Want better sound from your computer? Take a look at the compact Icon integrated amplifier from NuForce.
The audio circuitry that's built into most computers leaves a lot to be desired. A puny amp. A cheap digital-to-analog converter. Flimsy little speakers, too. It all adds up to distinctly low-fi sound. If you spend a lot of time with your computer, and music is important to you, you'll want to upgrade all three parts of the audio chain. The NuForce solution is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to do it.
Connect up to three music sources to the Icon. A stereo minijack accepts the headphone output from your smartphone or MP3 player. A pair of RCA jacks accommodates a CD player or iPod® dock. A USB jack connects your computer to the Icon's built-in high-grade DAC.
If you've invested in a good set of headphones, you'll also appreciate the high-resolution headphone amp inside the Icon. It runs circles around the one built into your computer. You'll get crystal-clear sound for times when you need to keep your music to yourself, like in a crowded office or late at night.