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NAD 1020

Stereo Pre Amplifier (1982-85)

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NAD 1020


Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Input sensitivity: 0.09mV (MC), 1.25mV (MM), 80mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 72dB (MC), 75dB (MM), 94dB (line)

Output: 80mV (line), 15V (Pre out Max)

Dimensions: 420 x 96 x 240mm

Weight: 3.7kg

Year: 1985



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Reviewed Nov 12th, 2019 by Jasontennant

I purchased the 1020 from a craigslist ad for $40
Took it home and serviced it and been using it 2 years
It really is a great sounding piece and the phono stage is
Close to the sound of my schiit mani phono preamp
I have been very happy with it

Reviewed Oct 25th, 2014 by ruicanela

Spartan in looks but really good sounding device! Features a nice phono preamp! I Love it!



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re: 1020B

Built my first system this year. Wanted to do it on the cheap, yet use good components. Think I did well by choosing the NAD 1020 preamp for $120 on eBay. Add a used Jolida 202a tube amp in great shape for $300, a mid grade Audio Technica turntable for $75 and two Polk T-50 speakers on sale for $150 for both. Less than $700 for a really sweet sounding system. The NAD amp is just awesome and does not color the sound going to the tubes much. The highs are a bit tin sounding, but not overly terrible.

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