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NAD Electronics has announced two new products that debuted at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest last week, before being shown this week at the upcoming Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show.

NAD Electronics C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC

NAD Electronics C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC

Combining a Pre-amplifier, DAC, and BluOS streamer into one unit, NAD Electronic's new C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC features the latest tech including BluOS, Bluetooth aptX HD, Dirac Live Room Correction, and NAD's Modular Design Construction.

Dirac Live is emerging as the people's choice when it comes to DSP and room correction software. Dirac Live allows you to optimise the sound specifically for your room in regards to speaker placement and room acoustics. The unit comes with the Lite version of the software; however, the full-featured version can be purchased for USD 99, which unlocks additional features.

NAD Electronics C658 Rear

Greg Stidsen, NAD’s Chief Technology Officer, told StereoNET:

The C 658 combines the best of all worlds in that it is a high-performance preamplifier and streaming DAC with the most compelling digital technologies such as BluOS, MQA, Bluetooth aptX HD and Dirac Live,

The extraordinary performance and advanced technologies of the C 658 make it the ideal choice for someone who demands state-of-the-art performance with the most desirable features yet appreciates a single chassis with ease of operation. MDC then helps protect their investment for years to come.

The NAD C 658 will be available in December 2018 and is expected to sell in New Zealand for $3,499, however due to currency fluctuation pricing will be confirmed on landing.

NAD Electronics D 3045 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

NAD Electronics D 3045 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

Building on the success of NAD's D 3020, the newly released D 3045 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier is featured packed and designed to appeal to high-res digital and vinyl enthusiasts.

It features NAD's Hybrid Digital 60W per channel amplifier, Asynchronous USB 24/192 Input, support for MQA and DSD, two way Bluetooth aptX HD, as well as a high quality moving magnet phono stage, all in a compact size that can be used either vertically or horizontally.

NAD D 3045 Rear

NAD has considered its customers and delivered a product that is both versatile and practical.

The D 3045 accommodates inputs for the computer along with other digital and analogue sources. Coaxial and optical inputs allow many different digital sources to be connected, from CD and DVD players to media streamers like Apple TV or satellite and cable receivers. There are also analogue inputs for iPods and older non-digital audio components such as FM tuners.

Attendees at RMAF were in for a treat thanks to a partnership with MQA. Visitors to room 8021 in the Tower on Saturday, October 6, 2018, listened to a performance by accomplished jazz band Misha Mullov-Abbado, who broadcasted a live real-time MQA encoded performance from RAK Studios in London, UK.

The NAD Electronics D 3045 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier will be available November 2018 and will sell in New Zealand for $1,599 but pricing will be confirmed on landing.

For more information visit NAD Electronics.

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StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers to headphones. Marc also founded Melbourne's International HiFi Show.

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