Naim DAC Digital to Analogue Converter

Naim DAC Digital to Analogue Converter

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Naim DAC Digital to analogue converter

The new Naim DAC Digital to analogue converter has been designed to extract the absolute best musical performance of your digital signal sources and files possible.

With eight S/PDIF digital inputs available on both optical toslink and coax connections, plus two USB inputs, there are a plethora of inputs with this DAC. These inputs feed the digital SPDIF data stream into an Analogue Devices Sharc digital signal processor running bespoke Naim firmware - here it acts as a data receiver and filter, handling 40 bit data streams with 16 times oversampling.

The power supply is extensively regulated to provide stable voltage supplies for all digital and analogue circuits. Not only that, but you can upgrade by adding an external Naim power supply to elevate audio performance still further.

Twin mono Burr Brown PCM1704K DAC's offer a level of performance hitherto unknown in a high end hi-fi DAC, allowing it to accept standard 16 bit 44.1kHz files (like CD) all the way up to massive high definition audio files of 32 bit resolution with 768kHz sampling frequency - make no mistake, files of this size are necessary for truly high end sound quality, and they are becoming increasingly available over time.

Discrete component output amplifiers with low distortion and noise and high overload margin condition the analogue music signal to prepare it for passing onto a Naim amplifier.

Zinc aluminium non-resonant casework reduces vibration and with the black powder coated finish, gives a beautifully understated look.

The Naim DAC works beautifully with both the CDX2 and CD5 XS CD players, boith of which now feature rear panel digital coaxial output sockets. Equally, the Naim DAC brings out superb musical performances from the HDX network streamer, PC, Mac or Sonos Connect.



 Digital Inputs 8 x S/PDIF: 
   - 2 x coaxial BNC
   - 2 x coaxial phono
   - 4 x optical TOSLINK 
USB Inputs  Front and rear panel -
the front overrides the rear. Type-A
 Analogue DIN, RCA 
Output Impedance  20Ω 
Line Output  2.2V RMS 
 Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.) 
 Frequency Response 10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB 
 Total Harmonic Distortion <0.002% 
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) 
S/PDIF Sample Rates Supported 32kHz -192kHz, 24bit
USB Sample Rates Supported 32kHz - 768kHz, 24bit
iPod, iPhone Sample Rates Supported 48kHz (max.)
Front Panel Control Front panel buttons
Supply Voltage 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption <30VA (max. inc iPod charging)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 70 x 432 x 301 mm
Weight 5.6kg

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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