DAC are designed to optimise performance from any two channel PCM digital audio source such as a CD player, PC or streaming device.
With the PC/Laptop and MAC now widely accepted as creditable mediums for storing and streaming music, the use of high quality lossless files such as WAV, FLAC and ALAC offer performance through the DAC equal to and in some cases better than red book CD.
Combined with the new NAP 100 power amplifier, the DAC‐V1 creates a compact two box solution designed to get stunning Naim sound quality from a PC, laptop or Mac via simple USB connection. Audio files at up to 24bit/384kHz resolution can be accessed from a wide variety of audio playback applications, such as iTunes, Windows Media Player and a number of specialist audio applications. The DAC‐V1 turns a computer into more than just a convenient audio source; it becomes a genuine, high‐end, high‐resolution music hub.
While the DAC‐V1 is perfectly suited to being positioned on a desk, or work station near a computer, it is also highly versatile. It can integrate seamlessly into a traditional Hi‐Fi system or be used with any two‐channel digital audio source such as a games console, satellite box or any other device with a digital output via one of its five S/PDIF digital inputs. Furthermore, the DAC‐V1 and NAP 100 can also be combined with the Naim UnitiServe hard disk music server to create a compact high‐end music system.