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They are Spatial M3 Turbo S, which are open baffle speakers with a high sensitivity rating. I don't need all that power on tap as tubes work as well on these speakers but those 15" dual drivers on each speaker does require a good "grip" to get them to sing, which the STA-9 monoblocks do just fine with. Tubes do bring out the 3D aspect of the music a small amount better but, for the price, the STA-9s are easily a match in tonality and dynamics.

Oh, that's good to know, especially with M3ts. I have a single STA-9 en route, but I'm not sure if I should graduate to two 9's or a single 10? 


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I'm very new to this hobby, and when I was first started I was actually trying to decide between sound bar and stereo speakers. I didn't know the sound quality difference was so huge.

Soon I realize I need a two channel setup that allows me to stream music from Spotify. However I found it very difficult to find a good Hi-Fi system that supports Spotify natively. So I purchased a Teac integrated amp with AirPlay capability with KEF Q300.

I have been researching stereo knowledge since then. I have read almost all the thread in this forum. And one most important finding is that I actually don't need Spotify and AirPlay support built in, these features can be provided by Raspberry Pi and Volumio. What I really need is a good USB DAC. This finding opened a whole lot more new options to me.

9 months later I upgraded my speaker to a floor stand Focal Aria 926, and I need a new amp to power these speakers. I choose NuPrime STA-9 and DAC-9.

This setup works as expected so far. I also use Toslink for TV.


Hey, just a quick comment to note that I didn't forget about the reward. It has been super busy in the past 2 months preparing for the "new" nuprime: new website, custom audio, new products etc. 


I have transferred one post to the new website:
These posts are also attached to the related product pages. Really appreciate those of you who spent time to provide these content.

After I copy the content to the website, I will start to contact you about the gift.  Won't take long now.

« Last Edit: 5 Oct 2017, 08:02 pm by rustydoglim »


take a look at the nicely layout customer's post here
I will be messaging each of you for your shipping info for free gift or discount credit.


I took this topic out of sticky mode so others can see new posts clearly. We are looking for your experience with wireless audio with Nuprime products, also later CDP-9 and amps. 
You get to select from a list of gifts if your article is selected and posted on the website (you're welcome if you want to have your name and city mentioned in your post):
choice of gifts are: Encore mDSD, WR-100D, uDSD, or 10% to 15% (bigger discount for in-depth article) coupon for next purchase.
Please include a photo of your setup in your post.

You can write in your native language.


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Posts look nice in the new page! I think its a great approach to have regular users comment on their experiences.

Congrats to everyone who got showcased.  Best regards,


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My gift uDSD came today in the mail! Thanks Jason for taking good care of customers.

I'll post on the main thread my findings and questions, but wanted to say thanks for this.   Nice addition to my audio family!

Best regards,


Thanks Jason and NuPrime! Received my gift (uDSD) and haven't had a chance to listen to it long (just a couple of minutes to see if it worked with my MBP). Will post findings of the uDSD as I pair it with my newly received Sennheiser HD6XX headphones (I loved the HD650s when I had them a while back before they broke).

Thank you again and grateful for NuPrime gear I have on this US Thanksgiving holiday!



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Three of the components of my system have been tried of STA 9 pair with (1) KEF LS 50 (2) B&W DM302 (3) Scanspeak 710003 + Vifa NE180W-04. The good sounds ranking are 3>2>1. I found that the sta9 is better pair with soft dome like coated textile diaphragm as ScanSpeak Revelator D2904/7100-03.

 It is now become my reference speakers instead of KEF LS50.


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Hello all,

I have always loved music and it is part of my life since I am a teenager even if I am not a person that knows by heart all the artists and their albums. I like the good sound and I listen all type of music from philharmonic to rock, acoustic, hip hop or electro. I have been to several auditorium in France where people play to you only classical music when you want to buy a hi-fi system. This does not suit me. I have grown with other types of music and I would like to have a system suitable for a large variety of musics.

I have started when I was young with my uncle’s hifi system, an Akai AA-5210 amplifier and French 3A Apogée speakers with huge 25cm speakers. It was nice until I broke a loudspeaker during a party and the amplifier volume control was starting to be damaged. I then switched to Focal Chorus 714S and a HC Yamaha amplifier. I have never really been satisfied with the sound stage but I kept it for a long time until now. I knew the amplifier was the weak part.

