PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter

PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter
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  • PS Audio's best analogue phono stage
  • Full featured Analogue to Digital Converter
  • Resistive cartridge load selector
  • Mono or stereo select
  • 100% pure analogue path for the phono stage
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PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter

PS Audio's best analogue phono stage, plus built in state of the art ADC.

Take the best analogue phono preamplifier we know how to make, combine it with a state-of-the-art AnalogueTo Digital Converter, place them both in a hand crafted chassis, add a massive power supply, provide fully balanced class A analogue outputs as well as multiple digital outputs including DSD and PCM and you have the NuWave Phono Converter.

PS Audio’s NuWave Phono Converter (NPC) is a new category that combines a state-of-the-art analogue phono preamplifier and analogue DSD/PCM converter together in a world’s first. This is high resolution audio at its best. The NPC is a no-compromise approach to vinyl and analogue reproduction in a high end audio system. The NPC accepts inputs from any analogue source from tuners to turntables.

This means users can input anything from an iPod to a $100,000 turntable setup, connecting the output of the NPC directly to a DAC, computer or preamplifier. Once connected, you can play vinyl discs or any analogue source either directly into your preamplifier, through the NPC’s analogue outputs, or DAC through the NPC’s multiple asynchronous digital outputs. You can also connect the NPC to your computer and RIP (record) to your heart’s content in either double DSD or 192kHz 24 bit PCM.

This is the device you need if you’re going to build a library. The NPC produces both DSD and PCM from its digital outputs and high resolution fully balanced analogue from its audio outputs. Use the NPC as the vinyl heart of your purely analogue setup or digital setup. Either way, albums and analogue sources of all types come alive with the NuWave Phono Converter.

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  • Our best analogue phono stage ever
  • Full featured Analogue to Digital Converter
  • High resolution balanced or single ended analogue outputs for phono
  • High resolution asynchronous DSD and PCM outputs from A/D
  • 1 stereo analogue input from any source such as a tuner
  • 1 stereo phono input
  • Accepts low output moving coil cartridges (0.5mv)
  • Moving magnet cartridges
  • Passive RIAA curve
  • Resistive cartridge load selector
  • Mono or stereo select
  • 100% pure analogue path for the phono stage
  • Gain select from the front panel
  • Asynchronous digital output to 192kHz 24 bit
  • Asynchronous DSD output at 64X and 128X
  • Polarity invert function
  • XLR, RCA analogue outputs
  • S/PDIF, I2S, USB digital outputs
  • 80kHz bandwidth on A/D Converter
  • A/D sample rate 352.8kHz
  • DoP protocols for DSD
  • Massive power supply
  • Front panel OLED display
  • RIP to either Mac or PC in DSD or PCM
  • Build a library of your vinyl, tape or from radio broadcasts
  • Record live events or even studio work without compromise
  • Play live into any DAC with DSD or PCM

Physical

  • Unit Weight 14 lbs [6.4 kg]
  • Unit Dimensions 14” x 8.3” x 2.4” [ 36cm x 21cm x 6.1cm]
  • Shipping Weight 20 lbs [9.1 kg]
  • Shipping Dimensions 22.5”x 13” x 6” [57cm x 33cm x 15cm]

Power requirements

  • Input Power Model specific 100VAC, 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz
  • Power Consumption 15W

Phono Audio Input

  • Connector  RCA (X2)
  • Cartridge type Moving Coil or Moving Magnet
  • Cartridge Output (5cm/s) 0.5mV to 220mV
  • Cartridge load impedance 60Ω(80nF), 100Ω(47nF), 160Ω(33nF), 600Ω(8.0nF), 1.0KΩ(4.7nF), 1.6KΩ(3.3nF), 50KΩ(100pF), 100KΩ(47pF)

Analogue Audio Inputs

  • Connector  RCA (X2)
  • Input level 3.15 Vrms (+10dBV) maximum
  • Input impedance  47KΩ

Analogue Audio Output

  • Connector  RCA/XLR Unbalanced /Balanced (X2)
  • Output level, nominal
  •  (@ rated cartridge input) 1.0 VRMS (0dBV)/2.0 VRMS (+6dBV)
  • Output level, maximum 3.15 Vrms (+10dBV)/6.3 VRMS (+16dBV)
  • Output Impedance 100Ω/200Ω

Frequency Response

  • THD (5.0) 0.03%
  •  (Balanced, +6dBV, 1KHz)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  •  (MM-5.0mV) 87dB
  •  (Balanced output, referenced to +6dBV nominal output level A Weighted)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  •  (MC-0.6mV) 72dB
  •  (Balanced output, referenced to +6dBV nominal output level A Weighted)
  • Equivalent input noise (maximum gain) <200nV
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  •  (Auxiliary analogue input) 107dB
  •  (Balanced output, referenced to +6dBV nominal output level A Weighted)

A/D Converter

  • Format PCM or DSD
  • Sample rate (PCM) 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Word length (PCM) 16b, 18b, 20b, 24b
  • Data rate (DSD) Standard (2.8MHz) or Double (5.6MHz)
  • Input aliasing filter -3dB 80kHz
  •  Single pole 6dB/octave
  • Input sample rate 5.6MHz
  •  Constant rate cannot be changed
  • Analogue Conversion method Delta Sigma (DSD) multi-bit

S/PDIF Digital Output

  • Connector RCA (Coax) 
  • Impedance 75Ω
  • Format PCM or DoP v1.1 (DSD over PCM)

I2S Digital Output

  • Connector HDMI 
  • Format PCM or DSD

USB Digital Output

  • Connector USB “B” Type
  • Format PCM or DoP v1.1 (DSD over PCM)
  • Transfer mode Asynchronous

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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