Naim Audio products stand out from the crowd. The Naim Audio DAC has a distinctive feature typical of the brand: the 3 mm non-magnetic aluminium chassis. Four Toslink optical inputs and four great quality coaxial inputs (two with RCA connectors and two BNC connectors) are available. Two USB inputs are also available, one on the front panel and another one at the back of the DAC. Its ten digital inputs make it compatible with all digital sources and above all, they significantly improve the sonic performance. The Naim Audio DAC can process audio data sampled up to 768 kHz and up to 24 bits resolution for USB inputs and 192 kHz and up to 24 bits for the optical and coaxial inputs. The USB inputs are compatible with Apple's iDevices.
The signal pathway, track layout, microphony of the circuitry and the noise of some components influence playback. That is why each element and location are paramount for optimum result. Naim Audio has perfectly incorporated all these elements and when you listen to a digital source with the Naim Audio DAC, you immediately get a feeling of smoothness and musicality that will make the competition jealous.
The PCBs are made of six layer glass fibre for a high-speed data transfer and once again, for low microphony. The Naim Audio DAC overcomes jitter issues by sending data to a rotating RAM memory. Data RAM buffers the incoming S/PDIF data stream ready for re-clocking by a crystal oscillator. It has high performance analogue output stages.
Naim Audio has always striven for musical sonic performance. With the Naim Audio DAC, this philosophy is still standing strong. It magnifies all digital sources with a striking sense of tempo. It is also possible to pair an external Naim power supply (option: XPS or 555 PS). Franck
Digital inputs: 2 x BNC coaxial, 2 x RCA coaxial, 4 x Toslink optical.
USB input: 1 on front and 1 on rear.
Audio outputs: 2 x RCA and 2 x DIN (selectable)
Line output: 2.2V RMS at 20 kHz
Frequency response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz
USB (24 bits/768 kHz)
S/PDIF (24 bits/192 kHz)
Apple playback: 48 kHz max
Dimensions: H 70 mm x W 432 mm x D 301 mm
Weight: 5.6 kg