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Anybody hear one yet?
Have not heard it yet but it looks interesting - http://reviews.cnet.com/audio-system-components/nad-d-3020/4505-6462_7-35757056.html - named after the classic 3020, remember those. I recently sold a 2100B NAD amplifier that I had for many years and had the 1600 tuner/preamp at one point many years back.
Wish it didn't cost $500. Perfect to run from the Sonos digital out and power the Patio speakers. 25 year old NAD reciever that is on duty now could use a rest. Someone needs to buy one play with it for a few months so I can buy it used for next summer.
For your Sonos you should consider a powered/active speaker pair with built-in DAC such as Audyssey Media (desktop/tiny room), AVi 9RSS (desktop/room), KEF X300A (desktop/room), Quad 9AS (room), or Vanatoo (desktop/room). Prices range from $210 - $2200 per pair but none go below 50 Hz.
The D7050 appears to be a 'power DAC' as it has no analog inputs, but higher res DAC and plenty of digital inputs (AirPlay, Bluetooth, ethernet, USB, 2 coax, and 2 toslink). But double the price and only nominally more wattage:http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KSVnByxEEzi/p_745D7050/NAD-D-7050.html#overview-tab
I spent some time listening to the D3020 driving KEF LS50's fed Spotify via Sonos Connect. I have a system with Cambridge Audio 640 C > 650 A > LS50The D3020 sounded much better than the CA. The pairing of the D3020 with the LS50 was spectacular with resolution, timbre, image sharpness and strong bass in spades. The LS50 can probably be succesfully paired with even better electronics, but for $ 500 + $ 1500it's unbeatable sound for the money.Looking for someone to give my CA stuff to !Disclosure : I am a Hypex Fanboy with Dual Mono NC400 > B&W 805D. For a third of the price, but 80 pct of the performance with a 24/96 DAC thrown in, no interconnects needed, I have trouble containing my enthusiasm for the D3020
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