NAD Integrated Amplifier C 388

Art and Sound

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

KEY FEATURES

  • 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
  • IR remote
  • Smartphone Control App
  • 12V Trigger in/out
  • IR in/out
  • RS-232 Serial port for control
  • Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan certified

PREAMPLIFIER

Line Input, Pre Out

  • THD (20Hz-20kHz)
  • <0.005% at 2V out
  • Signal/Noise Ratio
  • >106dB (IHF; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out, unity gain)
  • Channel Separation
  • >80dB (1kHz); >70dB (10kHz)
  • Input Impedance (R and C)
  • 22 kilohm + 100pF
  • Maximum Input Signal
  • >4.5Vrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Output Impedance
  • Source Z + 240 Ohm
  • Input Sensitivity
  • 93mV (ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency Response
  • ±0.03dB (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Maximum voltage output – IHF load
  • >4.5V (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Tone Controls
  • Treble: ±7.0dB at 20kHz
    Bass: ±7.0dB at 60Hz
    Balance: -10dB

Phono Input, Pre Out

  • THD (20Hz-20kHz)
  • <0.01% at 2V out
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  • >84dB (200 Ohm source; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
    >76dB (MM cartridge source, IHF; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
  • Input Sensitivity
  • 1.44mV (ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency Response
  • ±0.3dB (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Maximum Input Signal at 1kHz
  • >80mVrms (ref. 0.1% THD)

Line Input, Headphone Out

  • THD (20Hz-20kHz)
  • <0.005% at 1V out
  • Signal/Noise Ratio
  • >110dB (32 Ohm loads; A-weighted, ref. 2V out, unity gain)
  • Frequency Response
  • ±0.3dB (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Channel Separation
  • >60dB at 1kHz
  • Output Impedance
  • 6 Ohms

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Continuous output Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms (Stereo)
  • >150W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels driven)
  • IHF Dynamic Power
  • 8 Ohm 250W
    4 Ohm 350W
    2 Ohm 400W
  • THD (20Hz-20kHz)
  • <0.02% (250mW to 150W, 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio
  • >95dB (A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ohm)
  • Clipping Power
  • >160W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
  • Peak Output Current
  • >20A (in 1 Ohm, 1ms)
  • Damping Factor
  • >150 (ref. 8 Ohm, 20Hz and 6.5kHz)
  • Frequency Response
  • ±0.03 (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Channel Separation
  • >75dB (1kHz)
    >70dB (10kHz)
  • Input Sensitivity (for 80W in 8 Ohm)
  • Line In: 490mV; Phono In: 7.5mV; Digital In: 24% FS
  • Sample Rate
  • up to 24 bit/192kHz
  • Frequency Band
  • 2.402G – 2.480G
  • Maximum Transmit Power (dBm)
  • 7dBm ±2dBm

POWER CONSUMPTION

  • at Auto Standby ON and Network Standby OFF
  • 0.5 Watts*
  • at Auto Standby ON and Network Standby ON
  • 1.2 Watts**
  • OFF mode (Power switched OFF)
  • 0.1 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 is always live when configured

WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS

  • Gross Dimensions (W x H x D)*
  • 435 x 120 x 390mm (17 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 15 3/8)”
  • Net Weight
  • 11.2kg (24.7lb)
  • Shipping Weight
  • 13.6kg (30lb)

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

 

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