Overview: The Peachtree Audio Nova 220SE 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 amplifier that is capable of driving virtually any
loudspeaker with ease and authority. The Nova 220SE offers digital and analog
inputs, including a USB input for your computer.
220W x 2Ch Amplifier: Peachtree
amplifiers are rated "all channels driven from 20Hz to 20kHz (full bandwidth of human hearing) to provide real world power ratings. Featuring a rock-solid amplifier that delivers up to 220 watts per
channel (8Ω) or 350 watts per channel (4Ω), the Nova 220SE has power to spare.
The amp in the Nova 2200SE is twice as energy
efficient as traditional amplifier technologies, leaving no need for
expensive heatsinks or noisy fans that add unnecessary bulk and cost. Whether
you enjoy your music at low volumes or want to feel every note, the Nova 220SE
provides the power and headroom needed to appreciate your music's full dynamic
24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Nova 200SE has
a built-in 24-bit/192kHz upsampling DAC. Using ESS Technology's
patented Hyperstream Modulator, the DAC in the Nova 220SE is capable of 100%
jitter rejection for maximum fidelity. Any digital source, from an old CD player
to a computer to a streamer such as Sonos or AppleTV, can be instantly upgraded.
Even compressed audio files sound shockingly good when run through the
Peachtree's DAC, so you can maximize the fun of streaming music from Pandora or
concerts on YouTube. Lossless "studio master" 24-bit files can be played back
with sound quality above and beyond standard CD-Audio.
Class A Preamp: The Nova 220SE's
discrete Class A preamp reproduces
clearer micro-detail, decay and texture, which makes listening to your favorite
music even more immersive. Because every signal
is routed through the preamp it is a critical part of the signal path. The
Nova 220SE benefits from trickle down technology by using the discrete Class A
preamp stage found in Peachtree's top-of-the-line Grand Series. The preamp
delivers a balanced signal to the internal
amplifier for the highest quality possible.
Tube Buffer: The Nova 220SE 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 (6922 variant) specifically chosen for
its consistent reliability is installed and will provide years (average 10,000
hours) of enjoyment. The tube is user replaceable and replacements are readily
Headphone Amp: More than just a headphone jack, the
Nova 220SE includes a dedicated headphone amp
to deliver 10x more power than what you get out of your smartphone or
computer. Delivering over 1,000mW of power, ultra low distortion, and low output
impedance - your headphones will sound better than ever.
Aluminum Front-Panel w/ Tube Window: The front panel is crafted from
thick 6mm brushed aluminum with engraved logos and input labels so they'll never
wear off. A glass window gives a view of the triode tube, which is illuminated
by a blue LED when engaged.
24-bit/192kHz Asynchronous USB Input: The Nova 220SE has a
24-bit/192kHz Asynchronous USB (type-B) input to connect your computer (Windows
or Mac). The unit's USB
type-B connection will take digital audio content from your computer and send it
to the internal DAC of the Nova 220SE via I2S configuration. Using the Nova 220SE,
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 Nova
220SE's USB type-B port; no sound card is required. The Nova 220SE can decode MP3,
MP44, 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
Note: USB Driver CD-ROM included for Windows. Not additional USB driver
needed for Mac.
Analog Input: The Nova 220SE if fitted with a single stereo
analog RCA input for connecting an external audio source, such as your CD player
or Tape deck.
Digital Audio Inputs: The Nova 220SE is equipped with two
optical (24-bit/96kHz) and one coaxial (24-bit/192kHz) digital inputs for
connecting external digital audio sources such as your Blu-ray/ DVD player or
Pre-Out: The stereo RCA preamp-outputs allow you to use an
external amplifier with the Nova 220SE; they also provide connections for a
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
Headphone Output: The Peachtree Audio Nova 220SE utilizes a front-panel, 1/4"
headphone input which mutes the speakers when headphones are plugged in.
IR Remote: The Nova 220SE comes supplied with an IR remote
control which is easy to use. The remote control offers the same functions as
the Nova 220'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 Nova 220SE's front-panel.
12V Trigger: The integrated amplifier's 12-volt trigger output (3.5mm)
enables power on/off control of another component with a 12V trigger input
USB Charging Port: There is a rear-panel USB (type-A) charging port to
connect and charge (5V/0.5A) your USB-enabled smartphone or tablet. This USB
port does not offer audio playback.