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NAD C 388 Integrated Amplifier with BluOS 2i

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NAD C 388 Integrated Amplifier with BluOS 2i

At 150 watts per channel, NAD’s C 388 BluOS-2i integrated amplifier fills your room with detailed, virtually distortion-free sound. It brings out the best in all your music. Bluesound’s proprietary BluOS operating system lets you enjoy lag-free, multi-room wireless music, meanwhile Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone®, or iPad®, and ask Siri to play Apple Music.

Connect digital or analog music sources and stream music via Bluetooth from your computer, or a compatible mobile device. NAD’s smart, future-proof Modular Design Construction (MDC) lets you upgrade the C 388 to include features such as 4K video pass-through.

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Expansive Power with Unprecedented Flexibility

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.

Getting the Basics Right

It is surprising how many seemingly advanced products in the market today often miss many of the most basic requirements for satisfying performance. Low noise circuits, precise volume control action, accurate channel balance, proper input and output impedance characteristics, high overload margins and stability with difficult speaker loads. NAD starts by getting these things exactly right, and advances from there.

Included is an MM Phono stage with 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. The unit’s 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.

Sophisticated Power

NAD has moved away from the old-fashioned power-hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste nearly half of the energy consumed and produce heat rather than sound. Instead, they have 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. 

The power supply is capable of 150 watts continuously and over 250 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 388. 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.

DD BluOS-2i MDC Module 

An undeniably integral component of some of our most innovative products, our updated MDC BluOS module unleashes all the music you could ever imagine. Whether you wish to explore various streaming services or reconnect with old favourites from your personal collection, our BluOS technology lets you get closer to the tracks you love. Using a new generation ARM Processor, and controlled by a user-friendly app, the MDC BluOS 2 adds one of the most advanced music management systems on the planet to your NAD system. 

Master Quality Audio

Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology built into every BluOS device that captures and delivers master quality audio to any room in your home. 

Bluetooth Like You Haven’t Heard it Before

You can connect instantly to the C 388 with Bluetooth allowing you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. The high-performance aptX codec is fully supported for true CD-quality sound. Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the C 388 via wireless headphones such as NAD’s own HP70. There is also a control app that allows your smartphone or tablet to control all functions of your C 388.

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DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 120 x 390mm
Net Weight: 11.2kg
Shipping Weight: 13.6kg

 

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