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Introducing the NAD C338
Getting the Basics Right
Built with NAD’s renowned music-first approach to audio architecture and amp design, the C 338 is equipped with the most advanced components commonly found in NAD’s class-leading line of amplifiers. Always starting with the details you can hear and advancing from there, NAD develops low-noise circuitry with the precision and stability to deliver incredible, near-zero distortion sound for the most difficult speakers.
HybridDigital™ Amp Technology
The search for a high-performance Class D solution led NAD to HybridDigital™, an innovative amplifier technology that uses a variable modulation frequency to bring out the life-like qualities of music, while reducing distortion under every operating condition. This highly optimized design gives phenomenal performance to the C 338 amplifier, both measured and subjective.
Efficient Class D Power
NAD has worked tirelessly to create the best performing Class D amplifiers that are energy efficient and produce beautiful sound—not heat—regardless of basic design principles. Using advanced measurements and data, NAD developed the C 338’s highly efficient power supply with a customised Hypex® UCD output stage to pump out 160 watts continuously and over 300 watts instantaneously to meet the demands of the most dynamic music. This new design is very linear over a wide bandwidth and provides consistent, noise-free performance for the amplifying stages with near perfect regulation of voltage.
Always Ready for Streaming
The C 338 has Chromecast built-in so you can cast music, tunes, podcasts, and playlists from your favourite apps on your phone, tablet or laptop to your stereo system. Spotify Connect® lets you discover millions of songs and stream them directly to your C 338 using the Spotify® app for a rich, wireless music experience. With the added flexibility of Bluetooth®, your music streaming possibilities are truly limitless with the C 338.
Built-in Phono Stage for Vinyl Listening
Connect a turntable to the C 338 with its built-in phono preamp that applies the perfect amplification to your vinyl collection. Using a MM phono stage and an innovative low-noise circuit path, the C 338 can reproduce the warmth of LPs with accurate RIAA equalization and control the infrasonic noise that is in all recordings, without ever affecting the bass response.
With a wide array of connections, including a separate headphone amplifier that can drive high-impedance studio monitor headphones, the C 338 is ready for any type of listening. Line inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components, offering ideal input impedance with linear ultra-low noise buffer amplifiers to preserve the musicality of recordings. Also connect a subwoofer with low impedance line outputs and extend the versatility of this budget-friendly, do-it-all amplifier.
- 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 8 or 4 Ohms
- Wi-Fi enabled with network streaming of music services, internet radio,and UPnP
- Bluetooth A2DP with aptX supported
- MM Phono input
- TV audio input
- SPDIF coax and optical inputs
- Subwoofer out
- Headphone amplifier
- Bass EQ
- IR Remote
- Mobile Control App for smartphone and tablet
- Continuous Output Power into 4 Ω and 8 Ω (Stereo)
- >50W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels driven)
- IHF Dynamic Power
- 2 Ω 210W
4 Ω 150W
8 Ω 80W
- <0.o3% (250mW to 50, 8 Ω and 4 Ω
- Signal/Noise Ratio
- >98dB (A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ω)
- Clipping power
- >60W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
- Peak output current
- >18A (in 1 Ω, 1 ms)
- Damping Factor
- >300 (ref. 8 Ω, 20Hz and 6.5kHz)
- Frequency Response
- ±0.3 dB (20Hz-20kHz)
- Channel Separation
- 1kHz >75dB
- Input Sensitivity (For 50W in 8Ω)
- Line In: 380mV, Digital In: 18%FS
- Sample Rate
- Up to 192kHz/24bit
- Standby Power
- Dimensions (W x H x D)
- 435 x 70 x 285mm (17 1/8 x 2 13/16 x 11 1/4)”
- Net Weight
- 4.85kg (10.7lb)
- Shipping Weight
- 5.85kg (12.9lb)