NuPrime in New Zealand

All about the awesome NuPrime range of DACs and Digital amplifiers.

We’re thrilled to be able to bring you the NuPrime products. As longtime NuForce enthusiasts it was only natural for us to contact Jason Lim and ask if we could represent his new enterprise in New Zealand – previously we’d had to operate via a distributor company which was both inefficient and costly. Now the NuPrime range comes to us directly and we’ve been tasked to do the best possible job for you in New Zealand.

In 2017 NuPrime now have a comprehensive range of models that cover both music, surround sound and multichannel. And there is more to come. You’ll see that NuPrime, while being primarily active in Digital do have some excellent new analogue components. Every model from entry level upwards offers you a happy mix of both exceptional value and performance. Browse through our pages to learn more.

NuPrime IDA-16 Integrated Digital Amplifier.

Introduced in 2015, the NuPrime IDA-16 extreme resolution digital integrated amplifier is a shot across the bows of every serious hifi designer and manufacturer.

The NuPrime IDA-16 – don’t let the flames fool you – it runs cool! NZ$3350 including GST.

NuPrime is a new and independent company whose purpose is to carry on in the celebrated tradition of the NuForce high-end product line. NuForce carved out an awesome reputation for smart and affordable compact products like the brilliant little DDA100.

NuPrime IDA-8 Integrated Digital Amplifier

All about the new NuPrime IDA-8 high resolution integrated digital amplifier. 

The NuPrime IDA-8 in black or silver NZ$1600 including GST.

If an amplifier ever had high expectations to live up to, the NuPrime IDA-8 has been put squarely in the hot seat. Launched less than 12 months NuPrime launched their first product – the IDA-16, NuPrime haven’t been backwards in describing the qualities of their new entry level integrated amplifier.

The NuPrime MCH-K38 8 channel power amplifier NZ$4500.

All about the NuPrime MCH-K38 8 Channel Power Amplifier.

8 Channels, with both RCA and balanced inputs, bridgeable in any combination to 400 watts each.

Not only is this by far our best and most exciting surround sound amplifier – the NuPrime MCH-K38 is to all intents and purposes our very best and most powerful stereo power amplifier – with a couple of very interesting twists. While we have been concentrating on the launch of the highly affordable NuPrime 9 component series in the last few months we’ve had the new MCH-K38 8 channel power amplifier bubbling away in the background.

NuPrime DAC-9

All about the NuPrime DAC-9 Digital to Analogue Converter and Preamplifier.

The NuPrime DAC-9 control amplifier and DAC – $1250 including GST

The new Nuprime DAC-9 is completely new design and distinct from both the NuPrime integrated amplifiers and the DAC-10 in that it employs a new DAC from Asahi Kasei. As opposed to now ubiquitous Sabre models. While we are of the opinion that it is not the brand of DAC but the quality of the implementation that matters, it’s also clear from what we are hearing that the DAC-9 is unwinding music in a new way from the other NuPrime models. And we very much like what we hear.

NuPrime HPA-9

All about the NuPrime HPA-9 Headphone amplifier and analogue preamp

Top of the pile – The NuPrime HPA-9 Analogue Preamplifier NZ$1100 including GST and delivery.

The NuPrime HPA-9 is an interesting and original hifi component by any standard. While NuPrime might be seen as a digitally oriented specialist, the HPA-9 is a pure analogue design and a very accomplished one at that.

According to NuPrime, the primary focus of the HPA-9’s performance is that of Class A analogue headphone amplifier.

NuPrime STA-9

All about the NuPrime STA-9 Bridgeable stereo power amplifier.

The NuPrime STA-9 Stereo Power amplifier NZ$1100 including GST and delivery.

The NuPrime STA-9 is a stereo power amplifier which seems simple enough. But for many, the question actually is ‘what does a power amplifier do?’ The answer is that it makes speakers sound much better.

NuPrime DAC-10…awesome analogue & digital goodness – NZ$2500.

All about the new NuPrime DAC-10 high resolution Digital to Analogue converter with DSD. 

The sparkling new NuPrime DAC-10 is far more than a Digital to Analogue convertor…

It’s also a high end preamplifier with analogue inputs capable of matching with the most demanding power amplifiers. This allows you to both upgrade and simplify your system with a single component.

Cool Power – The NuPrime ST-10 stereo power amplifier NZ$2600.

 If you already own a pre/power combination or are looking to upgrade from integrated we’ve got the perfect component for you.

Up until recently, power amplifiers were all about muscle…

…big and expensive, highly rated, hot and heavy. But possibly not all that smart.

We all know Apple now pack more computing power into an iPhone than you could fit in a room a decade ago. And the same thing is happening with amplifiers.

The NuPrime uDSD

All about our best and most affordable little Digital to Analogue converter.

The NuPrime uDSD – just NZ$350 – is a remarkable device and one of the best value propositions you’ll find in the audio world.

First and foremost, it’s the perfect DAC to connect to the USB outputs of your computer – either Mac or PC and run into headphones and any stereo or home theatre system.