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Peachtree Audio Nova 150 - Integrated Stereo Amplifier

Rs. 137,088.00

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Description

Nova 150

The Integrated Amplifier Reimagined

Lets travel back all the way to 2007 when Peachtree Audio introduced an integrated amplifier that immediately and forever changed the amplifier landscape. This amplifier - Peachtree's original Decco - was groundbreaking for its time. It had a unique industrial design with an aluminum front panel, a simple button and knob user interface and a rounded wood case finished with beautiful veneers. Inside, it housed a class A/B power amplifier, a tube buffer visible through a window in the front panel and, most significantly, a USB input with a built-in DAC to accept a direct connection from a Mac or PC! 

"Computer audio" was born, with Peachtree's Decco and Nova amplifiers on the leading edge, and with computer audio a defining part of Peachtree's identity.

AVStore is proud to bring to you the Peachtree Audio nova 2.0… a completely new generation of Peachtree integrated amplifiers that reimagines the original concept and takes it to an even higher level. Nova 2.0 is the culmination of everything Peachtree Audio has learned as a leader in computer audio, plus a few new things that they hadn't gotten to - until now!

The Nova150 is packed with features to match the needs of the modern audiophile. With home theatre bypass mode and the numerous other connectivity options available, the Nova150 is a serious value for money integrated stereo amplifier. What’s more is that the Nova150 oozes a sweet 150 watts per channel with the new generation ICEPower Amplification allowing it too smoothly drive even the hungriest of speakers. 

Nova 150 - First of a New Generation

Highlights

  • ESS Reference 9018K2M Sabre DAC
  • 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD (double-DSD) compatibility
  • New generation ICEPower amplification - 150 watts per channel
  • Extensive internal grounding
  • Designed by a world-class engineering team
  • Asynchronous USB, Coax and (2) Optical inputs
  • Asynchronous iOS input for direct digital input from Apple Lightning devices - with exclusive Peachtree DyNEC (Dynamic Noise Elimination Circuit) technology.
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Home Theater Bypass
  • Loop feature to add an external tube buffer, EQ or other processor into the signal path
  • Pre-Out for use as preamp/DAC or with subwoofer
  • Discrete, custom-designed headphone amplifier
  • Optional Wi-Fi module to be announced
  • Available in Gloss Ebony Mocha and Piano Black
  • Made in North America

Stunning Results

Peachtree Audio takes great pride in what they have accomplished with the new nova150. It accommodates virtually every type of music source people use today, from spinning vinyl at home to streaming audio from the cloud. They have ushered in an impressive new suite of technological advancements - from the DAC through the power amplifier and at every step in between. This new nova is designed around tried and true audio engineering philosophies to ensure exceptional sound quality and superb measured performance across the board. The new novas - there are more to come! - are truly the most beautiful and exceptional sounding products they have ever made and are every bit deserving of the designation nova 2.0. We hope you choose to make one a part of your musical life. We are confident that if you do, you will love it!

Reference DAC

The Nova 150 utilizes the highly regarded ES9018K2M SABRE32 Reference DAC. The 9018 DAC is capable of accepting an extremely wide range of inputs all the way up to 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD (double-DSD). The DAC exhibits exemplary dynamic range, jitter elimination and low noise characteristics to satisfy even the most demanding listeners.

A New Generation of Power Amplification

The nova150 incorporates the latest generation of ICEPower amplification - with an impressive 150 watts per channel. The amplifier utilizes ICEpower’s innovative and patented Hybrid Controlled Oscillation Modulator (HCOM) feedback and control techniques to ensure high output, wide bandwidth, low noise, robust stability and a simplified overall design. HCOM incorporates separate feedback loops after the power stage and after the output filter. This lets the system address specific issues related to the power stage and output filter independently, resulting in lower distortion, less noise on the output, a less load-dependent frequency response, and a very low output impedance compared to other class D amps. This new amplifier technology is extremely powerful, dynamic, quiet and most importantly... musical. Relatively small size and superior efficiency allows a nova chassis that is even smaller than its predecessors, without the large, heavy and expensive heat sinking common in class A/B amplifiers. The amplifier in the nova150 is capable of driving an extremely wide range of speakers with impedances as low as 2.5Ω and as high as 16Ω. Combine that with a power output of 150 watts per channel and you can be sure this new nova will easily drive your favorite loudspeaker.

World-Class Preamplifier

Where's the TUBE? The tube is GONE?!?

Yes, it is. Because the new nova preamp is just so good! Previous generation Peachtree preamps had a signal to noise ratio in the range of 95 to 100dB, similar to competing preamps. When our signature tube buffer was engaged to smooth out a rough recording the S/N dropped to 88-90dB, an acceptable compromise for the sonic benefit.