I have tried to search an integrated amplifier with a good compatibility with my speakers as I did not have the budget to change everything at once and it has been really difficult… I had mainly targeted 2 amplifiers which where the NAD C368 and the NAIM Unity Atom. The NAD was giving a too harsh sound with Pop Rock music and it was tiring even after a couple of minutes. The NAIM was a better match but the price is more than double of the NAD. Then I decided to read again and I discovered Nuforce, I read the story of the company and discovered the Nuprime brand from Jason. The IDA-8 became my target only on reviews because of its completeness and its sounds which is a bit warm with the class A preamp and to be frank, the price was really interesting.  I was searching an amp with all the digital inputs as I do not listen CD anymore and the IDA-8 had everything build in. For the NAD I would need to add also the Bluesound module and on the NAD, with the WR-100D, I would have the same in the future.

Now I really start in the high fidelity with the IDA-8, I can watch my TV and movies using the optical cable, my computer and NAS using the USB A, the USB B for the Bluetooth with the good BTR8 and soon the WR-100D. The output sound is great, the design of the amp and super nice and you can put it everywhere with its size! The speakers became the weak part of my system. They sound a bit flat and lack the 3D scene that I could hear with the Sonus Faber Chameleon B of a friend so I am thinking to upgrade them and I feel the IDA-8 can drive really nice speakers of 3 or 4 times its price. I start to be addicted with this hobby and I think I will continue my journey with Nuprime products!


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a few better pictures.


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I like the sound of Dueval´s  Bella Luna Diamante. Sends the sound all over. Bought them. (Before I had Carlson A5 speakers)
Then I had to buy amplifier that could match that quality. My old dear one (Luxman) did not live up to my Bella.
Valve or not? Had no idea. I am no expert in that field. Had to rely on recommendations.  That's how I ended up with IDA-16.


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The story of how a long-cherished hobby has become a new passion.

The 90s were shaped by music for me and my friends. They played rock music in their band and at home we heard Pink Floyd, Manfred Man, Steve Miller, Alan Parson's Project, and ever new groups.

At home, the first LP collection was created, which slowly grew bigger and bigger. My friend's brother already had a good hi-fi system, and gave us tips on how to enhance the sound experience.
He was always so well informed from inexplicable sources that we went home each time at joint listening sessions with a degree of consciousness change.
Listening can be learned and intensified.
Like every music listener, I also started small.

First of all, the "off-the-shelf equipment" improved by the recommendations of our friend. And behold, something did happen. Constantly there was a gain in sound experience.
Over time, I've invested a lot, and I'm glad. That I did not jump on the train, which suggests us: dearer is better.
The best friend for good music is your own ear, but even that often requires support from experienced side.
In recent years, my collection of LPs and CDs has increased considerably. But for a long time my hi-fi system remained unchanged.
My wish was a definitive solution.
I bought a pair of speakers from Switzerland from my HIFI consultant. And he made me aware of NuPrime. A few weeks later he gave me an IDA-8 for the audition and I was immediately impressed.
After a while, I decided on the NuPrime DAC-10H and ST-10.

As a drive for the CD playback I served a box from Austria.

My favorite genre is jazz in small ensembles and world music, with acoustic instruments.

What was revealed to me now had never been heard before. A naturalness paired with spatiality and pinpoint localization of the musicians. A bass, precise and dry. The voices a bit more center-weighted which I did not notice negatively. It makes listening to music more relaxed.

But the increase was yet to follow. Since last year, we eagerly awaited the CDT-8 Pro. When he was finally available in Germany, I immediately ordered the CDT-8 Pro.
The CDT-8 Pro is the boost I just did not expect. You can not express it in percentages. That's the way music has to sound.

The NuPrime devices have made a new collection from my old collection of CDs.

A satisfied NuPrime customer from Germany


Great story, Westerwälder. Thanks for sharing.




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great to hear that story. Just small questions:
- is the gap between the ida-8 and STA10 - DAC10 really huge ? , I guess somehow yes.
- What do you compare the CDT-8 with ? streamed music or another CD player ?


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Hello Amal,
First, I must say that the difference in Nuprime products in the respective price ranges is already impressive.
The Ida-8 has played my much more expensive amplifier in the ground. And the increase is just the DAC-10 and ST-10. A natural, honest, lifelike reproduction. Crisp bass, not inflated. Unrestricted listening to music is guaranteed. I compared the CDT-8 with my highly acclaimed Pro-Ject CD Box RS. This is now for a fraction of the purchase price for sale. Increases NuPrime guarantees in any case. For me, there is no alternative for now. Cables once again make some differences, or network filters. Even speakers can still hear differences. But the electronic stands for me after a long search. I feel more relaxed.