NAD Electronics has announced a new hybrid digital DAC amplifier, the C338.
The NAD C 338 is rated at 50-watts per channel continuous into 8Ω and uses NAD’s ‘Hybrid Digital’ amplifier technology. It has a switch-mode power supply that NAD calls ‘Asymmetrical PowerDrive’ that can operate with any a.c. mains voltage from 100 to 240 volts. The C 338 has a solid-state volume control that offers adjustment in 0.5dB steps and an onboard DAC which has eight DAC channels configured as a dual differential array to enable 120dB of dynamic range. The C 338 also has a phono stage (moving magnet) that Michael Thornton-Smith, of Convoy International, which distributes NAD in Australiam, says ‘offers wide dynamic range, with high overload margin and low noise, super accurate RIAA equalization, and a capacitor-less infrasonic filter.’ Despite its low price, the C 338 has onboard Wi-Fi and Networking capabilities, so it can provide access to internet radio stations and can serve as an UPnP Client for network streaming from a local NAS library.
‘The C 338 is a compact yet powerful integrated amp designed in the classic NAD tradition offering high end sound and specifications at a remarkably affordable price,’ Thornton-Smith told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. When it becomes available in Australia in October, the NAD C388 will retail for $999 (RRP).
For further information, please contact Convoy International