Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:23

IDA-8 - New integrated amp from NuPrime

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NuPrime launches a new integrated amplifier. IDA8 is a hybrid amplifier, delivering 2x100 watts.



In California we find the manufacturer NuPrime, which is a sister company to the more familiar NuForce. They are both founded by Jason Lim and NuPrime was spun off to protect the premium segment within HiFi-production.

Already NuPrime have the integrated amplifier IDA-16, and the power amplifier ST-10. The latter is at 2x150 watts, while the integrated big brother to IDA_8 delivers 2x200w into 8 ohms. In addition to the fact that NuPrime has taken over some amp models from NuForce, NuPrime also has a few DACs in the assortment.

NuPrime IDA-8 is a hybrid amplifier operating in class A + D, and NuPrime claims that this will combine the warm sound to the Class-A amplifiers. while having efficiency of Class-D operation. NuPrime`s class-D stage switches at over 600kHz, while the ordinary is below 300kHz. IDA-8 is providing 2x100W into 8 ohms.

In addition to having an analog RCA input, there is a built-in DAC and coax-, optical and USB digital inputs. The DAC in IDA-8 supports PCM with a sampling frequency of 384kHz via USB, and DSD256.

The volume control is an attenuator, with increments of 0,5dB. You can adjust sensitivity individually for each input with a variable gain offset.

A set of pre-out is aimed for a subwoofer, and has a signal strength of 6V.



Manufacturers Specifications:


  • USB Sampling Rates: 44.1kHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz, 192KHz, 352.8KHz, 384KHz and 2.8MHz DSD, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz
  • S / PDIF Sampling Rates: 44.1kHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96, 176.4KHz, 192KHz, 384KHz (Coaxial)
  • Maximum Sampling Rate: 32-bit
  • Bit Resolution: 16-32-bit
  • Power output: 100W x 2 (8 Ohm)
  • THD + N: 0.005% 
  • SNR = 95dB
  • Peak Output Power: 280W
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz two 50kHz 
  • Dimensions: 235 mm W x 281 mm D x 55 mm H (including feet)
  • Weight: 4.3Kg
  • Worldwide AC voltage: (90VAC ~ 130VAC 210VAC ~ 250VAC //) With Voltage Select Switch
  • AC Fuse: Slow-blow, 3A, 250VA


Read more about IDA-8 with NuPrime .

NuPrime imported to Norway by Stilimento Audio .

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