NAD D 3020 V2 vs NuForce DDA 120

NAD D 3020 V2 vs NuForce DDA 120

NAD D 3020 V2 review

What we can see from the start is that this device has more power than its opponent. 30/8 vs 25/8 W/Ohms. Inside the device is a class D circuit, which is notable for its low power consumption and, consequently, low heating. The impulsive power supply is small in size, which allows all parts to fit in the compact case of the device. It is fair to say that class D circuit technology and switching power supply are not unique in terms of audio equipment. This version also lost the combined analog-to-digital input, but got the output of a pre-amplifier instead. The place of the USB converter was taken by the input of the phono stage. NAD D 3020 V2

NuForce DDA 120 review

The device is an integrated amplifier and DAC in one nice aluminum case, capable of receiving digital and analog signals, as well as controlling the playback of digital music in all possible ways in your home. Given the miniature size of the device, the number of connections with the DDA-120 can be called enviable: two digital optical inputs, one coaxial, a USB port and an “expansion slot” for the complete NuForce BTR-01 Bluetooth module. In addition to the five digital inputs, there is also an analog RCA for connecting system components of previous generations. A neat, albeit inevitably overloaded rear panel also populates the speaker outputs, power connector and switch. NuForce DDA 120

NAD D 3020 V2 pros & cons

Pros

  • Lively and captivating sound
  • Flexible feature set
  • Small size and high quality workmanship

Cons

  • A limited number of inputs of each type
  • Phono entry is good but not great
  • Poor fit with low sensitivity speakers

NuForce DDA 120 pros & cons

Pros

  • I like that here I have enough input quantity
  • This unit produces clean and clear midrange

Cons

  • LF lacks scope
  • Cheap remote control

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
NAD D 3020 V2
6
NuForce DDA 120
4
8
7
3
3
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Common

Product

NAD D 3020 V2
NuForce DDA 120

Model

D 3020 V2
DDA 120

Brand

NAD
NuForce

Reviews

61
63

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

60/8, 100/4, 150/2
50/8, 75/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

30/8, 55/4, 80/2
25/8, 40/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4, 2
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.07

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

106
95

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

1
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Headphone outputs

1
0

USB

1
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

1
1

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

320
250

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

5.8 x 18.6 x 21.9/2.2 x 7.3 x 8.6
4.7 x 1.3 x 5.1/1.8 x 0.6 x 2

Weight, kg/lbs

1.5/3.3
1.2/2.6
NAD D 3020 V2
NuForce DDA 120
NAD D 3020 V2
NuForce DDA 120

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6NAD D 3020 V2
  • 4NuForce DDA 120

The NAD D 3020 V2 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check NAD D 3020 V2 price