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 more NERO Streams for Whole House Audio
Pair the NERO STREAM XD with other OSD Audio integrated amp/preamps, NERO Stream XD2, and our new outdoor NERO Stream WRA (Weather Resistant Amp) to take streaming capability to other areas of your home. All 3 models can be controlled and grouped together from 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 STREAM 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.
Yes it does, but you need to set up the NERO Stream XD using the OSD Player App first which you can find in the app store. Once the NERO Stream XD syncs with your Wi-Fi network, you would reconnect your device to your home Wi-Fi network. Then you would open Apple Airplay, from there you would select the source you want to cast and the NERO Stream XD should appear on that list. Please feel free to contact customer Service at OSD Audio to walk you through it. With this feature it increases the number of Sources available to the NERO Streaming Devices.
This product can expose you to chemicals, including vinyl chloride, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
- Amplifier: Class D
- Output Power: 50W @ 4 Ohm
- Max Output Power: 200W
- Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 20KHz
- Impedance: 8 - 4 Ohm
- Inputs: Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Optical, USB, AUX (RCA)
- Outputs: Speaker, Subwoofer, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- DAC: Cirrus Logic CS8416 24 Bit/192kHz DAC
- Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.4 GHz
- Bluetooth Version: 4.2 w/ aptX™
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 2” inch
- Weight: 2.8 lbs