Overview: The Peachtree Nova.Pre is a tube hybrid preamplifier,
24-bit/192kHz DAC, and headphone amp; all in one. The Nova.Pre has been
engineered to enhance the digital audio sources of today - such as your
computer, Apple TV, Sonos system, Squeezebox player, music server, and internet radio. It also
offers analog connection for your analog audio sources.
Hybrid Tube Preamp: The preamp's Tube Buffer uses a stereo triode 6N1P to smooth the
harsh digital edge found in poor recordings and compressed audio. It can be
switched on or off from the remote control to match your preference at any given
time. It is especially good for Pandora, MOG, Spotify, and most cloud-based
ESS Sabre 24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The ESS Sabre (9023) 24-bit/192kHz
Digital-to-Analog Converter is widely recognized as one of the world's best DAC
when dealing with digital components like computers and media servers. Jitter is
all but eliminated (<3.0ps) leaving an unaltered audio signal for beautiful Peachtree
Audio sonic signature sound. The ESS Sabre (9023) DAC can handle MP3,
16-bit/44.1kHz, 16-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/88kHz, 24-bit/96kHz, 24-bit/176kHz, and
24-bit/192kHz audio resolutions.
Headphone Amp: The Headphone Amp switches the speakers off when your
headphones are inserted. So even when a quiet environment is required, you can
still listen to high resolution music. Your headphones can also run through the
tube stage so you can enjoy that smooth tube sound in solitude.
Galvanic Isolation: All digital inputs with grounds are galvanically
isolated which prevents electrical noise from entering the DAC board on all
grounded digital inputs. Any contamination due to the switching power supply,
multiple ground points, and high speed processing is isolated from the DAC so
nothing but pure 1's and 0's reach the DAC circuit.
Colors: The Peachtree Nova.Pre is available in a rosewood, high gloss
black, or cherry finish.
Power On/Off Switch: The main power switch is located on the
rear-panel of the Nova.Pre. Once the main power switch has been turned on, you
can power on/off the Nova.Pre from the front-panel power button or remote
Volume Control: The front-panel volume control is motorized
from the remote control and has a button indicator to allow the user to see
levels from a distance.
Input Selector: There are 5 input selector push-buttons (USB, Coax 1,
Coax2, Opt, Aux) on the front-panel of the Peachtree Audio Nova.Pre.
Remote Control: The Peachtree Audio Nova/Pre includes an IR
remote control for wireless operation of the preamplifier/DAC.
24-Bit/192kHz Asynchronous USB Input: The Peachtree Audio Nova.Pre is
equipped with a USB (type-B) port to connect to your computer. This 24-bit/192kHz
Asynchronous USB Input provides the best possible resolution, which furthers the
efforts of the ESS Sabre DAC. Asynchronous communication allows a high precision
clock inside the Nova.Pre to control the timing of the bitstream from the
computer to the DAC. This further keeps jitter at bay by not relying on the less
precise audio clock in the computer.
Note: To maximize performance from our asynchronous USB
technology, the Nova.Pre requires installation of a USB driver on your
computer. Download the correct driver for your computer's operating system
Optical Digital Input: The Peachtree Nova.Pre is equipped with a
single optical (toslink) digital input for connecting an external digital audio
source, such as a CD or DVD player. The optical digital input is 24-bit/96kHz
Coax Digital Inputs: The Peachtree Nova.Pre is equipped with two
coaxial (RCA) digital inputs for connecting external digital audio sources, such
as a CD and DVD player. Both coaxial digital inputs are 24-bit/192kHz capable.
Analog Audio Input: The Nova.Pre is fitted with a set of
unbalanced stereo RCA inputs to connect to an analog source.
Pre Outputs: The two pair of unbalanced RCA preamp-out
connections allow you to connect an external amp to the Peachtree
Audio Nova.Pre, and can also be used to connect a powered subwoofer.
- Variable RCA Stereo Output: 7V RMS/11.2V Peak
- Pre Output Impedance: 50-ohm (Pre Out 1), 15-ohm (Pre Out 2)
Headphone Output: The Nova.Pre utilizes a front-panel 1/4"
headphone input which mutes the speakers when headphones are plugged in.
12V Trigger: The 12-volt trigger (3.5mm) automatically turns on your
connected power amplifier from the Nova.Pre.
Detachable Power Cord: The Peachtree Audio Nova.Pre comes with a 5'
detachable AC power cord.