MERGING+NADAC and NADAC PLAYER share the exact same audio specifications and features as described below.
However NADAC PLAYER enjoys an additional CPU that allows running RoonCore on Linux RoonOS and implements a Roon Endpoint. It connects internally through Ravenna to the MERGING+NADAC hardware and enjoys then the exact same characteristics and flexibility as an external computer running Roon.
MERGING+NADAC and NADAC PLAYER are offered in two versions:
NADAC player w/ Roon: $2500
NADAC player w/o Roon: $2000
See detailed description for pricing.
Analog Outputs -
8/2 Balanced on 3-pin male XLR
8/2 Unbalanced RCA Phono connectors
Separate headphone sockets with 1/4" jack and mini-jack ( when connected
to a network, the headphones and main outputs may be driven by different source if
Digital Inputs -
Ethernet (RAVENNA/AES67) on RJ45 connector. Accepts 44.1kHz – 384kHz PCM, DXD, DSD 64,
Connects from the computer using standard ASIO on Windows and CoreAudio on Mac
Allows cable runs up to 100m on a single Cat5e or Cat6 cable, with possible repeaters,
hubs or switches
Asynchronous communication. The MERGING+NADAC controls the rate at which the digital
audio data is sent to the DAC, not the computer or the player
Ultra-precise communication clocking driven by the DAC…. Precision Time Protocol is at
the heart of RAVENNA, ensuring a clock resolution of one nanosecond
AES/EBU on 3-pin female XLR connector (44.1kHz - 192kHz PCM)
SPDIF Optical on Toslink connector (44.1kHz - 96kHz PCM)
SPDIF Coaxial on RCA Phono (44.1kHz - 96kHz PCM)
Additional Inputs -
Word Clock Input. BNC connector
DC Power Supply Input (not available for NADAC PLAYER)
NADAC PLAYER offers two additional USB ports to connect music libraries on USB drives
or memory sticks and allow for maintenance and system recovery.