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User Review: D 7050 Direct Digital Network Amplifier - Great start! A few networking bugs remain, as expected.

March 27, 2014

Products: D 7050 Direct Digital Network Amplifier

A perfect product for my use. WiFi setup and Airplay worked right out of the box, although if you're a networking newbie it can be confusing as it does not work 100% as in the manual. I plan to only use Ethernet for Airplay instead of WiFi or BT due to less dropouts. NAD: How do I disable the BT and WiFi radios as I don't want yet another BT and WiFi client chatting on my network? Does D7050 support high definitition audio over WiFi or Ethernet? Most of my new audio is 192KHz/24-bit high-definition ALAC iTunes at 4-8 Mbps bitrate. Will this be streamed to and played by NAD D7050 without being downsampled to 44KHz/16-bit? Initial tests seem to show that iTunes downsamples when streaming as the bitrates stay around 800 kbps regardless of content. As a hifi vendor, NAD needs to clarify this. And of course support high definition audio over Ethernet/WiFi. At a minimum over Ethernet. High definition audio works if I connect via USB from a computer, but I need it over the network. Also, there seem to be no readme file with the new available firmware - what updates were done? Anyway, I updated and it works fine.

Bengt - Sweden

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