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Peachtree Audio Nova Piano Black Stereo Integrated Amplifier - NOVA

Abt Model: NOVAGBK | UPC Code: 703340351640
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Peachtree Audio Nova Piano Black Stereo Integrated Amplifier, Model NOVAGBK

It is not often that new milestones in audio are set: The Nova is one of those rare products that fit well into this elite category of firsts. Nova should be considered if you’re looking to improve computer-based or streaming audio to a “high-end” performance level; or if you just need a "new millennium integrated amplifier". The Nova is a world class 80wpc integrated amplifier with enough digital and analog inputs and outputs to satisfy all the new digital devices, plus, it can handle a few of the old dogs like turntables (w/external phono preamp), tuners, etc.. It performs much like a high-end integrated amplifier because that’s what it is. However, this versatile piece also makes a great pre-amp or with its class A fixed out, a stand-alone DAC that will allow you to finally add a Mac mini or other computer to your exising system. Or you may want to take advantage of the out on your cable box. Whether it’s digital or analog, the Nova is engineered for the way you listen today. Now all the time, effort, and money you’ve spent ripping CDs and downloading music is rewarded with truly incredible sound. Even radio stations and compressed MP3 files take on new life through the Nova. So if you like to rip or download…go for it. If you want to transfer your music from your comouter to another room, we have you covered. If it's digital, you pick it, we’ll make it sound great.


  • The Pre-Amp
    The Preamp is one of the most important components in any system and often determines the way your system sounds overall. It must handle all of the switching and volume tracking. All of your music travels through the entire circuit before getting to the amplifier. So attention to detail is key if your main goal is faithful reproduction. Even though there's an 80wpc amplifier on board, the Nova is unique becaused we designed the preamp circuit to be a stand alone preamp
    • Outputs: If you want to add a subwoofer or outboard amplifier, the Nova features a “Class A” <30 ohm variable preamp-output that will impedance match to almost any amplifier while pushing up to 100 ft of cable
    • Noise: Computers and other digital devices are notorious for CPU and switching power supply noise. To eliminate this, each digital input is transformer coupled to prevent any unwanted interference from geting to a digital input
    • The Sound: The Nova pre-amp section uses a 6922 tube with a Class A output stage. Why? Because we love the sound! This is where art meets science and there's a certain magic that solid-state can't quite match. The tube maintains a high level of detail while taming harsh digital files. We strive for a musical presentation rather than questing for that Nth level of "in your face" extension. The quest for music reproduction shouldn't be a contest to attain the highest number, rather one to seek an emotional exerience while maintaining the musical intent of the artist. Our goal is for you to enjoy the music, not think about the box. Having said that, we're also proud of the numbers... see spec sheet. So do we feel we have a fantastic preamp in the Nova? Oh yes!
    • Switching (inputs): The Nova has 8 total inputs, 5 digital, 3 Analog
    • A USB input for your computer in addition to 2 coax, and 2 optical inputs for other digital sources like Squeezebox®, Apple TV®, Wadia iTransport®, Airport®, Sonos®, and XM or Sirius® tuners
    • The Nova also has 3 analog inputs for docking stations, CD players, tape decks or phono preamps
  • Digital to Analog Converter
    Maybe the most unique Nova feature is the onboard ESS 9006 Sabre DAC. It’s a 24/96 upsampling D/A converter, which transforms just about any digital source to the performance of a high-end CD player. The ESS Sabre DAC’s patented jitter reduction circuit re-clocks the digital signal to almost 0 jitter before passing it through a high-resolution 24/96 upsampling processor that’s also capable of 122dB s/n ratio. This is unheard of in any D/A converter until now and out-specs anything from any other DAC on the market. But the DAC chip is only part of the story because the surrounding electronics are extremely important. We employ 11 regulated power supplies for the DAC and transformer-couple each digital input stage so noise associated with ground problems and switching power supplies is eliminated. The USB connection is very unique. It is galvanically isolated from the computer connection. This is very important because significant noise generated by the computer’s switching power supply travels down the USB ground and manifests itself as a major source of jitter. We eliminate it before the DAC sees it. The bottom line is we know of no D/A converter on the market at any price that will better the Nova ESS D/A converter in bench tests and to our ears. To match the performance of the D/A alone would be much more expensive than the price of the entire Nova. These are lofty claims, but can be backed up by the technical specifications and listening tests. The gauntlet has been dropped. Use the Nova as a D/A converter in your current system. If you’re thinking about adding a high-end D/A converter to your current system between $3,500-$10,000, you would serve yourself well to audition the Nova first. The Nova features a fixed line out so it can be used as a “remote switchable D/A converter” that can be added to any local or whole-house audio system to handle and improve any digital source. It’s also a great way to add a personal computer or Mac Mini® to your existing system
  • Home Theater Bypass
    Home Theater Bypass: The 3rd analog input doubles as a “Home Theater Bypass” so you can have the best of Home Theater and 2-channel in the same system. Simply take the left and right “pre out” from your receiver or processor and connect to the “Home Theater” bypass on the Nova. A selector switch on the back panel converts from Aux to HT bypass. In this application your receiver transparently uses the L&R amplifier section of the Nova, leaving the HT receiver amplifier to push only the center and rear speakers. One, this leaves the receiver responsible only for pushing the center and rear speakers, making the receiver much more efficient and less taxed. And two, when you listen to a 2 channel source plugged directly into the Nova, there’s a straight line from the source to the Nova to the speakers…no processing, no running the signal through a forest of circuitry. This leaves little between the music and your ears. If you’re a 2 channel fan, it’s the only way to do a theater right
  • For the Headphone User
    For the headphone user, the Nova has a “Class A, tube” headphone section that rivals some of the best Headphone amps available today. When the headphones are plugged in, the speakers are muted so you can rock on when quiet is a necessity. Headphones have never sounded better than through the Nova



  • ST mos-fet amp modules
  • 80w/ch at less than 1% distortion in to 6 ohms
  • Internally wired like Sigma Servo control (two wires from amp to terminal) for better damping


  • Hybrid tube design (6922)
  • 6.5V output @ 2.0V input
  • <30 Ohms at the output stage
  • Class A output stage
  • Switching relays in the signal path
  • Polypropylene caps in the signal path

Headphone Amp (shared with the Pre-Out stage)

  • Suitable for all electro-dynamic headphones
  • Frequency response: DC ~ 100 kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • Voltage gain: 10dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 7Vrms
  • Output impedance:<30ohms
  • Maximum output power: 100mW into 8Ohm / 300mW into 150Ohm / 150mW into 300Ohm
  • Class A output stage
  • 6922 Tube is in circuit


  • 5 digital inputs 1- USB, 2 coax, 2 optical
  • 24/96 upsampling ESS9006 DAC
  • 11 regulated power supplies
  • Organic capacitors
  • Class A output stage
  • Transformer coupled digital Inputs for ground isolation
  • Galvanically isolated USB stage
  • >122db S/N
  • <1picosecond jitter measured at the Master Clock (Super Clock)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5"
  • Width: 14-3/4"
  • Depth: 14"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 26 lbs
  • Shipping: 30 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Key Features
5 Digital Inputs (1-USB/2-Toslink/2-Coax SPDIF Digital Inputs)/ 80 Watts Per Channel High Current A/B Amplifier/ Digital To Analog Converter/ Home Theater Bypass/ Class A Tube Headphone Section/ Multi Voltage Switchable Toridal Power Transformer/ Piano Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Peachtree Audio NOVA from Abt Electronics
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  • The Peachtree Audio NOVA Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
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