Unleash the audiophile inside you with NERO STREAM-XD, a unique integrated amplifier with digital wired and wireless options that bridge the gap between high fidelity sound and wireless streaming in a compact, stand-alone and easy to use network. With a built-in 16 to 24 bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and inputs to cover all entertainment sources, NERO-STREAM-XD gives you unlimited access to all your digital audio sources, such as Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn with smart speakers, and jump drives, and allows you to play those sources through new or existing audio components and speakers.
A stand-alone integrated amplifier, NERO-STREAM-XD includes line-level inputs (2 RCA) that connect to old-school audio sources but also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stream audio through your phone or tablet. Our NERO-STREAM-XD even has an upgraded version of Bluetooth (APXT) that plays at a higher bit rate than similar devices, so you’ll hear tones, drum beats, and musical nuances you never heard before on other wireless streaming devices. Our NERO also includes both a digital USB connection and a digital fiber-optic interface for devices like Chromecast audio and here’s the kicker. The internal DAC of the Chromecast sends its native digital signal to be processed by the much higher quality DAC on the NERO. The result is true high-fidelity sound in a wireless world.
By-passing Poor Quality DACs
Digital-to-Analog Converters or DACs transform digital audio signals into analog signals so we can hear the sound. Most devices, even smartphones, have some form of DAC to convert digital data into audible analog signals. Recording engineers convert analog signals to digital (ones and zeros) but to listen to it, the signals must be converted back to analog so it can be amplified and sent to your speakers. The problem is there’s not much room for a decent converter so the quality is sub-par. NERO STREAM-XD by-passes the DAC in devices like Google Chromecast Audio and smartphones, so you’ll hear quality that will impress old-school audiophiles or people who can hear the sound of fish swimming 10 leagues under the sea.
Nero Studio5 Bookshelf Speakers
If you’re looking for bookshelf speakers that sound great, look great and are priced within your budget, OSD Audio’s Nero Studio5 monitor pair will not disappoint. Although price friendly, there is nothing cheap about these monitor speakers because we don’t do cheap sound. These speakers include a 5.25” woofer cone which is typically larger than most bookshelf speakers with 3” or 4” cones, so the sound has an astonishingly full tonal range and is particularly powerful on bass. The 1” silk dome tweeter produces clear highs that are non-fatiguing to the ears which can be a problem with bookshelf speakers with lower quality components. An incredible value at the price, the enclosure is solidly built so these speakers may be a slightly heavier than other monitor speakers; however, you’ll notice the difference in sound quality. The Nero Studio5 also includes a vinyl wrap that simulates wood so they will look elegant in any room décor. Paired with an amp or receiver, these bookshelf speakers are an ideal complement for den or bedroom audio systems or pair it with your old school vinyl system for a truly remarkable audio experience.
Nero DualX8DSP 8" 300W Powered Subwoofer
The Nero DualX8DSP is a powered stand-alone subwoofer that reproduces extremely realistic low frequencies sound effects (bass) for home theaters, media rooms, hi-end listening spaces, and gaming rooms. Operating with 300 Watts of dynamic power, the Dual X8DSP includes one 8” active woofer and one 8” passive woofer for optimal sound as well as the latest Digital Sound Processing technology that can be controlled through a smartphone or tablet. Download the free iWoofer app to experiment with phase control, crossover settings, and other tweaks, or download the iOS iWoofer Pro App (iOS only) to get uber tweaky with automatic room correction to maximize the subwoofer’s performance. The Nero DualX8DSP powered subwoofer incorporates advanced digital amplifier technology that maximizes performance but generates very little heat. In standby mode, this powerful dual-woofer sub consumes less than 0.5 Watts, and when auto signal sensing is selected will automatically switch to a power saving stand-by mode. A great addition to any home theater system, rear-mounted controls allow you to dial in just the right amount of bass, and crossover control allows you to adjust the subwoofer’s frequency outputs while a phase switch lets you set the phase of the woofer from 0-180°. Our Nero Dual X8 also includes gold-plated inputs for the highest quality sound transfer and maximum sonic purity.
Highly Energy-efficient Amplifier Technology
The Nero Dual X8 powered subwoofer incorporates advanced digital amplifier technology that maximizes performance but, unlike other powered subs that run unnervingly hot, the Dual X8 generates very little heat. In standby mode, this powerful dual-woofer sub consumes less than 0.5 Watts, making it one of the most energy-efficient subs on the market.
An array of rear-mounted controls allows you to dial in just the right amount of bass for what you’re streaming or playing, whether it’s an action adventure film or a classic jazz vinyl. The crossover control allows you to adjust the subwoofer’s frequency outputs while a phase switch lets you set the phase of the woofer from 0-180°. The Dual X8 also includes signal sensing, so when auto signal sense is selected, the subwoofer will automatically switch to a power-saving standby mode. Power will turn on when a signal is detected through the input jacks, saving even more energy.