The D 3045 is an Integrated Amplifier with built-in DAC by NAD that delivers 60 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms . Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the D 3045 compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Thanks to its built-in DAC, you can play digital sources directly without the need for an external DAC unit. NAD D 3045 lets you connect your turntable via its Phono input and start listening to your vinyl collection without a hassle. NAD D 3045 has an MSRP of 899$.
There are 10 NAD amplifiers in our database. Below you can see the main specs of these amps.
NAD Integrated Amplifier Series
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The NAD D 3045 is rated at 60 watts RMS into 8-ohms. NAD provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.03% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 60 watts into 8-ohms (20-20k) at 0.03%
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 98dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the NAD D 3045 with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the NAD D 3045 Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the NAD D 3045 amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room||Bad|
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the NAD D 3045, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
NAD D 3045 has total of 2 Analog inputs including 1 Phono Input (MM).
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 2
- Phono Input
- 2 Optical Digital Input
- 1 Coaxial Digital Input
- Stereo RCA Preamp Outputs
- 3.5mm Headphone Output
NAD D 3045 features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops.
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
NAD D 3045 supports the following Bluetooth Codecs when used with supported devices:Bluetooth Transmitter:
NAD D 3045 can also act as a Bluetooth transmitter, making it possible to stream the music from the amp to your bluetooth headphones or speakers.
NAD D 3045 features one Phono Input which is compatible with MM (Moving Magnet)
type of phono cartridges, you can connect your turntable with MM cartridges directly to this amp without the need for a phono preamp. If you are using an MC cartridge on your turntable, you need to use a phono preamp that has MC phono stage.
NAD D 3045 has Stereo RCA preamp outputs which can be used to connect to a powered subwoofer via an RCA cable ( as long as your sub supports this connection).
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with NAD D 3045 amp and your speakers.
DAC and Digital Music
The NAD D 3045's built-in DAC allows the connection of digital sources directly, eliminating the need for an external DAC.
NAD D 3045 External Dimensions and Weight
NAD D 3045 has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 9-5/16inch x 2-13/16inch x 11-3/8inch (237.0mm x 72.0mm x 289.0mm ). The unit weighs 3.59kg / 7.9lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the NAD D 3045 is approximately 208.1cm2 / 32.3inch2.
- Width: 72.0mm (2-13/16")
- Height: 237.0mm (9-5/16")
- Depth: 289.0mm (11-3/8")
- Weight: 3.59 kg (7.90lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~208.1cm2 / 32.3inch2
- Volume: ~4.9 liter / 1.3 gallon
What's in the Box of NAD D 3045?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of D 3045:
Hybrid digital amplifier6-feet AC power cordIR remote (AMP 3)3V CR2025 battery (pre-installed in remote)8 Self-adhesive rubber feetQuick Setup GuideWarranty Information
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the NAD D 3045 Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for NAD D 3045
2 Years of parts warranty and 2 Years of labor warranty is generally provided for the NAD D 3045 by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
||NAD D 3045
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
||3.59 kg (7.90lbs)