Naim DAC Default NAIM DAC-V1 Demo
Naim DAC Default NAIM DAC-V1 Demo Naim DAC Default NAIM DAC-V1 Demo Naim DAC Default NAIM DAC-V1 Demo

NAIM DAC-V1 demo


€ 1,699.00 € 2,078.00

Unique: Handmade in the UK, 5 years full warranty on registration!


The DAC-V1 is a compact digital-to-analogue converter with pre-amp functionality. It has a USB input, five digital inputs for S / PDIF signals, a digitally controlled analog volume control and a front headphone output.

Its asynchronous USB port allows the DAC-V1 to be connected to a computer so that the quality of the playback does not depend on the computer hardware, but only on the quality of the audio data. And that may be with the DAC-V1 extremely high: up to 24 bit and 384 kHz. The DAC-V1 turns your computer into a true high-end music center that combines rich functionality with excellent sound.

Powerful but flexible
In addition to the asynchronous USB input, which raises the playback of a computer at high-end level, ensure the digital inputs for a significant upgrade of other digital sources. Naim's converter technology improves the playback quality of CD players, streaming players, game consoles, TV sets or hard disk players such as the UnitiServe by Naim.

By combining a DAC-V1 with a NAP 100 and a UnitiServe Get a compact, high-end system that lets you take full advantage of the new digital media. With the DAC-V1, however, conventional hi-fi systems can also be usefully complemented: connected to a free amplifier input, the DAC-V1 enables the integration of one computer or several digital sources - with astonishingly high sound quality.

If you only want to enjoy music through headphones, just use the headphone output of the DAC-V1, which offers exceptionally high fidelity thanks to its own Class A single-ended amplifier. In this mode, neither power amp nor speakers are needed.

Asynchronous mode
Digital data processing is not just about ones and zeros and their conversion to different output voltages. Highest fidelity also requires that all data samples are reproduced correctly in time. If the time intervals between individual samples are different - an effect called jitter - the waveform of the output signal will be distorted. To prevent this, the clock that controls the data processing must be in the immediate vicinity of the converter circuits. The asynchronous USB mode makes this possible because the data in this mode is requested by the source as needed. Using other modes controls the data transport from the inferior clock in the computer.




1 x USB (asynchronous, type B), 5 x S / PDIF (1 x BNC, 2 x RCA, 2 x TosLink)


1 x RCA, 1 x DIN (4 pin), 1 x 6,3 mm headphone jack

frequency response

10 Hz to 20 kHz, + 0,1 dB / -0,5 dB

output level

variable or 2,1 V RMS



sampling rates

USB: 44,1 to 384 kHz, 16 to 24 bit
S / PDIF: 32 to 192 kHz, up to 24 bit

Compatibility (USB)

Windows 7 and 8 (up to 24 bit / 348 kHz, driver available)
Mac OS X 10.7 and above (up to 24 bit / 384 kHz)

power supply

100 V, 115 V, 230 V; 50 / 60 Hz


87 x 207 x 314 mm (H x W x D)