Nakamichi Enters Hi-Res Audio

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Nakamichi Hi-Res DSP

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.



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