Overview: The Peachtree Audio Nova 125 is a 125-watt x 2-channel
integrated amplifier with digital and analog inputs and outputs so you can
connect both your digital and analog audio components. The Nova 125 has a USB input
for your computer, in addition to three digital inputs for other digital
sources (like Squeezebox, Wadia iTransport, Sonos, Roku Soundbridge, and SiriusXM tuners). It also has
one stereo analog input for docking stations, CD players,
tape decks or phono preamps. If you want to add a subwoofer or outboard
amplifier, the Nova 125 features a preamp-output
125W x 2Ch Amplifier: The 125 watt per channel Power Amp is the newest generation of Class D
technology. It takes audio performance to a whole new level with advances
including extended bandwidth, improved dynamic range, and exceptionally low
distortion. These high current output stages can comfortably drive any speaker
load from 2 ohms. This amplifier has enough muscle to power any speaker you use
and sounds great at any volume.
Tube Buffer: The Tube Buffer (6N1P)can be switched on via a button on the remote control to add a dose of warmth
and take the hard edge off compressed audio sources like MP3s.
High-Quality D/A Converter: The Peachtree Audio Nova 125
features an onboard ESS Sabre 9023 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 96dB s/n ratio. The Nova 125 also features a user selectable DAC filter slope
which allows for a sharp slope that measures better or a soft slope that is
preferred by many audiophiles.
Galvanic Isolation: Galvanic Isolation blocks electrical noise from all of the digital inputs on the
Nova 125. 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.
Regulated Power Supplies: The Peachtree Audio Nova 125 employs 11 regulated
power supplies for the DAC and transformer-couples each digital input stage so
noise associated with ground problems and switching power supplies is
eliminated. The Nova 125 features a multi-voltage, switchable, toroidal power
transformer. For international use, the Nova 125 allows you to switch its voltage.
Tube Window: The Nova 125 features a tube window which allows
you to view the glow of the unit's tube.
24-bit/192kHz Asynchronous USB Input: The Nova 125 has a
24-bit/192kHz Asynchronous USB 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 Nova 125 via I2S configuration. Using the
Nova 125, 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 125's USB type-B port; no sound card is required. The Nova 125 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
Analog Input: The Nova 125 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 125 is equipped with one optical
and two coaxial (24-bit/192kHz) digital inputs for connecting external digital audio sources
such as your Blu-ray/ DVD player or cable/satellite box.
Pre-Out: The stereo RCA preamp-outputs allow you to use an
external amplifier with the Nova 125; they also provide connections for a powered
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 Nova 125 has a "Class A, tube" headphone
section. The Peachtree Audio Nova 125 utilizes a front-panel, 1/4" headphone input
which mutes the speakers when headphones are plugged in.
Remote Control: The Nova 125 comes supplied with an IR remote
control which is easy to use. The remote control offers the same functions as
the Nova 125'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 125's front-panel.