You may know Optoma for the company’s DLP home theater projectors, but the Optoma wants you to also get to know it for its audio products. The new Optoma NuForce audio line was just joined by the DDA120 digital amplifier.
This new Optoma digital amplifier is positioned as high performance, yet affordable. It can deliver 50 watts per channel (250 watts per channel peak power). Around the back the Neforce DDA120 includes connections for home stereo speakers, RCA analog inputs, for digital inputs including one USB, one coaxial and two optical and one expansion slot for the Optoma NuForce BTR1 Bluetooth adapter. Everything is housed in a aluminum chassis that features a large volume control knob.
The uses Direct Digital architecture for digital inputs so there are no analogue stages in the signal path. Optoma says the amplifier doesn’t contain a separate DAC, pre-amp or power amp stages. The PWM power amplifier stage is modulated directly by the incoming signal, and the digital-to-analogue conversion takes place at the speaker outputs, means, according to Optoma, the PWM power amplifier stage operates as a power DAC.
“As a company, we’ve always been involved in a customer’s home visual needs,” said Jon Grodem, Senior Director of Product Management. “However, now with the addition of our NuForce products we can now take care of their home audio needs. This new digital amp will surely satisfy the needs of any audio enthusiast and audiophile without sacrificing functionality, looks, or price.” Grodem adds, “DDA120 was designed with one simple concept: To allow anyone enjoy music from any source with fantastic quality.”
The Optoma NuForce DDA120 is available now for $699 and comes with the Bluetooth adapter. Also check out Optoma’s multi-channel digital amplifier.