A stand-alone integrated amplifier, NERO-STREAM-XD includes line-level inputs (2 RCA) that connect to old-school audio sources but also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stream audio through your phone or tablet. Our NERO-STREAM-XD even has an upgraded version of Bluetooth (APXT) that plays at a higher bit rate than similar devices, so you'll hear tones, drum beats, and musical nuances you never heard before on other wireless streaming devices. Our NERO also includes both a digital USB connection and a digital fibre-optic interface for devices like Chromecast audio and here's the kicker. The internal DAC of the Chromecast sends its native digital signal to be processed by the much higher quality DAC on the NERO. The result is true high-fidelity sound in a wireless world.
By-passing Poor Quality DACs Digital-to-Analog Converters or DACs transform digital audio signals into analogue signals so we can hear the sound. Most devices, even smartphones, have some form of DAC to convert digital data into audible analogue signals. Recording engineers convert analogue signals to digital (ones and zeros) but to listen to it, the signals must be converted back to analogue so it can be amplified and sent to your speakers. The problem is there's not much room for a decent converter so the quality is sub-par. NERO STREAM-XD by-passes the DAC in devices like Google Chromecast Audio and smartphones, so you'll hear quality that will impress old-school audiophiles or people who can hear the sound of fish swimming 10 leagues under the sea.
Add NERO Link for Whole House Audio Pair the NERO STREAM-XD with NERO-Link Wireless Receiver to take streaming capability to other areas of your home. Sold separately, the NERO LINK connects to multi-channel amps or additional NERO STREAM-XDs and can be controlled through the free OSD Audio Player App to stream music to other audio zones directly through your phone or tablet. Use Plex Media Server to access high resolution FLAC and DSD.
Pairs with New or Existing Speakers One of the best features of our NERO STREAM-XD streaming amplifier is that it connects with new or existing speakers. Still holding on to those towers you spent good money on in the early nineties? Bring them back to life and the 21st century with a streaming amp worthy of the craftmanship in which those towers were built. Want to go all new? Pair NERO STREAM-XD with your Bluetooth speakers or what our geeky audio crew calls the perfect match with our Nero Studio5 Monitor Speakers that offer true monitor-grade performance at a budget-pleasing price
Why Go Wireless? The beauty of a wireless amplifier is that it uses Wi-Fi to transmit sound so it can be placed anywhere in your home. Having a wireless amp with a high-quality DAC means you can experience the same kind of gut-wrenching audiophile quality that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up without having to wire the amp to your audio source. Unlike other stand-alone streaming amps, our NERO-XD covers all digital and audio bases with Bluetooth®, headphone jack, Wi-Fi, line-in RCA and USB for devices such as Google Chromecast or Amazon Alexa devices so you can stream music with true high-end fidelity.
Amplifier Type: Stereo
Design Type: Digital Class D
Peak Power Output: 120W
30W x 2 RMS, 2 x 60W Peak Power Output @ 8 Ohm
60W x 2 RMS, 2 x 120W Peak Power Output @ 4 Ohm
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity: Digital, 0db input; Analog, 0.6Vrms
Impedance: 8 Ohm to 4 Ohm Stable
Signal to Noise Ratio: >95dB A-weighted
Sources/ Inputs: Bluetooth'/ Optical/ RCA Aux/ Wi-Fi/ USB
Output: Dedicated Subwoofer, Mono/RCA
Maximum Sample Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz
Bit Resolution: 16-24 bits
Gain: Analog, 30dB
DAC is by Cirrus Logic CS8416, Supports 24Bit/192kHz
Bluetooth' Range: 33'
Wall Mountable: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Dimensions (L x H x D): 7.5" x 2.15" x 5.5"
Weight: 2.8 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Use Plex Media Server to access high resolution FLAC and DSD
Our FREE UK delivery applies to all orders over £50, if your order is under this value we charge a flat rate of £10, regardless of size or UK location. In some cases or areas delivery may be on a 2-3 days service, we will contact you if this is the case to confirm you are still happy for us to process your order.
An 'In-Stock' Item or Order will be shipped from either our stock holding or from our suppliers stock, in most cases we will use UPS or EVRI, as they offer the best value services locally. To receive these updates you will need to provide us with your email and mobile number. We also recommend you download their app for regular delivery notifications.
We do not take any payment from you until we have confirmed your order as available and ready to be packed & shipped. The system will however pre-authorise your payment. If it is a custom order for NextLevel Acoustics, we will await order confirmation from the factory that everything is ok and then collect payment.
Orders placed before 12pm, Monday to Friday,will usually be shipped within 48hrs, on a 24Hr service.
Orders placed after 12pm will usually be processed by 12pm following working day, but we will make every effort to get it moving sooner.
Custom Orders from NextLevel Acoustics typically take 4-5 weeks to be manufacturer and shipped to the UK. Once we receive it, we will check it over completely and then arrange for delivery to you.
Shipping services are based on working, business days (Mon – Fri, Excluding Bank Holidays), Orders placed on a Friday will not arrive until Monday unless we arrange a paid-for, weekend service for you.
