ESS Reference 9018K2M Sabre DAC. 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD (double-DSD) compatibility. Designed by a world-class engineering team. Asynchronous USB, Coax and (2) Optical inputs. Asynchronous iOS input for direct digital input from Apple Lightning devices - with exclusive Peachtree DyNEC (Dynamic-Noise Elimination Circuit) technology.
Loop feature to add an external tube buffer, EQ or other processor into the signal path. Pre-Out for use as preamp/DAC or with subwoofer. HIGH OUTPUT discrete headphone amplifier.
The nova300 utilizes the highly regarded ES9018K2M SABRE32 Reference DAC. The 9018 DAC is capable of accepting an extremely wide range of inputs all the way up to 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD (double-DSD). The DAC exhibits exemplary dynamic range, jitter elimination and low noise characteristics to satisfy even the most demanding listeners. A New Generation of Power Amplification. The nova300 incorporates the latest generation of ICEPower amplification - with an impressive 300 watts per channel.
The amplifier utilizes ICEpower's innovative and patented Hybrid Controlled Oscillation Modulator (HCOM) feedback and control techniques to ensure high output, wide bandwidth, low noise, robust stability and a simplified overall design. This amplifier technology is extremely powerful, dynamic, quiet and most importantly... The nova300 utilizes an extensive power supply and grounding design to ensure the noise floor is pushed as far down as possible to allow the music to shine through.
Our engineers spent hours upon hours determining the optimal power supply filtering and grounding scheme to prevent any unwanted noise from finding its way into the signal path. As a result, the nova300 achieves a remarkable dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio. IOS Input - Introducing DyNEC (Dynamic Noise Elimination Circuit) for iPhone/iPad.
The nova300 includes a dedicated asynchronous USB connection on the rear panel that provides a direct digital wired connection for Apple Lightning-equipped devices. Simply use the cable that came with your iPhone or iPad and enjoy your music transformed by the ESS SABRE32 Reference DAC and the superior sonic performance of the nova!
With DyNEC and an asynchronous connection, Peachtree's dedicated iOS input lets you hear your music with all the clarity, dynamics and emotion the artist intended. The new metal-faced Peachtree remote controls basic playback functions like FF/RR and pause, so you can just sit back and enjoy! DyNEC is a Peachtree exclusive.The nova300 includes a moving magnet (MM) phono input for direct connection of a turntable - a custom designed circuit that accommodates a wide range of MM cartridge outputs. With the nova300 you no longer need an external phono preamp unless you are using a lower output moving coil cartridge. In that case, the internal phono preamp in the nova300 can be bypassed, allowing the phono input to accept line-level signals from a dedicated phono preamp or any other line-level device. This is one of our most requested features.
HTB allows for easy integration with a multi-channel preamp/processor or audio/video receiver (AVR) so that the power amplifier in the nova300 drives the front left and right speakers for stereo and multi-channel listening. The nova300 amplifier section is likely more powerful and better sounding than any AVR available today - and relieving the AVR from driving the front left and right speakers makes it MUCH easier for the AVR to drive the center and surround speakers. When listening to stereo music the nova300 becomes your control center, and you can enjoy the full benefit of its reference DAC and ultra-low-noise circuitry. If the HTB input isn't needed it can be configured as a standard analog line-level input.The nova300 includes an extremely useful LOOP (output/input) feature , allowing you to add an external equalizer or other processor into the signal path. The LOOP button on the remote control engages and disengages the loop audio path utilizing high-performance relays. Do you want to experiment with room correction? Wire your room EQ component into the nova300 and use the LOOP button on the remote control to easily A-B between correction in/correction out. The nova300 provides a Volume Control Bypass feature on its digital inputs which puts the nova300 into a "power amp" mode. This is useful if you have a connected source with its own volume control. Have a favorite device or app with a volume slider built right into the interface?
Simply bypass the nova300 volume control for that input and use the app slider instead. Optical, Coax and USB Inputs. The nova300 offers a standard suite of digital audio inputs, including asynchronous USB for a computer. In addition, there is one coaxial S/PDIF input and two optical inputs that accommodate signals up to 24-Bit/192kHz, assuming the connected device can output those signals.If it can't, no worries; use your computer instead to output your high-res files to the nova300's asynchronous USB input. Headphone fans will love the newly designed HIGH OUTPUT discrete low impedance headphone amplifier in the nova300. It easily drives any headphone on the market - superbly! The signal-to-noise ratio of the circuitry will impress even the most dyed-in-the-wool headphone enthusiast!
When you plug headphones in, the speakers and preamp outputs are automatically muted and the volume knob becomes a dedicated headphone volume controller. Unplug the headphones, and the system reverts back to being an integrated amplifier.
The nova300 is designed and built in North America. The circuit boards are built, the amplifiers assembled and fully tested, then inspected at an ISO 9001:2008, 13485:2003 (Medical Devices) and MFi Certified Facility in Canada. Building this product in North America was a coordinated team effort and a significant milestone in Peachtree's history. We are proud that the nova300 is designed and built in North America!
No matter what was going into the amplifier, or what we were using to listen to it, it never gave anything but a brilliant performance. It's not just that it could go loud when we asked it to.
It's that the sound was absolutely extraordinary. The nova300 was truly in a league of its own.
I thought the nova300 was going to be a brute, with its added power, but it turns out this thing has finesse as well. The nova300 is the homecoming king, the captain of the team, and the president of the senior class, rolled up into one item. This is the nova you want. Gives the DAR Knock Out Award to the "powerfully persuasive Peachtree nova300". I doubt that there's a loudspeaker on the planet that this Peachtree won't drive with sure-footed authority.
Peachtree's own nova150 aside, I also doubt that there's an integrated amplifier out there with as much functionality for as few dollars. The nova300 is an exceptional beast. The item "Peachtree Audio nova300 Integrated Amplifier with DAC B-Stock" is in sale since Friday, July 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Receivers & Amplifiers\Amplifiers & Preamps".The seller is "peachtreeaudio" and is located in Matthews, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.