PS Audio NUWAVE DSD DAC INT (Silver)/Unit


The NuWave DSD is fully asynchronous and accepts PCM up to 192kHz/24 bit from any digital source, including I2S, coax, TOSLINK and USB; DSD (single or double rate) can be input via USB and I2S.
All input signals are taken into the NuWave DSD in Native Mode, without Sample Rate Conversion (SRC) and fed directly into a simplified FPGA known as a CPLD (Complex Programmable Logic Device), which discovers sample rate and format, reclocks all incoming data, reduces jitter, waveshapes data output to the DAC chip, and utilizes high speed/low gate count logic to reduce propagation delay for faster throughput.
The DAC chip itself is the acclaimed 32-bit ESS Sabre Hyperstream architecture, the output of which is passively filtered to reduce transient distortion. the NuWave DSD’s power supply includes a massive analog transformer, 7 regulators, properly-bypassed high-speed switching diodes, and a massive 15,000 mFd of storage capacitance.
The output stage is a unique Class-A configuration, fully balanced and direct coupled hybrid array (utilizing both discrete semiconductors and ICs), with an extended bandwidth of -3dB at 60 kHz!

SKU: PS/NUWAVE-DSD-DAC Categories: , ,



Unit Weight 11.5 Lbs [5.4 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

Digtial Audio Inputs


Sample Rates

Coax Input
PCM 44.1KHz – 192KHz
Optical Input
PCM 44.1KHz – 96KHz
PCM 44.1KHz – 192KHz
DSD Single Rate (2.8KHz) And Double Rate (5.6MHz) Raw
USB2.0 Asynchronous Audio
PCM 44.1KHz – 192KHz
DSD Single Rate (2.8KHz) And Double Rate (5.6MHz) DoP

Analog Audio Output

Connector RCA/XLR Unbalanced /Balanced (X2)
Output Level, Maximum Unbalanced 2.8VRMS
Balanced 5.6 VRMS
Output Impedance 100Ω/200Ω
Frequency Response 10Hz – 20KHz +0/- 0.3dB
THD 1KHz, 0dBFS < 0.01%
20-20KHz, 0dBFS < 0.2%
1KHz, -10dBFS < 0.01%
Noise <-80dBV
Format PCM, DSD


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