Nakamichi announced at SEMA 2021 a Hi-Res Audio certified digital signal processor/amplifier that is expected to be the first of more Hi-Res products for the brand.
Shipping late this month, the new NDST500A is a 12-channel DSP using proprietary software that can be programmed via a PC. It will carry the Hi-Res Audio logo, available only to members of the Japan Audio Society, Nakamichi claimed.
Nakamichi expects to offer other Hi-Res certified products in the future, although it did not offer further details.
The NDST500A DSP includes an Analog Devices ADAU1452 audio processing IC. It is expected to carry a retail price in the ballpark range of $1,000.
High-resolution audio is a term for audio with greater than a 44.1 kHz sample rate or higher than 16-bit audio bit depth. It commonly refers to 96 or 192 kHz sample rates.
Input Signal Types: Optical, coaxial, 2-channel low level, 6-channel high level
Output Signal Types: 10-channel amplifier, 12-channel low level
Amplifier: Max Power 4x50W + 4x80W + 2x160W (1x300W bridged)
Equalizer: Individual 31-band equalizer with a 20Hz to 20,000Hz frequency range
Crossover Filter Types: Bessel, Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley
User Presets: Up to six user presets
Dimensions: 10” x 7” 1.85” (LxWxH) ] Approx 5.5 lbs.
Nakamichi is displaying at SEMA 2021 in Las Vegas at Booth #12465 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 2-5.