The original NAD 3020 introduced a generation of music lovers to true high fidelity sound. In the '70's over a million people rediscovered their music when they placed a NAD 3020 between their turntable and their loudspeakers. This little gem could embarrass amplifiers costing 10 times more with its big, warm and detailed sound. Once people realized what they had been missing, it lead them to a lifetime of enhanced musical enjoyment.
Today the source is more likely to be a computer or a smartphone than a turntable, but the ability to choose speakers that perfectly suit your taste is still a compelling argument for upgrading to a NAD amplifier. The D 3020 stars with the original NAD concept and takes it straight to the 21st century using the latest high-speed digital technology.
There are inputs for your computer and for other digital and analogue sources. The USB input uses 'asynchrounous' mode to ensure the lowest possible jitter (timing errors) from notoriously unstable computer audio outputs and supports 24/96 HD studio master music files. Coaxial and optical inputs allow many different digital sources to be connected, from CD and DVD disc players to set-top boxes like AppleTV or satellite and cable receivers. There are also analogue inputs for iPods and older non-digital audio components like FM tuners.
The D 3020, with its wireless Bluetooth capability, can stream music from smartphones, tablets and laptops and supports the highest audio quality Bluetooth aptX that is becoming more and more popular for its excellent sound quality and low power consumption.
Power output may sound small at 30 watts per channel, but like all NAD amplifiers this can be very misleading as a properly designed 30W amplifier can often sound superior to a 100W amplifier from a lesser brand. More important, the D 3020 can drive real loudspeakers to satisfying levels without adding noise or distortion. It's highly efficient design wastes less energy resulting in cool running and longer life. Standby power consumption is <0.5W.
Supplied with an IR Remote Control for convenience, the D 3020 is at home on a desktop, a bookshelf or cabinet. But it deserves to sit on a pedestal for its incredible performance and affordable price!