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PS Audio NuWave Phono Preamp

Great Phono Preamp with the ability to transfer Records to Digital DSD via USB

$999 SALE! (black only)

Our best analog phono stage ever
Full featured Analog to Digital Converter
High resolution balanced or single ended analog outputs for phono
High resolution asynchronous DSD and PCM outputs from A/D
1 stereo analog input from any source such as a tuner
1 stereo phono input
Accepts low output moving coil cartridges (0.5mv)
Moving magnet cartridges
Passive RIAA curve
Resistive cartridge load selector
Mono or stereo select
100% pure analog path for the phono stage
Gain select from the front panel
Asynchronous digital output to 192kHz 24 bit
Asynchronous DSD output at 64X and 128X
Polarity invert function
XLR, RCA analog outputs
S/PDIF, I2S, USB digital outputs
80kHz bandwidth on A/D Converter
A/D sample rate 352.8kHz
DoP protocols for DSD
Massive power supply
Front panel OLED display
RIP to either Mac or PC in DSD or PCM
Build a library of your vinyl, tape or from radio broadcasts
Record live events or even studio work without compromise
Play live into any DAC with DSD or PCM


Unit Weight 14 lbs [6.4 kg]
Unit Dimensions 14” x 8.3” x 2.4” [ 36cm x 21cm x 6.1cm]
Shipping Weight 20 lbs [9.1 kg]
Shipping Dimensions 22.5”x 13” x 6” [57cm x 33cm x 15cm]
Power requirements

Input Power Model specific 100VAC, 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 15W

Phono Audio Input

Connector RCA (X2)
Cartridge type Moving Coil or Moving Magnet
Cartridge Output (5cm/s) 0.5mV to 220mV
Cartridge load impedance 60Ω(80nF), 100Ω(47nF), 160Ω(33nF), 600Ω(8.0nF), 1.0KΩ(4.7nF), 1.6KΩ(3.3nF), 50KΩ(100pF), 100KΩ(47pF)
Analog Audio Inputs

Connector RCA (X2)
Input level 3.15 Vrms (+10dBV) maximum
Input impedance 47KΩ
Analog Audio Output

Connector RCA/XLR Unbalanced /Balanced (X2)
Output level, nominal
(@ rated cartridge input) 1.0 VRMS (0dBV)/2.0 VRMS (+6dBV)
Output level, maximum 3.15 Vrms (+10dBV)/6.3 VRMS (+16dBV)
Output Impedance 100Ω/200Ω
Frequency Response

THD (5.0) 0.03%
(Balanced, +6dBV, 1KHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio
(MM-5.0mV) 87dB
(Balanced output, referenced to +6dBV nominal output level A Weighted)
Signal to Noise Ratio
(MC-0.6mV) 72dB
(Balanced output, referenced to +6dBV nominal output level A Weighted)
Equivalent input noise (maximum gain) <200nV
Signal to Noise Ratio
(Auxiliary analog input) 107dB
(Balanced output, referenced to +6dBV nominal output level A Weighted)
A/D Converter

Format PCM or DSD
Sample rate (PCM) 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Word length (PCM) 16b, 18b, 20b, 24b
Data rate (DSD) Standard (2.8MHz) or Double (5.6MHz)
Input aliasing filter -3dB 80kHz
Single pole 6dB/octave
Input sample rate 5.6MHz
Constant rate cannot be changed
Analog Conversion method Delta Sigma (DSD) multi-bit
S/PDIF Digital Output

Connector RCA (Coax)
Impedance 75Ω
Format PCM or DoP v1.1 (DSD over PCM)
I2S Digital Output

Connector HDMI
Format PCM or DSD
USB Digital Output

Connector USB “B” Type
Format PCM or DoP v1.1 (DSD over PCM)
Transfer mode Asynchronous