An adventurous design built for the here and now requirements of the wireless era. That’s how we’d describe NAD’s astounding D7050 Direct Digital Network amplifier a product that also weaves magic with your music and work wonders with your street cred.
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NAD’s formula for pain-free hi-res digital sound is simple. Link any smartphone, tablet or computer loaded with iTunes to the D7050 and a home WiFi network. What you’ll end up with is an unashamedly audiophile grade audio system with state-of-the art sound and the bonus is that it’s all bundled into one compact, swish looking package.
Forget a tangle of wires and a truckload of power cables. All you need to mesmerize your friends with gob-smacking sound is to hit the power button on the NAD D7050 and press play on your smartphone ortablet. It will even replay music stored on an iOS device via USB, utilising the on-board DAC for better sound quality.
NAD has given the D7050 its most sophisticated digital platform first used in the brand’s award-winning Masters Series M2 Amplifier. Called Direct Digital, the technology keeps the signal in all its purity in the digital domain from its input to its speaker out connection bypassing noise and distortion generated by conventional analogue circuitry. The D7050 can be used on your wireless network or be hard wired and is able to stream any UPnP audio content from your home network. As well, there is an option of streaming directly from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth Aptx or Apple Airplay.
The D7050 looks to the future by supporting music recorded using hi-res 24/192 bit rates. Even better, given the booming headphone sales the D7050 has a built-in high performance headphone amplifier.
NAD D7050 DIRECT DIGITAL NETWORK AMPLIFIER / $1299