NAD DAC 1 Wireless USB Digital-to-Analogue Converter

NAD DAC 1 Wireless USB Digital-to-Analogue Converter

Uncompressed Point-to-Point Digital Streaming

Computer music meets hi-fi sound. That’s what the DAC 1 Wireless USB Digital-to-Analogue Converter is all about. Our super simple and fun solution lets you listen to any music stored on or streamed to your computer on your high performance NAD hi-fi system. Point-to-point wireless technology means you can just plug in the two-piece DAC 1 and start enjoying computer audio with the least amount of fuss.

NAD DAC 1

S$ 299.00

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Product Description

Anything your computer can do, we can do better. 
You no longer have to pick your computer over your audio system when it comes to listening to your favourite digital tunes, Internet radio, or cloud services like Spotify, Pandora, Last.fm, and MOG. Spoil yourself with better sound quality and more control over your music choices.

Look ma, no Wi-Fi!
You don’t need a Wi-Fi network to use the DAC 1 with its point-to-point wireless technology, which features the full audio bandwidth and remains uncompressed to maintain sound quality. Simply plug the DAC 1’s Transmitter into your computer’s USB port and it becomes a sound card that transmits audio to your hi-fi system.

Musical Sound
To achieve the best possible sound, the Transmitter digitally transmits the audio from your Mac or PC to the DAC 1 Receiver, which then converts the digital signal to analogue using premium Burr-Brown OPAmps and 24/192 DAC with selected passive components in a proprietary circuit. There is also a coax digital output that allows downstream digital processing.

Quality and Affordability
Our attention to detail and use of premium parts in the DAC 1 represents unusually good value. The DAC 1 is an easy economical option that doesn’t compromise our incredibly musical sound and promises to boost your enjoyment of your existing component system. The DAC 1 brings a whole new world of musical experience and choice to your hi-fi experience.


Specifications

USB input: 2.0
Analogue output: 2 x RCA Jacks
Digital output: 1 x Coaxial RC Jack
Sample Rate: 48kHz/16bit
THD+N: 0.05% (ref 0dBFS)
Signal to Noise: >-80dB
Analogue Output Level: 2V
Coax SPDIF: 500mV ± 50mV
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 24kHz ± 0.5dB
Digital-to-Analogue Converter: Burr-Brown TI PCM1781
Time Delay: <18ms
RF Band: 2.4GHz
Transmission Range: 40m (line of sight)
Receiver Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) Gross: 135 x 35 x 70mm / 5.3 x 1.38 x 2.75 inches** 
Transmitter Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) Gross: 73 x 35 x 15mm / 2.8 x 0.6 x 1.4 inches** 
Net Weight:  0.38kg
Shipping Weight: 0.62kg 

** Non-metric measurements are approximate. NAD Electronics will not assume any liability for errors being made by retailers, custom installers, cabinet makers, or other end users based on information contained in this document. 

  • Reviews

  • "The NAD DAC1 is an interesting solution to the problem that, as a device we use for work and recreation, our computers are not necessarily going to be right next to your hi-fi system. It is impressively and unfailingly bombproof to use and it completely removes the need for extra cabling between the computer and your DAC… There is no shortage of detail where available but it is presented in a very refined and controlled way that means that it never becomes fatiguing or harsh."

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    Source/Read full review: AV Forum, Jun 2013


    "...connect the transmitter to a USB socket on your home computer (any of the usual flavours) and connect up to the DAC itself to your hi-fi via either analogue or digital (electrical) connection, and off you go. We've installed various bits of USB hi-fi over the years, but this was the quickest and easiest of the lot, running within seconds of connection on both PC and Mac computers... No access codes to enter, no 'visibility' to set, nothing. If all wireless connections were this simple the world would be a better place... Mac rate conversion is noticeably higher quality, subjectively and objectively, and enabled us to become quite enthusiastic about the sound. It actually compares very well, at best, with CD players of the £500 variety, producing sound that's clear, detailed, lively and with particularly excellent bass weight and extension. In short, it delivers what it promises."

    Source/Read full review: Hi-Fi Choice, Feb 2012, NAD DAC 1 £300


    "The sound of the NAD unit as a standalone DAC is more than price commensurate. That it sounds as good whilst packing wifi functionality means NAD have a winner on their hands." - John Darko

    Source/Read full review: Digital Audio Review, Feb 2012, Product Review: NAD Wireless USB DAC 1


    "... the DAC 1, Wireless USB D/A Converter, is almost a king at this price and allows it to have a wide circle of fans who love its reproduced sound quality... point-to-point wireless technology that allows transmission of full frequency bandwidths with high reliability, and without compression. It doesn't require wi-fi networking, a user can simply enjoy audio files stored on a laptop or desktop from a distance... enjoy radio and popular cloud services such as Spotify, Pandora, Last.fm, Grooveshark, create playlists and listen to audio on your widest possible range of music in unimaginable quality..."

    Source/Read full review: Issuu.com, Jan 2012, NAD DAC-1

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    NAD DAC 1 Wireless USB Digital-to-Analogue Converter

    Uncompressed Point-to-Point Digital Streaming

    Computer music meets hi-fi sound. That’s what the DAC 1 Wireless USB Digital-to-Analogue Converter is all about. Our super simple and fun solution lets you listen to any music stored on or streamed to your computer on your high performance NAD hi-fi system. Point-to-point wireless technology means you can just plug in the two-piece DAC 1 and start enjoying computer audio with the least amount of fuss.

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