Peachtree Audio nova300 vs Peachtree Audio nova150

Peachtree Audio nova300 vs Peachtree Audio nova150

Peachtree Audio nova300 review

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. Peachtree Audio nova300

Peachtree Audio nova150 review

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. Peachtree Audio nova150

Peachtree Audio nova300 pros & cons

Pros

  • Every feature you could want on an integrated amp
  • Mind-blowing sound with practically unlimited power

Cons

  • Initially had an issue of the amp shutting down randomly
  • Front panel buttons are a little “squishy”

Peachtree Audio nova150 pros & cons

Pros

  • I was surprised to see much larger vents on the top than what is pictured anywhere else
  • It would probably sound excellent with different speakers

Cons

  • There are no tone controls on this amp, so there's also no way to adjust the tonality to your liking

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Overall
Peachtree Audio nova300
5.9
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6.6
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Product

Peachtree Audio nova300
Peachtree Audio nova150

Model

nova300
nova150

Brand

Peachtree Audio
Peachtree Audio

Reviews

6
6

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

600/8, 900/4
300/8, 500/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

300/8, 450/4
150/8, 250/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8,4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.005
0.008

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

105
111

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS 9018K2M 384 KHz/32-bit
ES9018K2M 384 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

optional
optional

Bluetooth

optional
optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

2/1
1/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/1
1/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

2
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

3
3

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

35.5 x 10.9 x 36/14 x 4.3 x 14.2
35.5 x 10.9 x 36/14 x 4.3 x 14.2

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.9
6.8/15
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  • 5.9Peachtree Audio nova300
  • 6.6Peachtree Audio nova150

The Peachtree Audio nova150 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Peachtree Audio nova150 price