NAD C368 Hybrid Digital Intergrated Amplifier
Looking ahead to the future has always been a major factor when it comes to the creation of our products. With the C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier, your home audio system will never fall behind the pack. Thanks to our MDC technology, the C 368 is easily customisable 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 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 C 368 is the ultimate amp for any music lover’s system..
Getting it Right
When it comes time to create a product, 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 caused by inappropriate loading of the source device. 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. These are all details you can hear.
Modular Design Construction (MDC), an exclusive feature of NAD products, 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.
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 200 watts continuously and over 600 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.
Using a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage, the C 368 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.
80W x 2 Continuous power into 8 or 4 Ohms
Bluetooth A2DP with aptX supported
MM Phono input
Analogue line inputs
SPDIF coax and optical inputs
Speaker A, Speaker B
Stereo or Bridge mode configuration
MDC Slots for future upgrades
Smartphone Control App
12V Trigger in/out
RS-232 Serial port for control
Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan certified
Continuous Output Power into 4 Ω and 8 Ω (Stereo) >80W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels driven)
Continuous Output Power into 8 Ω (Bridge Mode) 160W (at 20-20kHz, at THD 0.03%)
IHF Dynamic Power
2 Ω 250W
4 Ω 200W
8 Ω 120W
IHF Dynamic Power (Bridge Mode)
2 Ω 400W
4 Ω 350W
8 Ω 250W
THD (20Hz – 20kHz <0.03% (250mW to 80W, 8 ohm and 4 ohm)
Signal/Noise Ratio >98dB (A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ω)
Clipping Power >95W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
Clipping Power (Bridge Mode) >170W (at 1 kHz 0.1% THD)
Damping Factor >300 (ref. 8 Ω, 20Hz and 6.5kHz)
Frequency Response ±0.3dB (20Hz-6.5kHz)
Sample Rate 192kHz/24bit
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 100 x 390mm (17 1/8 x 3 15/16 x 15 3/8)”
Net Weight 7.8kg (17.2lb)
Shipping Weight 10.1kg (22.3lb)