The new amplifier modules in the current generation of nova are inherently warmer sounding than previously, while still retaining the accuracy digital amps have always provided. Combined with a cleaner analog section and no noise created by an internal tube circuit and now able to get even closer to the sound of the original musical performance. The newly-designed preamp section in the nova150 has a S/N ratio of 111dB and is a major contributor in getting us closer to that original sound.

So has Peachtree given up on tubes? Not at all. They are planning a proper stereo tube amplifier, complete with separate power supply, for the future. This will connect into the LOOP input/output of the nova amplifiers.

Quiet as a Mouse

The nova150 utilizes an extensive power supply and grounding design to ensure the noise floor is pushed as far down as possible to allow the music to shine through. Our engineers spent hours upon hours determining the optimal power supply filtering and grounding scheme to prevent any unwanted noise from finding its way into the signal path. As a result, the nova150 achieves a remarkable dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio. Turn up the nova150 to full volume without music playing, put your ear to the speaker and enjoy the lack of noise!

iOS Input - Introducing DyNEC (Dynamic Noise Elimination Circuit) for iPhone/iPad

The nova150 includes a dedicated asynchronous USB connection on the rear panel that provides a direct digital wired connection for Apple Lightning-equipped devices. Simply use the cable that came with your iPhone or iPad and enjoy your music transformed by the ESS SABRE32 Reference DAC and the superior sonic performance of the nova!

We know that streaming music files from the Lightning connection on the iPhone or iPad is VERY convenient. Peachtree wants to make sure you achieve MAXIMUM performance from these high-tech marvels!

By its very nature, any computer generates "noise". A computer's power supply is one source of this noise. Years ago we attacked this issue of computer-generated noise by isolating the USB inputs of our amplifiers. Having successfully conquered "conventional" computer noise, we want to be sure you enjoy the same noise-free performance from your iPhone and iPad.*

*Smart phones, notepads and tablets are, of course, small but powerful computers. Power supplies and high-resolution screen refresh rates are possible sources of noise contamination.

With this goal in mind, Peachtree engineers have developed DyNEC: the world's first and only system to address and eliminate all audible power supply and screen noise. DyNEC assures your music files are streamed to the nova free of any added noise - so your favorite music sounds its very, very best!

Once all sources of noise are eliminated, music files are "handed off" to our internal ESS SABRE32 Reference DAC - further improving performance via asynchronous connection, and eliminating any timing errors caused by jitter.

With DyNEC and an asynchronous connection, Peachtree's dedicated iOS input lets you hear your music with all the clarity, dynamics and emotion the artist intended. So can the iPhone and iPad - perhaps the most convenient music playback devices ever - be taken seriously as high-end audio components? Connected to Peachtree's iOS input, our answer is a resounding YES!

And… the new metal-faced Peachtree remote controls basic playback functions like FF/RR and pause, so you can just sit back and enjoy!

*DyNEC is a Peachtree exclusive.

What’s Old is New Again

We are pleased to say that the nova150 includes a moving magnet (MM) phono input for direct connection of a turntable. Yes, that's right - a bunch of computer audio advocates made a phono preamp! And not just any phono input... a custom designed circuit that accommodates a wide range of MM cartridge outputs. With the nova150 you no longer need an external phono preamp unless you are using a lower output moving coil cartridge. In that case, the internal phono preamp in the nova150 can be bypassed, allowing the phono input to accept line-level signals from a dedicated phono preamp or any other line-level device. Win-win!

Home Theatre Bypass (HTB) is Back!

This is one of our most requested features and it is included in the nova150! HTB allows for easy integration with a multi-channel preamp/processor or audio/video receiver (AVR) so that the power amplifier in the nova150 drives the front left and right speakers for stereo and multi-channel listening. The nova150 amplifier section is likely more powerful and better sounding than any AVR available today - and relieving the AVR from driving the front left and right speakers makes it MUCH easier for the AVR to drive the center and surround speakers. When listening to stereo music the nova150 becomes your control center, and you can enjoy the full benefit of its reference DAC and ultra-low-noise circuitry. If the HTB input isn't needed it can be configured as a standard analog line-level input.

Getting LOOP-y

The nova150 includes an extremely useful LOOP (output/input) feature, allowing you to add an external tube buffer, equalizer or other processor into the signal path as desired. The LOOP button on the remote control engages and disengages the loop audio path utilizing high-performance relays. Do you want to experiment with room correction? No problem. Wire your room EQ component into the nova150 and use the LOOP button on the remote control to easily A-B between correction in/correction out.

