Carina is Peachtree Audio’s new flagship integrated amplifier. It combines several of the sound quality improvements introduced in the nova500 model with the power and price of the nova300. It is the first Peachtree Audio product to incorporate the critically acclaimed Hypex N-Core amplifier technology. Carina also brings several new features to a Peachtree amp for the first time.
Why we made Carina
Very simple, to set a new benchmark for integrated amplifiers at its price point. Our ongoing testing of available technologies identified a combination of DAC, preamp, and power amp technologies that worked extremely well together to create an exceptional listening experience at a reasonable price. Carina is a very transparent and easy to use integrated amplifier that drives a wide range of speakers (and headphones!) with ease and accepts up to 6 digital inputs including Bluetooth.
- Two ESS 9068 DAC chips, dual mono (one for left channel, one for right channel)
- Accepts HD audio input up to 768k PCM and 512k DSD
- Selectable digital filter settings, including oversampling on/off
- Full MQA decoding on ALL inputs
- I2S input
- Fully balanced analog circuitry from DACs to power and headphone amps
- High performance hybrid volume control (combination analog resistance ladder/digital attenuation)
- User selectable fully digital volume control option
- Bluetooth 5.0 input with HD audio decoding
- 300 watts per channel Hypex NCore power amplifier driving speaker outputs
- Fully balanced headphone amp with 4.4mm T/R/R/S output (1/4″ unbalanced output also provided)
- Peachtree Audio’s timeless industrial design crafted from aluminum, wrapped in real wood and finished in gloss ebony mocha or piano black
- High-quality OLED front panel display with an intuitive dual-knob user interface
- Trigger input for on/off control from another device
- Remote control with integrated controls for Bluesound devices (NODE, VAULT, etc.)
How does Carina sound?
It’s our best-sounding integrated amp to date, period. Even better than the beloved nova500 model, the Grand Integrated, and previous classic nova and decco amps. To celebrate this achievement we have broken with tradition and given it a unique name: Carina. Carina is an Italian name that roughly translates to “pretty” and is derived from the Latin word Carus meaning “beloved.” We are confident that Carina looks and performs better than anything else in its price range, and many products that cost significantly more, and that Carina will earn a place in your heart and mind too!