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Okay, let's see if we can get the last person to join the drop and bring our costs down to target price!! Just a reminder, here are some of the things that people are saying about this brilliant piece of kit, the Nuforce DAC-80:
"...it's a somewhat musical sounding DAC, very dynamic and exciting. Definitely a different sound compared to the recent trend of hyper-detailed DACs. Not that detail is poor - in fact top end air and extension is on the strong side, but it's refined enough to avoid that "digital" feel... for sheer musical, toe-tappin' fun, the NuForce/SET amp combos are tough to beat." -- head-fi.org
"...details, while hard-edged, are never subject to bloom or tizz. It is a detail-oriented DAC, but retains a pleasant, full sound. Sound is staged wide and deep, and if your amp is up to it, capable of a very 3D-like effect. " -- www.headfonia.com
" The [DAC-80] is one of those rare digital devices that is not bright sounding, but more importantly, doesn’t overcompensate by sounding too dark, bland, or dreary. This makes it a very natural-sounding digital device, at a price where such things are all too rare." --hifiplus.com
"I thought that it sounded very good, without any apparent coloration. And even though the volume is attenuated digitally, the sound is very detailed even when playing very low." -- whathifi.com
"The DAC80 excelled with both headphones and a full-room stereo system, and whether I was playing classic rock or classical, the instruments seemed to open up just a bit more than I was used to. There was a beautiful sonic effect." -- audioholics.com
"...the NuForce trademark is recognizable from the first minutes of listening. Immediately, we are bathed in a sound universe, mingled with happy transparency, definition, clarity and a beautiful tonal richness which is very high in the spectrum. But also striking is the density and the weight of the low registers, it seems a bit stronger than the DAC-100. Powerful and defined, it gives a great listening experience and a lot of feeling with modern music." -- on-mag.fr [translated]
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