New NAD Hybrid Digital Amplifiers

NAD digital amplifiers 2017

NAD have released three new Hybrid Digital amplifiers that deliver ground-breaking performance and features at very affordable price points.

NAD has moved away from the old-fashioned power-hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste nearly half of the energy consumed and produce heat rather than sound.

The approach now is based on switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages. Once thought to be inferior to traditional topologies, NAD’s advanced work in this area has created some of the best performing amplifiers regardless of design.

NAD C338

nad c338

The first hi-fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in for music streaming, the C 338 (RRP $999) is a highly versatile Class D amplifier designed in NAD’s Classic Series tradition to deliver class-leading performance, connectivity and flexibility at a remarkably affordable price.

Chromecast

With Chromecast built-in the C 338 allows you to stream and listen to music, podcasts, and playlists from many popular apps. Working with hundreds of Chromecast-enabled music & audio apps, users can simply tap the cast button on an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Macor Windows laptop or Chromebook to stream music directly to the C 338.

Class D Amplification

The C 338 uses an innovative Class D amplifier, bringing greater clarity and depth to every music source. Using HybridDigital technology, the C 338 amplifier delivers 50 Watts of Continuous Power per channel (into 8 and 4 Ohms) and a remarkable 150 Watts of Dynamic Power at 4 Ohms, all with virtually no noise or distortion.

Features

  • 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 8 or 4 ohms
  • 90W / 150W / 200W IHF Dynamic Power into 8 / 4 / 2 Ohms
  • First hi-fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in
  • Integrated Bluetooth® for added music streaming flexibility
  • Built-in Phono Preamp for Turntables
  • Stereo Line, Optical Digital and Coax Digital inputs
  • NAD Remote App support for tablet and smartphone
  • Dedicated Headphone Amplifier
  • Subwoofer Output
  • TV Audio Input

NAD C368

NAD c368

The C 368 (RRP $1,499) is easily customisable and ready for all future features and upgrades.

With the optional BluOS module, the C 368 can connect to your network and be controlled through a smartphone, tablet, or desktop, and connect wirelessly to any other BluOS-enabled device to create a multi-room High Resolution Audio system.

You can also instantly connect to the C 368 through Bluetooth, giving you the ability to stream wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device, and if you’re a vinyl fan, you can also add a turntable.

Features

  •  80W x 2 continuous power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • Bluetooth A2DP with aptX supported
  • MM Phono input
  • Analogue line inputs
  • SPDIF coax and optical inputs
  • Speaker A, Speaker B
  • Stereo or Bridge mode configuration
  • Preamp/Subwoofer out
  • Headphone amplifier
  • MDC Slots for future upgrades
  • IR Remote
  • Smartphone Control App
  • 12V Trigger in/out, IR in/out, RS-232 Serial port for control
  • Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan certified

 NAD C388

NAD C388

The C 388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier (RRP $2,299) is at the top of its class in the world of affordable amplification. An incredibly powerful amp, the C 388 employs NAD technologies to ensure that even the most demanding speakers can be driven to life-like listening levels without dynamic compression.

Massive power

The power supply is capable of 150 watts continuously and over 250 watts instantaneously to allow for short-term musical transients.

The C 388 uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage operating in a fully balanced bridge configuration. This allows for massive power with nearly immeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range

Modular Design

This NAD exclusive feature allows you to customize your NAD amplifier with additional capabilities and features, now or in the future. The two available MDC slots can accommodate a variety of upgrade modules including additional Digital Inputs, additional Analogue inputs, and one of the most advanced Hi-Res Audio multi-room wireless systems available, the BluOS™ music management system developed by Bluesound.

BluOS connects to your network and is controlled via smartphone, tablet, or desktop device to manage your music collection and connect to a growing list of high-quality streaming music services.

Features

  • 150W x 2 Continuous power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • Bluetooth A2DP with aptX supported
  • MM Phono input
  • Analogue line inputs
  • USB input for support purposes
  • SPDIF coax and optical inputs
  • Speaker A, Speaker B
  • Preamp/Subwoofer out
  • Headphone amplifier
  • MDC Slots for future upgrades
  • Smartphone Control App
  • 12V Trigger in/out, IR in/out, RS-232 Serial port for control
  • Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan certified
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