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Optoma unveils Hi-Res super small DSD DAC and headphone amp

Optoma, award-winning projector and audio brand, expands its line-up of mobile DAC’s with the NuForce uDAC5. This super small DSD DAC and headphone amp is Hi-Res certified and enables audio enthusiasts to play any audio format at any resolution with more power.

Ideal for music lovers, this tiny device will play all high resolution formats up to DSD256. DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recordings exceed the range of frequencies available from a CD so you hear more of the detail - exactly as the artist intended. This elevates the quality of any computer sourced audio files, adding weight and speed to the bass, clarity and substance to midrange tones and openness and extension to the highs.

The diminutive size of the uDAC5 makes it ideal for home, work or on the go yet it packs a real punch with nearly twice the current reserves of its predecessor, uDAC3. The extra power generated means users can connect their over-ear headphones while playing conventional or high resolution music. It also makes it the ideal high resolution desktop audio controller and connection hub for budding home musicians, producers and DJs - enabling them to work anywhere with ultimate precision.

"We have been focused on developing an audio range that will enable users to enjoy accurate and realistic sound reproduction from any source," said Joe Ahmed Head of Marketing for Optoma EMEA. "Optoma's latest addition to the mobile audio line-up enables an improved music experience with any audio format and at high resolution.”

Gamers will experience a more accurate and realistic sound track with subtle audio cues now audible.  Skype users, YouTube viewers, movie lovers or people that use online music services like Spotify or Pandora on laptops will simply have a much better sound quality if they use the uDAC5.

The uDAC5 is housed in a metal anodized chassis for improved sound quality and offers unrivalled flexibility. It generates superior sound whether it is being used as a high resolution desktop audio controller, USB DSD DAC or a headphone amp. Additional analogue and digital outputs enables instant high resolution connection to amplifiers and active speakers.

NuForce uDAC5 comes in silver and will retail for €299.00. For more information, visit www.optoma.com.


uDAC5 specifications



Input: USB-B

Output: 3.5mm jack, RCA L+R, digital coax


Up to 384kHz PCM and DSD256


68 x 45 x 21mm (W x D x H)



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For more information and product images, please contact:

Eithne Keenan
Email: e.keenan@optoma.co.uk
Tel: 01923 691802

For a full specification sheet or further information visit the Optoma website - http://www.optoma.co.uk/

About Optoma

Optoma is a world leading designer and manufacturer of projection and sound products for business, education, professional audio/video and home entertainment.

Optoma’s projection products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver stunning crystal clear images with ultimate reliability.

Optoma projectors use DLP® technology, pioneered by Texas Instruments. This uses millions of mirrors to produce high quality imagery which does not suffer colour degradation over time, as sometimes experienced in other projector technologies.

The Optoma NuForce sound range is designed for people that care about audio. They are built from premium quality components to deliver sleek design and exceptional sound.

The Optoma Group has continental headquarters in Europe, the USA and Asia; whilst Optoma Europe, based in London, covers Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Local services are delivered from regional offices in France, Germany, Norway, Spain and the Netherlands and sales representatives in the Czech Republic, Dubai, Italy, Poland, Russia, Romania and Saudi Arabia. www.optoma.com

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