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NAD C328 Integrated Amplifier with DAC, Bluetooth and Phono Stage

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NAD C328 Integrated Amplifier with DAC, Bluetooth and Phono Stage

NAD have been producing quality HiFi and A/V equipment for nearly half a century - over that period of time NAD has always focussed on affordable, innovative products that make real world sense and of course, beautiful sounding music. The latest range of NAD products continue this tradition and maintain the simple, clean look that is also part of the NAD philosophy. 

The latest Classic series of amplifiers all utilise the Hybrid Hypex UcD Digital Amplification technology that delivers great sound, uses less power and outputs low distortion. 

Following in the footsteps of some of NAD’s greatest units, the NAD C 328 delivers the most fundamental of features, while firmly adhering to NAD’s unwavering commitment to exquisite sound. The C 328 can wirelessly connect to any smartphone, tablet, or Bluetooth® enabled device within range, to give you a seamless listening experience. Featuring a MM phono input, the C 328 breathes new life into vinyl LPs, thanks in part to NAD’s innovative Hybrid Digital™ amp technology. The C 328 also features a headphone amplifier, letting you connect your favourite headphones and settle back into your own world of detailed sound.

the NAD C328 - A Flexible Integrated Amplifier

When it comes to Classic Series amplifiers, no feature is overlooked. Low noise circuits, precise volume control action, and accurate channel balance are all key characteristics of the C 328. With the added bonus of proper input and output impedance traits, plus high overload margins and stability with difficult speaker loads, the C 328 is the best choice for audiophiles who are just starting to build their dream systems. The C 328 also includes a MM phono stage with precisely correct RIAA equalization, high overload margins, extremely low noise, and an innovative circuit to suppress infrasonic noise that is present on all LPs—all without affecting bass response.

Versatility in Spades

The line inputs of the C 328 can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components (2 stereo analogue inputs). It offers ideal input impedance attributes with linear, ultra-low noise buffer amplifiers to prevent any sonic degradation caused by improper loading of the source device. The C 328 also features a separate headphone amplifier with low output impedance and very high output voltage capability, enough in fact to drive even high impedance studio monitor headphones. The low impedance line outputs can also connect to a subwoofer to further extend the versatility of the C 328.

Ready for Streaming

With support for Bluetooth, you can instantly connect and listen to the music service of your choice, or wirelessly stream music and playlists stored directly on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Plus, with its high performance digital circuitry, Bluetooth streaming has never sounded as good as it does with the C328.

Hypex Output Stage

The C 328 uses a customised version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage. This allows for massive power with nearly immeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully crafted and perfectly executed to wring out the best performance possible. The perfect starter amp for audiophiles and music lovers alike, the C 328 will flawlessly deliver NAD’s signature flexibility and expansive power.

NAD C328 Reviews and Specifications

Power: 50W pc, 20Hz–20kHz at rated THD, both channels driven (IHF Dynamic Power: 140 w (4Ω) / 210 w (2Ω)
THD: 0.005% at 1V output
Analog inputs: Three line level on RCA jacks, (1x MM phono for turntable)
Digital inputs: Coaxial (x2), TosLink optical (x2), Bluetooth
Line-level output: Subwoofer out on RCA jack