NAD Preamplifier C 165BEE

Art and Sound

Distinguished amongst analogue preamplifiers, the C 165BEE is built to be the heart of any advanced home audio system. Starting with six line level inputs, including MC/MM phono input, the C 165BEE is incredibly flexible. Featuring a superbly designed tone control circuit, the C 165BEE is an exceptional example of how to implement high-fidelity tone controls by affecting only the frequency extremes and leaving the critical midrange untouched, while also offering a bypass option. With a 12V-trigger output and IR inputs and outputs on the rear panel, the C 165BEE is ready to integrate with CI control systems. With outstanding build quality and true engineering sophistication, the NAD C 165BEE is the preamp you’ve been waiting for.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

KEY FEATURES

  • 6 Line Level Inputs
  • Phono Input with selectable Moving Coil and Moving Magnet sensitivity settings
  • 3 position Resistance and Capacitance settings for Phono Input
  • 2 Line Level Outputs, one variable from 0dB to -12dB
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Independent Headphone Amplifier
  • Pure Class A Gain Modules
  • Sealed Reed Relays for Input Switching
  • Heavy Gauge Steel Chassis
  • Bass and Treble Controls with Defeat Switch (bypass]
  • Gold Plated Sockets
  • 12V Trigger Output
  • IR In and Out
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • SR 8 NAD 4 Device System remote Control
  • <1 watt Standby Consumption

LINE LEVEL INPUT

  • Input Impedance (R and C)
  • 100 kilohm+ 320 pF
  • Input Sensitivity
  • 158mV (ref. 500mV out)
  • Maximum input signal
  • 9V
  • Signal/Noise Ratio, A-weighted
  • 108dB (ref. 500mV in 500mV out, volume set to unity gain)
  • 112dB (ref. 2V out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency response
  • ± 0.1dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone defeat ON)
  • ± 0.5dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone defeat OFF)
  • Frequency response (subwoofer out)
  • 100Hz (ref. -3 dB)

OUTPUT

Output Impedance

  • Pre-out
  • 75 Ohm
  • Tape out
  • Source Z + 440 Ohm
  • Sub out
  • 100 Ohm
  • Headphones
  • 10 Ohm

Maximum Voltage Output

  • Pre-out
  • >10V into 600 Ohm
  • Tape out
  • >10V into 10 kilohm load
  • Sub out
  • >7V into 1 kilohm load
  • Headphones
  • >5V into 600 Ohm
  • >2V into 32 Ohm
  • HD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100)
  • >0.001% dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, 2V out)

TONE CONTROLS

  • Treble
  • ±5dB at 10kHz (ref. 2V in 500mV out)
  • Bass
  • ±5dB at 100Hz (ref. 2V in 500mV out)

PHONO INPUT

  • Input impedance
  • MC
  • 40, 100, 600 Ohm (R)
    1nF (C)
  • MM
  • 47 kilohm (R)
    220, 300, 400pF (C)
  • Input sensitivity
  • MC
  • 0.15mV (ref. 1kHz 500mV out)
  • MM
  • 2.63mV (ref. 1kHz 500mV out)
  • Input overload
  • MC
  • 1mV/10mV/100mV (20Hz/1kHz/20kHz)
  • MM
  • 16mV/147mV/1.4V (20Hz/1kHz/20kHz)
  • Gain – Tape out
  • MC in
  • 59.8dB1 (ref. 1kHz, 10 kilohm load)
  • MM in
  • 36.5dB (ref. 1kHz, 10 kilohm load)
  • THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100)
  • 0.009% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, 5Vrms Tape out)
  • Signal/Noise ratio, IHF A-weighted
  • MC
  • 78dB2 (ref. 0.5mV)
  • MM
  • 86dB3 (ref. 0.5mV)
  • RIAA response accuracy
  • ± 0.5dB (ref. 20Hz – 50Hz)
  • ± 0.3dB (ref. 50Hz – 20kHz)
  • Infrasonic filter
  • 10Hz (at -3dB)
  • 5Hz (at -14dB)
  • Channel Separation
  • >60dB (ref 1kHz/10kHz)
  • >60dB (ref. 1kHz/10kHz)

PHYSICAL SPECS

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Net
  • 435 x 80 x 286mm
  • 17 1/8 x 3 x 11 1/4”
  • Gross*
  • 435 x 99 x 315mm
  • 17 1/8 x 3 15/16 x 12 1/2”
  • Net weight
  • 13.23lb (6kg)
  • Shipping weight
  • 17.1lb (7.8kg)

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

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