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NAD D1050 USB DAC
NAD D1050 USB DAC NAD D1050 USB DAC
NAD D1050 USB DAC

Regular Price: $699.00

Special Price $619.00

Warranty Period: 2 years Sold as: Single Unit

Regular Price: $699.00

Special Price $619.00

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MAGIC FROM A DAC, THE D 10505 star DAC

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.

We 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.

Analog outputs are fixed and include both balanced and single-ended connections. We 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.

Features

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  • 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

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D1050   SOURCE  
AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS USB COAXIAL OPTICAL
Maximum Output Level 2.0V 2.0V 2.0V
Signal/Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) 115dB 115dB 115dB
Crosstalk (1kHz) 110dB 120dB 120dB
Crosstalk (10kHz) 105dB 105dB 130dB
Frequency Response +/-0.5dB odB to -0.3dB 0dB to -0.3dB
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.001% <0.0006% <0.0006%
IMD (SMPTE) 0.005% 0.005% 0.005%
IMD (CCIF) 0.003% 0.003% 0.003%
GENERAL      
Standby Power <0.5w    
Supported Bit Rate/Sample Rate up to 24bit 192kHz    
Unit Dimensions 58 x 186 x 208mm    
Net Weight 1kg    
Shipping Weight 2.1kg    
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Product Faqs

  • What can I plug into my DAC?

    DAC's will usually have a number of inputs. Coaxial and Toslink Optical are the most common, while USB is still also very common.

    The Optical and Coaxial connections can have a CD player, network streamer, television, dvd/blu-ray disc player, game console, and some computers.

    The USB input can handle pretty much any kind of computer, or a phone with the appropriate adapter (OTG for android, Camera Connect Kit for iOS devices).

  • What is a DAC?

    Every digital device with an analog output has a Digital to Analog Converter of some kind. In the case of phones, televisions, and computers, they are usually stuck on as an afterthought, or just to do the job of creating analog sound to be amplified and played through speakers.

    Having a standalone DAC is a worthwhile investment in any modern Hi-Fi system, essentially all the circuitry involved in creating that signal you can hear from the 1's and 0's is housed in its own box, with usually a much better design than what you would find in your television or computer.

    A DAC can be useful to connect digital devices to an analog amplifier if the amplifier doesn't have digital inputs. Or if you are after a cleaner, more refined sound.

    Things to listen for in higher quality DAC's are separation of sounds (how well you can hear a single voice or instrument in the mix of all the others), "textures" of sounds (raspyness of a bow being drawn across the strings of a double bass), or the clarity of echo's and quiet noises among loud instruments.