"It’s a fabulous little amp. Its modest dimensions make it an easy proposition for main and secondary systems alike, and set upright on a big enough expanse of wood or fiberboard, it could even work as the hub of a desktop system. Its wired and wireless digital inputs provide true hi-fi sound at an affordable price, while its subwoofer outputs, ARC HDMI port, MM phono input, and -- the icing on the cake -- support of MQA provide the kind of flexibility that should satisfy any audiophile. The D 3045 is the cream of the crop of integrated amp-DACs."
The NAD D 3045 is everything a modern amplifier should be; compact, energy-efficient, powerful, silent, High Resolution capable, and packed with cutting edge features like DSD and MQA playback. NAD’s expertise in both digital and analog engineering is on full display in this flexible and affordable amplifier.
- Impressive power from a compact design
- Dynamic enough to handle a wide range of loudspeakers
- Perfect for hi-fi systems or gaming/computer setups
- Balanced and detailed sound
- 2 x 60W Hybrid Digital Amplifier
- Two-Way Bluetooth powered by Qualcomm aptX HD audio
- Asynchronous USB 24Bit/192kHz Input supporting MQA and DSD
- HDMI Audio Return Channel
- Coax and Optical Input
- MM Phono and Line Input
- Preamp & Subwoofer Outputs
- Headphone Amp
- Included IR Remote
- Named one of the Best stereo amplifiers 2020 by What Hi-Fi?
- Named an Exceptional Value product in The 2019 SoundStage! Network Products of the Year
- Sound & Vision Top Pick
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"The D 3045 is a surprisingly powerful compact integrated amplifier with an eminently capable onboard DAC that's equally at home on the desktop or component rack."
- Sound & Vision
"Compared to its sibling, the D3020 V2, the D 3045 boasts a virtually identical set of features, including the use of NAD's D-series hybrid digital amplifiers, an Asynchronous USB input and Bluetooth aptX.
So what's different? There's double the power of its predecessor (2 x 60W), housed in a slightly more premium package. But other than that, you'll be glad to hear not much has changed.
It's a fine-sounding amp. It has a charming and likeable sonic character aided by excellent timing and a fine sense of weight. The balance is smooth, with plenty of detail across the frequency range, and despite its wealth of connections - both wired and wireless - no compromises are immediately evident."
- What Hi-Fi?
"Where the NADs of old were Spartan affairs, this 60-watt-per-channel Class D amplifier is loaded with useful features including MQA high-resolution PCM audio, DSD and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The NAD D 3045's up-to-date functionality, compact size, and clean sound should all appeal to discerning audiophiles."
High Res is to audio, what High Definition is to video. It is more lifelike and natural, and an altogether more enjoyable listening experience. With features like Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) the D 3045 can faithfully and accurately reproduce the full spectrum of sound encapsulated on the Studio Master. Until now, music lovers have only been allowed to hear an edited version of the full fidelity because our delivery systems, be it tape, vinyl, or CD, did not have the capacity to hold all the information contained in the Studio Master recording. With High Res downloads and streaming, we can now enjoy exactly the same experience the artist heard in the studio when the recording was first made.
We recognize that just because there is a new better format available doesn’t mean your present music collection will be discarded – far from it. So NAD has included all the inputs and circuits required to listen to all your current music, while also possessing the capability to fully exploit today’s best High Res sources. Especially notable is the Asynchronous USB input for attaching a computer which allows High Res streaming using one of the several High Res programs like Roon, JRiver, and Amarra. The asynchronous operation uses the D 3045’s precision clock (instead of the computer's clock) to reduce jitter to a minimum and make the USB format work ideally for audio. For everyday convenience, NAD has included Bluetooth wireless streaming featuring aptX HD, the latest 24-bit High Res version of Bluetooth that is being supported by more and more phones and tablets. Additionally, if you have Bluetooth headphones, you can also stream your non-Bluetooth sources wirelessly to your headphones, or you can plug in your wired headphones to enjoy the exceptional performance of our low impedance, high current, Headphone Amplifier.
Love vinyl? The D 3045 features NAD’s super accurate, wide dynamic range, Moving Magnet Phono preamp to extract every last morsel of sound from your LPs. If you still play CDs, the D 3045 has both analog and digital inputs. The digital inputs allow the use of the advanced High Res DAC built into the D 3045. You can even send the sound from your TV to the NAD and seamlessly control the system using your TV’s remote by taking advantage of the HDMI ARC input. Complete your system by adding a subwoofer with the convenient Sub Out jack.
The NAD D 3045 includes advanced capabilities usually only found in far more expensive components. High Res USB DACs? They start at about 3X the price of the D 3045. High Current headphone amplifiers start at the price of the D 3045 and go up from there. Power Amps featuring 60wpc and with the low distortion and high current capability of the D 3045 are rare at this price. Yet all these products are wrapped into one compact, energy-efficient, and convenient package engineered by one of audio’s most iconic brands. 45 years of audio excellence is on full display with this innovative and versatile component. Just add your favourite music source and a great set of speakers to enjoy many years of sonic bliss.
Preamplifier Section Line Input/Pre Out
THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
Input impedance (R and C)
Maximum input signal
Maximum voltage output – IHF load
Phono Input/Pre Out
THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
Maximum input signal at 1kHz
Line Input/Headphone Out
THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
Output impedance 2 Ohms
General Specifications Line Input/Speaker Out
Continuous output power into 4 and 8 Ohms
THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
IHF dynamic power
Peak output current
Supports bit rate/sample rate
Dimensions and Weight
Gross dimensions (W x H x D)