The NAD C 368 is set to become the nerve centre of the modern Hi-Fi System. The C368 will still allow you to enjoy analogue mediums like your favourite piece of vinyl with its inbuilt moving magnet phono stage. But this is where things get interesting! you also have wireless control and streaming, Bluetooth steaming and audio output to headphones or speakers, a subwoofer output, optical and coaxial digital inputs.
Last but defiantly not least with NAD’s MDC upgrade options you can buy a plug-in module to extract audio from HDMI devices like FOXTEL, DVD etc. There is another module that acts as a high-quality analogue input including balanced XLR inputs and moving magnet/moving coil phono input, The last module available i think is the most exciting! this module equips the C368 with BluOS transforming your new integrated amplifier into a fully-fledged 24bit high res BlueSound music streaming amplifier!
NAD C 368 Key Features;
- Integrated Hybrid Digital™ DAC amplifier, with a customised version of the high-end Hypex UcD output stage. Provides massive power with nearly unmeasurable distortion.
- Power Output: 2 x 80 w minimum continuous into 4/8 ohms
- IHF Dynamic Power: 145 w (8Ω) / 240 w (4Ω) / 260 w (2Ω)
- Damping Factor: 200
- Wireless: control app for playback via Wi-Fi, UPnP, Bluetooth apt-X, GoogleCast, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio.
- Analogue Inputs: 2 x line level, 1 x phono MM.
- Digital Inputs: 2 x coaxial digital, 2 x optical digital, USB-A (24/192).
- Outputs: Speakers A+B, 2 x subwoofer/pre-out, Headphone 6.3mm, Bluetooth to headphones or speakers.
- Control: IR in & out, 12v trigger in & out, RS-232
- Certified: Control 4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan control systems
- Other: detachable IEC power cord, bass EQ, IR remote control
- Dimensions / Weight: 435 W x 90 H x 390 D in mm, 7.1kg
- Finish: Black
Getting it Right
We never overlook the most crucial of requirements. From low noise circuits to precise volume control action, to accurate channel balance and proper input and output impedance characteristics, we here at NAD do everything we can to get these things exactly right. We also include an MM Phono stage with precisely accurate RIAA equalization, high overload margins, extremely low noise, and an innovative circuit to suppress infrasonic noise that is present on all LPs – all without affecting bass response. Our line inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components by offering ideal input impedance characteristics with linear ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers to prevent any sonic degradation. We include a separate headphone amplifier with low output impedance and very high output voltage capability – enough to drive even high impedance studio monitor headphones. Low impedance line outputs that can connect to subwoofers extend the versatility of this well thought out amplifier.
Modular Design Construction (MDC), allows you to customise your NAD amplifier with additional capabilities and features, now or in the future. The two available MDC slots can accommodate a variety of upgrade modules including 4K video capable HDMI switching, additional Digital Inputs, additional Analogue and Phono Inputs, and one of the most advanced Hi-Res Audio multi-room wireless systems available, the BluOS music management system developed by Bluesound. BluOS connects to your network and is controlled via smartphone, tablet or desktop to manage your music collection and connect you to a growing list of high-quality streaming music services.
You can connect instantly to the C 368 with Bluetooth® aptX®, allowing you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the C 368 via wireless headphones. There is also a control app to control all functions of your C 368. 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 368 a single-zone streamer in a complete multi-room wireless music system that is fully compatible with BluOS Enabled music systems and wireless speakers.
In the last few years, NAD has moved away from the old-fashioned linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste energy and have instead 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 principles. 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.
Furthermore, the power supply is capable of 80 watts continuously and over 120 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 368. 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 368 uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage. 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 produce every last drop of performance.
NAD C 368 MDC Upgrade Options: DD BluOS 2I & DD HDM-2