NAD

NAD C338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

R 15,490.00
  • NAD C338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

NAD

NAD C338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

R 15,490.00

NAD C338

The NAD C338 adds big sound to your favourite music sources and brings incredible flexibility to any stereo system. With Spotify Connect®, Bluetooth®, and the first-ever hi-fi amplifier to have built-in Chromecast®, the NAD C 338 allows you to stream and cast music directly from any music streaming app, letting you enjoy your music wirelessly. Add a turntable using the phono input and experience the warmth of vinyl collections with the room-filling sound of NAD’s HybridDigital amp technology. Power, volume, source selection, and device settings are all controlled using the intuitive interface of the NAD Remote App for iOS and Android.

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 NAD C338 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 NAD C338’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 NAD C338 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.

Flexible Connectivity

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.

Key Features

  • 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • 90W / 150W / 200W IHF Dynamic Power into 8 / 4 / 2 Ohms
  • First hi-fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in
  • Integrated Bluetooth® for added music streaming flexibility
  • Built-in Phono Preamp for Turntables
  • Stereo Line, Optical Digital and Coax Digital inputs
  • NAD Remote App support for tablet and smartphone
  • Dedicated Headphone Amplifier
  • Subwoofer Output

Preamplifier

Line In, Subwoofer Out

  • THD (20Hz-20kHz)
  • <0.005% at 2V out
  • Signal/Noise Ratio
  • >106dB (IHF; A-weighted, 500mV out, unity gain)
  • Input Impedance (R and C)
  • 56 kilohm + 100pF
  • Maximum Input Signal
  • >4.5Vrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Output Impedance
  • Source Z + 200 Ohm
  • Input Sensitivity
  • 50mV (100Hz ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum
  • Maximum voltage output – IHF load
  • >4.5V (ref. 0.1% THD)

Line In, Headphone Out

  • THD (20Hz-20kHz)
  • <0.005% at 1V out
  • Signal/Noise Ratio
  • >105dB (IHF; A-weighted, 32 Ohm loads, ref. 2V out, unity gain)
  • Frequency Response
  • ±0.3dB (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Channel Separation
  • >56dB at 1kHz
  • Output Impedance
  • 0.5 Ohm

General Specifications

Line In, Speaker Out

  • Continuous Output Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms (Stereo)
  • >50W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels driven)
  • IHF Dynamic Power
  • 8 Ohm 80W
    4 Ohm 150W
    2 Ohm 210W
  • THD (20Hz-20kHz)
  • <0.03% (250mW to 50W, 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm
  • Signal/Noise Ratio
  • >98dB (A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ohm)
  • Clipping power
  • >60W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
  • Peak output current
  • >18A (in 1 Ohm, 1 ms)
  • Damping Factor
  • >300 (ref. 8 Ohm, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
  • Frequency Response
  • ±0.3 dB (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Channel Separation
  • 1kHz >75dB
    10kHz >65dB
  • Input Sensitivity (For 50W in 8 Ohm)
  • Line In: 380mV, Digital In: 18% FS
  • Sample Rate
  • Up to 24 bit/192kHz

    Weight & Dimensions

    • Gross 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)

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