NuPrime IDA-16

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mresseguie

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #60 on: 2 Jun 2017, 08:36 pm »
 :rotflmao:

That would sound great, but then I'm leaving the 'all-in-one-box' design.


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triumph

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #62 on: 3 Jun 2017, 12:02 pm »
A dedicated addict.....er....enthusiast!

It works really well thanks to your IDA-8. It might work with an IDA-16.

Last year, my espresso maker/grinder took up a lot of room in the bed of my Tacoma, but they are in Taiwan now, so there's more room!

Bring that grinder back, and get the Feima grinder here in Taiwan.  It's just as good as the original they copied. 
:)

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #63 on: 3 Jun 2017, 06:45 pm »
Ao good to hear you are enjoying your new purchase that much and rediscovering the pleasure of just listening to music.

The same has been my experience and it is just nice.....

thank you for your continuous updates.

damguz, you are so right, as you said I am "rediscovering the pleasure of just listening to music". I'm nearing two months of living with my IDA-16 and I continue to be completely satisfied with it. It has continued to get Better and better as the weeks go by.

I'm very glad to hear how much you enjoy your IDA-8. And again, you are right, the IDA-8 (and IDA-16) are beautiful pieces of hardware.

Cheers,

Scott

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #64 on: 21 Aug 2017, 06:31 pm »
I wanted to post a very brief update. I've had the IDA-16 for nearly five months. It has been a pleasure to own and use. Something that doesn't get a lot of attention on integrateds and pre-amps is the volume control. The IDA-16s volume control is fantastic. The precise  control you have in adjusting volume is great. Once you experience that it's hard to go back to something less.

The sound coming from the IDA-16 is dynamic and balanced with very good tone. Whether listening to music or watching a movie I don't find myself analyzing the sound. Everything is there and I enjoy whatever is playing.

Anyway, a quick post for those interested. There's a lot of competition out the in the integrated amp game. With 200 powerful watts and a great DSD capable DAC For $2k; I believe the IDA-16 is hard to beat.

I'm one happy camper.

Cheers, 

Scott

Dadbeh

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #65 on: 21 Aug 2017, 07:58 pm »
I wanted to post a very brief update. I've had the IDA-16 for nearly five months. It has been a pleasure to own and use. Something that doesn't get a lot of attention on integrateds and pre-amps is the volume control. The IDA-16s volume control is fantastic. The precise  control you have in adjusting volume is great. Once you experience that it's hard to go back to something less.

The sound coming from the IDA-16 is dynamic and balanced with very good tone. Whether listening to music or watching a movie I don't find myself analyzing the sound. Everything is there and I enjoy whatever is playing.

Anyway, a quick post for those interested. There's a lot of competition out the in the integrated amp game. With 200 powerful watts and a great DSD capable DAC For $2k; I believe the IDA-16 is hard to beat.

I'm one happy camper.

Cheers, 

Scott

That's awesome, good for you. I still have an ida8 and I like the sound and ida16 seems like the next logical upgrade.

I just wanna say that volume does not get enough attention as you said.  After how the amp actually sounds, volume is the single most important feature for me. Comes before any other feature. Many nice sounding and nicely priced tube apps suffer from cheap volume pots and that's a shame.

rustydoglim

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #66 on: 15 Sep 2017, 04:38 pm »
That's awesome, good for you. I still have an ida8 and I like the sound and ida16 seems like the next logical upgrade.

I just wanna say that volume does not get enough attention as you said.  After how the amp actually sounds, volume is the single most important feature for me. Comes before any other feature. Many nice sounding and nicely priced tube apps suffer from cheap volume pots and that's a shame.

Exactly! We have an article (published under Guide section) that about this issue being the dominant factor for new generation of DAC design. DAC chips have become so good that there is no audible difference between ESS 9018, 9028 and 9038 for example.  We find 9038 too sterile and decided not to use it. 

srb

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #67 on: 15 Sep 2017, 05:32 pm »
DAC chips have become so good that there is no audible difference between ESS 9018, 9028 and 9038 for example.  We find 9038 too sterile and decided not to use it.

