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
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.
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.