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NAD MDC USB DSD Add-on music streaming module for select NAD stereo components

Item # 745USBDSD

It adds a USB input that bypasses the DAC in your PC to enable high-resolution music streaming performance.

It adds a USB input that bypasses the DAC in your PC to enable high-resolution music streaming performance.

Item # 745USBDSD

In stock
$599.00

About the NAD MDC USB DSD

Eric A.

Enables high-resolution music streaming from your PC

The NAD MDC USB DSD module adds a USB audio input to select NAD stereo components, so you can connect a PC for high-resolution music streaming. Its circuitry bypasses the computer's low-quality DAC, clocks and associated circuitry that cause jitter and distortion, and instead redirects digital signals to the high-performance DAC in select NAD amplifiers and preamps. 

Enables high-resolution music streaming from your PC

The NAD MDC USB DSD module adds a USB audio input to select NAD stereo components, so you can connect a PC for high-resolution music streaming. Its circuitry bypasses the computer's low-quality DAC, clocks and associated circuitry that cause jitter and distortion, and instead redirects digital signals to the high-performance DAC in select NAD amplifiers and preamps. 

Compatible components include NAD M33, C 368 , C 388, M12, M32, and C 658(Support for the M33 and C 658 expected in April 2021.)

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Product highlights:

  • add-on module for select NAD stereo components
  • adds an asynchronous USB input to compatible stereo components
  • enables high-resolution music streaming (up to 24-bit/192kHz PCM and DSD up to 11.2 MHz) from a connected PC
  • bypasses your computer's DAC for improved quality with less jitter and distortion
  • warranty: 2 years
  • MFR # MDCUSBDSD

What's in the box:

  • MDC USB/DSD module
  • 2 Screws

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More details on the NAD MDC USB DSD

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MDC USB DSD: With NAD's innovative Modular Design Construction (MDC), adding the latest cutting-edge technology can be as simple as a software upgrade and slipping a new hardware module into your stereo NAD amplifier. The MDC USB DSD is the latest MDC module from NAD that adds USB Audio 2.0 PCM and DSD playback capability to a select number of NAD stereo integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. Thanks to the MDC USB DSD module, you can now experience the convenience of computer music playback and streaming, in high resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz PCM and DSD256, combined with the musical performance of your compatible NAD stereo integrated amplifier or preamplifier..

Compatible NAD Amplifiers: Compatible NAD stereo integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers include M66, M33, M32, M12, C 388, C 368, and C 658. You'll also need to download the latest firmware/software update for these amplifiers from the NAD USB DSD product page on NAD's website.

  • Firmware and software updates are available for the NAD M32, M12, C368, and 388.
  • M33 and C658 support will require a future firmware update that is expected in April 2021.

Asynchronous USB-B Port: Thanks to the Asynchronous USB-B connection with the MDC USB DSD module, computer sound has been eliminated so music flows freely. The module bypasses the computer's low quality DAC, clocks and associated circuitry that cause jitter and distortion by using the high quality DAC in compatible NAD integrated amplifier or preamplifier. You'll be able to listen to the details and dynamics reproduced from the original recording in their full glory rather than the noise and distortion of the typically mediocre computer audio stages.

Compatible Operating Systems: The NAD MDC USB DSD supports connection of a Windows PC and Mac computer. A Windows PC will require the installation of a separate USB 2.0 driver.

  • Windows PC: Your Windows PC must be running Windows 7 or later. You'll also need to download the "NAD USB Audio Driver" onto your computer. You can download this USB audio driver from the NAD USB DSD product page on NAD's website. Any USB drivers previously loaded must be uninstalled prior to
    installing this driver.
  • Mac Computer: Your Mac computer must be running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) or later. These Mac OS X versions include USB Audio 2.0 drivers and therefore it is not necessary to install the NAD USB 2.0 Audio driver.

Note: In order to stream your Windows PC or Mac computer audio, ensure that the Sound or Audio device setting of your computer is set to "NAD USB Audio."

24-Bit/192kHz PCM + DSD256: With the ever-growing amount of high-resolution content up to 24-bit/192kHz available for download or streaming, experiencing music as it was originally recorded in the studio or at a live concert has never been easier. Utilizing USB Audio 2.0, the MDC USB DSD enables the playback of DSD files up to DSD256 by converting to 24-bit/192kHz hi-resolution PCM audio. Now, you can enjoy the convenience of playing your favorite Hi-Res audio files from your computer's music library.

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