NAD C388

£1,399.00



NAD C388

NAD C388 @ Audiologica – stunning high-power integrated amplifier with DAC and streaming capability

You can connect instantly to the NAD C388 with Bluetooth® allowing you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. The high performance aptX® codec is fully supported for true CD-quality sound. Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the C 388 via wireless headphones such as NAD’s own HP70.

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Description

NAD C388

NAD C388 @ Audiologica – stunning high-power integrated amplifier with DAC and streaming capability

You can connect instantly to the NAD C388 with Bluetooth® allowing you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. The high performance aptX® codec is fully supported for true CD-quality sound. Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the C 388 via wireless headphones such as NAD’s own HP70. There is also a control app that allows your smartphone or tablet to control all functions of your C 388. Adding the optional BluOS Module provides access to your local area network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and adds Hi-Res Audio streaming. The BluOS Module also makes the C 388 a singlezone streamer in a complete multi-room wireless music system that is fully compatible with BluOS-enabled music systems and wireless speakers. These are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit every room and extend the performance of your primary music system to create a warm ambience of sound in your home.

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. Instead, we have developed even better performing circuits 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 basic design principle. These new designs are very linear over a wide bandwidth and provide consistent performance into all speaker loads, providing a dramatic advance over previous models.

The power supply is capable of 400 watts continuously and over 1,000 watts instantaneously to allow for short-term musical transients. It can operate with any AC mains voltage from 100 to 240 volts and provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 388. This highly efficient supply also provides near perfect regulation of voltage across a wide range of conditions and provides a solid noise-free foundation for the amplifying stages.

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 unmeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully planned and perfectly executed to wring out every last drop of performance.

AMPLIFIER SPECS           :

Type           Integrated

Number of channels           2

Frequency Response           10Hz-65kHz

Tone controls?           Yes

Max power output into 8 Ohms           150W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels

BluOS Ready?           Yes

INPUTS           :

Analogue RCA input           Yes, 2

Optical digital input           Yes, 2

Coaxial digital input           Yes, 2

Bluetooth input?           Yes, Bluetooth ADP4 with aptX® supported

WiFi streaming?           Yes (with optional BluOs MDC)

Dedicated turntable input?           Yes, MM Phono input

USB connection?           Yes, 24/192 Asynchronous USB input

XLR inputs?           No

OUTPUTS           :

Headphone output?           Yes

XLR outputs?           No

Subwoofer output?           Yes

Bluetooth output?           Yes

GENERAL           :

Remote control?           Yes

Control App?           Yes

Finish           Graphite

Product dimensions (mm)           (D) 407 x (W) 435 x (H) 71

Weight           TBC

GREEN SPECS           :

Auto Power Off?           Yes

Power consumption (W)           30W

Standby Consumption (W)           0.5W

Brand

NAD

NAD