If you find the 9038 too sterile sounding, then that would be an audible difference.  :scratch:

rustydoglim

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #68 on: 20 Sep 2017, 06:59 pm »
Give and take a little bit of this and that, so my point is no improvement from one over the other.
I don't meant they sounded identical.  I should state that there is no audible improvement.

pawsman

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #69 on: 28 Sep 2017, 01:25 pm »
rustydog,
You've mentioned the IDA-32 in passing, any specs on it yet?

pawsman

muellec3

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #70 on: 28 Sep 2017, 03:21 pm »
Dear Jason
As a passionate user of the IDA-16 I would also be most interested in any info on the upcoming IDA-32 which you can share upfront. I hope it has network functionalities such as streaming service access etc. and a bit more muscles?

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #71 on: 28 Sep 2017, 06:12 pm »
Yes, I noticed the mention of an IDA 32 in another post as well. I'm looking forward to the details.

Cheers,

Scott

rustydoglim

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #72 on: 30 Sep 2017, 10:52 pm »
IDA-32 is a different integrated (about $4000 MSRP) planned for Q1 2018, it is not designed to replace IDA-16. 

muellec3

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #73 on: 1 Oct 2017, 08:46 pm »
Dear Jason
Thank you for this info. I am looking forward to hearing more news about this new amp.
Considering the qualities which my IDA-16 is offering this new product is certainly going to be worth considering.
Cheers - Chris

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #74 on: 29 Nov 2017, 07:29 pm »
For the past eight months I have been extremely satisfied with my IDA-16 and that satisfaction has just been kicked up a notch.

About a month ago I replaced my WireWorld Stratus power cord with the Cullen Cable Avius power cord. This power cable is fantastic.

This affordable cable is so good with my IDA-16 that I'm going to say that NuPrime should consider offering it as an upgrade option for the IDA-16.

http://www.cullencable.com/avius-series/

(I had the Red Copper plugs put on mine)

I will add as well that the IDA-16 is one of the best relatively affordable amplifiers out there. I use the word relatively because even at $2k it is still a lot of money for many people including myself; But NuPrime truly gives you your monies worth. It is an outstanding value.

Cheers,

Scott

CharlesKu

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #75 on: 30 Nov 2017, 04:22 pm »
If you find the 9038 too sterile sounding, then that would be an audible difference.  :scratch:
Sterile means devoid of anything extra, free of unwanted life. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Distortion is extra–and we want less. Jitter is extra–and lower is better. Noise is extra–and none is best. And it’s good when bandages, scalpels, and mouthwash are stripped of extras. But when it comes to music, sterile should be avoided like the plague?We want our music infected with as much life as possible?


Wind Chaser

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #76 on: 30 Nov 2017, 05:35 pm »
Sterile means...

Very clean, disinfected, free from contamination, unpolluted, unadulterated, not tainted, refined etc  :thumb:

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #77 on: 30 Nov 2017, 06:21 pm »
Nothing sterile about the IDA-16 or the Cullen Cable Avius power cord. :green: So good. :thumb: :thumb:

Cheers,

Scott

pewe

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #78 on: 7 Dec 2017, 05:33 pm »
Is it true that you can't see what volume you're playing at unless you are actively using the volumeadjuster? I guess this also is the same on DAC10 ond DAC9. I dont really like this, seeing what volume you are using is extremely helpfull.

Wind Chaser

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #79 on: 7 Dec 2017, 05:44 pm »
Is it true that you can't see what volume you're playing at unless you are actively using the volumeadjuster? I guess this also is the same on DAC10 ond DAC9. I dont really like this, seeing what volume you are using is extremely helpfull.

Extremely helpful? How so?  :scratch: