NAD Electronics D 3045 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier

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Model: D 3045 UPC: 5703120230597 Item: 172207

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The Amp with All the Ins and Outs

The NAD D 3045 is everything a modern amplifier should be; compact, energy-efficient, powerful, silent, high-resolution enabled, and packed with cutting edge features like DSD and MQA playback. NAD’s expertise in both digital and analogue engineering is on full display in this flexible and affordable amplifier.


  • 2 x 60W HybridDigital amplifier
  • Two-way Bluetooth powered by Qualcomm aptX HD audio
  • Asynchronous USB 24/192 input supporting MQA and DSD
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • Coax and optical input
  • MM phono and line input
  • Preamp out
  • Sub out
  • Headphone amp
  • IR remote

Higher Fidelity

Hi-Res is to audio, what HD is to video. It is more life-like, natural, and a much more enjoyable listening experience. With features like support for MQA music, the D 3045 can faithfully and accurately reproduce the full spectrum of sound encapsulated on the studio master. Until now, music-loving consumers have only been able to hear an edited version of the full fidelity because the delivery systems, be it tape, vinyl, or CD, did not have the capacity to hold all the information contained in the studio-master recording. With Hi-Res downloads and streaming, you can now enjoy exactly the same experience the artist heard in the studio when the recording was first made. This is revolutionary! Yet, 90% of the products on the market today do not have the full capability required to experience this new higher fidelity.

Amazing Capability

Every input and circuit you need to get the best out of your existing music collection is included, plus features that allow you to experience the sonic benefits of Hi-Res audio. Especially notable is the Asynchronous USB input for attaching a computer which allows Hi-Res streaming using one of the several Hi-Res programs like Roon, JRiver, and Amarra. Asynchronous operation uses the D 3045’s precision clock (instead of the computer's clock) to reduce jitter to a minimum and make the USB format work ideally for audio. For everyday convenience, NAD has included Bluetooth wireless streaming powered by aptX HD, the latest 24 bit Hi-Res version of Bluetooth that is being supported by more and more phones and tablets. You can also use its integrated two-way Bluetooth feature, and effortlessly stream music that is playing on the amp to any pair of Bluetooth enabled headphones. Or you can plug in your headphones to the built-in headphone jack and enjoy the exceptional performance of the low impedance, high current headphone amplifier.

Features You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Love vinyl? The D 3045 features NAD’s super accurate, wide dynamic range, moving magnet phono preamp to extract every last morsel of sound from your LPs. If you still enjoy CDs, it has both analogue and digital inputs. The digital inputs allow the use of the advanced Hi-Res DAC built into the D 3045, or you can even send the sound from your TV to the NAD amplifier and seamlessly control the system using your TV’s remote by taking advantage of the HDMI ARC input. You can even add a subwoofer to the system with the convenient Sub Out jack.

Performance and Price

The NAD D 3045 includes advanced capabilities usually only found in far more expensive components. Hi-Res USB DACs start at about 3X the price of the D 3045. High current headphone amplifiers start at the price of the D 3045 and go up from there. Power amps featuring 60wpc and with the low distortion and high current capability of the D 3045 are rare at this price. Yet all these products are wrapped into one compact, energy efficient, and convenient package engineered by one of audio’s most iconic brands. Forty-five years of audio excellence is on full display with this innovative and versatile component. Just add your favorite music source and a great set of speakers to enjoy many years of sonic bliss.



Line Input/Pre Out

  • THD (20Hz - 20kHz): <0.003% at 2V out
  • Signal-to-noise raito: >100dB (IHF, A-weighted, ref. 500mV out, unity gain)
  • Channel separation
    • >85dB (1kHz)
    • >80dB (10kHz)
  • Input impedance (R and C): 47k-ohms + 220pF
  • Maximum input signal: >5.5Vrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Output impedance: 400 ohms
  • Input sensitivity: 82mV (ref. 500mV out, volume maximum)
  • Frequency response: ±0.2dB (20Hz - 20kHZ)
  • Maximum voltage output - IHF load): >4V (ref. 0.1% THD)

Phono Input/Pre Out

  • THD (20Hz - 20kHz): <0.015% at 2V out
  • Signal-to-noise ratio
    • >82dB (200 ohm source, A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
    • >76dB (MM cartridge source, IHF; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
  • Input sensitivity: 1.35mV (ref. 500mV out, volume maximum)
  • Maximum input signal at 1kHz: >90mVrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Frequency response: ±0.3dB (20Hz - 20kHz)

