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Nero-Stream 200W Hi-Fi DAC Class D Amplifier, Bluetooth® Wireless, Wi-Fi, Optical, RCA, 3.5MM Inputs, Remote Control

Product code: NERO-STREAM-XD

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Features & Specifications

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.

Add NERO Link for Whole House Audio
Pair the NERO STREAM-XD with NERO-Link Wireless Receiver to take streaming capability to other areas of your home. Sold separately, the NERO LINK connects to multi-channel amps or additional NERO STREAM-XDs and can be controlled through the free OSD Audio Player App to stream music to other audio zones directly through your phone or tablet. Use Plex Media Server to access high resolution FLAC and DSD.

Pairs with New or Existing Speakers
One of the best features of our NERO STREAM-XD streaming amplifier is that it connects with new or existing speakers. Still holding on to those towers you spent good money on in the early nineties? Bring them back to life and the 21st century with a streaming amp worthy of the craftmanship in which those towers were built. Want to go all new? Pair NERO STREAM-XD with your Bluetooth speakers or what our geeky audio crew calls the perfect match with our Nero Studio5 Monitor Speakers that offer true monitor-grade performance at a budget-pleasing price

Why Go Wireless?
The beauty of a wireless amplifier is that it uses Wi-Fi to transmit sound so it can be placed anywhere in your home. Having a wireless amp with a high-quality DAC means you can experience the same kind of gut-wrenching audiophile quality that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up without having to wire the amp to your audio source. Unlike other stand-alone streaming amps, our NERO-XD covers all digital and audio bases with Bluetooth, headphone jack, Wi-Fi, line-in RCA and USB for devices such as Google Chromecast or Amazon Alexa devices so you can stream music with true high-end fidelity.

Specifications

OWNER'S MANUAL

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

6 Questions & 6 Answers
Mike
from Chicago, Illinois asked:
November 8, 2019
Can you connect a television via the RCA jacks to this amplifier for connection to speakers? 

Thanks, Mike 

1 Answer
Hi Mike:


Good question, you can connect your TV using a Stereo RCA patch cord from the audio output of the TV to the Line In RCA inputs of the NERO Stream XD (this is an Analog Connection). But there is an even better option that takes advantage of the high-end internal DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) found in the NERO Stream XD (16/24 Bit 192kHz). Most of the new Flat Panel Televisions feature a Digital Fiber Optic Output that can connect to the Digital Optical Input on the NERO. It Bypassing the internal DAC of the TV while delivering a Native Digital signal to the NERO's Audiophile quality DAC. Additional features include Wall mounting brackets so the NERO Stream can mount behind the TV. There is also a dedicated Subwoofer output so you can connect to a powered subwoofer. Plus built-in Digital Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Receivers (app-controlled). A great choice for your application.

TL/5718

Submitted by: Tim Leahy on November 9, 2019

Chris
from LOUISVILLE Ky asked:
September 9, 2019
Will the Nero Stream adequately drive 2 pairs of your AP850 outdoor speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Chris:

Attempting to power two pair of the AP850 with a NERO Stream XD in the great outdoors is pushing the envelope. The only problem is a lack of output power, and the NERO will have increased current demand with the two pair of the AP850 wired in parallel, creating a 4-ohm load. This scenario would generate double the heat as well. A better match for the NERO Stream would be either a pair of AP650 or the AP525, but you are not going to match the potential output of the AP850 with a stronger Amplifier. A better match for the AP850 would be our AMP200, AMP300 or even our new XMP300 (class D Digital power amplifier with matching specs to the AMP300). You could easily add our NERO Link Preamplifier to any one of these three amps and match the streaming capability. There will also be a new Streaming Preamplifier which includes Bluetooth, USB Content, and Mini SD Card Content input coming in the next 30 days as well (the SRT1 Streamer). All three Streaming Links are controlled by our free OSD Player App.


TL/5671

Submitted by: Tim Leahy on September 20, 2019

Frank
from Rhode Island asked:
April 29, 2019
Two questions: 1) what is the max distance between mobile device and Nero-Stream to connect wireless 2) Is there a limitation to the stream app on services? Can you stream YouTube, Pandora, etc?
1 Answer
Hi Frank: The distance for the NERO XD Streamer or the NERO Link depends on how strong your wireless Network is in and around your house. In the OSD Audio App, our current streaming options are Spotify, My Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio, Tidal, and Napster. We are adding the ability to add Alexa as well. If and when that happens you would have additional services available from Alexa like Pandora etc. Our app released in March 2019. It will continue expanding with free updates. TL/5520
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 30, 2019

Dan
from Ocean City asked:
April 6, 2019
Does the unit work with Apple airplay?
1 Answer
Hi Dan: It currently does not work with Apple Airplay. But we have just introduced this Integrated Amp with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth among other features. Both the Nero Stream Integrated Power Amplifier and the NERO Link Wi-Fi Streamer share the same free Wi-Fi App. Which featured Spotify, In-Tune Radi, I Heart Radio and Napster. And we have already updated the app to include Alexa voice control. So stay tuned. TL/5494
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 11, 2019

Bill
from chicago, il asked:
March 20, 2019
The link to the manual doesn't work. Also, is this a wifi receiver, or does it broadcast a wifi signal to remote speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Bill: We fixed the link to the NERO Link Owner's Manual. The NERO Streamer is an Integrated Power Amplifier with a Built-in Bluetooth Receiver, Built-in WiFi (controlled by OSD Player App, w/free download), Line-in Stereo Right and Left RCA input, USB (Jump Drive) input, and Digital Optic input. It also features dedicated low pass Subwoofer output (single RCA), and Headphone 3.5mm output Jack. Plus, there is a sleek wireless IR remote control included. It also features an audiophile quality 16-24 bit 192 Hz DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) and 50 watts (8-ohms), 75 watts (4-ohm) rated power. The NERO Streamer and sync up with additional Nero Streamers throughout the house or connect with a single or multiple NERO Links connected with one of our unique multi-channel amps (4, 6 and 8 zone versions). TL/5462
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on March 22, 2019

Harry Bounds
from houston, Texas asked:
March 20, 2019
I get an error message when i try to download manuals for Nero-stream @ link, I have a AMP200 with speaker selector would the stream connect to the AMP200 and control all speakers or does the NERO-STREAM end up being the amp for bluetooth sound? It talks about multible units also how does that work @ why? Where can I get wiring diagrams?
1 Answer
Hi Harry: The link for the OSD NERO Stream has been repaired and should work now. Regarding the question on the AMP200 and how it would interface with the NERO Streamer, I am sending you information on the NERO including the wiring diagram for connecting the NERO Streamer to the AMP200. The AMP200 features both Speaker (High) Level and Signal (Low) Level inputs. The NERO only has Speaker Level outputs. But it has Bluetooth, WiFi, Digital Optic, Line Level and USB inputs. When connected to the AMP200 through the speaker level connection the NERO Stream acts like a preamplifier where you control your Sources and Volume Levels. So the signal is converted at the AMP200 Input and channeled into the Audio Section then re-amplified. So the NERO provides the front end, and the AMP200 gives your more power. The diagram also shows a connection to a speaker selector and examples of different options for connecting speakers and potential volume controls. Please let me know if I can add anything else. TL/5461
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on March 25, 2019

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