Audio enthusiasts rejoice! NAD Electronics has introduced its C 328 integrated amplifier, an affordable and compact component that keeps things simple across the board.
Set to retail at $549, this new stereo integrated amplifier offers 50 W per channel of continuous power into either 8 ohms or 4 ohms speaker loads. The amp also runs cool, conserves energy, and can fit into tight spaces, thanks to the use of a switch-mode power supply.
Complete with class D output stage.
NAD notes that it has engineered an amplifier topology that provides load-invariant performance that assures consistently linear, and consequently uncolored, performance regardless of the speaker being driven. The company achieved this by making use of a Hypex UcD output stage.
Enough of the technology, let’s talk hardware specifications!
The C 328 integrated amplifier comes with built-in support for Bluetooth, allowing for easy streaming from a variety of electronic devices. This also makes it easy for you to connect devices like an Amazon Echo Dot to the system.
In terms of physical connections, you get a pair of digital optical inputs, a pair of digital coaxial inputs, a moving magnet phono input, to go with analog stereo RCA inputs. There is also a subwoofer out.
A dedicated headphone amplifier, bass EQ, and an infrared remote seal the deal on this fulfilling little two-channel system, which should be more than enough for users with modest needs. Its affordable price only makes this device all the more appealing.
NAD plans to ship the C 328 in November 2017.