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NAD C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier | C 268 Stereo Power Amplifier
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Features & Specifications
NAD C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier | C 268 Stereo Power Amplifier
NAD C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier
With the NAD C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier, your home audio system will never fall behind the pack. Thanks to our MDC technology, the NAD C 368 is easily customizable and ready for all future features and upgrades. With the optional BluOS® module, the C 368 can connect to your network and be controlled through a smartphone, tablet, or desktop, and connect wirelessly to any other BluOS Enabled device to create a multi-room High Resolution Audio system. You can also instantly connect to the NAD C 368 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 NAD C 368 is the ultimate amp for any music lover’s system.
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 NAD 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 NAD 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 NAD 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 principle. 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 268 Stereo Power Amplifier
NAD C 268 as with every amp in the NAD Classic Series, has been carefully thought through with all the possible use cases and strategically chosen for the most essential of features. With selectable balanced inputs, the NAD C 268 is a perfect pair for high-end preamps and processors. These inputs include a trim control useful for matching with other components, or for use in bi-amping speakers. A line out to allow further addition of power on the same channel for extra speakers or subwoofers. On top of all this connectivity is a bridge switch that turns the C 268 into an amazingly powerful Monobloc amplifier.
You can also pair the C 268 with the NAD C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier, and with both units bridged for mono, 300 watts per channel of distortion-free sound become available for your listening pleasure. The NAD C 268’s auto-sense feature with selectable threshold is perfect for automating complex systems or for hiding the amp out of sight in a cabinet. Included with the C 268 is a ground lug that is very useful for eliminating ground loops and noise in complex multi-unit systems.
Getting the Basics Right
As a member of NAD’s Classic Series, the NAD C 268 delivers a richly satisfying sonic performance thanks to its “music-first” features. Accurate channel balance, proper input and output impedance characteristics, and low noise circuits all come together within this one stereo power amplifier. Additionally the C 268’s line inputs, both balanced and single-ended, can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components by offering ideal input impedance traits with linear ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers to prevent any sonic degradation caused by unfitting loading of the source device.
The overall design of the NAD C 268 is very linear over a wide bandwidth, providing dramatic advances over previous models with consistent performance into all speaker loads.
The power supply of the C 268 is capable of nearly 200 watts continuously and over 500 watts instantaneously, allowing for short term musical transients. NAD’s innovative asymmetrical PowerDrive fully utilizes every last watt available with its vast reserves of dynamic power available to accurately reproduce the most demanding music without distortion or compression. It can also operate with any AC mains voltage from 100V to 240V, and provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 268. 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 NAD C 268 uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage. This allows for massive power with nearly immeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully crafted and perfectly executed to wring out ever last drop of performance.Product: NAD C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier | C 268 Stereo Power Amplifier
C 368 Specifications
– Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms): 80
– Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms): 80
– Frequency Bandwidth: 20-20k
– THD: 0.03%
– Minimum Impedance: 4 ohms
– Signal to Noise Ratio: 98
– Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter): Yes
– Bluetooth: Built-in 4.0
– Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
– Total Analog Inputs: 2
– Phono Input: Yes
– Optical Digital Inputs: 2
– Coaxial Digital Inputs: 2
– USB Input: Yes
– Preamp Outputs: Stereo RCA
– Headphone Output: 1/4"
– Width (inches): 17-1/8
– Height (inches): 4
– Depth (inches): 16-5/8
C 268 Specifications
201 to 400 Watts
– Continuous output power into 8 and 4 Ohms(Stereo mode) : 80W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
– Continuous output power into 8 Ohms (Bridge mode) : 300W (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz at THD 0.03%)
– THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz) : <0.03 % (250 mW to 80 W, 8 Ohms and 4 Ohms)
– IHF dynamic power (Stereo mode, at 1 kHz 1 % THD) 8 Ohms : 120W
– 4 Ohms : 200W
– 2 Ohms : 250W
– Damping Factor : >100 (ref. 8 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
– Input Sensitivity (for 80 W in 8 Ohms) : 750mV/50kohms
– Frequency Response : ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
– Standby Power : <0.5W
– Width 435 mm ( 17 1/8" )
– Height 100 mm ( 3 15/16" )
– Depth 390 mm ( 15 3/8" )
– 7.3 kg ( 16.1 lbs )
Watts Per Channel
51 to 150w
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