Line Input/Headphone Out

  • THD (20Hz - 20kHz): <0.003% at 120mW
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >90dB (32 ohms load; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out, unity gain)
  • Frequency response: ±0.3dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
  • Output impedance: 2 ohms
  • Maximum headphone output - 32 ohm load: <8V (ref. 0.1% THD)

Line Input/Speaker Out

  • Continuous output power into 4 and 8 ohms: 60W (ref. 20Hz - 20kHz at 0.03% THD, both channels driven)
  • THD (20Hz - 20kHZ): <0.005% (at 1W, 4 and 8 ohms)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >98dB (A-weighted, 500mV input, ref. 2.828V out in 4 ohms)
  • Clipping power: >80W (at 1kHz 4 ohms 0.1% THD)
  • IHF dynamic power
    • 8 ohms: 80W
    • 4 ohms: 150W
    • 2 ohms: 200W
  • Peak output current: >18A (in 1 ohm, 1ms)
  • Damping factor: >300 (ref. 8 ohms, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
  • Frequency response: ±0.3dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
  • Channel separation
    • >75dB (1kHZ)
    • >70dB (10kHZ)
  • Input sensitivity: 260mV (for 30W in 4 ohms)
  • Supports bit rate/ sample rate
    • Up to 24 bit/192kHz (digital source)
    • Up to 24 bit/384kHz (computer source)
  • Standby power: <0.5W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 2 13/16" x 9 5/16" x 10 7/16"
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • D 3045 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier
  • IR remote
  • Owner's manual


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Customer Reviews for NAD Electronics D 3045 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier

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Rated 3 out of 5
Sounds good, reasonable features, broken toslink
I've paired this with some PMC wall-mount speakers, and tested the headphone output with Sennheiser and Ultrasone headphones.

It sounds good, and that's the main point. There's connectivity for everything I need, which is great. Unfortunately the optical digital inputs click and pop all the time, so I can't use those.

Instead I have to use an external DAC to bypass the toslink input and use another line-in connection. This really undermines the reason I bought this, which was to declutter and eliminate extra adapters.

The case and the display aren't pretty, but they do their job. They just fall a bit short of the standard set by the electronics. That feels like a cost-down to bring quality to a cheaper market -- so I guess I should be thankful!

I'm also a bit disappointed that I can't configure the sub-out to act as a line-out which bypasses the volume control. Some amps have that switchable, and I'd hoped that I might be able to find a setting in the manual but no such luck.
April 26, 2022
Rated 4 out of 5
Generally Happy
I was surprised that an owners manual is not shipped with the D3045, just a Quick Setup poster. More converning is the absence of conventional tone controls (Bass and Treble). Also, it is not clear if a stereo Y cable is required for the powered subwoffer connection.
January 5, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Super value for a fully featured integrated.
I just picked this up from WWS as my first foray into higher-end home audio. The 3045 provides everything I need, in particular:

- HMDI ARC input (great feature that should be seen more often, nice for integrating with a smart TV, where I stream a lot of music from anyway)

- Bass management (40, 80, 120 Hz high pass filters). I'm using smaller bookshelves with no sub at the moment and this is much appreciated

- aptX Bluetooth in transmit mode! It's cool to send audio to my outdoor aptX capable BT receiver and power amp.

Thanks WWS!
December 13, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
D 3045 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier
Exactly what we were looking for.
October 5, 2020


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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
I am familiar with the NAD Electronics brand and consider them to be high-quality. It was nice to find this item on sale too.
Perry S on Dec 14, 2021
I am familiar with the NAD Electronics brand and consider them to be high-quality. It was nice to find this item on sale too.
Perry S on Dec 14, 2021
Looking for a full featured integrated amp with high quality DAC to use with the digital out of my TV (PCM 2 channel) and also to stream high quality Bluetooth. Seems like the best option out there.
Drew G on Nov 17, 2021
Looking for a full featured integrated amp with high quality DAC to use with the digital out of my TV (PCM 2 channel) and also to stream high quality Bluetooth. Seems like the best option out there.
Drew G on Nov 17, 2021
How many watts at 8 ohms?
A shopper on Dec 20, 2018
  According to manufacturer's specifications, this unit delivers 60 watts into 4 and 8 ohms.