Naim Audio DAC with Upgraded Witch Hat Cable - Like New in Box

$1,999

Take your Naim CD player to a new level by combining it to this fantastic DAC.

This is a great musical sounding DAC from Naim Audio, and a perfect match if you're putting together a Naim stack. Convenient USB port in the front for a quick connection to your phone.

Your purchase also includes an upgraded Witch Hat Audio Cable.

You can also upgrade the power supply with a Naim XPS DR that we also have available to take it to a new level.

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Capable of partnering and upgrading a wide range of Naim Audio products, the DAC has more in common with our CD players than with any conventional DAC. Its Burr-Brown converter chips, for instance, are also found in our flagship CD555 CD player. The DAC overcomes the jitter inherent in standard digital connections by reading data independent of its timing signal. Its digital filtering, based on a 40bit floating-point SHARC DSP chip running unique Naim Audio code, sets new standards in its class. Our DAC is now DSD compatible and able to play 64 (2.8MHz sample rate) and 128 (5.6MHz sample rate) files; the upgrade required significant optimisation of the core DSP code which has also improved its sound quality.

If the DAC’s music performance is extreme, its flexibility is just as remarkable. With eight S/PDIF and two USB inputs, it’s adaptable to any system configuration and can grow to meet any need.

Features
• Eight S/PDIF inputs for digital sources like games consoles, set top boxes and hard disk servers
• Two USB inputs (one front, one rear)
• 40bit SHARC DSP chip handling filtering and oversampling
• Plays audio files at up to 24bit/768kHz resolution
• Front-panel input controls adapt to become playback controls when iOS or USB devices are connected

Use to upgrade the onboard DAC of the CD5 XS and CDX2 CD players and the HDX hard disk player/server

Technology & Craft
The Naim Audio DAC is the end result of several years of research. It introduced several original digital music technologies that have since gone on to help inform the development of an entire range of streaming products.

The DAC overcomes the jitter issues of S/PDIF by reading the music into a "rotating" data RAM buffer independently of its timing signal and reading it out again clocked by one of ten extremely low noise, fixed frequency crystal sine-wave oscillators. The data entering the downstream digital filtering and DAC chips is then completely isolated from the incoming S/PDIF jitter. The Naim Audio DAC also suppresses RF noise from S/PDIF through electrical isolation of its DSP front end from the digital to analogue converter and analogue circuits. Each element is also run from separate power supplies.

The Naim Audio DAC's digital filtering is handled by a powerful SHARC DSP chip running unique Naim Audio authored code to create an ultra-high precision 40-bit floating point filter. The filter over-samples by 16 times on 44.1kHz data and provides stop-band attenuation of 180dB on all data. Following the digital filter are the two mono Burr-Brown digital to analogue converter chips, as used in the CD555 CD player. Finally the Naim Audio DAC features a very high performance, low noise, and low distortion fully discrete analogue output stage.

Audio Inputs
Digital

8 x S/PDIF: 
   - 2 x coaxial BNC
   - 2 x coaxial phono
   - 4 x optical TOSLINK

USB

Front and rear panel - the front overrides the rear. Type-A

Audio Outputs
Line Output

2.2V RMS

Load Impedance

10kΩ (min.)

Output Impedance

20Ω

Analogue

DIN, RCA

THD

<0.002%

Frequency Response

10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB

Connectivity
Remote Output

1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5)

Remote Input

1 x 3.5mm jack on rear (RC5)

Physical
Weight

5.6 kg

Dimensions (HxWxD)

70 x 432 x 301 mm

Power
Power Consumption

<30VA (max. inc iPod charging)

Supply Voltage

100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz

Sample Rates Supported
iPod, iPhone

48kHz (max.)

USB

Added support for DSD 64 and DSD128, 32kHz - 768kHz, 32-bit

S/PDIF

Added support for DSD64, 32kHz -192kHz, 32-bit

Supplied with
Supplied with

Standard Interconnect, Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only)

User Control
IR Output

Real panel socket

IR Input

Front and rear panel

Front Panel

Front panel buttons

Remote Control

Infra Red (RC5)

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

Item

Included

Original Box

Yes

Manual

Online

Remote

No

Cables

Yes - Power & Witch Hat Cable

Physical Condition

8

Working Condition

10

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