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NAD Electronics D 3020 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier Factory Refurbished

NAD Electronics D 3020 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier Factory Refurbished

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NAD Electronics D 3020 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier Factory Refurbished

The original NAD 3020 stereo amplifier introduced an entire generation of music lovers to true high-fidelity sound. It was the 1970s, and over a million people rediscovered their music when they placed the NAD 3020 between their turntable and their loudspeakers. The powerful yet unassuming 3020 wowed listeners with its big, warm and detailed sound. To honour this legendary amplifier, NAD released the D 3020 to coincide with NAD’s 40th anniversary. Picking up the torch once held by its predecessor, the D 3020 encompasses all that made the 3020 great, while still embracing the innovative technologies of today. Featuring inputs for both digital and analogue sources, the D 3020 is incredibly adaptable when it comes to integrating with one’s home audio system. Thanks to its Bluetooth capability, the D 3020 can stream music from any mobile devices. Delivering a performance that is both expansive and immersive, the D 3020 ensures that you hear your favourite tracks in the best audio quality possible.

Reinventing an Icon

By  adapting  to  today’s  media  sources  and  using  state-of-the-art  digital  technology  for  the  new  world  of  digital  music,  the  D  3020  puts a completely modern spin on an old icon. The original designer of  the  3020,  NAD’s  Director  of  Advanced  Technology,  Bjorn  Erik  Edvardsen,  has  been  pivotal  in  developing  the  D  3020  for  the  new  digital  generation.  Offering  an  excellent  quality  24/192  DAC  with  8  channels mixed to 2 for improved resolution, the D 3020 represents the same kind of value-bending innovation that gave the original 3020 its legendary overachieving phono stage.

Real World Performance

NAD  rewrote  the  rules  for  amplifi ers  when  designing  the  original 3020. Instead of letting laboratory test equipment have the last word, we made sure that we could properly drive real loudspeakers with real music for the real world. The D 3020 lives up to this promise through a  unique  implementation  of  NAD  PowerDrive™  developed  by  Bjorn  Erik  Edvardsen,  that  allows  low  impedance  drive  (current)  and  high  dynamic  power  (voltage)  at  vanishingly  low  distortion  levels.    This  refi nement of PowerDrive combined with a precision soft clipping circuit, lets the D 3020 sound even more powerful than it already is. An innovative Bass EQ circuit helps small speakers sound big without overdriving or damaging ported woofers.

More Connected

The  D  3020  offers  inputs  for  your  computer  and  other  digital  and  analogue  sources.  The  USB  input  uses  ‘asynchronous’  mode  to  ensure  the  lowest  possible  jitter  (timing  errors)  from  notoriously  unstable  computer  audio  outputs,  and  supports  24/96  HD  studio  master music fi les. Coaxial and optical inputs allow many different digital  sources  to  be  connected,  from  CD  and  DVD  players,  to  set  top  boxes,  media  streamers  like  AppleTV,  or  satellite  and  cable  receivers. There are also analogue inputs for iPods and non-digital audio components like FM tuners. > Stream with Bluetooth The  D  3020  delivers  the  convenience  of  wireless  streaming  with  its  Bluetooth  capability.  Stream  all  your  music  from  a  smartphone,  tablet, or laptop. The D 3020 even supports the highest audio quality Bluetooth  aptX  that  is  becoming  ever  more  popular  for  its  excellent  sound quality and low power consumption compared to Wi-Fi.

Power that Really Delivers

Power  output  may  sound  small  at  30W  per  channel,  but  like  all  NAD amplifi ers this is very misleading, as a properly designed 30W amplifi er can sound superior to a 100W amplifi er from a lesser brand. With  its  very  small  form  factor,  the  D  3020  will  astound  many  for  its ability to drive diffi cult loudspeakers to satisfying levels without adding noise or distortion.

Mean and Green

The D 3020’s highly effi cient design wastes less energy, requiring only 20% of the power needed by traditional Hi-Fi amplifi ers.  It’s like trading  in  a  gas  guzzling  car  for  a  hybrid  vehicle.    Standby  power  consumption  is  a  miniscule  <0.5W.  NAD  has  taken  amplifi cation to  new  lows,  with  lower  distortion,  lower  noise,  and  lower  power  consumption.  NAD’s  major  focus  is  to  find  new  technology  that improves  musical  performance  while  consuming  less  power  and  using fewer non-renewable resources in manufacturing.

Specs

Features & specs
Performance Specs
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms)     30
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms)     Not given
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms)     Not given
Frequency Bandwidth     20-20k
THD     0.005%
Minimum Impedance     4 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio     90
Digital Music Features
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter)     Yes
High-resolution Audio Playback     FLAC, WAV
Bluetooth     Yes
Wi-Fi     N/A
Connections
Total Analog Inputs     2
Phono Input     No
Optical Digital Inputs     1
Coaxial Digital Inputs     1
USB Input     Type-B
Preamp Outputs     Sub
Headphone Output     3.5mm
Dimensions
Width (inches)     2-5/16
Height (inches)     7-3/8
Depth (inches)     9-3/4
Weight (pounds)     3.05                                             

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