Overview: The Peachtree
Audio Nova125SE combines a high-performance, high-resolution
digital-to-analog converter (DAC), a class-A preamplifier with built-in tube
buffer, a high-quality headphone amplifier and a strong, yet flexible, power
amplifiers that is capable of driving virtually any loudspeaker with ease and
authority. Its combination of high output power, transparent sound, and
digital and analog connectivity make it simple to enjoy all of your music with
uncompromising sound quality. With five inputs,
including a 24-bit/192kHz Asynchronous USB input you can enjoy computer and streaming audio with
incredible high-fidelity sound.
Note: The wood cabinet is sourced from sustainable resources and is
available in three premium finishes; rosewood, high-gloss black, and cherry. The
front-panel is made from 6mm thick bead blasted aluminum with a soft cool gray
Powerful Amplification: Peachtree amplifiers are rated "all-channels-driven" from 20Hz to 20kHz (full bandwidth of human hearing) to provide
"real world" power ratings. Featuring an
amplifier that delivers up to 125 watts per channel (8Ω) or 200 watts per channel
(4Ω), the nova125SE is the perfect partner for efficient speakers, near-field
desktop systems, and for listeners that value
quality over quantity of sound.
Discrete Class-A Preamp: The novaSE discrete Class-A preamp output
stage combines the musicality of Class-A design with the muscle of Class-D
amplification. Signal paths in the novaSE have been made shorter to lower noise
and improve transients. The DAC's power supply has also been upgraded with new
low-ESR capacitors. The sound is smoother and has improved focus, imaging, and
bass definition. Dynamics and micro-detail are greatly improved so you can hear
more of what's embedded in the recording.
Selectable Triode Tube Buffer: The nova125SE includes
Peachtree's signature triode tube buffer to soften bright recordings and create
a more natural sound. The tube buffer can be engaged or bypassed on the fly with
a simple button press on the included remote control, allowing you to
listen in either pure solid state or tube mode.
A Russian 6N1P military tube (6DJ8 variant) was specifically chosen for its
consistent reliability and will provide years (average 10,000 hours) of
enjoyment. The tube is user replaceable and replacements are readily available.
High-Resolution 24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Peachtree Audio
Nova125SE features an onboard ESS Sabre upsampling DAC (Digital-to-Analog converter). The
24-bit/192kHz upsampling D/A converter transforms just about any digital source
to the performance of a high-end CD player. Using a patented process called
Hyperstream, the ESS Sabre DAC buffers the incoming digital bitstream and
reclocks it from thousands of picoseconds of jitter to less than 3 picoseconds,
before passing it through a high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz upsampling processor,
which is also capable of 100dB s/n ratio.
Galvanic Isolation: Galvanic Isolation blocks electrical
noise from all of the digital inputs on the Nova125SE. Computers and digital
streamers are prime sources of electrical noise. Electrical noise, even noise
that you can't hear directly, masks fine details and distorts the tone of music.
Galvanic isolation eliminates this noise.
24-Bit/192kHz Asynchronous USB Input: The Nova125SE has a 24-bit/192kHz
Asynchronous USB (type-B) input to connect your computer. The unit's USB
(type-B) connection will take digital audio content from your computer and send
it to the internal DAC of the Nova125SE via I2S configuration. Using the
Nova125SE, you can take a pure digital audio signal from iTunes, Windows Media,
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
Nova125SE's USB (type-B) port; no sound card is required.
- System Requirements: The Nova125SE supports Mac computers with OSX
10.6.5 or newer and Windows PC with XP, 7, or 8. Windows PCs will require an
USB audio driver for playback of 24-bit/192kHz music files (CD-ROM with
Windows USB Audio Driver included).
- Compatible Music Files: The Nova 125 can decode MP3,WMA, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, and Apple lossless codecs; with resolutions of
16-bit/44.1kHz, 16-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/88kHz, 24-bit/96kHz, 24-bit/176kHz, and
Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The Nova125SE is equipped with two
optical (toslink) and one coaxial (RCA) digital inputs for connecting external
digital audio sources such as your Blu-ray/DVD player, cable/satellite box, or
Apple TV. The optical digital inputs support up to 24-bit/96kHz, while the
coaxial digital input supports up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Analog Input: The Nova125SE if fitted with a single stereo analog RCA
input for connecting an external audio source, such as your SACD play, phono-preamp
& turntable, network player, or AM/FM tuner.
Audiophile Headphone Amplifier: The Nova125SE has a "Class A, tube"
headphone section. The Peachtree Audio Nova125SE utilizes a front-panel, 1/4"
headphone input which mutes the speakers when headphones are plugged in.
- Output Power: 117mW into 32Ω or 182mW into 300Ω (0.1% THD)
- Output Impedance: 4.7Ω
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (+/- 0.1dB)
- THD+N: 0.006% (300Ω, 0dB, 1V in)
Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: The unit's binding-post
speaker terminals are clearly marked red-positive and black-negative for proper
polarity connections. The amplifier's binding-post speaker terminals will
accommodate bare wire (up to 10AWG), banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors,
and spade-connectors. Use speakers with a nominal impedance between 3-16Ω.
Pre-Out: The stereo RCA preamp-outputs allow you to use an
external amplifier with the Nova125SE; they also provide connections for a
Remote Control: The Nova125SE comes supplied with an IR
remote control which is easy to use. The remote control offers the same
functions as the Nova125SE's front-panel controls, plus adds a mute button. The
remote is powered by two "AAA" batteries (not supplied). The remote control IR
sensor is located in the center of the Nova125SE's front-panel.
USB Charging Port: The rear-panel USB (type-A) charging port provides
a 5-volt DC output for mobile devices that charge via USB. This USB port does
support audio playback.
12V Trigger Output: The 12V trigger output (3.5mm) enables power
on/off control of another component with a 12V trigger input.