Our newest DAC is perfectly optimized for modern digital listening. It features an asynchronous USB input – ideal for getting stunning sound quality from your computer. DAC-V1 single-ended class-A headphone amplifier affords it added versatility. The output stages of this amplifier are kept as pure as possible, ensuring outstanding sound quality for headphone listening.

The DAC-V1 compact size makes it perfectly suited as a desktop companion to your Mac or PC, but its exceptional musicality means it will complement our standard-width hi-fi components just as well. Combine it with our UnitiServe hard disk music server and its matching NAP 100 power amplifier and you’ll create a stunning hi-fi system from just three compact boxes

High-speed asynchronous USB input up to 24bit/384kHz
Five S/PDIF inputs for digital sources like games consoles, set top boxes and hard disk servers
Selectable fixed or variable analogue outputs (DIN or RCA)
Naim digitally controlled analogue volume control for performance and precision 40bit SHARC DSP chip handling filtering and oversampling
Single-ended class-A headphone amplifier output


Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Digital 5 x S/PDIF:- 1 x coaxial BNC- 2 x coaxial RCA- 2 x optical TOSLINK
USB 1 x asynchronous USB (type B socket)
Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue 2 (RCA and DIN) Variable Pre-amp Output, Line Output Fixed: 2.1V RMS
Output Impedance <10Ω
Line Output Variable or 2.1V RMS fixed
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min)
Headphone Output 1‚ÅÑ4 inch (6.35mm) TRS Socket
Frequency Response 10Hz – 20kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB
THD <0.002%
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
Sample Rates Supported
Attribute Name Attribute Value
S/PDIF 32kHz – 192kHz (up to 24bit)
USB 44.1kHz – 384kHz (16 to 24bit)
User Control
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Front Panel Front panel buttons and touch-sensitive logo mute function
IR Input Front panel
Handheld Remote handset
Operating System
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Windows Windows 7 and 8 (up to 24bit/348kHz), Custom driver available
Mac OSX OSX 10.7 and above (up to 24bit/384kHz)
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Supply Voltage 115V or 230V, 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption <17VA (max.)
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD) 87 x 207 x 314 mm
Weight 4.3 kg
Supplied with Remote handset included



The V-1’s distinctive green and black styling and shoebox design makes it immediately recognisable as a Naim product and, with its aluminium shell and OLED display, it’s finished to the high standard we’ve come to expect.

It’s actually the second DAC from the company, but the first that also works as a headphone amp for desktop listening. To that end it features an asynchronous USB port for connecting directly to a laptop. This lets the DAC control the information flow from the laptop rather than vice versa, reducing jitter and theoretically resulting in better sound.

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