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PS Audio NuWave DSD

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  • Regular price $1,795.00

NuWave DSD

An affordable, no compromise asynchronous DAC

The NuWave DSD is an affordable breakthrough digital to analog processor. Based on the acclaimed Sabre 32 bit Hyperstream architecture, the NuWave DSD accepts inputs from any digital source including I2S, coax, TOSLINK and USB, playing both asynchronous PCM (up to 192/32) and DSD (single or double rate) through our exclusive class A hybrid output stage with either single ended (RCA) or balanced (XLR) connections.

The NuWave DSD will transform your expectations of what’s possible in an under $2,000 DAC. The added detail and space produced by the NuWave DSD on good old Red Book CDs alone is worth the price of admission.


Unit Weight 11.5 lbs [5.4 kg]
Unit Dimensions 14” x 8.3” x 2.4” [ 36cm x 21cm x 6.1cm]
Shipping Weight 20 lbs [9.1 kg]
Shipping Dimensions 22.5”x 13” x 6” [57cm x 33cm x 15cm]

Input Power Model specific 100VAC, 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 15W


Coax Input 
PCM 44.1KHz – 192KHz
Optical Input
PCM 44.1KHz – 96KHz
PCM 44.1KHz – 192KHz
DSD single rate (2.8KHz) and double rate (5.6MHz) raw
USB2.0 Asynchronous Audio
PCM 44.1KHz – 192KHz
DSD single rate (2.8MHz) and double rate (5.6MHz) DoP

Connector RCA/XLR Unbalanced /Balanced (X2)
Output level, maximum Unbalanced 2.8VRMS
Balanced 5.6 VRMS
Output Impedance 100Ω/200Ω
Frequency Response 10Hz – 20KHz +0/- 0.3dB
THD 1KHz, 0dBFS < 0.01% 
20-20KHz, 0dBFS < 0.2% 
1KHz, -10dBFS < 0.01%
Noise <-80dBV
Format PCM, DSD