PS Audio’s NuWave Phono Converter (NPC) is a new category that combines a state-of-the-art analog phono preamplifier and analog DSD/PCM converter together in a world’s first. This is high resolution audio at its best. The NPC is a no-compromise approach to vinyl and analog reproduction in a high end audio system. The NPC accepts inputs from any analog source from tuners to turntables.
“The sound is divine!” Karl Sigman, Audiophilia
This means users can input anything from an iPod to a $100,000 turntable setup, connecting the output of the NPC directly to a DAC, computer or preamplifier. Once connected, you can play vinyl discs or any analog source either directly into your preamplifier, through the NPC’s analog outputs, or DAC through the NPC’s multiple asynchronous digital outputs. You can also connect the NPC to your computer and RIP (record) to your heart’s content in either double DSD or 192kHz 24 bit PCM.
This is the device you need if you’re going to build a library. The NPC produces both DSD and PCM from its digital outputs and high resolution fully balanced analog from its audio outputs. Use the NPC as the vinyl heart of your purely analog setup or digital setup. Either way, albums and analog sources of all types come alive with the NuWave Phono Converter.
Cartridge load impedance
Output level, nominal (@ rated cartridge input)
Output level, maximum
THD (5.0) 0.03%
Signal to Noise Ratio (MM-5.0mV)
Signal to Noise Ratio (MC-0.6mV)
Equivalent input noise (maximum gain)
Signal to Noise Ratio (Auxiliary analog input)
Data rate (DSD)
Input aliasing filter
Input sample rate
Analog Conversion method