NAD D3045 compact high performance amplifier

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NAD D3045

NAD D3045 @ Audiologica, compact hybrid digital amplifier

The 60-watt-per-channel amplifier boasts a plethora of digital and analogue connections, including an asynchronous USB (24-bit/192kHz) input for a direct connection to a laptop, as well as coaxial, optical and legacy analogue inputs.

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GTIN: 5703120230597
Brand: NAD


NAD D3045

NAD D3045 @ Audiologica, compact hybrid digital amplifier

The NAD D3045 accommodates inputs for the computer along with other digital and analogue sources, including the newly added MM phono input. Coaxial and optical inputs allow many different digital sources to be connected, from CD and DVD disc 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.

Also included in the D 3045 is a full-range preamp output as well as a subwoofer output for added connection flexibility. NAD also includes a premium quality headphone jack on the front panel that is connected to a dedicated, high current, low impedance headphone amplifier that will drive all but the most power hungry headphones, including planar magnetic designs.

Beyond impressive performance, a major focus for NAD has been finding new technology that can improve musical performance while consuming less power to operate and using fewer non-renewable resources to manufacture. The D 3045 is compact, environmentally sensitive and runs cool. NAD believes technical prowess and eco-friendliness is not only desirable but achievable. Its highly efficient design wastes less energy, resulting in extended component life an increased reliability. Standby power consumption is <0.5W.

Supplied with an IR Remote Control for convenience, the D 3045 can be used vertically or horizontally. Its compact footprint is equally at home on a desktop, a bookshelf or cabinet to complement any lifestyle.

The 60-watt-per-channel amplifier boasts a plethora of digital and analogue connections, including an asynchronous USB (24-bit/192kHz) input for a direct connection to a laptop, as well as coaxial, optical and legacy analogue inputs.

Turntable users can benefit from the D 3045’s moving-magnet phono stage, while two-way aptX HD Bluetooth allows users to stream music to the amplifier as well as stream whatever the amplifier is playing (from any source or input) to a pair of Bluetooth headphones.

The NAD D 3045 is everything a modern amplifier ought to be; compact, energy efficient, powerful, silent, high-resolution enabled and packed with cutting-edge features like DSD and MQA playback. NAD’s expertise in both digital and analogue engineering is clearly evident in this high performance, flexible yet affordable amplifier.

Featuring a 2 x 60W per channel HybridDigital amplifier in a small form factor, the D 3045 will astound many for its ability to drive difficult loudspeakers to satisfying levels without adding noise or distortion.

Calling on NAD’s decades of leadership in Hi-Res digital audio, the D 3045 boasts exceptional connectivity including an Asynchronous USB 24/192 Input. The NAD D3045 supports both MQA and DSD playback. MQA decoding is available on all digital inputs in addition to BluOS streaming content.

The D 3045 can faithfully and accurately reproduce the full spectrum of sound encapsulated on the studio master. Until now, music-loving consumers have only been able to hear an edited version of the full fidelity because the delivery systems, be it tape, vinyl, or CD, did not have the capacity to hold all the information contained in the studio master recording. With hi-res downloads and streaming, we can now enjoy exactly the same experience the artist heard in the studio when the recording was first made. Yet, 90% of the products on the market today do not have the full capability required to experience this new higher fidelity.

The D 3045 features two-way wireless Bluetooth capability that is powered by aptX HD for the highest possible sound quality available. Users can easily stream music from smartphones, tablets and laptops or can also use its integrated two-way Bluetooth feature and effortlessly stream music that is playing on the amp to any pair of Bluetooth enabled headphones. aptX HD is becoming more and more popular for its remarkable sound quality and low power consumption compared to Wi-Fi.

An HDMI Audio Return Channel input allows for a TV hook-up, and preamp and subwoofer outputs provide additional flexibility and upgrade paths.

Key Features of the NAD D 3045 DAC Amplifier:

  • 2 x 60W HybridDigital Amplifier
  • Two-Way Bluetooth powered by Qualcomm aptX HD audio
  • Asynchronous USB 24/192 Input supports MQA and DSD
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel Input
  • Coax and Optical Input
  • Line Input
  • High performance Moving Magnet Phono Stage added for vinyl lovers to complement digital connectivity
  • Preamp and Subwoofer Outputs for additional connection flexibility
  • Energy-Saving – new design technology consumes less power to operate
  • Compact footprint – can be used almost anywhere, either vertically or horizontally
  • THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • <0.003% at 2V out
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • >100dB (IHF, A-weighted, ref. 500mV out, unity gain)
  • Channel separation
  • >85dB (1kHz)
    >80dB (10kHz)
  • Input impedance (R and C)
  • 47kohms + 220pF
  • Maximum input signal
  • >5.5Vrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Output impedance
  • 400 Ohms
  • Input sensitivity
  • 82mV (ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency response
  • ±0.2dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Maximum voltage output – IHF load
  • >4V (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • <0.015% at 2V out
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • >82dB (200 Ohm source, A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
    >76dB (MM cartridge source, IHF; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
  • Input sensitivity
  • 1.35mV (ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum)
  • Maximum input signal at 1kHz
  • >90mVrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Frequency response
  • ±0.3dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • <0.003% at 120mW
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • >90dB (32 Ohm load; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out, unity gain)
  • Frequency response
  • ±0.3dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Output impedance 2 Ohms
  • Maximum headphone output – 32 Ohm load <8V (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Continuous output power into 4 and 8 Ohms
  • 60W (ref. 20Hz-20kHz at 0.03% THD, both channels driven)
  • THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • <0.005% (at 1W, 4 and 8 ohms)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • >98dB (A-weighted, 500mV input, ref. 2.828V out in 4 Ohms)
  • Clipping power
  • >80W (at 1kHz 4 Ohms 0.1% THD)
  • IHF dynamic power
  • 8 Ohms : 80W
    4 Ohms : 150W
    2 Ohms : 200W
  • Peak output current
  • >18A (in 1 Ohm, 1ms)
  • Damping factor
  • >300 (ref. 8 Ohms, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
  • Frequency response
  • ±0.3dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Channel separation
  • >75dB (1kHz)
    >70dB (10kHz)
  • Input sensitivity
  • 260mV (for 30W in 4 Ohms)
  • Supports bit rate/sample rate
  • up to 24 bit/192kHz (digital source)
    up to 24 bit/384kHz (computer source)
  • Standby power
  • <0.5W
  • Gross dimensions (W x H x D)*
  • 70 x 235 x 265 mm
    2 13/16 x 9 5/16 x 10 7/16 inches**
  • Net weight
  • 3.6kg (7.9lb)
  • Shipping weight
  • 2.6kg (5.7lb)



NAD Electronics at Audiologica

2 reviews for NAD D3045 compact high performance amplifier

  1. Alan F. (verified owner)

    Great service, super responsive, fast delivery

  2. Brian Russell (verified owner)

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