Originally Posted by Bill Mac
I recently saw the Peachtree Nova on the signalpathint.com website. Very interesting piece. Does anyone have any experience with the Decco?
The Nova has some great features ESS Sabre DAC, HT Bypass, 4 digital inputs, USB input and 3 analog inputs. 80 watts @ 8ohm and a decent looking headphone amp. I will be looking forward to the reviews.
Hi Bill, I have a lot of experience w/ the Decco since we are the manufacturers... The Decco was a great first product, but the Nova will be a world-class piece in all areas...
I have been answering questions about era speakers for some time now on the forum and would be glad to provide any info you need on Peachtree Audio.
Also, to answer a few of the questions in the posts above.
We had John Westlake who was a consultant on the Wolfson DAC's and worked for Pacific Microsonics on the HD CD project. He's a great engineer and has worked with Cambridge Audio on the DAC Magic and orig 640 CD player, Pink Triangle DiCapo and Audio Lab to name a few. Last month, there was an articale in What Hi Fi (I think, cold have been one of the other UK mags) that covered the best of British Hi Fi over the last 30 yrs or so. John had three products that were picked.
We went far above the Decco design in almost every way. Lower distortion, higher s/n, much higher res DAC, class A outputs on headphone, preout and fixed out, higher powered amp...very similar to that of the Decco, solid aluminum volume knob w/ a better volume pot etc.
We see this as a great alternative to those who are looking at $3500 DAC's as the Nova for $1199 should best almost any DAC on the market regardless of price... Also, most of the DAC's on the market (for whatever reason) have only one input... go figure.
The Nova will also be addressable w/ any learning remote and with5 digital inputs.
Most DACs don't let you know about their output section either. We'll have a low impedance class A output section on both pre and fixed outputs, so using it as a DAC only is still a really good buy.
I'm attaching the info sheet that should answer most questions, but
please write any time if I can be of assistance.
Nova web page.pdf 211.07421875k . file