Naim DAC-V1 in excellent condition. Functions as a DAC, a digital preamp, and a Class-A headphone amp. Electronically and cosmetically excellent. First owner, purchased from authorized dealer in July 2015, used with care in a nonsmoking household.
The DAC-V1 is a perfect match with Naim’s NAP 100 power amp – see my other ad on Audiogon.
The built-in Class-A headphone amp easily drives my Sennheiser headphones (currently the HD 650, previously the HD 800).
Naim recently released a firmware update (installed) that makes the DAC-V1 DSD-compatible and able to play 64 and 128 files. According to Naim, “the upgrade required significant optimisation of the core DSP code which has also improved sound quality.”
Comes with the remote control, factory box, power cable, and Quick Start guide. (The complete manual is online.)
Selling because of pending retirement and downsizing.
I will double-box for shipping. No extra fee for PayPal at the asking price. US-48 sales only, please. Preference to buyer with [positive feedback. Please check my feedback. Thanks for looking.
Five-star rating from WhatHiFi -- see the review:
Information from Naim’s website:
-High-speed asynchronous USB input up to 24bit/384kHz
-Five S/PDIF inputs for digital sources like games consoles, set top boxes and hard disk servers
-Selectable fixed or variable analogue outputs (DIN or RCA)
-Naim Audio digitally controlled analogue volume control for performance and precision -40bit SHARC DSP chip handling filtering and oversampling
-Single-ended class-A headphone amplifier output
“Our newest DAC is perfectly optimized for modern digital listening. It features an asynchronous USB input – ideal for getting stunning sound quality from your computer. DAC-V1’s single-ended class-A headphone amplifier affords it added versatility. The output stages of this amplifier are kept as pure as possible, ensuring outstanding sound quality for headphone listening. The DAC-V1 is now DSD compatible and able to play 64 and 128 files; the upgrade required significant optimisation of the core DSP code which has also improved sound quality.
The DAC-V1’s compact size makes it perfectly suited as a desktop companion to your Mac or PC, but its exceptional musicality means it will complement our standard-width hi-fi components just as well.”