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  The Peachtree Nova is the answer if you're looking to use or improve your computer-based or streaming audio to a "high-end" performance level; or if you just need a new millennium integrated amplifier designed for today's digital components. 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 like a high-end integrated amplifier because that's what it is. However, the Nova is actually 3 products that can be used together or alone. There's the (class A)  tube preamp, a Digital to Analog converter and a (class A) headphone amplifier. So weather you need an integrated, a DAC, a preamp or a headphone amplifier, the Nova covers it.


Here are some great uses and applications for the Nova...



digital integrated amplifier

With so many using digital devices as their music source, the Nova is a smart, elegant integrated amp to start a simple, functional digital music system that won't be obsolete any time soon. Just add a computer, like a Mac Mini or PC, a pair of speakers and a Peachtree Audio Nova. You'll have more music at your finger tips than you can listen to in a lifetime. Plus it will sound right, perhaps for the first time ever...Many have or will have multiple components, so the Nova has all the inputs you'll ever likely need. Eight in-all. You can use up to 5 digital devices like a computer, Sonos, Squeezebox, Apple TV, Vudu, Wadia iTransport, plus more. Own a turntable? Just use a phono preamp and plug into one of the three analog inputs. The Nova has an on-board 80wpc amplifier with a big toroidal transformer able to deliver high-current to your speakers. It has control and finesse and will control your speakers with grip, timing and pace and is the perfect center piece for any new system.






top-flight d/a converter

If you already have a full system you love, but want to add a computer or add a digital device like Apple TV, Sonos, Squeezebox  or just to improve the digital components you already own like a CD player, add a Nova for the D/A section.

The Nova uses the new ESS Sabre DAC that takes jitter out of the picture. Infact, while some of the best and most expensive DAC's in the world claim a fairly low 20-50ps of jitter, the ESS takes jitter to an unheard measurement of less than 1ps. According to Stereophile and other respected publications, by in-large, the lowest jittered units were also the best sounding. In doing so, we have a S/N ratio of 122dB...

To augment the DAC, the Nova employs 11 regulated power supplies on the DAC board alone. The DAC is electrically isolated from the CPU or any other device that may interfere with its performance.  To eliminate problems like switching power-supply or CPU noise, every digital input is transformer coupled. And finally, the fixed output section is pure Class A  outputs, so the signal to your system is clean and involving. Throw in the tube and your system retains and even gains the magic we all love.

In this configuration, the Nova is now a multi-switching, class A, tube, switching D/A converter.

If you've never heard your computer with less than 1ps of jitter and up to 122 dB s/n ratio, then you've never heard your computer. The Nova will make it sound like, or better than, most high-end CD players on the market. Oh yeah, you'll never have to look for a CD again and if you feel like listening to internet radio, you can choose between the 100,000 or so stations for free, with and without commercials.

most musical multiroom

There are many ways to get audio around the house. The typical way is a keypad, in-ceiling speakers and a multi-channel amplifier. While you do get the songs, it's anything but musical.
Don't get me wrong, I think systems like this are great in certain rooms like the laundry room, kitchen or bathroom. However,in rooms that you want you "music" to be "musical", like your bedroom or den this solution is not the best. In these important rooms, use a Nova with one of a number of great music bridges like the sonos, Apple TV or Squeezebox. Just add a pair of speakers and you have all of your music at the touch of a finger hooked up to a system that can make any of them sound like a top-end CD player. Just hook up a digital coax cable from the Sonos to the Nova and you have a music server that works well and sounds unbelievable. The Squeezebox, Apple TV, Apple Airport all work the same way with the same results.

Peachtree was so impressed by the Sonos, they made a slot in the back of the Nova for a ZP80/ZP90. The ZP 80/90 has no power of its own, however it does have a coax digital out. When you use the digital out into the Nova, the Sonos system sounds like a high-end CD player.






distributed audio ... on the cheap!

If you already own an iPhone or iTouch, you can download a free remote app and control all the music on your computer. You then get a remarkable device from Apple called the Airport Express for about $100. It lets you transfer music you have stored on your computer in iTunes to anyplace you choose. Simply plug it in to the AC behind your system and run an optical cable to the's digital and is a perfect match for the Nova. The Airport is a wired or wireless device working on the new N network. However, as always, we recommend hardwiring into the network if possible. With the right setup and encoding, these are the same 1's and 0's you get from your CD player so sound quality is never compromised and can actually still sound as good or better than your CD player. 

home theater heaven

The 3rd analog input of the Nova 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 only 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 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. If you need more power to the front speakers than the Nova offers, you can use a more powerful outboard amp via the class A output stage.


class A headphone output!

If you're a headphone user, you'll love the lush sound you'll get out of the 6922 tube section in the Nova.

As soon as you plug in the headphones, the speakers cut off so when everyone else if ready for bed, you can still rock on. Just one more reason the Nova is a great value and over-performer...





As you can see, the Nova is as versatile as it is exciting. We think it would be a great addition or start to almost any system