Hear DSD and High-Res Computer-Audio With Natural Musicality: Award-Winning Naim DAC-V1 Features Analog Volume Control, Class A Headphone Amp, Flexible Connectivity, Compact Size
The reviews and awards have it: Naim's DAC-V1 asynchronous USB DAC/digital preamplifier affords listeners sumptuous sound, an audiophile-grade headphone amplifier, and high-resolution computer audio experiences that bring music to three-dimensional life. Featuring a newly optimized DSP code, DAC-V1 plays DSD as well as files up to 24-bit/384kHz via its high-speed asynchronous USB input. While DAC-V1 is made to handle modern digital needs, Naim gave it a digitally controlled analog volume control for the utmost performance. A precision-focused 40-bit SHARC DSP chip effortlessly handles filtering and oversampling. DAC-V1's sleek looks and compact size are tailored for unobtrusive desktop duties, yet its versatility and natural musicality also place it right at home with your main system. Selectable fixed or variable analog outputs add to the flexibility, while five S/PDIF inputs for digital sources such as game consoles, set-top boxes, and hard-disk servers mean that all of your digital media will enjoy tremendous leaps in quality. And thanks to the single-ended Class A headphone amplifier, which uses the preamp output amplifier for headphone drive and results in the output current drive automatically turned up five times for extra dynamic drive for all impedances, DAC-V1 is a personal listening marvel.
"We plug our headphones in and are greeted with Naim's signature sound, which balances the ability to be hard-driving, focused and dramatic with the subtlety and finesse needed to handle more delicate pieces of music."
– What Hi-Fi?, 5-star review
If you don't want to take our word for it, consider the praise bestowed on DAC-V1 by What Hi-Fi?, which gave it a rare five-star review and declared it a test winner in its field. Similarly laudatory, Hi-Fi Choice declared it "a package that's even greater than the sum of the parts – and a great value, too" in its Recommended review. AVForums, IT ProPortal, and Gramophone have also recognized the exceptional worth of the DAC-V1. Order from Music Direct today and experience it in your home. Your satisfaction is 100% Money-Back Guaranteed.
"Another masterful showing from Naim. It takes the good bits from the pricier Naim DAC, adds an excellent asynchronous USB implementation and a volume control and the result is a sound that's good enough to let rip into most speakers."
– Hi-Fi Choice, Recommended review
"Just add speakers and a computer for the ultimate desktop system."
"If you listen to music most of the day, think about the hours you'll spend rediscovering your favorite albums during your working week."
– MSN Tech