Overview: The Peachtree Audio Decco is an audiophile-grade 50 watt x
two-channel hybrid tube integrated amplifier. This means your music travels
through a tube pre-amp section which smoothes the sound significantly before it is then
sent to a high-current amplifier section. The Decco has an onboard digital to
analog converter that sonically improves digital sources. Your computer,
Squeezebox, Apple TV, Wadia digital iTransport, Airport, Sonos, XM or Sirius
tuners can sound better through the Decco's D/A converter. The Decco has a USB
input for your computer, and coaxial and optical digital inputs for your digital audio devices. It
also has two pairs of analog inputs for docking stations, CD players, tape decks,
or phono preamps.
Two-Channel Amplifier With Tube Preamp Section: The Decco is
equipped with a tube pre-amp section and a 50 watt x 2-channel, 8-ohm high
current A/B amplifier. The amplifier is rated at 68 watts x 2-channel in 4-ohm.
High-Quality D/A Converter: The Decco includes a high-quality
Scott Nixon D/A
converter to accept the digital signal directly from your CD player, digital
portable audio device, or computer. The signal is routed through a tube
preamp, smoothing out harsh digital artifacts, then passed to the high
current amplifier allowing you to enjoy your music as a true high-end audio
USB Connection: Using the Decco, you can take a pure digital audio
signal from iTunes, Windows Media, Front Row, or any other music management
system on your computer before it goes through a sound card. Just hook up a 2.0
USB cable between your computer and the Decco's USB type-B port; no
sound card is required. The Decco can decode MP3,
MP44, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, and Apple lossless codecs.
Controls: The Peachtree Audio Decco features the following controls. All
controls, except the Bass EQ and Voltage Switch, are found on the front-panel of
- On/Off/Standby: Once
you turn on the Decco manually by pressing this button, it will go into
standby mode when you turn it off with the remote. The Decco has a 15-20
second turn-on delay for protection. It operates both from the Off or the
- USB Selector: The USB
Selector button selects the USB input of the Decco.
- Digital Coaxial and Optical Selectors:
The Decco features an Optical Digital Button and a Coaxial Digital button to
select between your external digital sources.
- Aux 1 and Aux 2 Selectors:
The unit features and Aux 1 and Aux 2
button to select between your connected analog sources.
- Volume Control: The
Decco features a rotary volume control. The volume control is motorized from
your remote control and has a LED to allow the user to see levels from a
distance. When the volume is muted, the LED will blink as an indicator.
- Bass EQ: The
two-channel amplifier features a Bass EQ which boosts your systems bass +6dB
at 50Hz. This feature helps small speakers sound much larger. This function
should not be activated if the volume is already at a loud volume level. Turn
the volume down, before turning on the Bass EQ.
- Voltage Switching: The
Decco features a multi-voltage, switchable, toroidal power
transformer. For international use, the Decco allows you to switch its
Remote Control: The Decco
comes supplied with an IR remote control which is easy to use. The remote control
offers the same functions as the Decco's front-panel controls, plus adds a mute
button. The remote is powered by a single CR2025 Lithium 3V battery (already
installed). The remote control IR sensor is located in the center of the Decco's
Connections: The Peachtree Audio Decco features the following
connections. All connections, except for the headphone output are found on the
rear-panel of the Decco:
- Aux 1 and Aux 2: The Auxiliary 1 and Auxiliary 2 inputs each
contain a pair of analog line-level RCA stereo inputs for connection to your
CD player, Tape player, MD player, or portable digital music player.
- Digital Audio Inputs: The Decco is equipped with optical and
coaxial digital inputs for connecting external digital audio sources such as
a CD or DVD player.
- USB Input: The unit's USB type-B connection will take digital
audio content from your computer and send it to the internal DAC of the Decco
via I2S configuration. The LED next to the USB connection will remain lit
when the signal from your computer is locked.
- Pre-Out: The stereo RCA preamp-outputs allow you
to use an external amplifier with the Decco; they also provide connections
for a powered subwoofer.
- Speaker Terminals: The unit's binding-post speaker terminals are
clearly marked red-positive and black-negative for proper polarity
connections. The amplifier's speaker terminals will accommodate dual banana
- AC Input: A three-prong detachable power cord is included with
- Headphone Output: The Peachtree Audio Decco has a front-panel,
1/4" headphone input which mutes the speakers when headphones are plugged
Storage Bay With Terminal Window: The Decco features an internal
storage bay so you can store a digital audio wireless device, such as the Sonos
ZP80, inside the unit. The internal bay is accessed from the rear of the unit by
removing four Phillips-head screws. The storage bay also features a terminal
window which allows you to seal off your digital audio wireless device but still
have access to its terminals. The terminal window can be detached from the
storage bay door by removing two Phillips-head screws.
Tube Window: The Decco features a tube window which allows you to view
the glow of the unit's tube.
Additional Tube: The Decco comes with an additional user-replaceable