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NAD Updates Small Footprint D 3020 with V2 Version

NAD has revised its popular D 3020 amplifier with the addition of new cosmetics and a moving magnet (MM) phono stage.

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NAD has introduced the new D 3020 V2 integrated amplifier, an improved version of its best-selling small-footprint amp. The new model has a different industrial design and, through popular request, a moving magnet (MM) phono stage to enhance the product's versatility.

NAD explains the V2's new MM input is designed to provide the highest levels of analog performance via its accurate RIAA equalization capabilities, low noise and infrasonic warp filter. 

All of this … and a lower MSRP to boot. NAD has dropped the retail price from $499 to $399.

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Originally introduced in 2013, the D 3020 is designed to provide homeowners with a room-friendly, audio component that can be used for a variety of applications. 

Professional integrators can connect everything from cable and satellite set-top boxes (STBs), streaming media devices like Apple TVs and Roku boxes, and Ultra HD Blu-ray players, to computers, CD players, FM tuners and now turntables to the D 3020 V2 thanks to the addition of the moving magnet phono input. 

Other features built into the D 3020 V2 include a full-range preamp output for additional connection flexibility. 

NAD adds the D 3020 V2 integrated amplifier can also serve as a headphone amplifer that provides headphone listeners with a quality solution that includes volume control. 

The D 3020 V2 at a glance:

  • 40 watts output into 4- and 8-ohm loads
  • Bluetooth with aptX
  • Headphone output 6.8 volts (300 ohms load)
  • Subwoofer out
  • 12-volt trigger
  • Optical, coaxial, preout
  • Bass equalization options

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; both schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.

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