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NAD Electronics C 328 Hybrid Digital Integrated Amplifier with Bluesound Node Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer (Black)

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Model: WWSC328NBK | UPC: 720158607769

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Product Information

Model: WWSC328NBK | UPC: 720158607769

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NAD Electronics C 328 Hybrid Digital Integrated Amplifier

Expansive Power with Unprecedented Flexibility

The C 328 ties together all the critical elements of a top performing music system; music sources past and present, while providing a deep reservoir of power that allows your speakers to reveal every nuance of musical detail. This advanced amplifier includes many cutting edge technological breakthroughs developed by NAD over a 45-year history of creating affordable ultra-high performance audio components.

It is surprising how many seemingly advanced products in the market today often miss the most basic requirements for satisfying performance, such as low noise circuits, precise volume control action, accurate channel balance, proper input and output impedance characteristics, high overload margins and stability with difficult speaker loads. NAD starts by getting these things precisely right and advances from there. With the C328, they've include an MM Phono stage with precisely accurate RIAA equalization, high overload margins, extremely low noise, and an innovative circuit to suppress infrasonic noise that is present on all LPs – all without affecting bass response.

Features

  • 50W x 2 continuous power into 8 or 4 ohms
  • Support for Bluetooth
  • MM phono input
  • Analogue line inputs
  • SPDIF coax and optical inputs
  • Subwoofer out
  • Headphone amplifier
  • Bass EQ
  • IR remote
  • Getting the basics right

True High-End Quality

The line inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components by offering ideal input impedance characteristics with linear ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers to prevent any sonic degradation caused by inappropriate loading of the source device. This amplifier includes a separate headphone amplifier with low output impedance and very high output voltage capability – enough to drive even high impedance studio monitor headphones. The low impedance line outputs can connect to a subwoofer to extend the versatility of this well-thought-out amplifier. These are all details you can hear.

Stream Music from Any Device

You can connect instantly to the C 328 with Bluetooth allowing you to stream music wirelessly from your smart device. Because of the high performance digital circuitry included in the C 328 Bluetooth sounds much better than you remember.

Sophisticated Power

NAD has moved away from the old fashioned and power-hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste nearly half of the energy consumed producing heat rather than sound. Instead, NAD has developed even better performing circuits based on switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages. Once thought to be inferior to traditional topologies, NAD’s advanced work in this area has created some of the best performing amplifiers regardless of the basic design principle. These new designs are very linear over a wide bandwidth and provide consistent performance into all speaker loads, providing a dramatic advance over previous models.

The power supply features plenty of headroom able to provide, on demand, over 100 watts of audio output when needed. It can operate with any AC mains voltage from 100V to 240V and provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 328. This highly efficient supply also provides near perfect regulation of voltage across a wide range of conditions and provides a solid noise-free foundation for the amplifying stages.

The C 328 uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage. This allows for massive power with nearly unmeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully crafted and perfectly executed to wring out every last drop of performance.

Bluesound Node Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer - Gen 3

Introducing the NODE

Bluesound’s best-selling hi-res music streamer just keeps getting better! With every passing product generation, the Bluesound NODE has opened the eyes and ears of audiophiles all over the world to hi-resolution streaming, quickly becoming the HiFi industry standard of a modern, digital music source. The NODE is the perfect ‘just add streaming’ component for the quality-conscious music lover. Add it to any audio system – an amplifier, an AVR, or a pair of active loudspeakers – to unlock the endless possibilities of hi-res music streaming.

Bluesound continues to lead the HiFi streaming revolution, and the latest generation NODE represents technology upgrades and audio improvements that set the bar higher than ever before. What the previous generation Players did, the new NODE does better. On top of their next-gen processor platform, Bluesound has layered several improvements sure to delight the modern audiophile: a new and improved DAC design, an HDMI eARC input, an updated and intuitive touch control panel with proximity sensing, support for USB audio output to an external DAC, and a premium matte satin paint finish, ensuring the NODE fits seamlessly into any listening setup.

Bluesound’s mission is to bring hi-resolution, HiFi listening to everyday life. The NODE is the latest benchmark of this worthy pursuit – the perfect blend of audio quality, modern design, and value for the music lover.

Premium DAC Design

A brand-new DAC design, with differential output engaged, means that Bluesound's audiophile-grade streamer now sounds even better. The NODE boasts a signal-to-noise ratio of -113dB and a distortion level of 0.002%, a notable performance enhancement over the previous model. In that sense, the NODE just may be the most affordable high-end audio component on the planet.

