NAD’s C328 50-watt per channel integrated amplifier has a DAC and Bluetooth on-board and retails for just $799.
Rated at 50-watts per channel into either 8Ω or 4Ω loads, the C 328 delivers this power from a customised UcD Class-D module developed by Dutch manufacturer Hypex Electronics. This customised UcD module is notable because the frequency response remains virtually flat irrespective of load impedance, distortion is essentially independent of frequency and there’s very low radiated or conducted electromagnetic interference despite the high-speed switching. Control is based on a phase-shift controlled self-oscillating loop taking feedback only at the speaker output.
Despite the amplifier’s clean front panel design and overall simplicity, it provides all the wired inputs required in a modern home audio system including analogue (line-level and moving magnet phono) and digital (coaxial and optical) inputs. However it also has Bluetooth onboard, so you can stream audio to the amplifier from your smartphone or compatible Bluetooth device. In addition to a subwoofer output, the C 328 also has a headphone output to enable private listening. The circuitry also includes NAD’s own ‘Bass EQ’ function, which it says will enable deeper bass when using small speakers.
‘Blending simplicity and outstanding performance with flexibility, the NAD C 328 is designed for the music lover searching for a superb sounding amplifier that can master all music sources, past and present,’ said Geoff Matthews, of Convoy International, which distributes NAD in Australia. ‘With the C 328, the design goal was to produce the best sounding amplifier in its class, incorporate meaningful features while retaining the simplicity that NAD is famous for. This amp is all about performance for the money and we believe NAD fans, new and old, will be delighted with the result.’ Available now, the NAD C 328 sells for $799 (RRP).
For further information, please contact Convoy International