Summary: This NAD wireless DAC does everything it claims to- streaming CD quality sound directly from your computer to your home audio system without a glitch. I was a bit skeptical at first, expecting a somewhat compromised sound from such a diminutive and inexpensive unit, but man was I surprised. What I heard was just a few millimeters off from the CD and if I hadn't done an A/B test, I might not have been aware of the difference.
Pros: Easy to use, bullet proof, clean pristine sound, inexpensive
Cons: Doesn't stream high def files- limited to 44k, 16 bit audio (CD quality)
Summary: After reading through the various reviews I was concerned about how easy to use or effective the DAC 1 would be. As it was bundled with my new NAD Integrated Amplifier I wasn't to concerned if it didn't perform to the standards I expect from NAD. I was already contemplating a future purchase of the NAD C 446 Digital Media Tuner, but it's totally not necessary now.
Pros: Easy to setup. Seamless transmission to my amplifier.
Summary: wonderful product. Excellent sound. First one didn't work for some reason, red lights all the time. Crutch field tech and service process easy. Returned and received replacement that works flawlessly. Love this product and appreciate Crutchfield service.
Pros: excellent streaming audio sound
Cons: USB cord shouldn't be necessary. Should plug in directly
Summary: I purchased the NAD DAC-1 based solely upon the Crutchfield reviews I read. For many-many years, I have used a complete computer system as a jukebox to play my ever-growing MP3 collection. A typical setup would include an old Macintosh computer complete with monitor, keyboard and mouse. The fun was figuring out how to locate the aforementioned hardware with one of my four NAD integrated amplifiers without creating a monstrous array of equipment.
Pros: Quality sound distribution without the need for hard wiring to the amplifier.
Great Product! Can't find a mistake with NAD yet, lol!
M. D, Crutchfield
15 May 2012
Summary: Don't know why it didn't work well for some of the people on this review but it works very well for me. Get the right RCA cables such as Audioquest G-snake and u should be happy. The sound quality is so good that I'm mad that i didn't know about this product. Will blame it on Crutchfield lol, only kidding. If you have a computer and already have a home theatre system, u don't need speakers for your computer; get these and you're all good.
Summary: This device works exactly as advertised. It allows me to transmit streaming radio from my computer to one of my stereo outfits in another room, and listen to MP3 and Wave files on a stereo system that doesn't have a USB port. Now, some reviews complained that the sound was a bit thin. I found that the sound out of the box was quite satisfactory, but it really opened up when I added a little Chinese tube buffer between the DAC receiver and the pre-amp. You might try that!
Pros: Easy to set up, silent, musical, effective.
Cons: Slightly inconvenient to have to switch between sound cards (the DAC and an M-Audio internal) to redirect the sound from the computer speakers to the stereo in another room (facilitated with a desktop shortcut), and it causes a slight buzz at times with a cordless phone (I just unplug the transmitter during phone calls). Nothing serious!