Power Amp Mode

The nova150 provides a Volume Control Bypass feature on its digital inputs which puts the nova150 into a "power amp" mode. This is particularly useful if you have a connected source with its own volume control. Have a favorite device or app with a volume slider built right into the interface? Simply bypass the nova150 volume control for that input and use the app slider instead. VERY convenient!

Optical, Coax and USB Inputs

The nova150 offers a standard suite of digital audio inputs, including asynchronous USB for a computer. In addition, there is one coaxial S/PDIF input and two optical inputs that accommodate signals up to 24-Bit/192kHz, assuming the connected device can output those signals. If it can't, no worries; use your computer instead to output your high-res files to the nova150's asynchronous USB input.

Discrete Headphone Amp

Headphone fans will love the newly designed discrete low impedance headphone amplifier in the nova150. It can easily drive any headphones on the market, and drive them well. The signal-to-noise ratio of the circuitry will impress even the most dyed-in-the-wool headphone enthusiast! When you plug headphones in, the speakers and preamp outputs are automatically muted and the volume knob becomes a dedicated headphone volume controller. Unplug the headphones, and the system reverts back to being an integrated amplifier.

Made in North America

The nova150 is designed and built in North America. The circuit boards are built, the amplifiers assembled and fully tested, then inspected at an ISO 9001:2008, 13485:2003 (Medical Devices) and MFi Certified Facility in Canada. Amplifiers are then shipped to us in North Carolina where the wooden case is installed and the final product inspected again! Building this product in North America was a coordinated team effort and a significant milestone in Peachtree's history. We are extremely proud that the nova150 is designed and built in North America!

SPECIFICATIONS

SPEAKER OUTPUT

Compatible Speakers

2.5-16Ω

Output Power (WPC, 8Ω | 4Ω, <1% THD+N, AES17)

150 | 250

Dynamic Range (A-weighted)

105dB

Damping Factor (1kHz, 8Ω)

>600

Frequency Response (20 - 20kHz)

<+/-0.4dB

Inter-Modulation Distortion

>80dB below fundamental

Total Harmonic Distortion (AES17, 1kHz, 4Ω)

0.01%

Channel Separation (1kHz, 8Ω)

>90dB

PREAMP OUTPUT

Output Voltage (rms)

3.8V

Output Impedance

100Ω

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Analog | Digital Source, un-weighted)

105dB | 105dB

Channel Separation (1kHz)

>115dB

Frequency Response (Analog | Digital Source, 8Hz-20kHz)

<0.1dB | <0.5dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.003% (2V rms, 1kHz, un-weighted)

HEADPHONE OUTPUT

Output Power (32Ω, rms | peak)

750mW | 1600mW

Output Power (300Ω, rms | peak)

130mW | 275mW

Output Power (600Ω, rms | peak)

64mW | 135mW

Output Impedance

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Analog | Digital Source, un-weighted)

107dB | 106dB

Dynamic Range (Analog | Digital Source, un-weighted)

107dB | 100dB

Channel Separation (1kHz)

>100dB at 1kHz

Frequency Response (Digital source, 8Hz-20kHz)

<0.5dB

Frequency Response (Analog source, 8Hz-100kHz)

<0.1dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.003% (2V rms, 1kHz, un-weighted)

USB-B Input

Formats

PCM and DSD

PCM Sampling Rate and DSD Frequency Rate

  • 16-32 Bit, 44.1-384kHz PCM
  • 2.8224-5.6448MHz DSD

COAX and OPT Inputs

Formats

16-24 Bit, 44.1-192kHz PCM

AUX Inputs

Maximum Voltage (rms | peak-to-peak)

3.5V | 10V

Impedance

100kΩ

PHONO Input

Maximum Input Voltage (rms)

120mV

Impedance

47kΩ

RIAA EQ

No rumble filter used

 

LOOP Output and Input

Maximum Voltage (rms | peak-to-peak)

3.5V | 10V

Impedance (input | output)

100kΩ | 100Ω

AC Power

AC Input

100-240VAC, 50/60Hz

Maximum Power Consumption

400W

On Mode (Idle) Power Consumption

15W

Standby Mode Power Consumption

<0.5W

Fuse

  • 100-120VAC: 6.3A/250V IEC time lag high breaking capacity
  • 220-240VAC: 3.15A/250V IEC time lag enhanced breaking capacity

Physical 

Height (including feet)

4.37 inches | 111 mm

Width

14.02 inches | 356 mm

Depth (including volume knob and speaker binding posts)

13.25 inches | 336.55 mm

Weight (shipping weight)

15 lbs (19 lbs) | 6.8 kg (8.6 kg)

Warranty

Parts and Labor

Two years

 

Delivery

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If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!