NAD Integrated Amplifier C316BEE V2

Art and Sound

NAD has a distinct reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers of all time. The lineage is impressive, all the way from the 3020 of 1978 to the current C 328, with many “Best Amp” awards and five-star reviews along the way. The C 316BEE lived up to expectations, garnering multiple accolades including an EISA award for ‘Best Product 2008-2009’ and top recommendations from the world’s leading audio publications. With the resurgence of vinyl we decided to update the design by including NAD’s highly acclaimed RIAA phono stage. This sophisticated circuit combines low noise with high overload margins to eliminate noise and distortion. RIAA equalization is extremely accurate (a rarity at this price) and there is even an infrasonic filter to reject airborne vibrations that can cause parasitic feedback.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

LINE IN / HEADPHONE OUT

  • THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • <0.03 % in 300 ohms at 2 V out
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • >100 dB (A-weighted, 32 ohms, ref. 2V out, unity gain)
  • Frequency response
  • ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Output impedance
  • 8 ohms

LINE IN / SPEAKER OUT

  • Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms 
    40W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
  • THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)

<0.03 % (250 mW to 40 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)

  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • >95 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)
    >97 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, unity gain in 32 ohms)
  • Clipping power (at 1 kHz 0.1 % THD)
  • >45 W in 8 ohms
    >60 W in 4 ohms
  • IHF dynamic power
  • 8 ohms: 90 W
    4 ohms: 120 W
    2 ohms: 170 W
  • Damping factor
  • >200 (ref. 8 ohms, 1 kHz)
  • Frequency response
  • ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz, Tone Defeat ON)
    Treble: ± 5dB at 10 kHz
    Bass: ± 8 dB at 100 Hz
  • Channel separation
  • >70 dB (1 kHz)
  • Maximum input level
  • 4.3V (1 kHz THD 0.1%)
  • Input sensitivity (for 40 W in 8 ohms)
  • 200 mV
  • Standby power
  • <0.5 W

 

PHONO IN / SPEAKER OUT

  • THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • <0.03 % (1 W to 40 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • >75 dB with IHF MM cartridge (A-weighted, ref. 5mV input 1 kHz and 1W output in 8 ohms)
  • Frequency response (RIAA deviation)
  • +0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz, Tone Defeat ON)
  • Maximum input level
  • 71 mV (1 kHz THD 0.1%)
  • Input sensitivity (for 40 W in 8 ohms
  • 2.95 mV

DIMENSION AND WEIGHT

  • Gross dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 17 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 11 1/4 inches
    435 x 90 x 285 mm
  • Net weight
  • 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs)
  • Shipping weight
  • 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)

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