NAD D3020 V2 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier


The original NAD 3020 introduced a generation of music lovers to true high-fidelity sound. In the 1970’s, over a million people rediscovered their music when they placed a NAD 3020 between their turntable and loudspeakers. This little gem outshined amplifiers costing 10 times more with its big, warm, detailed sound. Today, the source is more likely to be a computer or smartphone than a turntable, but the ability to choose speakers that perfectly suit one’s taste is still a compelling argument for upgrading to an NAD amplifier. The D 3020 starts with the original NAD 3020 concept and brings it straight into the 21st century using the latest high-speed digital technology. Now with V2, we have refined the looks and added a Phono input for vinyl playback.

Brand : NAD


Reinventing an Icon
By adapting to today’s media sources and using state-of-the-art digital technology for the new world of digital music, the D 3020 puts a completely modern spin on a revered icon. The original designer of the 3020, NAD’s Director of Advanced Technology, Bjorn Erik Edvardsen, has been pivotal in developing the D 3020 for the new digital generation. Offering an excellent quality 24/192 DAC with 8 channels mixed to 2 for improved resolution, the D 3020 V2 represents the same kind of value-bending innovation that gave the original 3020 its legendary overachieving phono stage.

More Connected
The D 3020 offers inputs for your digital and analogue sources. Coaxial and optical inputs allow many different digital sources to be connected, from CD and DVD players, to set top boxes, media streamers like AppleTV, or satellite and cable receivers. There are also analogue inputs including a sophisticated MM Phono input. Far from just another set of sockets, this Phono stage includes highly accurate RIAA equalization, an Infrasonic Warp Filter, and features both high overload margins and extremely low noise. With V2 we’ve also added a PreOut for increased connectivity in the output stage.

Power that Delivers
Power output may sound small at 30W per channel, but like all NAD amplifiers this is very misleading, as a properly designed 30W amplifier can sound superior to a 100W amplifier from a lesser brand. With its very small form factor, the D 3020 will astound many for its ability to drive difficult loudspeakers to satisfying levels without adding noise or distortion.

Audio Specs
Rated Power at 8 ohms                                             2 x 30 Watts
IHF Dynamic Power 8 ohms                                     2 x 60 Watts
4 ohms                                                                           2 x 100 Watts
2 ohms                                                                           2 x 150 Watts
Signal/Noise Ratio (A-weighted, ref. 1 Watt)       ≥90dB
Channel Separation 1kHz                                          ≥75dB
10kHz                                                                             ≥65dB
Channel Balance                                                        0 ±0.3dB
Frequency Response (20Hz – 20kHz)                  0dB to -0.3dB
Total Harmonic Distortion                                       ≤0.005%
Maximum input level                                                5V
IMD (SMPTE)                                                                0.02%
IMD (CCIF)                                                                    0.003%
MM Phono Input
Phono Signal-to-Noise Ratio                                 >82 dB (200 ohms source, A-weighted, ref. 500 mV out)
                                                                                        76 dB (MM cartridge source, IHF; A-weighted, ref. 500 mV out)
Input sensitivity                                                        1.15 mV (ref. 500 mV out, Volume maximum)
Maximum input signal at 1kHz                               >90 mVrms (ref. 0.1 % THD)
Frequency response                                                 ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Standby Power                                                           ≤0.5 Watts
Supports bit rate/sample rate                               up to 24/192 (via Digital Audio input)
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) Gross                       58 x 186 x 219mm
Net Weight                                                                   1.38kg (3.05lb)
Shipping Weight                                                         2.1kg (4.6lb)


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