A True Hi-Fi Streamer

The NODE stays true to its hi-res audio foundations while providing incredible flexibility for any HiFi setup. In addition to its own high-performance internal DAC, the NODE now supports USB Audio 2.0 output on the Type-A port, with the ability to send 24bit/192kHz digital audio via USB to a separate, external DAC of choice. Of course, you also get BluOS, the world’s leading hi-res multi-room system that connects the NODE to all the music ever recorded – endless possibilities to unlock the full potential of your listening setup.

Intuitive Touch Controls

An elegant, full-glass interface with capacitive touch LED controls graces the top of the NODE, providing you with an intuitive touchpoint for play, pause, volume, and presets. The NODE also features a proximity sensor, ensuring that the array of LEDs on the top panel do not cause any unwanted light pollution, only turning on as you place your hand close – when the controls are needed.

Future Forward

The next generation Bluesound quad-core processor boasts all the power and speed required for the latest and greatest audio processing, with built-in headroom for whatever technologies the future may hold. In that sense, the NODE is over-specified, so it can be a staple in your listening room for years and decades to come.

Specifications

NAD Electronics C 328 Hybrid Digital Integrated Amplifier

  • Analog In/Headphone Out
    • THD (20Hz - 20kHz): <0.005% at 1V out
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: >100dB (A-weighted, 32 ohms, reference 2V out, unity gain)
    • Frequency response: ±0.3dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
    • Output impedance: 11 ohms
  • Analog In/Subwoofer Out
    • THD (20Hz - 20kHz): <0.005% at 1V out
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: >100dB (A-weighted, 32 ohms, reference 2V out, unity gain)
    • Frequency response: ±0.2dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
    • Gain: 17dB
    • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Analog In/Speaker Out
    • Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms: 50W (reference 20Hz - 20kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
    • THD (20Hz - 20kHz): <0.03% (100mW to 40W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: >95dB (A-weighted, 500mV input, reference 1W out 8 ohms)
    • Gain: 37dB
    • Clipping power: >50W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
    • IHF dynamic power
      • 2 ohm 210W
      • 4 ohm 150W
      • 8 ohm 80W
    • Peak output current: >18A (in 1 ohm, 1 ms)
    • Damping factor: >100 (20Hz - 20kHz)
    • Frequency response: ±3dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
    • Channel separation: >85dB (1kHz)
    • Input sensitivity: 250mV
    • Standby power: <0.5W
  • Digital In/Speaker Out
    • THD (20Hz - 20kHz): <0.03% (100mW to 40W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: >95dB (A-weighted, -12dBFS input, reference, 1W out in 8 ohms)
    • Frequency response: ±3dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
    • Gain: 47dB (Vrms/FS)
    • Channel separation: >80dB (1kHz)
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Gross dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/8" x 2 13/16" x 11 1/4"
    • Weight: 10.8 lbs.

Bluesound Node Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer - Gen 3

  • Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM® Cortex™ A53 Processor
  • 32-bit/384kHz Premium DAC Design
  • BluOS™ wireless multi-room music capability
  • MQA music and hi-res audio streaming
  • AirPlay 2 integration
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi + Gigabit ethernet
  • Two-way aptX™ HD Bluetooth
  • IR remote learning capability
  • IR input
  • 12V trigger output
  • Wired & wireless headphone output
  • Wired & wireless subwoofer output
  • Touch controls with presets
    • Full-size glass top panel
    • Capacitive touch LEDs
    • Volume slider
    • Presets x 5
    • Proximity sensing
  • Audio Ins/Outs
    • In: Optical, Analog, HDMI eARC
    • Out: Optical, Analog, Coaxial, USB
  • Dimensions & weight
    • Product (W x H x D): 8.7" x 1.8" x 5.7"
    • Product Weight: 2.4lbs

What's In The Box

NAD Electronics C 328 Hybrid Digital Integrated Amplifier

  • C 328 Hybrid Digital Integrated Amplifier
  • Remote
  • Bluetooth Antenna
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Setup Guide

Bluesound Node Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer - Gen 3

  • 120V AC Power Cord
  • 230V AC Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Stereo RCA to RCA Cable
  • TOSLINK Optical to 3.5mm Mini Adaptor
  • Saftey/Warranty Guide
  • Quick Setup Guide
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