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NADAC – Network Attached Digital to Analogue Converter

Advanced technology developed for F1 racing has dramatically benefited every modern car. Similarly, benefits gained from years of developing cutting-edge products for the professional recording community can be made available to the discerning audiophile. The NADAC is not unique because of the components it uses, but in the care with which it was designed and the experience behind it. By introducing RAVENNA networking to the home, Merging Technologies not only removes traditional limitations, they totally transform the performance that can be delivered.

NADAC is offered in two versions:

Stereo

MERGING+NADAC_topslide_w6The 8 channels of the ESS Sabre ES9008S Reference D/A converter are merged into 2 for improved linearity, greater dynamic range and a lower noise floor.

Multichannel-8

MERGING+NADAC_topslide_w9The 8 channel version can be set at any time to operate in 8 discrete channel mode, or stereo mode to enjoy the same advantages of merging 8 into to 2 channels as the stereo version.

NO-COMPROMISE HEADPHONE OUTPUTS

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Both versions have separate headphone outputs using the same method of combining
the channels for uncompromised DSD/DXD listening on your favorite headphones.

 

Perfect Connectivity


Analog Outputs

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  • 8/2 Balanced on 3-pin male XLR
  • 8/2 Unbalanced RCA Phono connectors
  • Separate headphone sockets with 1/4″ jack and mini-jack ( when connected to a network, the headphones and main outputs may be driven by different source if required)

Additional Inputs

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  • Word Clock Input. BNC connector
  • DC Power Supply Input

Digital Inputs

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  • Ethernet (RAVENNA/AES67) on RJ45 connector. Accepts 44.1kHz – 384kHz PCM, DXD, DSD 64, DSD128, DSD256
  • Connects from the computer using standard ASIO on Windows and CoreAudio on Mac
  • Allows cable runs up to 100m on a single Cat5e or Cat6 cable, with possible repeaters, hubs or switches
  • Asynchronous communication. The NADAC controls the rate at which the digital audio data is sent to the DAC, not the computer or the player
  • Ultra-precise communication clocking driven by the DAC…. Precision Time Protocol is at the heart of RAVENNA, ensuring a clock resolution of one nanosecond
  • AES/EBU on 3-pin female XLR connector (44.1kHz – 192kHz PCM)
  • SPDIF Optical on Toslink connector (44.1kHz – 96kHz PCM)
  • SPDIF Coaxial on RCA Phono (44.1kHz – 96kHz PCM)

Perfect Ergonomics


Front Panel Controls

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  • Volume adjustment using the front panel rotary control
  • Main output and the headphone output levels may be independently adjusted
  • Two headphone sockets for connecting any headphones without adapters
  • Headphones can listen to any available inputs, or external network sources

Intuitive Menus

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  • Simple and ergonomic menu selected by the front panel rotary control
  • Easy source selection between the digital inputs and the computer sources available on the network
  • Intuitive menu hierarchy
  • Multilanguage user interface

Universal remote control

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Web based remote control of menu functions and volume. Any web enabled smartphone, tablet or computer can control the listening level and the source selection of any NADAC on the network. This allows you to remotely control any NADAC in any zones in your building with a unique remote control: your phone or tablet.


Superb specifications

Outputs

Balanced Analog Output
  • Connector: gold-plated male XLR
  • Impedance: 40 Ohms
  • Max output level: 18 dBu (6.1 Vrms)
  • Dynamic range: 130 dB(A)
  • THD+N @1kHz: -113 dB (0.00022 %)
Unbalanced Analog Output
  • Connector: gold-plated RCA jacks
  • Impedance: 20 Ohms
  • Max output level: 8.8 dBu (2.1 Vrms)
  • Dynamic range: TBD
  • THD+N @1kHz: TBD
Headphone
  • Connector: 3.5mm jack + 6mm jack
  • Impedance: 40 Ohms
  • Max output level: 20.8 dBu (8.5 Vrms)
  • Dynamic range: TBD
  • THD+N @1kHz: TBD

Inputs

AES input
  • Connector: gold-plated female XLR
  • Input impedance: 110 Ohms
  • Sample rate: 44.1 kHz – 192 kHz
S/PDIF optical input
  • Connector: Toslink
  • Sample rate: 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz
S/PDIF coaxial input
  • Connector: gold-plated RCA jack
  • Input impedance: 75 Ohms
  • Sample rate: 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz
Network input
  • Connector: Neutrik EtherCon RJ45
  • Bitrate: 1 Gb/s (Gigabit Ethernet only)
  • Sample rate: 44.1 kHz – 384 kHz, DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256
WordClock input
  • Connector: BNC
  • Input impedance: 75 Ohms
  • Termination: 75 Ohms, software selectable
  • Sample rate: 44.1 kHz – 192 kHz

Misc

  • Enclosure material: Premium machined and anodized aluminium
  • Dimension: 435 W x 435 D x 95 H mm
  • Weight: 11 kg
  • AC voltage: 100V-240V/47-63Hz (IEC socket)
  • DC voltage: 10V-14V (Hirose HR10A-7R-4S)
  • Power consumption: < 30W
  • Front panel display: OLED, 160×128 pixels, 16 bit colors

Superb measurements

 

Multichannel-8 Noise Floor

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Multichannel-8 FFT @1kHz, 0 dBFS

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