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Naim DAC-V1 USB Digital to Analogue Converter - 2016 Model Open Box Winter Sale!
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Naim DAC-V1 USB Digital to Analogue Converter - 2016 Model Open Box Winter Sale!

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Naim DAC-V1 USB Digital to Analogue Converter

"The DAC-V1 is nothing short of a triumph for Naim".


"Another masterful showing from Naim... a package that's even greater than the sum of the parts - and great value too."


The DAC-V1 is an asynchronous USB digital to analogue converter with multiple digital S/PDIF inputs, precision volume control and a high-quality headphone amplifier. It will produce stunning sound quality from your computer and transform it into a high-quality, high-resolution music hub.

Digital made musical

Connect the DAC-V1 to your PC, Mac or Laptop via a standard A to B USB cable and the quality of your music will be defined not by the limitations of the computer hardware, but by the quality of the data itself. And with DAC-V1 that can be incredibly high, up to 24bit/384kHz resolution.

Flexible yet powerful

While the DAC-V1 is perfectly suited to being positioned on a desk near a computer it is also highly versatile. It can integrate seamlessly into a traditional hi-fi system or be used with any two-channel digital audio source such as a games console, satellite box or any other device with a digital output via one of its five S/PDIF digital inputs. The DAC-V1 can also be combined with the Naim UnitiServe hard disk music server and its matching power amplifier, the NAP 100, to create a compact high-end music system. 

Connect to:

  • PC/Mac/Laptop – Make the most of music from your computer via asynchronous USB
  • Hard disk player – Create a compact yet powerful hi-fi system by combining DAC-V1 with the NAP 100 and UnitiServe 
  • Games Console – Immerse yourself in games and multi-media sound from your favourite console 
  • CD Player – Take over preamplifier and DAC duties for your CD player and give extra connectivity 
  • DVD Player – Play sound from your movies, documetaries, live concerts and more 
  • Satellite TV Receiver – Improve the sound quality of your TV or set top box
  • Speakers – the 50W (into 8 ohms) NAP 100 power amp will drive a wide range of demanding loudspeakers 
  • Headphones – play direct through your headphones from the front panel of the DAC-V1

Key features:

  • High-speed asynchronous USB input up to 24bit/384kHz
  • 5 x S/PDIF inputs up to 24bit/192kHz (1 x BNC, 2 X RCA, 2 x TOSLINK)
  • Selectable fixed or variable analogue outputs (DIN or RCA)
  • Zero S/PDIF Jitter design in common with the original Naim DAC
  • Naim custom designed Digital Filtering with 16 times oversampling
  • SHARC ADSP21489 DSP for Digital Filtering and zero S/PDIF jitter
  • Classic discrete Naim preamplifier gain stage topology with selected components
  • High-quality Burr Brown PCM1791A DAC, in common with NDX and SuperUniti
  • Single ended Class-A headphone amplifier. Front panel ¼ inch headphone output
  • Optical isolation between digital and analogue sections
  • Naim digitally controlled analogue volume control for performance and precision
  • Linear power supply with 210VA transformer, windings for Digital, DAC and analogue stages
  • Operates with computers running OSX, 10.7 and above, Windows XP, 7 and 8
  • Floating or Chassis ground switch for optimum performance with any system
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • OLED display for adjusting settings and checking incoming bit-rates
  • Control via IR remote control or front panel controls
  • DAC-V1 can control computer playback and volume
  • Compact non-magnetic low-resonance chassis and sleeve
  • British design and build

Asynchronous USB (High Speed): Type B
Digital Inputs: 5 S/PDIF (1 Coaxial BNC, 2 Coaxial RCA, 2 Optical TOSLINK)
IR Input: Front
Handheld: Remote Handset Included
Compatibility: Windows 7 and 8 (up to 24bit/348kHz), Mac OSX 10.7 and above (up to 24bit/384kHz)
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz + 0.1dB/-0.5dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.002%
Analogue Outputs: 2 (RCA and DIN) Variable Pre-amp Output Line Output Fixed: 2.1V RMS
Headphone Outputs: 1/4 Inch (6.35mm) TRS Socket
USB Format: 44.1kHz to 384kHz
S/PDIF Format: 32kHz to 192kHz, 24bit 
Power Consumption (Max): <17VA
Supply Voltage: 115V or 230V, 50 or 60Hz
Dimensions: 87 x 207 x 314mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 4.3Kg
Finish: Black Powder Coated 

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