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NAD C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier

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Original price $2,799.00 - Original price $2,799.00
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$2,799.00
$2,799.00 - $2,799.00
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NAD C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier

ARRIVING AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2024.   

The way people discover and experience music has shifted profoundly. Today’s listeners can stream music from vast catalogues over the Internet, often with better sound quality than discs can deliver. Wireless multi-room audio lets listeners enjoy music throughout their homes. At the same time, more listeners are embracing the warm sound and collectability of vinyl.

The NAD C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier is a compact, “just add speakers” solution that embraces all the possibilities of the modern musical age, offering state-of-the-art amplification and numerous improvements over the original model, including an upgraded DAC, a Moving Magnet phono stage, Dolby Digital decoding, optional Dirac Live room correction, and an included IR remote control.

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A Feast for the Senses

The C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier was designed for to make music instantly accessible. Connect your speakers, then use the intuitive BluOS Controller app on your smartphone, tablet, PC, or Mac to select the music you want to hear. It will sound glorious.

Through its HybridDigital UcD output stage, the C 700 V2 can deliver 2×80 watts of continuous power and 2×120 watts of instantaneous power, for effortless reproduction of musical transients. NAD’s highly efficient HybridDigital UcD amplifier design is renowned for ultra-low noise and distortion through the entire audioband, regardless of the loudspeaker load. Combine that with an upgrade to the ESS Sabre ES9028 DAC, and the V2 promises a refined listening experience characterized by greater precision and depth, sure to delight audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike.

Thanks to its elegant, minimalist design and premium materials, the C 700 V2 will engage all your senses — not just hearing, but sight and touch as well. The amplifier is housed in a solid aluminum case, with a sleek front panel and 5″ high-definition colour screen that displays album art, track progress, and system settings.

Following menus on the C 700 V2’s screen, you can adjust amplifier settings with the control knob and navigation buttons on the front panel or the included BC1 IR remote control.

A Modern Classic

With built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and a network streamer based on the rich, robust BluOS software platform, the C 700 V2 has everything you need to play music through your favourite speakers. Using the BluOS Controller app, you can cue up music from dozens of different streaming and Web radio services, or play music stored on an external drive connected to the C 700 V2’s USB port. New for V2 is a Moving Magnet phono stage, so you can connect your turntable without needing an external preamp.

Like all BluOS-enabled components, the C 700 V2 supports high-resolution audio to 24-bit/192kHz, and has full MQA decoding and rendering capability. With these features, you can enjoy lossless and high-resolution audio from services such as Amazon Music Ultra HD, Deezer, Qobuz, and Tidal.

The C 700 V2 supports Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect, so you can control playback from the apps for those services; and Apple AirPlay 2, so you can stream music from Apple devices and iTunes libraries. You can also cue up music by voice, using the Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri voice control protocols.

NAD offers software tools that allow smart-home specialists to integrate the C 700 V2 into home-automation systems from Control4, Crestron, Elan, RTI, and others. This allows control of music playback, along with other home systems like lighting, shades, HVAC, and security.

Well Connected

The C 700 V2 has a MM phono stage and stereo RCA analog inputs, as well as coaxial and optical digital inputs, for connecting disc players, game consoles, media adapters, and other components. There’s also an HDMI-eARC port for connecting an HDTV with HDMI-ARC support. This allows the C 700 V2’s volume setting to be adjusted from the TV’s remote.

In addition to the loudspeaker outputs, the C 700 V2 has a subwoofer output jack. Using the BluOS app, you can set low- and high-pass crossover settings, for a seamless blend between the subwoofer and main speakers, and add two addition BluOS speakers for a complete 4.1-channel Dolby surround sound system. And to take full advantage of its new Dolby surround-sound capability, the C 700 V2 supports optional room correction. Simply purchase and activate a Dirac Live license and measure the response of your room using a calibrated microphone (sold separately), and you’ll be able to enjoy music and movies from the C 700 V2 as intended, with perfectly tuned bass and enhanced clarity. The C 700 V2 can store up to five Dirac profiles for different sources or seating arrangements and room conditions.

The C 700 V2 also has two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, so you can listen to music through wireless headphones, and stream audio from any smart device.

The Legend Continues

There are many ways to enjoy the NAD C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier. It can serve as the hub of a standalone music system; or function as part of a BluOS whole-home music system with as many as 63 additional zones, with full support for high-resolution audio. The C 700 V2 can also be combined with other AirPlay 2 components for whole-home music.

With the C 700 V2, you can play music from your favourite streaming services , your turntable, or your smart TV apps, or from a music library on a USB drive, through your loudspeakers; or you can listen through wireless headphones. The C 700 V2’s digital and analogue inputs will accommodate your legacy components.

Ever since NAD introduced the legendary 3020 integrated amplifier in 1978, the NAD brand has been renowned for value, performance, and innovation. With the C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier, NAD has reinvented that tradition for the modern musical age.

Features & Details

  • HybridDigital UcD Amplifier
  • Continuous Power: 80 Watts per channel into 8/4 ohms
  • Instantaneous Power: 120 Watts per channel
  • 5″ high-definition colour information display shows album art, track progress, and system settings
  • Solid aluminum body and glass front panel
  • Works with intuitive BluOS Controller app for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows
  • BluOS multi-room streaming to 63 zones
  • High-resolution audio to 24-bit/192kHz
  • MQA decoding and rendering
  • Integrated support for dozens of streaming and Web radio services
  • Lossless and high-resolution streaming from Amazon Music Ultra HD, Deezer, Idagio, Qobuz, and Tidal
  • Support for Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect
  • Voice control via Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri
  • Optical and coaxial digital inputs
  • HDMI-eARC input
  • USB Type A port for connecting an external drive
  • Two pairs of line-level analogue inputs
  • Subwoofer output, with filter settings controllable from BluOS app
  • Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Two-way aptX HD Bluetooth
  • 12V Trigger output
  • IR remote sensor input
  • Available drivers for Control4, Crestron, Elan, RTI, and other home-automation systems

 

Specifications

All specs are measured according to IHF 202 CEA 490-AR-2008 standard. THD is measured using AP AUX 0025 passive filter and AES 17 active filter.

  • Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms
  • >80W / 100W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD+N, both channels driven)
    >100 W
  • THD+N (20 Hz – 20 kHz) at rated power
  • <0.04 % (250mW to 90W, 4 ohms)
    <0.04 %
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • >84 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)
  • Clipping power
  • >86 W (at 1 kHz 8 ohms 0.1 % THD)
    >102 W (at 1 kHz 4 ohms 0.1 % THD)
  • IHF dynamic power
  • 8 ohms: 100 W
    4 ohms: 125 W
  • Damping factor
  • >90 (ref. 8 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Frequency response
  • ±0.18 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Tone controls
  • Treble: ±6.0 dB at 20 kHz
    Bass: ±6.0dB at 60 Hz
  • Channel separation
  • >93 dB (1 kHz)
    >72 dB (10 kHz)
  • Input sensitivity (for 80 W in 8 ohms)
  • Line In: 550 mV
    Digital In: -12 %FS
  • Standby power
  • >0.5W

 


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