NAD D 3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier
REINVENTING AN ICON, the D 3020
The original NAD 3020 introduced a generation of Music Lovers to true
high fidelity sound. The term High Fidelity literally means true
to the original. In the 70s over a million people
rediscovered their music when they placed a NAD 3020 between their turntable
and their loudspeakers. This little gem could embarrass amplifiers costing
10 times more with its big, warm and detailed sound. Once people realized
what they had been missing it lead them to a lifetime of enhanced musical
3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier - Data Sheet
3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier - White Paper
Hybrid Digital Amplifier - English manual
Hybrid Digital Amplifier - Quick Setup Guide
3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier - Firmware 2.7
USB Audio Driver
3020 Remote Codes
D 3020 Hybrid Digital Amplifier Features:
- 2 x 30W @ =0.005% THD, >100W Dynamic
Power @ 4 Ohms
- aptX Bluetooth Music Streaming
- Supports bit rate/sample rate up to
- 24/192 (via Digital Audio input) up to 24/96 (via Computer/Type
B USB input)
- Optical and Coaxial Digital Inputs,
- Subwoofer Output
- Bass EQ setting
- Separate Headphone Amplifier
- Wireless Remote
REAL WORLD PERFORMANCE
NAD rewrote the rules for amplifiers by designing the 3020 for the real
world; instead of allowing laboratory test equipment to have the last
word, we made sure that we could properly drive real loudspeakers with
real music. The result of this real world approach was an amplifier
that had less cost and more sound.
Today the source is more likely to be
a computer or a smart phone than a turntable, but the ability to choose
speakers that perfectly suit your taste is still a compelling argument
for upgrading to a NAD amplifier. The D 3020 stars with the original
NAD concept and takes it straight to the 21st century using the latest
high speed digital technology.
CONNECT ALL YOUR DIGITAL DEVICES
There are inputs for your computer and for other digital and analog
sources. The USB input uses asynchrounous mode to insure
the lowest possible jitter (timing errors) from notoriously unstable
computer audio outputs and supports 24/96 HD studio master music files.
Coaxial and optical inputs allow many different digital sources to be
connected, from CD and DVD disc players, to set top boxes like AppleTV
or satellite and cable receivers. There are also analog inputs for iPods
and older non-digital audio components like FM tuners.
The D 3020, with its wireless Bluetooth
capability, can stream music from smartphones, tablets and laptops and
even supports the highest audio quality Bluetooth aptX that is becoming
more and more popular for its excellent sound quality and low power
consumption compared to Wi-Fi.
POWER THAT REALLY DELIVERS
Power output may sound small at 30 watts per channel, but like all NAD
amplifiers this can be very misleading as a properly designed 30W amplifier
can often sound superior to a 100W amplifier from a lesser brand. More
important, the D 3020 can drive real loudspeakers to satisfying levels
without adding noise or distortion. Its highly efficient design
wastes less energy resulting in cool running and longer life. Standby
power consumption is <0.5W.
Supplied with an IR Remote Control for
convenience, the D 3020 is at home on a desk top, a book shelf or cabinet.
But it deserves to sit on a pedestal for its incredible performance
and affordable price!