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NAD D 3020

Hybrid Digital Amplifier/DAC with 24/96 Asynchronous USB Input

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Regular Price: $499.00

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NAD D 3020 Details

NAD D 3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier: Reinventing an icon

  • 2 x 30W @ 0.00% THD, >100W Dynamic Power @ 4 Ohms
  • aptX Bluetooth Music Streaming
  • 24/96 Asynchronous USB input (type B)
  • Optical and Coaxial Digital Inputs, analog inputs
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Bass EQ setting
  • Separate Headphone Amplifier
  • Wireless Remote
The original NAD 3020 introduced a generation of music lovers to true high-fidelity sound. In the 1970s, over a million people rediscovered their music when they placed a NAD 3020 between their turntable and their loudspeakers. This little gem could embarrass amplifiers costing 10 times more with its big, warm and detailed sound. Once people realized what they had been missing it lead them to a lifetime of enhanced musical enjoyment.

Real world performance
NAD rewrote the rules for amplifiers by designing the 3020 for the real world; instead of allowing laboratory test equipment to have the last word, we made sure that we could properly drive real loudspeakers with real music. The result of this real world approach was an amplifier that had less cost and more sound.

Today the source is more likely to be a computer or a smart phone then a turntable, but the ability to choose speakers that perfectly suit your taste is still a compelling argument for upgrading to a NAD amplifier. The D 3020 stars with the original NAD concept and takes it straight to the 21st century using the latest high speed digital technology.

Connect all your digital devices
There are inputs for your computer and for other digital and analog sources. The USB input uses “asynchrounous” mode to insure the lowest possible jitter (timing errors) from notoriously unstable computer audio outputs and supports 24/96 HD studio master music files. Coaxial and optical inputs allow many different digital sources to be connected, from CD and DVD disc players, to set top boxes like Apple TV or satellite and cable receivers. There are also analog inputs for iPods and older non-digital audio components like FM tuners.

The D 3020, with its wireless Bluetooth capability, can stream music from smartphones, tablets and laptops and even supports the highest audio quality Bluetooth aptX that is becoming more and more popular for its excellent sound quality and low power consumption compared to Wi-Fi.

Power that really delivers
Power output may sound small at 30 watts per channel, but like all NAD amplifiers this can be very misleading, as a properly designed 30W amplifier can often sound superior to a 100W amplifier from a lesser brand. More important, the D 3020 can drive real loudspeakers to satisfying levels without adding noise or distortion. It’s highly efficient design wastes less energy resulting in cool running and longer life. Standby power consumption is <0.5W.

Supplied with an IR Remote Control for convenience, the D 3020 is at home on a desk top, a book shelf or cabinet. But it deserves to sit on a pedestal for its incredible performance and affordable price!

Additional Information

Name NAD D 3020
Sub Title Hybrid Digital Amplifier/DAC with 24/96 Asynchronous USB Input
Manufacturer NAD
Manufacturer Part# D3020

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30 watts x 2 into 8 ohms
Compact design; can be oriented horizontally or vertically
24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter for playback of high-resolution digital music
Asynchronous USB input for connecting a computer
Bluetooth wireless capability for streaming music from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
aptX® encoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
1 pair of analog stereo (RCA) inputs
Miniplug analog input for connecting an iPod or other portable player (can also be used as an optical input for Macbook laptop computers; miniplug-to-Toslink adapter included for use with an optical cable)
Toslink optical digital input
Coaxial digital input
Stereo binding-post speaker terminals
Dedicated mono RCA output for powered subwoofer
Built-in headphone amplifier with 3.5mm minijack output
12-volt trigger output
Remote control
Dimensions (W x H x D in inches, standing vertically: 2-5/16 x 7-3/8 x 8-5/8 (standing vertically)
Weight: 3.05 lbs.
Warranty: 1 year