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In 1972, a new kind of audio company was born. NAD took form when a large group of audio-industry importers in Europe, all music lovers, set out to develop products that cut through the industry hype. The goal of NAD  was to prove that excellent sound quality and excellent value could exist together. It was a formidable goal – some of the most reputable electronics brands of the time were unaffordable to most, while the affordable spectrum of the market was dominated by poor quality imports from global electronics giants. NAD’s founders remained undeterred and their original vision led to an inspiring story of how a group of specialty audio mavericks took on the Goliaths of the audio industry to carve out a unique place of their own.

 


 

 

 

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NAD C316 V.2 Integrated Amplifier

 

The C 316BEE promises improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of ‘green’ attributes, and serious musical performance. The C 316BEE also offers entry-level affordability; and for many, there will never be a need for another amplifier. With class-leading specifications for noise, distortion, power, stereo separation and volume control tracking, the C 316BEE sets new benchmarks for performance, both measured and audible.

 

 


 

 

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NAD C328 Integrated Amplifier

 

Following in the footsteps of some of NAD’s greatest units, the NAD C 328 delivers the most fundamental of features, while firmly adhering to NAD’s unwavering commitment to exquisite sound. The C 328 can wirelessly connect to any smartphone, tablet, or Bluetooth®-enabled device within range, to give you a seamless listening experience. Featuring a MM phono input, the C 328 breathes new life into vinyl LPs, thanks in part to NAD’s innovative Hybrid Digital™ amp technology. The C 328 also features a headphone amplifier, letting you connect your favourite headphones and settle back into your own world of detailed sound.

 

 


 

 

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NAD C368 Integrated Amplifier

 

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.

 

 


 

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The C 388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier is at the top of its class in the world of affordable amplification. An incredibly powerful amp, the C 388 employs NAD technologies like Asymmetrical PowerDrive™ to ensure that even the most demanding speakers can be driven to life-like listening levels without dynamic compression. Thanks to its advanced preamplifier circuit, the C 388 gives low noise at all volume settings, ensuring that you’ll be able to listen to your music without any distractions. Another technology that’s available to the C 388 is the BluOS™ module, a music management system that can stream your music library wirelessly across your home Wi-Fi network. Connect to the C 388 instantly with Bluetooth® to give you access to various streaming services. With the ability to accommodate a variety of sources both past and present, the C 388 is a remarkably flexible product that will become a core addition to your home audio system.

 

 

150W x 2 Continuous power into 8 or 4 Ohms

Bluetooth A2DP with aptX supported

MM Phono input

Analogue line inputs

USB port for service purposes

SPDIF coax and optical inputs

Speaker A, Speaker B

Preamp/Subwoofer out

Headphone amplifier

MDC Slots for future upgrades

 

 


 

 

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NAD C546BEE CD Player

 

The C 546BEE lives up to its predecessor’s reputation, the C 545BEE, by delivering a performance that is both refined and riveting. Supporting a wide range of program material such as CD, CD-R and CD-RW, the C 546BEE will seamlessly play discs that are encoded in both MP3 and WMA. Designed to deliver a fluid listening experience, features such as being able to repeat a track, skip a track or select tracks at random, will make music listening that much more enjoyable. Thanks to a CD-9 remote control, you are given full command over your CD collection with the option to program up to 20 tracks. So dig out those albums of yours that you know and love, and let your favourite songs ring out.

 

 


 

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NAD C568BEE CD Player

 

The C 568 takes the superb performance of our 5-star rated C 565BEE and steps it up to the next level. Every aspect of sonic performance is enhanced and refined, making the C 568 the ideal companion to our C 368 amplifier, or any system in need of a performance upgrade.

 

 

 


 

 

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NAD D3020 V.2 Integrated Amplifier

 

The original NAD 3020 introduced a generation of music lovers to true high-fidelity sound. In the 1970’s, over a million people rediscovered their music when they placed a NAD 3020 between their turntable and loudspeakers. This little gem outshined amplifiers costing 10 times more with its big, warm, detailed sound. Today, the source is more likely to be a computer or smartphone than a turntable, but the ability to choose speakers that perfectly suit one’s taste is still a compelling argument for upgrading to an NAD amplifier. The D 3020 starts with the original NAD 3020 concept and brings it straight into the 21st century using the latest high-speed digital technology. Now with V2, we have refined the looks and added a Phono input for vinyl playback.

 

 


 

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NAD D3045 Integrated Amplifier

 

The NAD D 3045 is everything a modern amplifier should be; compact, energy efficient, powerful, silent, High Resolution capable, and packed with cutting edge features like DSD and MQA playback. NAD’s expertise in both digital and analog engineering is on full display in this flexible and affordable amplifier.

