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NAD'S MOST VERSATILE AMPLIFIER EVER WITH CHROMECAST BUILT-IN AND HYBRID DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT

Built with NAD’s renowned music-first approach to audio architecture and amp design, the C 338 is equipped with the most advanced components commonly found in NAD’s class-leading line of amplifiers. Always starting with the details you can hear and advance from there, NAD develops low-noise circuitry with the precision and stability to deliver incredible, near-zero distortion sound for the most difficult speakers.

HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMP TECHNOLOGY

The search for a high-performance Class D solution led NAD to HybridDigital™, an innovative amplifier technology that uses a variable modulation frequency to bring out the life-like qualities of music while reducing distortion under every operating condition. This highly optimized design gives phenomenal performance to the C 338 amplifier, both measured and subjective.

EFFICIENT CLASS D POWER

NAD has worked tirelessly to create the best performing Class D amplifiers that are energy efficient and produce beautiful sound—not heat—regardless of basic design principles. Using advanced measurements and data, NAD developed the C 338’s highly efficient power supply with a customized Hypex® UCD output stage to pump out 160 watts continuously and over 300 watts instantaneously to meet the demands of the most dynamic music. This new design is very linear over a wide bandwidth and provides consistent, noise-free performance for the amplifying stages with near perfect regulation of voltage.

ALWAYS READY FOR STREAMING

The C 338 has Chromecast built-in so you can cast music, tunes, podcasts, and playlists from your favourite apps on your phone, tablet, or laptop to your stereo system. Spotify Connect® lets you discover millions of songs and stream them directly to your C 338 using the Spotify® app for rich, wireless music experience. With the added flexibility of Bluetooth®, your music streaming possibilities are truly limitless with the C 338.

BUILT-IN PHONO STAGE FOR VINYL LISTENING

Using a MM phono stage and an innovative low-noise circuit path, the C 338 can reproduce the warmth of LPs with accurate RIAA equalization and control the infrasonic noise that is in all recordings, without ever affecting the bass response.

FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY

With a wide array of connections, including a separate headphone amplifier that can drive high-impedance studio monitor headphones, the C 338 is ready for any type of listening. Line inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components, offering ideal input impedance with linear ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers to preserve the musicality of recordings. Also, connect a subwoofer with low impedance line outputs and extend the versatility of this budget-friendly, do-it-all amplifier.

KEY FEATURES

  • 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • 90W / 150W / 200W IHF Dynamic Power into 8 / 4 / 2 Ohms
  • First hi-fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in
  • Integrated Bluetooth® for added music streaming flexibility
  • Built-in Phono Preamp for Turntables
  • Stereo Line, Optical Digital and Coax Digital inputs
  • NAD Remote App support for tablet and smartphone
  • Dedicated Headphone Amplifier
  • Subwoofer Output

PREAMPLIFIER

LINE IN, SUBWOOFER OUT

THD 20Hz-20kHz – <0.005% at 2V out

Signal/Noise Ratio – >106dB IHF; A-weighted, 500mV out, unity gain

Input Impedance R and C – 56 kilohm + 100pF

Maximum Input Signal – >4.5Vrms ref. 0.1% THD

Output Impedance – Source Z + 200 Ohm

Input Sensitivity – 50mV 100Hz ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum

Maximum voltage output – IHF load – >4.5V ref. 0.1% THD

LINE IN, HEADPHONE OUT

THD 20Hz-20kHz – <0.005% at 1V out

Signal/Noise Ratio – >105dB IHF; A-weighted, 32 Ohm loads, ref. 2V out, unity gain

Frequency Response – ±0.3dB 20Hz-20kHz

Channel Separation – >56dB at 1kHz

Output Impedance – 0.5 Ohm

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

LINE IN, SPEAKER OUT

Continuous Output Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms Stereo – >50W at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels are driven

IHF Dynamic Power

  • 8 Ohm 80W
  • 4 Ohm 150W
  • 2 Ohm 210W

THD 20Hz-20kHz – <0.03% 250mW to 50W, 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm

Signal/Noise Ratio – >98dB A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ohm

