NuForce P-8 Preamplifiers

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Audio input: 3 sets of RCA input
  • 100W SMPS
  • 120dB Dynamic Range
  • Digitally-controlled analog volume control
  • PFC supply

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by harley .guy07 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I bought this preamp due to its good reviews and adaptability with my system and the fact that I can incorporate it in my home theater system and the size makes it very convenient. I bought it from audiogon and to me I don't believe the original owner of this preamp hooked it up long enough to break it in because when I got it it definitely was not. This has got to be one of the most sensitive products to break in that I have ever owned because at first hook up the sound was horrible. The highs were very harsh and in your face and the tonal balance was nothing like the reviews of this preamp were. But before giving up on it I played it day after day all day long looping disks of different music through it just to make sure it did not need a break in. Wow after about 3 days of playing this think all day long so around 62 hours or so I sit down and started doing some critical listening again and wow it was like a totally different preamp was hooked up. The highs were smooth with detail and not harsh at all and the midrange had this tube quality to it that was the same as the reviews I had read said it had and the bass was very tight and dynamic, way more than I expected. My Dynaudio audience 60 speakers seemed to love the presentation that this preamp had and since that day I have been playing the heck out of my system and loving what this preamp brings to the table. In my opinion I have not heard a preamp under $3500 That could keep up with it and the fact that is class D so it is efficient and easy to live with helps. but the midrange on this thing was the biggest surprise and how it evokes such a tube preamp character is surprising for this design and for its price. I highly recommend this component.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2009

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jddf a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I am here due to being compelled as opposed to write this review per-sae to pass on any pertenient information. I would like to first mention that I am just a hobbyist that loves music and also find pleasure, sometimes more than most, listening to it. I am a die hard 2 channel enthusiast, and I got the urge as we all sometimes do to venture into sometime different something new. Which brings me to the Nuforce P-8. Afer reading the reviews, I became rather curious to see if it would live up to all the hype. Ladies and gentleman, I am here to say for the price, and the area of the market that this was design to appeal to ( minimualist ) it's all that. For the moment I have it connected to the Wyred Sx-1000 mono blocks, Muical fidelity CDP, and of course Maggie MMGs modified, Sunfire sub and Birdland DAC. This is a very enjoyable little setup, wide, wonderful & deep soundstage, along with quick transients and and a timbre that, I personally like. Along with a very compelling rendition of bass when the signal calls for it , this is a all around piece for the Mid- leagues. The P-8 may not be for everyone, but for me it's a keeper.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $475.00

Purchased At:   audiogon

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating