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NAD D 1050 USB Digital to Analog Converter


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The NAD D 1050 USB DAC is the best way to add Computer Audio and HD Digital to your component hi-fi system. Both the digital and the analogue circuits are highly optimized and based on techniques developed over 40 years of NAD audio engineering excellence. The digital inputs cater to many different digital sources. SPDIF inputs support balanced AES/EBU, coaxial and optical connectors. The USB input is very special; its asynchronous operation mode uses the D 1050's high precision clock to control the output of the connected USB device for lowest possible jitter. It also supports USB Audio Codec 2.0 allowing 192kHz signal transmission. The digital processing of the D 1050 features Delta/Sigma architecture with active oversampling filters. This technique effectively reduces out of band noise while maintaining linear phase response and virtual elimination of filter ringing in the pass band. This assures detailed and extended high frequency response while taking full advantage of the extended response of recordings sampled at 88.2kHz and above. Features: * Asynchronous 24/192 USB input * 2 x Optical, 2 x Coaxial SPDIF Inputs * Balanced XLR and Single Ended Outputs * Discrete High Performance Headphone Amplifier * Remote Power Supply * UPC: 5703120210155

NAD D 1050 DAC Headphone Amplifier

Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $499 AT A GLANCE Plus Well-balanced sound Space-saving footprint XLR and RCA outputs Minus No data rate conversion Incomplete sampling indicators THE VERDICT NAD’s D 1050 is a well-rounded DAC and headphone amp with outputs to feed a stereo preamp or receiver. NAD’s D 1050 USB DAC, to use its official name, is one of a trio of products introduced at the same time. Like the D 7050 Direct Digital Network Amplifier ($999) and D 3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier ($499), it includes a headphone amp and USB DAC. Unlike those two products, it doesn’t directly drive a pair of speakers—only your humble cans and the analog inputs of an audio system. However, its shape and design are similar to that of the other two products, building their digital-to-analog and preamp guts into a smaller package.

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