Naim Audio DAC-V1 DAC/Digital Preamp

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Naim Audio DAC-V1 DAC/Digital Preamp

Naim's newest DAC is perfectly optimized for modern digital listening. It features an asynchronous USB input – ideal for getting stunning sound quality from your computer. DAC-V1’s single-ended class-A headphone amplifier affords it added versatility. The output stages of this amplifier are kept as pure as possible, ensuring outstanding sound quality for headphone listening. The DAC-V1 is now DSD compatible and able to play 64 (2.8MHz sample rate) and 128 files (5.6MHz sample rate); the upgrade required significant optimization of the core DSP code which has also improved sound quality.

The DAC-V1’s compact size makes it perfectly suited as a desktop companion to your Mac or PC, but its exceptional musicality means it will complement Naim's standard-width hi-fi components just as well. Combine it with the UnitiServe hard disk music server and its matching NAP 100 power amplifier and you’ll create a stunning hi-fi system from just three compact boxes.


  • High-speed asynchronous USB input up to 24bit/384kHz
  • Five S/PDIF inputs for digital sources like games consoles, set-top boxes and hard disk servers
  • Selectable fixed or variable analog outputs (DIN or RCA)
  • Naim Audio digitally controlled analog volume control for performance and precision 40bit SHARC DSP chip handling filtering and oversampling
  • Single-ended class-A headphone amplifier output


Audio Inputs
Digital: 5 x S/PDIF (1 x coaxial BNC, 2 x coaxial RCA, 2 x optical TOSLINK), 1 x asynchronous USB (type B socket)

Audio Outputs

Headphone output: 1⁄4 inch (6.35mm) TRS Socket
Line output: Variable or 2.1V RMS fixed
Load impedance: 10 kΩ (min)
Output impedance: <10 Ω

Analog: 2 (RCA and DIN) Variable Pre-amp Output, Line Output Fixed: 2.1V RMS

THD: <0.002%

Frequency response: 10 Hz – 20 kHz, +0.1/-0.5 dB

Operating System
OSX 10.7 and above (up to 24bit/384kHz), Windows 7 and 8 (up to 24bit/348kHz), Custom driver available

Weight: 9.47 lb
Dimensions (HWD): 3.42" x 8.15" x 12.36"

Power consumption: <17 VA (max.)

Sample rates: USB 44.1kHz - 384kHz (16 to 24bit), S/PDIF 32kHz - 192kHz (up to 24bit)

Supplied with: Remote handset, power cable