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NAD MDC DAC

Digital-to-Analog Converter Module
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NAD MDC DAC Details

NAD MDC DAC: The modular DAC upgrade

  • Stream 24/96 studio master tracks
  • Modular Upgrade for C 375BEE and C 356BEE amplifiers
  • Experience truly lossless sound from your favorite music service
  • Detail and dynamic information without distortion or noise

Who doesn't love streaming computer music, especially 24/96 studio master tracks? Unfortunately, most computer sound cards are not designed for music production and end up ruining the sound. Popular music streaming devices like Apple TV, Squeezebox and Sonos follow a similarly poor quality path. Plug any of these devices into NAD's MDC DAC and you will be blown away by what you hear! Listen to the details and dynamics reproduced from the original recording rather than the noise and distortion of an inadequately designed audio stage.

NAD's Innovative Solution
Two of our top-rated amplifiers, the C 375BEE and C 356BEE, have our unique innovation—Modular Design Construction (MDC). MDC makes it easy to upgrade features and functionality. With the MDC DAC, you get the convenience of computer music without sacrificing the musical performance of your NAD hi-fi system.

24/96 Music
Thanks to a technique known as 'asynchronous USB', we have eliminated computer sound and let music flow freely. USB is a computer standard for high-speed data transmission (good news for 24/96 quality music) but it has a feature set skewed for PC use, not music. USB sends info in 'data packets' making the system very robust. There is also a traffic manager that can vary the size and sequence of the packets – good for PCs, bad for music. These timing variations create a condition called 'jitter' – small variations that create a harsh distortion. However, by using the MDC DAC’s high precision clock and built-in NAD customised software to control the PC, this distortion can be eliminated.

Be in complete control
If you love iTunes, plug your Apple TV into the MDC DAC and find out what the world's most successful music service really sounds like. Ever wonder what Apple Lossless sounds like in comparison to AAC compressed downloads? The MDC DAC will reveal the truth.

Get More from your music
If you love the Sonos or Squeezebox experience, elevate it to the next level of musical enjoyment with the MDC DAC installed in a 150W-per-channel C 375BEE amplifier or 80W-per-channel C 356BEE amplifier. Either one of these highly acclaimed amplifiers can drive high quality loudspeakers to realistic sound levels without breaking a sweat. You’ll hear more detail, dimension and natural timbre from each individual instrument than you ever thought possible.

Additional Information

Name NAD MDC DAC
Sub Title Digital-to-Analog Converter Module
Manufacturer NAD
Manufacturer Part# MDC DAC
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INPUTS
Digital: Optical, USB (Device side Asynchronous)

SPECIFICATIONS
Sample Rate: USB 32kHz to 96kHz, Optical 32kHz to 192kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ± 0.2dB (USB), 20Hz-40kHz ± 0.2dB (Optical)
THD+N: 0.005%
Signal to Noise: >-100dB (ref. 0dBFS input)
Analogue Output Level: 2Vrms (ref 0dBFS input)
Digital to Analogue Converter: Burr-Brown TI PCM1796

DIMENSON AND WEIGHT
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) Gross: 83 x 38 x 75.16mm (3 1/4” x 1 1/2” x 3 inches)
Net Weight: 0.18kg (0.40lb)
Shipping Weight: 0.34kg (0.75lb)