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NAD D 3020 V2

NAD D 3020 V2

Date: 2019-04-01

Like many hi-fi reviewers, Twittering Machines' Michael Lavorgna was first introduced to NAD Electronics through the famed 3020. "I owned an original NAD 3020 back in 1980 and I loved, loved, loved it," says Lavorgna in his review of the all-new D 3020 V2. As the latest iteration of the iconic NAD 3020, the D 3020 V2 encompasses everything that made the original 3020 a worldwide success, while featuring modern updates for today's audio enthusiasts. "If you're wondering how good a $400 stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC and Bluetooth can sound, I'm here to tell you it can sound damn good."

At the beginning of his review, Lavorgna acknowledges the pivotal role that the late Bjørn-Erik Edvardsen played in the D 3020 V2's creation. "The D 3020's guts were designed by the original designer of the 3020, Bjørn-Erik Edvardsen," says Lavorgna. "There's something lovely about that fact, especially in the world of hifi where history has a way of disappearing." Hooking up the D 3020 V2 alongside Alta Audio's IO and DeVore Fidelity's Gibbon X, Lavorgna found that the D 3020 V2 could easily hold its own and that if listeners like their music "rich in the mid-section with a sonic fullness that translates into friendliness when it comes to lessor recordings, the NAD D 3020 may be your ticket to ride."

Rounding out his review, Lavorgna says that to his mind and ears, "the 3020's MM phono input really shines while its digital side shines as well."

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