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NAD’s EISA-award-win­ning C338 in­te­grated am­pli­fier is track­ing to be­come one of the best-sell­ing am­pli­fiers in Aus­tralia, ac­cord­ing to Ge­off Matthews, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor at Con­voy, which dis­trib­utes NAD in Aus­tralia. ‘ The C338 was a def­i­nitely a crowd favourite at last year’s Mel­bourne HiFi Show,’ he said, ‘ not least be­cause it blends sim­ple op­er­a­tion with out­stand­ing per­for­mance. It’s de­signed for the mu­sic lover search­ing for a su­perb-sound­ing am­pli­fier that can master mu­sic sources, past and present.’ The NAD C338 in­te­grated am­pli­fier has a switch-mode power sup­ply and a ClassD out­put stage rated at 50-watts per chan­nel into ei­ther 8 or 4 . ‘ NAD’s de­sign­ers have shunned con­ven­tional power hun­gry-lin­ear power sup­plies and Class-AB out­put stages that waste nearly half of the en­ergy con­sumed pro­duc­ing heat rather than sound,’ said Matthews. ‘ NAD has de­vel­oped high-per­for­mance switch-mode power sup­plies and Class-D out­put stages. Blend­ing sim­plic­ity and out­stand­ing per­for­mance with flex­i­bil­ity, the C338 is de­signed for the mu­sic lover search­ing for a su­perb sound­ing am­pli­fier that can master mu­sic sources, past and present.’

The NAD CD338 is fit­ted with mul­ti­ple in­puts, in­clud­ing ana­logue in­puts—phono (MM) and line—and dig­i­tal (coax­ial and op­ti­cal) plus it also has a Blue­tooth, so you can stream to it from any com­pat­i­ble de­vice. In ad­di­tion to the main speaker out­puts, the C338 also has a sub­woofer out­put. In award­ing the NAD C338 with its ‘Best Am­pli­fier’ award for 2017–2018, the EISA judges said: ‘ It is the world’s first stereo in­te­grated am­pli­fier with Chrome­cast com­pat­i­bil­ity, stream­ing most ma­jor mu­sic ser­vices at the tap of an app. De­spite its slim size, the amp’s Class-D power stage packs 50-watts per chan­nel and of­fers al­most ev­ery in­put you’ll ever need—from Blue­tooth, op­ti­cal/coax­ial dig­i­tal, MM phono and line-level ana­logue. Fac­tor in the head­phone stage and noth­ing else matches its per­for­mance for the price.’ For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Con­voy In­ter­na­tional on (02) 9774 9900 or at www.con­

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