NAD MDC DAC 2
We love streaming computer music, especially high resolution 24/192
studio master tracks. But most computer sound cards are not designed
for music production and end up ruining the sound while popular music
streaming devices like Apple TV, Squeezebox and Sonos follow a similar
poor quality path. Plug any of these devices into NADs MDC DAC
2.0 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 amplifi ers, the C 375BEE and C 356BEE, have our
unique innovation-Modular Design Construction (MDC). MDC makes it easy
to upgrade features and functionality. Thanks to the MDC DAC 2.0, you
get the convenience of computer music without sacrifi cing the musical
performance of your NAD hi-fi system.
MDC DAC 2.0 USB Digital-to-Analogue Converter Data Sheet
MDC DAC 2 Features:
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 24/192 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 traffi c 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 high precision
clock of the MDC DAC 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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. Youll hear
more detail, dimension and natural timbre from each individual instrument
than you ever thought possible.
NAD USB Audio Driver for Windows PCs
(XP, Vista and 7)
In order to stream your computer audio, ensure that the Sound or Audio
device setting of your computer is set to "NAD USB Audio".
Download the "NAD USB Audio Driver" (click on the downloads
tab on this page) and install this driver to your computer by following
the instructions provided. Minimum system requirement: Microsoft Windows
XP Service Pack 2 or higher, Microsoft Windows 7 & 8.
Note: Any drivers previously loaded
must be uninstalled prior to installing this driver
FOR MAC USERS
Minimum Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) and later versions include
USB Audio 2.0 drivers and therefore it is not necessary to install the
NAD USB 2.0 Audio driver. Ensure the Sound device of your Mac is set
to "NAD USB Audio 2.0"