Peachtree Audio nova Integrated Amplifier with Built-in DAC. This Peachtree Nova is in nice overall cosmetic shape other than some scuffs on rosewood case. Faceplate is free from blemishes.
Remote control is not included. Owner's manual available online. Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated Amplifier - A Classic. Recipient of Stereophile's Product of the Year award and the subject of numerous enthusiastic reviews, the Nova raised the bar for convenience and performance. Housed in a beautiful real-wood cabinet, it offers.Built-in high performance digital-to-analog converter. Tube buffer stage for more natural sound. Enough digital and analog inputs to handle all your music sources. Variable pre-out for connection to a subwoofer or external amplifier. Fixed output line-out for direct access to the Nova's DAC. Critical to the performance of the Nova is the onboard ESS 9006 Sabre DAC. It's a 24bit/96kHz upsampling digital-to-analog converter, which transforms just about any digital source to the performance of a high-end CD player. The Sabre DAC's patented jitter reduction circuit re-clocks the digital signal to nearly zero jitter before passing it through the high-resolution 24/96 upsampling processor that's also capable of 122dB s/n ratio. But the DAC chip is only part of the story because the surrounding electronics are extremely important. We employ 11 regulated power supplies for the DAC. We transformer-couple each digital input stage so noise associated with ground problems and switching power supplies is eliminated. The USB input is unique. It is galvanically isolated from the computer connection. This is critically important because significant noise generated by the computer's switching power supply travels down the USB ground and manifests itself as a major source of jitter. We eliminate it before the DAC even sees it!
The preamplifier is one of the most important components in any system and often determines the way your system sounds overall. It must handle all of the switching and volume tracking. All of your music travels through the entire circuit before getting to the amplifier.
So attention to detail is key if your goal is faithful reproduction. Even though there's an 80wpc amplifier on board, the Nova is unique because we designed the preamp circuit to be a stand alone preamp. The Nova preamp section uses a 6922 tube with a class A output stage.
The tube maintains a high level of detail while taming harsh digital files. We strive for a musical presentation rather than questing for that Nth level of "in your face" extension. The quest for music reproduction shouldn't be a contest to attain the highest number, rather one to seek an emotional experience while maintaining the musical intent of the artist. Our goal is for you to enjoy the music, not think about the box.
The Nova has 8 total inputs: 5 digital, 3 analog. A USB input for your computer in addition to 2 coax and 2 optical inputs for other digital sources.
The Nova also has 3 analog inputs for docking stations, CD players, tape decks or phono preamps. If you want to add a subwoofer or outboard amplifier, the Nova features a "Class A". Computers and other digital devices are notorious for CPU and switching power supply noise.Each digital input is transformer-coupled to prevent contamination of the digital signal. Home Theater Bypass and Digital Filter. The Nova's third analog input doubles as a "Home Theater Bypass" so you can have the best of home theater and two-channel in the same system. Simply take the left and right "pre out" from your receiver or processor and connect to the "Home Theater" bypass on the Nova. A selector switch on the back panel converts from Aux to HT bypass. In this application your receiver transparently uses the L&R amplifier section of the Nova. This leaves the receiver responsible only for pushing the center and rear speakers, making the receiver much more efficient and less taxed. And when you listen to a two-channel source plugged directly into the Nova, there's a straight line from the source to the Nova to the speakers. No processing, no running the signal through a forest of circuitry. This leaves little between the music and your ears.
If you're a two-channel fan, it's the way to do theater right! The Nova's switchable digital filter lets you tailor your system and your recordings to your taste. Although the Sharp setting measures better, many listeners prefer the sound of the Slow setting, and we recommend it.Let your ears be the judge. For the headphone user, the Nova has a class A tube headphone section. When your headphones are plugged in, the speakers are automatically muted - so you can rock on when quiet is a necessity. The item "Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated Amplifier with DAC (Rosewood)" is in sale since Sunday, April 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Receivers & Amplifiers\Amplifiers & Preamps". The seller is "eliselaurie2011" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.