High End 2013

NAD showed its next-generation range of entry-level digital products at CES in January, but there was a bit more info and tentative pricing at High End. The biggest member of the family is the D7050 (shown back and front, approximately €1000). This receiver has the ability to stream UPnP (wired/wireless), Airplay, Bluetooth aptX and net radio and has a 50Wpc direct digital feedback (DDF) amplifier. The D3020 is a revival (in name at least) of NAD's most successful integrated amp. It runs a 24-bit/96kHz DAC alongside a DDF amplifier that produces 30Wpc. It can also receive Bluetooth aptX streams from a smartphone. Its price will be around €500. Also part of the line is the D1050, a 24-bit/192kHz DAC with AES/EBU as well as USB and S/PDIF inputs alongside XLR and RCA outputs. It has the same likely price point as the D3020.

Full production is expected by the end of the year, and all three units can sit vertically or horizontally.

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