The rear of the Icon iDo showing USB port and RCA outputs
The Icon iDo is available in silver, black, red or blue
NuForce's Icon iDo takes the audio signal from an iPod, iPad or iPhone and converts it to audiophile-grade CD quality analog and coaxial or powered headphone amp output
The front of the iDo sports a digitally controlled analog volume dial, volume level indicator and IR sensor and 3.5mm headphone jack
Having installed the very best hi-fi equipment in an acoustically optimized music room, the arrival of the mobile music player was perhaps of marginal interest to the dedicated audiophile. With its Icon iDo digital iDevice amp, however, California's NuForce may well persuade said audio junkies that its time to invest in one of Apple's portable entertainment centers. The iDo sneaks behind the scenes of the device soundstage and grabs the original audio data, runs it through its own 24-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and offers listeners audiophile-grade CD quality tunes via headphones or home hi-fi music system.
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