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NAD D1050 USB DAC – Ex-Demonstration, 1 Only

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NAD D1050 USB Digital to Analogue Convertor – Ex-Demonstration, 1 Only

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Overview

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 analog 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.

NAD pack a lot of premium high spec parts inside the D 1050. But premium parts need optimal implementation to get the actual performance they promise. This is where NAD expertise with both digital and analog circuits shows its true value. Ultra short impedance-controlled signal paths are made possible by multi-layer circuit boards and micro-miniaturized surface mount components soldered with lead-free high silver content solder. These details all contribute to the remarkable performance of this advanced DAC.

Analogue outputs are fixed and include both balanced and single-ended connections. NAD also include a premium quality headphone amplifier output that includes a high quality volume control. Output impedance is extremely low, minimizing the effect of connecting cables and keeping noise vanishingly low.

> Totally Connected
The D 1050’s digital inputs allow you to connect many different digital sources. SPDIF inputs support both 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 via USB.

> Making it Count
We packed a lot of premium high spec parts inside the D 1050 USB DAC. But premium parts need optimal implementation to get the actual performance they promise. This is where NAD’s expertise with both digital and analogue circuits shows its true value. Ultra short impedance-controlled signal paths are made possible by multi-layer circuit boards and micro-miniaturized surface mount components which are soldered with lead-free high silver content solder. We also found that we could further reduce noise by isolating the power supply from the sensitive analog circuitry by using a highly effi cient external type. These details all contribute to the remarkable performance of this advanced DAC.

> Magic from a DAC
The digital processing of the D 1050 features Delta/Sigma architecture with active oversampling fi lters. This technique effectively reduces out of band noise while maintaining linear phase response and virtual elimination of fi lter 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, 96kHz, 172.4kHz and 192 kHz. Separate precision clocks fed from pristine DC supplies keep jitter (digital timing errors) to an absolute minimum. Everything is bit perfect; we do not upscale or downscale sample rates, and the incoming sample rate is indicated on the front panel display.

> The Perfect Mix
Analogue outputs are fi xed for highest resolution and include both balanced and single-ended connections. The D 1050 also includes a premium discrete headphone amplifi er output with a high quality volume control. Output impedance is extremely low, minimizing the effect of connecting cables and keeping noise vanishingly low.

> GREEN, GREEN, GREEN!
In designing our D 1050, our NAD team focussed on fi nding new technologies that can improve musical performance while requiring less power to operate and fewer non-renewable resources to manufacture. The D 1050 is a DAC you’ll be proud to own.

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

Specifications:

• Supports sample rates up to 24-bit/192kHz

• Asynchronous USB technology for reduced timing jitter and better sound on USB input

• Front-panel sampling rate indicator verifies incoming source rate

• High-performance headphone amplifier with minijack (3.5mm) front-panel output and volume control

• Two optical and two RCA coaxial digital audio inputs

• USB (Type B) input for connection to a computer

• Fixed-level RCA and balanced XLR audio outputs

• Supported sample rates for USB and coaxial inputs: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/172.4/192kHz

• Supported sample rates for optical inputs: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96kHz

• Frequency response: 20Hz to 96kHz (±0.5 dB)

• THD: less than 0.001%

• Signal-to-noise ratio: greater than 115 dB

• External power supply included

• 4 self-adhesive rubber feet included

• 2-5/16″W x 7-3/8″H x 8-1/4″D (vertical orientation)

• Weight: 2.2 lbs. (without power supply)

Reviews

The editors of Hi-Fi Choice agree. The D 1050 USB DAC is in its own elite class of new-age DACs. On the D 1050’s industrial design, Hi-Fi Choice noted its “cool case design” that defies traditional DAC designs, but it’s in the sound where the editors found their hi-fi haven. The panel commented on its characteristic NAD sound, full of velvety tonality and a touch of upper-mid edge, while one editor made the claim, “this is one of the best, I can hear singing with the musicians, it is good with leading edges and extremely expressive.” Fighting its way to the top of the list in the blind-listening test, the D 1050 DAC and headphone amplifier pulled away with Hi-Fi Choice’s Recommended Award as one of the top three choices for high performance DACs.

 

Weight
1.0000 kg
Dimensions
N/A
outputs

RCA , XLR

availability

Online, Store

colours

Black

Depth (mm)

208

inputs

Coaxial x 2, Optical x 2, USB

Height (mm)

186

Model

NAD D1050

type

D/A Convertor

Width (mm)

58

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NAD produces high performance Hi-Fi and home theatre products, including amplifiers, AV receivers, turntables and more.

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