8 channel network audio DAC over AVB, 8 analog RCA outputs, Synchronized, Uncompressed, Time Sensitive, Plug&Play on MAC OSx
275 USD
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The miniDSP N-DAC8 is an 8-channel Digital to Analog convertor that accepts input over Ethernet using the Audio Video Bridging standard (AVB). By combining the power of an XMOS chipset with an AKM DAC, the N-DAC8 achieves great audio performance in a small form factor. From basic surround sound audio (5.1/7.1) to the latest immersive audio standards (multiple N-DAC8), miniDSP makes multichannel streaming affordable & easy.

With Plug & Play support for Mac OS X, the N-DAC8 supports either direct con-nection to the computer or connection over AVB-enabled Ethernet. The sturdy black metallic enclosure with mounting brackets is a perfect fit for any equipment rack.

NOTE: This product is an AVB compliant device that will require an AVB switch. Please read more from below for options available.


  • 8-channel analog out interface
  • Audio Video Bridging support
  • XMOS AVB chipset
  • AKM DAC chipset with 2Vrms out

NDAC8 diagram

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What's in the box?

  • 1 x N-DAC8 USB audio interface
  • 1 x 1.5m Ethernet CAT5 cable
  • 1 x 5V universal power supply with US/UK/EU/AU plugs


USB Streaming Engine XMOS 16 core / latest AVNU compliant firmware

Internal Processing resolution
& Sample rate

24bit / 44.1kHz

USB Audio Class


Input/Ouput Configuration

1 in / 8 out

Audio Input Connectivity

1x Ethernet front panel connector

Audio Output Connectivity

8x RCA unbalanced audio connectors
Output impedance: 560 Ω

Input / Output Max Levels

IN: -
OUT: 2Vrms

TOSLINK Output -
Dimensions 31 x 161 x 108 mm
Power 5V DC external supply - 500mA requirement
Universal supply provided with plugs for EU/UK/US/AU
Win/Mac Compatible





Application notes on N-DAC8

How to get started?

The NDAC8 is a plug&play interface for Mac OSx platforms. The interface is discovered exactly as per a USB audio interface in the Audio and Midi device dialog box. 


Plug&Play Discovery on Mac OSx

7.1 layout

Configuring a 7.1 layout on Mac OSx

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