 

  • 2 x 60W Hybrid Digital Amplifier
  • Two-Way Bluetooth powered by Qualcomm aptX HD audio
  • Asynchronous USB 24/192 Input supporting MQA and DSD
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • Coax and Optical Input
  • MM Phono and Line Input
  • Preamp Out
  • Sub Out
  • Headphone Amp

 

 

 


 

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NAD M10 Streaming Amplifier

 

The NAD M10 represents a new kind of high-end audio system that is luxurious and smart, but very discreet. It can perform the same functions that once required a rack full of components and in many ways is superior. The elegant form factor takes up very little space and can even be hidden away, but the beautiful design and colourful display will encourage you to place the M10 front and center.

 

  • BluOS Streaming Amplifier
  • HybridDigital nCore Amplifier
  • Continuous Power: 100W into 8/4 Ohms
  • Dynamic Power: 160W into 8 Ohms 300W into 4 Ohms
  • 32-BIT/384kHz ESS Sabre DAC
  • 1GHz ARM® CORTEX A9 Processor
  • Color TFT display
  • Supports Amazon Alexa Voice Control Skills
  • AirPlay 2 Integration*
  • Supports Siri Voice Assistant via AirPlay 2
  • Two-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
  • NFC Bluetooth pairing for compatible smart devices
  • BluOS multi-room compatible
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI eARC, USB Type A Input
  • Stereo Line Inputs, Coax/Optical Inputs
  • Preamp Output, Dual Mono Subwoofer Outputs

  

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NAD M32 Streaming Amplifier

 

As the culmination of 45 years of experience in home audio design, the NAD M32 DirectDigital™ DAC Amplifier redefines the modern audio component system. Combining all pre-amplification and power amplification functions into a single amplifying stage, the M32 is the ultimate amp for your home entertainment system. Thanks to NAD’s MDC technology, the M32 is ready for all future upgrades, ensuring that your system will never fall behind the times. By adding the BluOS MDC Module, the M32 becomes a member of the BluOS® ecosystem, thus opening the doors to your music library regardless of whether it’s stored on hard drives or the cloud. By minimizing both noise and distortion, the M32 allows you to hear your favourite songs in rich, clear detail, giving you a music listening experience unlike any other.

 

180 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.03% THD

4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers

DirectDigital™ amplifier design for greater efficiency and reduced distortion

4 MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots for adding additional capabilities and features (one slot has the pre-installed digital input board)

Built-in subwoofer crossover with selectable frequency

Independent built-in high-output headphone amplifier

Remote control

3 stereo RCA audio inputs, including a phono input (for use with a moving magnet cartridge)

Stereo RCA preamp output for connecting a separate amplifier or powered subwoofer

Digital inputs: 2 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial, 1 balanced AES/EBU (all provide up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)

Digital outputs: 1 Toslink optical, 1 coaxial

Asynchronous USB (Type B) input for playback of high-resolution digital music files from a connected computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)

USB (Type A) port for service only

2 pairs of binding post speaker connectors for bi-wiring

IR input and 12-volt trigger in/out

RS-232C port for use with external controllers

Full-size headphone jack

 

 


 

 

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NAD DAC2 Wireless USB DAC

 

Carefully curated and cultivated, a digital music library is the road map to one’s life. No song is there by accident, and each one represents an intimate feeling or memory. Where once a person’s music library was trapped on their computer, the NAD DAC 2 sets it free. Our fun yet simple solution lets you listen to any music stored on your computer, with the option to stream it to your high performance NAD system. Point-to-point wireless technology also means you can plug in the two-piece DAC 2 and start enjoying the music on your computer, including 24/96 music files without compression or hassle.

 

 


 

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NAD PP2E Phono Preamplifier

 

The PP 2e Phono Preamplifier offers superb performance in a clean and simple package. Perfect for the budget-conscious audiophile, the PP 2e’s moving coil/moving magnet input selector provides different phono cartridge options. This allows the PP 2e to be paired with any turntable, giving consumers unlimited choice in building their system. The PP 2e’s Auto Power Down feature saves energy by automatically powering the PP 2e to OFF when not in use. Built to be the best companion to one’s turntable setup, the PP 2e breathes life back into the vinyl you love.

 

 


 

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NAD PP4 Phono Preamplifier/Analog to Digital Converter

 

With the addition of the PP 4 to your home system, the LPs you cherish the most come alive in the form of expansive and rich sound. Offering superb and measured sonic performance, NAD combines two simple solutions – the PP 4 Digital Phono and the USB Preamplifier – into one small device, making it easy to add phono to stereo amplifiers and AV receivers without a phono input. The PP 4 uses a shielded USB cable and recording level control, which reduces noise and improves the analogue-to-digital conversion process. As part of NAD’s commitment to the environment, the PP 4 features a more efficient “green” power supply that reduces power consumption. It also has an Auto Power Down feature that saves energy by shutting off when not in use.