Clipping power – >60W at 1kHz 0.1% THD

Peak output current –>18A in 1 Ohm, 1 ms

Damping Factor – >300 ref. 8 Ohm, 20Hz to 6.5kHz

Frequency Response – ±0.3 dB 20Hz-20kHz

Channel Separation

  • 1kHz >75dB
  • 10kHz >65dB

Input Sensitivity For 50W in 8 Ohm – Line In 380mV, Digital In 18% FS

Sample Rate – Up to 24 bit/192kHz

PHONO IN, SPEAKER OUT

THD 20Hz-20kHz Stereo – <0.3% at 50W out

Signal/Noise Ratio

  • - >82dB 200 Ohm source, A-weighted, ref. 500mV out
  • - >76dB MM cartridge source, IHF A-weighted, ref. 500mV out

Input Sensitivity – 4.1mV ref. 50W 1kHz 4 Ohm out, Volume maximum

Frequency Response – ±0.3dB 20Hz-20kHz

Input Impedance – 47 kilohm + 100pF

Maximum Input Signal – >80mVrms ref. 0.1% THD

POWER CONSUMPTION

at ECO Standby mode – 0.4 Watts*

at Control Standby mode – 1.8 Watts**

OFF mode Power switched OFF – 0 Watts

* After 20 minutes of no user interface interaction and no active source input

** With established wireless Bluetooth connectivity and 20 minutes of no user interface interaction and no active source input

NOTE: Bluetooth connectivity can be enabled or disabled via press and hold of PLAY button of AMP 3 remote control

WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS

Gross Dimensions W x H x D* 435 x 70 x 285mm 17 1/8 x 2 13/16 x 11 1/4”

Net Weight 4.85kg 10.7lb

Shipping Weight – 5.85kg 12.9lb

*Gross dimensions include feet, extended buttons and rear panel terminals

NADC338INTEGRATEDCHROMECAST

NAD C338 - Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier - Chromecast Built-In

Regular price R 12,990.00

The C 338 adds big sound to your favourite music sources and brings incredible flexibility to any stereo system. With Spotify Connect®, Bluetooth®, and the first-ever hi-fi amplifier to have built-in Chromecast®, the C 338 allows you to stream and cast music directly from any music stream Read more

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Description

NAD'S MOST VERSATILE AMPLIFIER EVER WITH CHROMECAST BUILT-IN AND HYBRID DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT

Built with NAD’s renowned music-first approach to audio architecture and amp design, the C 338 is equipped with the most advanced components commonly found in NAD’s class-leading line of amplifiers. Always starting with the details you can hear and advance from there, NAD develops low-noise circuitry with the precision and stability to deliver incredible, near-zero distortion sound for the most difficult speakers.

HYBRIDDIGITAL™ AMP TECHNOLOGY

The search for a high-performance Class D solution led NAD to HybridDigital™, an innovative amplifier technology that uses a variable modulation frequency to bring out the life-like qualities of music while reducing distortion under every operating condition. This highly optimized design gives phenomenal performance to the C 338 amplifier, both measured and subjective.

EFFICIENT CLASS D POWER

NAD has worked tirelessly to create the best performing Class D amplifiers that are energy efficient and produce beautiful sound—not heat—regardless of basic design principles. Using advanced measurements and data, NAD developed the C 338’s highly efficient power supply with a customized Hypex® UCD output stage to pump out 160 watts continuously and over 300 watts instantaneously to meet the demands of the most dynamic music. This new design is very linear over a wide bandwidth and provides consistent, noise-free performance for the amplifying stages with near perfect regulation of voltage.

ALWAYS READY FOR STREAMING

The C 338 has Chromecast built-in so you can cast music, tunes, podcasts, and playlists from your favourite apps on your phone, tablet, or laptop to your stereo system. Spotify Connect® lets you discover millions of songs and stream them directly to your C 338 using the Spotify® app for rich, wireless music experience. With the added flexibility of Bluetooth®, your music streaming possibilities are truly limitless with the C 338.

