NuPrime DAC-10 DAC Preamplifier

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  • Regular price $2,275.00




The NuPrime DAC-10 is a beautifully crafted work of audio art. It has leading edge industrial design that is unique in the world of audio components. The quality of construction is excellent and the way the component feels when you hold it in your hands tells you that it will provide years of enjoyment.

Offered in two stunning finishes, either the silver or the black components offer you a choice of style to match your personal design sensibility. Regardless of where it is displayed in your home it will be a statement of discrete elegance.

It's simple, straightforward interface allows for ease of use by you, your family and your guests. Anyone can enjoy their favorite music with the NuPrime DAC-10.

Just one listen will confirm that the NuPrime DAC-10 is at the peak of audio performance. Music emerges from a pristine background, with delicate details and nuances intact. The music you enjoy is reproduced with precision and everything you hear is natural and true to life. With ultra-low distortion and near unmeasurable levels of noise, you can experience the truth and beauty of your music. With lightning-fast, wide-range dynamics all types of music are reproduced exactly as you would hear them live. The experience is complete with the vast soundstage that the  NuPrime DAC-10 creates. You will be immersed in the musical event and feel as if you are actually 'there'.

Simply stated, the NuPrime DAC-10 offers an incredibly honest, life-like, musical experience.

  1. 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) 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
        • nputs:

          • 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

          Customer Reviews

          Based on 6 reviews
          Matt C
          Amazing DAC and excellent service

          I'm very pleased with my purchase. Aamir was great to deal with. There was a shipping hiccup, probably due to Covid, and the carrier did not show to pick the item up on time. He had it shipped with another courier the next day and I had it in my hands in a short time. He went the extra mile so that I could be enjoying the DAC ASAP. This is a beautiful piece of gear. It's well built and heavy. The separation, clarity and detail are outstanding. I have heard this DAC is more resolving and less warm than the DAC-9, so I was worried it may be on the bright side. I can say there is no brightness and it is very pleasing to the ear. I love the versatility of having 2 analog inputs and remote, so I can use it as a preamp if needed. I'm using it mainly as a USB DAC for a Raspberry Pi4 streamer and everything works - DSD playback, higher sampling rates. I love being able to see the sampling rate on the very unique display. Nice piece!

          Sateesh Paturi

          NuPrime DAC-10 DAC Preamplifier

          Sateesh Paturi

          NuPrime DAC-10 DAC Preamplifier

          NuPrime DAC-10 DAC Preamplifier

          Great product and after sale service from Summit HI-FI

          J Barnard
          Very pleased!

          Wonderful little Dac/Pre....compact, quiet and suitable for the WAF. :D