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NuForce Air DAC iWireless System
Wireless digital-to-analog converter for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®
Item # 773AIRDACI | MFR # NF-AIR-DAC-IWIRELESS
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Our take on the NuForce Air DAC iWireless System by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Stream digital audio through your sound system wirelessly
Wouldn't it be great if there was an easy way to take all of the music that you enjoy on your iPod®, iPhone®, or iPad® and send it to your home audio system without the hassle of wires? And have it sound fantastic? Now there is. NuForce's Air DAC iWireless System offers a simple solution that turns your Apple® portable device into a high-quality audio source.
Anything that you can listen to on your player can be digitally transmitted to your existing home theater receiver, stereo amplifier, or even a pair of powered speakers. This two-piece system features interference-free, point-to-point wireless technology that delivers full-bandwidth audio from your player to give you exceptional sound quality. And because it's a stand-alone wireless system, you don't need a Wi-Fi® network to use it.
Simple to set up, easy to use
Right out of the box, the Air DAC iWireless System is ready to play in just moments. Simply plug the included iTX wireless transmitter dongle into your Apple mobile device's dock/charging port. The transmitter sends a digital audio signal from your player directly to the receiver module, where it's converted into sound by a high-quality DAC and sent as an analog music signal to your stereo amplifier for playback. Each Air DAC transmitter can send audio to as many as four independent receivers (sold separately), so you can play your tunes through multiple audio components.
I set it up, it paired right away with mt iPod and it improved the sound of the music, even on my B & O system
Steve From PA, PA
What's in the Box:
- Wireless DAC
- AC power adapter (with attached 58" DC cord)
- iPod transmitter for Air DAC (with 30-pin iPod dock connector)
- 41" USB/iPod cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a proprietary 4-pin dock on other end)
- Instruction Booklet
- compatible with docking iPods, iPhones, and iPads
- wireless transmitter dongle plugs into the dock port of your Apple® device
- wireless receiver/DAC features RCA audio outputs for connection to a stereo, powered speakers, or home theater system
- Wi-Fi network not required uses point-to-point 2.4GHz wireless technology for uncompressed, full-audio-bandwidth transmission
- each transmitter can send audio to as many as four Air DAC Receivers (additional receivers sold separately)
- each Air DAC Receiver can connect to as many as four USB or Apple® mobile device transmitters (additional transmitters sold separately)
- simple control, no software, setup, or pairing required
- transmission range: 30 to 60 feet
- supports audio sample rates up to 16-bit/48kHz
- frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
- THD + Noise: 0.03%
- signal-to-noise ratio: greater than 91 dB
- external power supply with cord included for DAC receiver
- 3-3/16"W x 1"H x 4-1/8"D (DAC receiver)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: The NuForce Air DAC is a combination 2.4GHz wireless receiver and a premium quality digital-to-analog converter that uses SKAA & HPX technology. The NuForce Air DAC lets you stream music from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad using the included NuForce iTX iPod wireless transmitter to your home entertainment system with CD-quality sound and minimal latency or interference. An optional NuForce uTX USB wireless transmitter (773UTX, sold separately) allows you to stream music from your Windows/Mac computer USB port. With SKAA & HPX technology you no longer have to choose between the convenience of a wireless audio system and the Hi-Fi CD-quality sound of a wired system; now you get both.
Discrete Wireless Connection: The NuForce Air DAC wireless DAC/receiver and the included iTX iPod wireless transmitter combine to form a wireless audio network; no WiFi "hotspot" needed for reception. A single transmitter can send audio to four receivers (773AIRDAC), while a single receiver can connect to as many as four transmitters (773ITX).
SKAA Wireless Technology: The NuForce Air DAC wireless DAC/receiver and iTX iPod transmitter are based on a new wireless technology known as SKAA. SKAA technology provides seamless operation and a consistent user interface across different SKAA devices, via 2.4GHZ wireless point-to-point transmission. Unlike similar wireless devices, the Air DAC and iTX iPod transmitter do not experience the typical loss in sound quality or interference capability of cell phones and other wireless devices. Rather, they offer CD-quality sound, virtually no latency, a 49-98' range, and a spread-spectrum technology that detects and chooses from among available frequency spectrums in order to avoid interference. Visit www.skaa.com for more detailed information.
HPX Audio Codec: SKAA wireless Technology uses the HPX audio codec from Eleven Engineering Incorporated. The HPX audio codec has several advantages resulting in uncompressed, full-audio bandwidth (20-20k), CD-quality (16bit/48kHz) sound. With HPX audio compression technology, you will be unable to tell the difference between an uncompressed, wired audio source and the NuForce Air DAC system sending CD-quality sound across the SKAA (2.4GHZ) wireless link.
iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatibility: The NuForce iTX iPod wireless transmitter is compatible with iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4/4S), and iPad (1/2). The iTX wireless iPod transmitter features a 30-pin dock connector which plugs into the dock connector of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The iTX transmitter also comes with a 41" USB charging cable which allows you to charge your iPod, iPhone, or iPad while the iTX transmitter is installed.
Analog RCA Outputs: The NuForce Air DAC wireless DAC/receiver is fitted with a set of stereo RCA analog audio outputs to connect to your home entertainment system (audio cables not included).
External Power Supply: The NuForce Air DAC operates off of standard household AC current using its included external power supply.
- Input: 100-240V ~ 0.3A, 50-60Hz
- Output: 6.5V - 0.6A
- 16-bit/48kHz x 2 channels
- SNR > 90dB A-weighted
- Operates @ 2.4GHz
- Latency < 13.8 ms
- 49-98' wireless range
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