SKU: KIT-STUDIO5-STREAM200W Hi-Fi DAC Class D Amplifier, WiFi & Bluetooth® Wireless W/ 100W Studio5 Bookshelf Speaker Pair
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.
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.
Nero Studio 5 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.
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Amplifier Type: Stereo
Design Type: Digital Class D
Peak Power Output: 200W
8 Ohm Rating (Watts): 30W Per Channel
4 Ohm Rating (Watts): 60W Per Channel
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity: Digital, 0db input; Analog, 0.6Vrms
Impedance: 8 Ohm to 4 Ohm Stable
Signal to Noise Ratio: >95dB A-weighted
Sources/ Inputs: Bluetooth®/ Optical/ RCA Aux/ 3.5mm/ Wi-Fi/ USB
Output: Dedicated Subwoofer, Mono/RCA
Maximum Sample Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz
Bit Resolution: 16-24 bits
Gain: Analog, 30dB
DAC is by Cirrus Logic CS8416, Supports 24Bit/192kHz
Bluetooth® Range: 33'
Wall Mountable? Yes
Remote Control? Yes
Dimensions (L x H x D): 7.5" x 2.15" x 5.5"
Weight: 2.8 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
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