Wirelessly Stream music from your own collection and Internet music services with 24-bit/96kHz studio quality, with no Wi-Fi network needed!
2 x RCA Jacks Analog output
High-Performance Burr Brown 24/192 DAC chip
USB 2.0 Input
Coaxial Digital Outputs
The NAD DAC 2 Wireless USB Digital-to-Analog Converter turns computer music into high-fidelity sound. This simple solution lets you listen to any music stored on or streamed to your computer on your hi-fi system. Point-to-point wireless technology means you can just plug in the two-piece DAC 2 and start enjoying computer audio with the least amount of fuss.
Stream music from your own collection and Internet music services You no longer have to pick your computer over your audio system when it comes to listening to your favorite digital tunes, Internet radio, or cloud services like Spotify, Pandora, Last.fm, and MOG. Spoil yourself with better sound quality and more control over your music choices.
Wireless High Resolution Sound The NAD DAC 2 becomes the sound card for your computer, and with 24-bit 96kHz digital capability anything you can hear on your PC, including Studio Quality HD Audio, is digitally transmitted to your Hi-Fi! Several smartphone apps are available to remotely operate your PC or Mac. You don't need a Wi-Fi network to enjoy Computer Audio at its finest.
Supremely musical sound To achieve the best possible sound, the Transmitter digitally transmits the audio from your Mac or PC to the DAC 2 Receiver, which then converts the digital signal to analog using a premium Burr-Brown chip with 24-bit/96kHz DAC with selected passive components in a proprietary circuit. There is also a coax digital output that allows the digital processing to be done in your A/V receiver or preamp/processor.
Great performance for the dollar The DAC 2 is an easy, economical solution that doesn't compromise NAD's incredibly musical sound and promises to boost your enjoyment of your existing component system. The DAC 2 brings a whole new world of musical experience and choice to your hi-fi experience.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In lieu of diving into the recently popular vinyl scene and spending what would've amounted to quadruple the cost, I decided to check out NAD's latest offering of Digital Audio Converters. Having just been released in the summer of 2013, the DAC 2 was a significant update to the DAC 1. The most notable difference between the two is that the DAC 1 can handle up to 16-bit/44.1kHz audio, while the DAC 2 can handle up to 24-bit/96kHz audio, despite both devices being fitted with 24/192 Burr-Brown DAC's.
Upon tearing open the packaging like a child on Christmas, I was greeted with regulatory documents, a power supply with international adapters (could come in handy), RCA cables, a USB cable, the DAC unit, and USB transmitter. Everything was packed nicely and was easy to get out of the box.
Set-up was as simple as plugging both devices into power/a computer and pressing "play". On a Mac, I had to go into System Preferences and set the output to "NAD DAC...
It was a plug and play install on a MacBookPro and was working 10 minutes after opening the box. Biggest task was to redirect sound output in system preferences to the USB unit. It replaced a broken Musical Fidelity XRAY CD player in my stereo system and I think the NAD unit sounds better. I've now discovered it works as a USB speaker on my Synology DS412+ NAS so I can control all my music playing through the DS Audio app on my iPad. The Nad DAC 2 is a great concept that works really well. Only watch out is the distance between the send and receive units. Mine is working fine over a 15 foot distance from second floor to first.
Works perfectly. The sound is typically NAD - very lifelike and you-are-there - not dry or recessed as some other DACs I've tried. It is a bit more forward and very analogue-like, but never harsh or edgy. Sounds as good as NAD's more expensive D1050, but without any drivers to install. Works right out of the box, but DON'T use the free RCA cable they supply!! - it needs a good set of cables to sound it's best.
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