All deliveries will be to your registered card address and will be a signed for service. If the item cannot be signed for we instruct our couriers not to leave the order. This protects both you and us from orders that go missing.
Where an order cannot be shipped on a 24Hr service, due to size or weight, or because of stock supply, we will contact you to discuss the process and agree a solution.
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We want you to be completely happy with your purchase from the American Audio Company. We are sure that through reading our website (as well as others) and calling on our expertise where needed, you will create an order you will be really happy with.
But we do understand that your needs or the requirements of your system may change, this is why our unique 45 day Policy* makes returning a product you have purchased from us quick and easy.
Inportant Note for Custom Orders If you order a Custom Speaker Bar, to be supplied by NextLevel Acoustics, we arrange manufacture to your exact specification. Before the order placed with the factory we will send you a specification form, complete with your details and requirements. Please check these thoroughly and sign to confirm the specification and the configuration you require. In accordance with UK consumer law, you can not return any custom made products for a refund.
Order Received. When your order is delivered, please check your purchase thoroughly and as soon as possible, you must advise us of any discrepancies, missing components or damage within 3 business days of delivery. Any such claims after this cut off cannot be rectified.
When unpacking & checking your order, please take care to maintain its condition and all of its packaging, including any accessories, operating & installation manuals. We want you to be completely confident in the products your receive from us and to be 100% satisfied with it, please DO NOT install or configure any part of your order unless you are completely happy with it all. Set Up or Installation could affect the performance or restock condition of your order.
If you no longer wish to keep a product, you can arrange to return it to us within 45 days of its delivery, subject to the following policy:
Within 14 days** : We will refund, exchange or credit your American Audio account with the full purchase value of the item or items returned, according to your requirements.
Between 15 & 28 days*** : We will exchange and / or credit your American Audio account with the full purchase value of the item or items returned.
Between 29 & 45 days**** : We will credit your American Audio account with a maximum of 70% of the purchase value of the item or items returned.
To return items, you must request a RMA authorisation & reference number from American Audio Co, using firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully we will have spoken to you before this to try to rectify any issues and this should make the process easier. Items must arrive with us within 7 working days of the RMA Issue, unless agreed by us in writing (email only)
* Not Applicable for CUSTOM ORDERS from NextLevel Acoustics.
** 14 Day Refunds will be credited within 7 business days of us receiving & testing the product, We will only use the original method of payment.
*** Any of your items returned within 28days can be exchanged for another from our store, of equal value or higher. If higher you will be asked to pay the difference before we arrange shipment. If lower we will issue a credit note for any outstanding balance that you can spend in our store at a later date.
*** Items returned to us between 29 and 45 days from the date of delivery will be subject to a minumum of a 30% restocking fee, dependent on its completeness and condition at point of return. This will be deducted from the original item value and raised as a credit note issued to your account.
The only cost to you will be the insured postage costs that you will incur in returning the product to us. We strongly advise you to return any item to us using the full insured value.
Please note that our unique 45 day returns policy applies only to transactions where you are an UK or EU Retail Consumer. Transactions that are for UK or EU Businesses (trade sales), and all customer orders from outside of the EU, are non-returnable and non-refundable unless otherwise agreed in advance.
Product Faults. In the unlikely event that you wish to return a product because of an error on our part or because it has been received damaged / defective at point of delivery, We will discuss the options with you for exchange, credit or upgrade! and arrange a collection by our couriers or agent. We will confirm with you the full details before any pickup occurs and items must be returned to us in their original packaging and with all their accessories and manuals. You must still notify us within 3 Business Days of Delivery and we will start the returns process from there.
Products that fail due to a manufacturing fault within 28 days, from the day of delivery, will be exchanged for the same make and model where possible. We will ask you to arrange the return of the faulty item to us for testing before the replacement item is shipped. Initially this will be at your cost, however, if the item is faulty we will agree, arrange your replacement and credit you or your account with the shipping cost (proof of cost required). We check and test all items returned as damaged or defective. In the event the item is NFF (No Fault Found), we reserve the right to return the original item to you and refuse to refund the postage costs you incur in shipping it to us.
Products that fail due to a manufacturing fault on the 29th day or more from the day of delivery (but still within the product’s guarantee period) will be repaired or replaced at our discretion. The only cost to you will be the insured shipping costs that you will incur in returning the product to us. In all cases we strongly advise you to return any item to us using the full insured value.
Ultimately, if you wish to return a product purchased from us we would like to talk to you first. After that, initiating the return process will be done using a completed RRA form which we will send to you with much of the info needed already completed. We will ask you to complete any outstanding information, signing it to confirm you understand the process identified here and any of your liabilities, and then email it back to us within 3 Business Days of issue. We will then reply to you by email as soon as possible to advise you of a returns identification number (so we can identify the returned package) and confirm any other return details you may need.
Products should arrive back with us within 7 days of us providing a returns identification number and instructions or further costs may be incurred.
For any items returned under our Returns Policy that are received back below their originally supplied condition, we reserve the right to return them to you, or to charge a degradation fee. We therefore ask that you ensure any items are complete and cartons are suitably protected from additional damage as best you can.