC voltage: (90VAC~130VAC // 210VAC~ 250VAC) With Voltage Select Switch
            • AC Fuse: Slow-blow,T2.5A, 250VAC