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  • Peachtree preDAC Preamplifier & DAC
  • Peachtree preDAC Preamplifier & DAC
  • Peachtree preDAC Preamplifier & DAC
  • Peachtree preDAC Preamplifier & DAC
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Peachtree preDAC Preamplifier & DAC

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Introducing Nova 2.0! A completely new generation of Peachtree integrated amplifiers that revamps the original concept and takes it to an even higher level.
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Peachtree preDAC

The Peachtree Audio preDAC is a preamplifier + DAC based on the incredible nova500 integrated amplifier. The preDAC is, in essence, a nova500 with the amplifier section removed - but with key upgrades. Like the nova500, the preDAC is a differential (aka balanced) audio design that provides exceptional immunity from noise/interference and keeps the audio signal as far above the noise floor as possible. The preDAC features a dedicated power supply, superior signal-to-noise ratio, balanced XLR outputs (in addition to single-ended RCA) and even better headphone amp performance.

The preDAC provides the same input flexibility as our nova integrateds:

  • USB-B for a computer
  • USB-A for an iOS device
  • coaxial digital
  • 2 optical digital
  • 2 configurable analog inputs including MM phono
  • Home Theater Bypass
  • LOOP feature to insert equalization, room correction, or other signal processing into the signal chain

We can’t think of a better partner for the preDAC than the Peachtree amp500 - but perhaps you have a class-A or tube power amplifier that you love, but want a contemporary front-end to pair with it. We have the solution! Insert the preDAC into the system and add all the input capability and sound quality that the balanced preamplifier section and world-class ESS PRO DAC provide. Want to bi-amplify your state-of-the-art loudspeakers? Send the preDAC's output to two amp500s and experience the enveloping sound and effortless power your speakers are capable of - all at a modest investment by esoteric audio standards!



Amplifier Power 150W per channel
Finish Black
Dimensions 14.02"W x 4.37"H x 13.25"D
Weight 15.0 lbs


Nova150 Specifications

Speaker Output

  • Compatible Speakers (2.5 to 16 Ohm)
  • Output Power (300 W 8 Ohm / 450 W 4 Ohm, <1%THD+N, AES17)
  • Dynamic Range A-weighted (105dB)
  • Damping Factor (1kHz, 8 Ohm, 1000)
  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz (<+/-0.4dB)
  • Inter-Modulation Distortion (>80dB below fundamental)
  • THD AES17, 1kHz, 4 Ohm (0.005%)
  • Channel Separartion (1kHz, 8 Ohm, >90dB)

Preamp Output

  • Output Voltage RMS (3.8V)
  • Output Impedance (100 Ohm)
  • S/N Ratio (Analog 111dB, Digital 105dB)
  • Channel Separation (1kHz, >120dB)
  • Frequency Response 8Hz-20kHz (Analog <0.1dB, Digital <0.5dB))
  • THD (2V RMS, 1kHz, unweighted, 0.0003%)

Headphone Output

  • Output Power (32 Ohm, 1200mW RMS / 2770mW Peak)
  • Output Power (300 Ohm, 330mW RMS / 700mW Peak)
  • Output Power (600 Ohm, 170mW RMS / 350mW Peak)
  • Output Impedance (1 Ohm)
  • S/N Ratio (Analog 107dB, Digital 106dB un-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range (Analog 107dB, Digital 100dB un-weighted)
  • Channel Separartion (1kHz, >100dB)
  • Frequency Response Digital (8-20kHz, <0.5dB)
  • Frequency Response Analog (8-100kHz, <0.1dB)
  • THD (2V RMS, 1kHz, unweighted, 0.0003%)

USB-B Input

  • PCM & DSD Format
  • PCM Sampling Rate (16-32 Bit, 44.1-384kHz)
  • DSD Frequency Rate (2.8224-5.6448MHz)

COAX & Optical Inputs

  • 16-24 Bit, 44.1-192kHz PCM

Aux Inputs

  • Maximum Voltage (3.5V RMS, 10V Peak-to-Peak)
  • Impedance (100k Ohm)

Phono Input

  • Maximum Voltage (120mV RMS)
  • Impedance (47k Ohm)
  • RIAA EQ (No rumble filter used)

Loop Output & Inputs

  • Maximum Voltage (3.5V RMS, 10V Peak-to-Peak)
  • Impedance (100k Ohm Input, 100 Ohm Output)

AC Power

  • AC Input (100-240VAC, 50/60Hz)
  • Maximum Power Consumption (1200 W)
  • On Mode (Idle) Power Consumption (32 W)
  • Standby Mode Power Consumption (<0.5W)
  • Fuse (100-120VAC: 8A/250V IEC time lag high breaking capacity)
  • Fuse (220-240VAC: 4A/250V IEC time lag high breaking capacity)


  • Height 4.37" (Includes Feet)
  • Width 14.02"
  • Depth 13.25" (Includes Volume Knob & Binding Posts)
  • Weight 17lbs
  • Ship Weight 21lbs