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{ "id":823919280170, "title":"Naim Audio DAC","handle":"naim-audio-dac", "description":"\u003ch1\u003eNaim Audio DAC\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eFeatures\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eEight S\/PDIF inputs for digital sources like games consoles, set top boxes and hard disk servers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eTwo USB inputs (one front, one rear)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e40bit SHARC DSP chip handling filtering and oversampling\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003ePlays audio files at up to 24bit\/768kHz resolution\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFront-panel input controls adapt to become playback controls when iOS or USB devices are connected\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eCapable 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 and 128 files; the upgrade required significant optimisation of the core DSP code which has also improved its sound quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eIf 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eTechnology \u0026amp; Craft\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eThe 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSpecifications\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eAudio Inputs\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eDigital\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e8 x S\/PDIF:\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e- 2 x coaxial BNC\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e- 2 x coaxial phono\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e- 4 x optical TOSLINK\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eUSB\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFront and rear panel - the front overrides the rear. Type-A\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eAudio Outputs\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eAnalogue\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eDIN, RCA\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eOutput Impedance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e20Ω\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eLine Output\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e2.2V RMS\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eLoad Impedance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e10kΩ (min.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFrequency Response\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1\/-0.5dB\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eTHD\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e\u0026lt;0.002%\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eConnectivity\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eRemote Control\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eInfra Red (RC5)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eRemote Input\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1 x 3.5mm jack on rear (RC5)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eRemote Output\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSample Rates Supported\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eS\/PDIF\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eAdded support for DSD64, 32kHz -192kHz, 32-bit\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eUSB\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eAdded support for DSD 64 and DSD128, 32kHz - 768kHz, 32-bit\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eiPod, iPhone\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e48kHz (max.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eUser Control\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFront Panel\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFront panel buttons\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eIR Input\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eFront and rear panel\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eIR Output\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eReal panel socket\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003ePower\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSupply Voltage\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003ePower Consumption\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e\u0026lt;30VA (max. inc iPod charging)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003ePhysical\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eDimensions (HxWxD)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e70 x 432 x 301 mm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eWeight\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003e5.6 kg\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eSupplied with\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: small;\"\u003eStandard Interconnect\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e", "published_at":"2018-02-21T10:14:33", "created_at":"2018-01-22T20:18:37", "vendor":"Naim Audio", "type":"DAC", "tags":["DAC","DACs","HiFi Separates","Naim Audio"], "price":6499000, "price_min":6499000, "price_max":6499000, "price_varies":false, "compare_at_price":null, "compare_at_price_min":0, "compare_at_price_max":0, "compare_at_price_varies":true, "all_variant_ids":[10131503349802], "variants":[{ "id":10131503349802, "product_id":823919280170, "product_handle":"naim-audio-dac", "title":"Default Title", "option1":"Default Title", "option2":null, "option3":null, "sku":"naim-dac", "requires_shipping":true, "taxable":true, "featured_image":null,"image_id":null, "available":true, "name":"Naim Audio DAC - Default Title", "options":["Default Title"], "price":6499000, "weight":0, "compare_at_price":null, "inventory_quantity":5, "inventory_management":null, "inventory_policy":"deny", "inventory_in_cart":0, "inventory_remaining":5, "incoming":false, "next_incoming_date":null, "taxable":true, "barcode":""}], "available":true,"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2577\/1494\/products\/naim-audio-dac-dac-2837677998122.jpg?v=1550621611"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2577\/1494\/products\/naim-audio-dac-dac-2837677998122.jpg?v=1550621611", "options":["Title"], "url":"\/products\/naim-audio-dac"}

Naim Audio DAC

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Naim Audio DAC

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

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 and 128 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.

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.

Specifications

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
Analogue DIN, RCA
Output Impedance 20Ω
Line Output 2.2V RMS
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.)
Frequency Response 10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
THD <0.002%
Connectivity
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
Remote Input 1 x 3.5mm jack on rear (RC5)
Remote Output 1 x rear panel 3.5mm jack (RC5)
Sample Rates Supported
S/PDIF Added support for DSD64, 32kHz -192kHz, 32-bit
USB Added support for DSD 64 and DSD128, 32kHz - 768kHz, 32-bit
iPod, iPhone 48kHz (max.)
User Control Front Panel
Front panel buttons IR Input
Front and rear panel IR Output
Real panel socket Power
Supply Voltage 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption <30VA (max. inc iPod charging)
Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD) 70 x 432 x 301 mm
Weight 5.6 kg
Supplied with Standard Interconnect

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