By adapting to today’s media sources and using state-of-the-art digital technology for the new world of digital music, the D 3020 puts a completely modern spin on a revered icon. The original designer of the 3020, NAD’s Director of Advanced Technology, Bjorn Erik Edvardsen, has been pivotal in developing the D 3020 for the new digital generation. Offering an excellent quality 24/192 DAC with 8 channels mixed to 2 for improved resolution, the D 3020 V2 represents the same kind of value-bending innovation that gave the original 3020 its legendary overachieving phono stage. Today, the source is more likely to be a computer or smartphone than a turntable, but the ability to choose speakers that perfectly suit one’s taste is still a compelling argument for upgrading to an NAD amplifier
The D 3020 offers inputs for your digital and analogue sources. Coaxial and optical inputs allow many different digital sources to be connected, from CD and DVD players, to set top boxes, media streamers like AppleTV, or satellite and cable receivers. There are also analogue inputs including a sophisticated MM Phono input. Far from just another set of sockets, this Phono stage includes highly accurate RIAA equalization, an Infrasonic Warp Filter, and features both high overload margins and extremely low noise. With V2 we’ve also added a PreOut for increased connectivity in the output stage.
Power output may sound small at 30W per channel, but like all NAD amplifiers this is very misleading, as a properly designed 30W amplifier can sound superior to a 100W amplifier from a lesser brand. With its very small form factor, the D 3020 will astound many for its ability to drive difficult loudspeakers to satisfying levels without adding noise or distortion.
The D 3020 V2 delivers the convenience of wireless streaming with its Bluetooth® capability. Stream all your music from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The D 3020 even supports the highest audio quality Bluetooth, aptX®, which is becoming ever more popular for its excellent sound quality and low power consumption compared to Wi-Fi.
Rated Power at 8 ohms 2 x 30 Watts
IHF Dynamic Power 8 ohms2 x 60 Watts
4 ohms 2 x 100 Watts
2 ohms 2 x 150 Watts
Signal/Noise Ratio (A-weighted, ref. 1 Watt) ≥90dB
Channel Separation 1kHz ≥75dB
Channel Balance 0 ±0.3dB
Frequency Response (20Hz – 20kHz) 0dB to -0.3dB
Total Harmonic Distortion ≤0.005%
Maximum input level 5V
IMD (SMPTE) 0.02%
Standby Power ≤0.5 Watts
Supports bit rate/sample rate up to 24/192 (via Digital Audio input)
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) Gross 58 x 186 x 219mm2 5/16 x 7 3/8 x 8 5/8”
Net Weight 1.38kg (3.05lb)
Shipping Weight 2.1kg (4.6lb)