BUILT-IN PHONO STAGE FOR VINYL LISTENING

Using a MM phono stage and an innovative low-noise circuit path, the C 338 can reproduce the warmth of LPs with accurate RIAA equalization and control the infrasonic noise that is in all recordings, without ever affecting the bass response.

FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY

With a wide array of connections, including a separate headphone amplifier that can drive high-impedance studio monitor headphones, the C 338 is ready for any type of listening. Line inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components, offering ideal input impedance with linear ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers to preserve the musicality of recordings. Also, connect a subwoofer with low impedance line outputs and extend the versatility of this budget-friendly, do-it-all amplifier.

KEY FEATURES

  • 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • 90W / 150W / 200W IHF Dynamic Power into 8 / 4 / 2 Ohms
  • First hi-fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in
  • Integrated Bluetooth® for added music streaming flexibility
  • Built-in Phono Preamp for Turntables
  • Stereo Line, Optical Digital and Coax Digital inputs
  • NAD Remote App support for tablet and smartphone
  • Dedicated Headphone Amplifier
  • Subwoofer Output

PREAMPLIFIER

LINE IN, SUBWOOFER OUT

THD 20Hz-20kHz – <0.005% at 2V out

Signal/Noise Ratio – >106dB IHF; A-weighted, 500mV out, unity gain

Input Impedance R and C – 56 kilohm + 100pF

Maximum Input Signal – >4.5Vrms ref. 0.1% THD

Output Impedance – Source Z + 200 Ohm

Input Sensitivity – 50mV 100Hz ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum

Maximum voltage output – IHF load – >4.5V ref. 0.1% THD

LINE IN, HEADPHONE OUT

THD 20Hz-20kHz – <0.005% at 1V out

Signal/Noise Ratio – >105dB IHF; A-weighted, 32 Ohm loads, ref. 2V out, unity gain

Frequency Response – ±0.3dB 20Hz-20kHz

Channel Separation – >56dB at 1kHz

Output Impedance – 0.5 Ohm

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

LINE IN, SPEAKER OUT

Continuous Output Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms Stereo – >50W at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels are driven

IHF Dynamic Power

  • 8 Ohm 80W
  • 4 Ohm 150W
  • 2 Ohm 210W

THD 20Hz-20kHz – <0.03% 250mW to 50W, 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm

Signal/Noise Ratio – >98dB A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ohm

Clipping power – >60W at 1kHz 0.1% THD

Peak output current –>18A in 1 Ohm, 1 ms

Damping Factor – >300 ref. 8 Ohm, 20Hz to 6.5kHz

Frequency Response – ±0.3 dB 20Hz-20kHz

Channel Separation

  • 1kHz >75dB
  • 10kHz >65dB

Input Sensitivity For 50W in 8 Ohm – Line In 380mV, Digital In 18% FS

Sample Rate – Up to 24 bit/192kHz

PHONO IN, SPEAKER OUT

THD 20Hz-20kHz Stereo – <0.3% at 50W out

Signal/Noise Ratio

  • - >82dB 200 Ohm source, A-weighted, ref. 500mV out
  • - >76dB MM cartridge source, IHF A-weighted, ref. 500mV out

Input Sensitivity – 4.1mV ref. 50W 1kHz 4 Ohm out, Volume maximum

Frequency Response – ±0.3dB 20Hz-20kHz

Input Impedance – 47 kilohm + 100pF

Maximum Input Signal – >80mVrms ref. 0.1% THD

POWER CONSUMPTION

at ECO Standby mode – 0.4 Watts*

at Control Standby mode – 1.8 Watts**

OFF mode Power switched OFF – 0 Watts

* After 20 minutes of no user interface interaction and no active source input

** With established wireless Bluetooth connectivity and 20 minutes of no user interface interaction and no active source input

NOTE: Bluetooth connectivity can be enabled or disabled via press and hold of PLAY button of AMP 3 remote control

WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS

Gross Dimensions W x H x D* 435 x 70 x 285mm 17 1/8 x 2 13/16 x 11 1/4”

Net Weight 4.85kg 10.7lb

Shipping Weight – 5.85kg 12.9lb

*Gross dimensions include feet, extended buttons and rear panel terminals

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