• Nova500
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Technology marches forward at an ever-quickening pace and, in the world of audio, the performance improvements from year-to-year and generation-to-generation are typically small incremental steps. But every once in a while, several significant advancements across multiple areas come together to take a product to the next level. That is the story behind the nova500: Engineers from Peachtree, ESS, and ICEPower all working towards the goal of making the absolute best product they know how based on the latest thinking and parts and bringing it all together in a single benchmark product.


Specifications and Features:


  • Compatible Speakers: 2.5-16Ω
  • Output Power (WPC, 8Ω | 4Ω, <1% THD+N, AES17): 500 | 700
  • Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 106dB
  • Damping Factor (1kHz, 8Ω): >650
  • Frequency Response (20 - 20kHz): <+/-0.4dB
  • Inter-Modulation Distortion: >80dB below fundamental
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (AES17, 1kHz, 4Ω): 0.003%
  • Channel Separation (1kHz, 8Ω): >90dB


  • Output Voltage (rms): 3.8V
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Analog | Digital Source, un-weighted): 106dB | 106dB
  • Channel Separation (1kHz): >115dB
  • Frequency Response (Analog | Digital Source, 8Hz-20kHz): <0.1dB | <0.5dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.001% (2V rms, 1kHz, un-weighted)


  • Output Power (32Ω, rms | peak): 1200mW | 2770mW
  • Output Power (300Ω, rms | peak): 330mW | 700mW
  • Output Power (600Ω, rms | peak): 170mW | 350mW
  • Output Impedance: 1Ω
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Analog | Digital Source, un-weighted): 107dB | 106dB
  • Dynamic Range (Analog | Digital Source, un-weighted): 107dB | 100dB
  • Channel Separation (1kHz): >100dB at 1kHz
  • Frequency Response (Digital source, 8Hz-20kHz): <0.5dB
  • Frequency Response (Analog source, 8Hz-100kHz): <0.1dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% (2V rms, 1kHz, un-weighted)

USB-B Input

  • Formats: PCM and DSD
  • PCM Sampling Rate and DSD Frequency Rate: 16-32 Bit, 44.1-384kHz PCM
    2.8224-5.6448MHz DSD

COAX and OPT Inputs

  • Formats: 16-24 Bit, 44.1-192kHz PCM

AUX Inputs

  • Maximum Voltage (rms | peak-to-peak): 3.5V | 10V
  • Impedance: 100kΩ


  • Maximum Input Voltage (rms): 120mV
  • Impedance: 47kΩ
  • RIAA EQ: No rumble filter used

LOOP Output and Input

  • Maximum Voltage (rms | peak-to-peak): 3.5V | 10V
  • Impedance (input | output): 100kΩ | 100Ω

AC Power

  • AC Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 1500W
  • On Mode (Idle) Power Consumption: 41W
  • Standby Mode Power Consumption: <0.5W
  • Fuse: 100-120VAC: 10A/250V Medium Acting
    220-240VAC: 6.3A/250V Medium Acting


  • Dimensions: (HxWxD): 4.37 x 14.02 x 14.25
  • Weight: 19 lbs