Customer Reviews for NAD Electronics C 165BEE Stereo Preamplifier with Phono Section
5.0 / 5.0
NAD C165 preamp- Best in class, and then some!
I recently purchased this preamp from my local audio dealer to mate with a Parasound Halo A21 amplifier. I was using a Parasound P5 preamp. This NAD C165 completely trumps the P5 in every way! Who cares if it doesn't have a built in DAC, the sound quality is SOOO much better. the design,parts selection, & implementation of circuits is way beyond it's very modest $999.00 cost. Iv'e heard preamps more than $2000.00 that don't sound as good or better than this.It is dynamic, detailed,powerful, & just musically right. Great build quality& cosmetics.Will drive S.S. or tube amps with ease.Nice phono&headphone section also.I couldn't believe it either for the price, it really is a rarity in price, but the performance is what will astound you,it did me.NAD has a FANTASTIC preamp here, i highly recommend it to those who LISTEN to music. Mike
December 20, 2017