NAD C 368 with BluOS
It’s a NAD amplifier with benefits — rear slots that take modules to expand the amp’s abilities. On the C 368 we had for review, one of these MDC’ slots was filled with a BluOS 2 module, which adds $500 to the price ($1999 including it), and this adds a huge raft of abilities, bringing networking as well as streaming — you can play music directly from the internet using music services, and can also access files including high-res FLAC, Apple Lossless and WAV up to 24-bit/192kHz from anywhere on the local network, or from sticks or hard drives attached to the module’s USB slots. And you can control it using the lovely BluOS app on tablet or phone.
This expands on the three analogue inputs including phono, Bluetooth, two each of optical digital, and coaxial digital, plus the built-in Chromecast (which offers a second multiroom ecosystem), while its fine sound is delivered by the company’s HybridDigital amplification involving the innovative Hypex UcD “analogue Class-D” technology. It’s a clever, innovative and upgradeable amplifier. More info: www.convoy.com.au