NAD THE CROWD GOES WILD
It should come as little surprise that NAD Electronics were honoured by the 2017 CES Innovation Awards. Since 1972, the company have always worked to push the frontline of high-end hi-fi experiences forward and seize the market to its fullest potential. T
First up, the company’s new NAD C
338 amplifier. The company say it ties together all the critical elements of a high-end music system, tapping into a deep reservoir of power in order to deliver audio experiences with all the nuance and depth they deserve.
Like the best NAD products, it’s intelligent, powerful and efficient - valuing performance and affordability in equal regard. It boasts a MM Phono stage with highly-accurate RIAA equalisation, empowered overload margins, improved channel balance and low circuits.
As more elegantly put by NAD, “every detail of this amplifier has been carefully designed and perfectly executed to wring out every last drop of performance.”
The C 338’s old-school specs are neatly balanced out by an array of modern compatibilities. The C 338 can connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi in addition to physical cables. NAD say the C 338 uses a customized version of the Hypex UcD output stage to allow for massive power with nearly unmeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range. Of course, you’re going to need something to deliver content to the C 338. That’s where the new C 568 CD Player comes in. Packing a Wolfson 24-bit digital to analogue converter, ultra-high precision clock module and a hefty Toroid power supply - it’s set to deliver on all front.
NAD say the new model is set to make bold strides and follow in the footsteps of its award-winning predecessor. They say they’ve improved low frequency slams while also enhancing timbal accuracy and harmonic structure. Technically, it’s both an encore and a crowd-pleaser.
There’s been a lot of tinkering under the hood here - but it’s all been for the better. High-end CD players rarely resonate on both the performance and pricing side of things. With the C 568, NAD looks set to play a perfect melody and bring down the house without breaking the bank.
The NAD C338 retails for RRP $999 and the NAD C 568 for RRP $1,099.