The nova300 has two times higher power output than its Peachtree brother: 300W vs 150W at 8 Ohms. The source inputs are many — two USB, of which one is solely dedicated to syncing with Apple products intelligently. From there, one digital coaxial cable, and then two digital optical inputs. On the analog side are the processor circuit and one RCA kit, which are simultaneously used for both auxiliary and home theaters. A moving magnet phono-stage with the ground is included, which may also double as a second RCA line-level input when switched to that mode via its dedicated front fascia input selector. Furthermore, there is a WiFi input feature that should excite those who take a more tech-heavy approach to music listening.
It has a unique industrial design with an aluminum front panel, a simple button and knob user interface and a rounded wood case finished with beautiful veneers. Inside, it housed a class A/B power amplifier, a tube buffer visible through a window in the front panel and, most significantly, a USB input with built-in DAC to accept a direct connection from a Mac or PC. The Peachtree Audio Nova 150 utilizes the highly regarded ES9018K2M SABRE32 Reference DAC.