NAD C 368 BluOS Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier
With the upgraded NAD C 368 to the NAD C 368 BluOS you’ll be able connect to your network and control via smartphone, tablet, or desktop device to manage your music collection and connect to a growing list of high-quality streaming music services. The BluOS Module provides instant access to your local area network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and adds Hi-Res Audio streaming. You can also instantly connect to the C 368 BluOS through Bluetooth, giving you the ability to stream wirelessly from any Bluetooth Enabled device, and if you’re a vinyl fan, you can also add a turntable. Enjoying music has never been so easy. A totally modern approach to amplification, the C 368 BluOS is the ultimate amp for any music lover’s system.
Getting it Right
From low noise circuits to precise volume control action, to accurate channel balance and proper input and output impedance characteristics, NAD does everything they 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 customize your NAD amplifier with additional capabilities and features, now or in the future. The MDC slot can accommodate a variety of upgrade modules including 4K video capable HDMI switching, additional Digital Inputs, additional Analogue and Phono Inputs.
You can connect instantly to the C 368 BluOS 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 BluOS via wireless headphones. There is also a control app to control all functions of your C 368 BluOS becoming a single-zone streamer in a complete multi-room wireless music system that is fully compatible with BluOS Enabled music systems and wireless speakers.
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 BluOS. 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 BluOS 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.
Innovative customization options
Two MDC upgrade slots let you add or swap modules on the back of the unit so you can tailor the C 368 to your exact needs. One slot has NAD’s BluOS-2i module pre-installed, while the remaining slot is available for customization and expandability.