-Nad C165BEE Stereo Preamplifier Graphite
Our Price £720.00 RRP £799.00 Save: £79.00
The NAD C165BEE stereo preamplifier is an all new design representing a lifetime of design experience from NAD's renowned Director of Advanced Developments, Bjorn Erik Edvardsen……
The NAD C165BEE stereo preamplifier is an all new design representing a lifetime of design experience from NAD's renowned Director of Advanced Developments, Bjorn Erik Edvardsen. New semiconductors and improved production techniques such as surface mount devices (SMDs) have created opportunities for performance far beyond expectation when compared to previous products in this price range. Compared to its predecessor the NAD C 162, an improved tone control circuit and revised PCB layout has reduced distortion and noise to unprecedented levels when combined with the high signal capacity of the NAD Class A Gain Modules.
Unlike many high-end preamps that skimp on inputs and features, the NAD C 165BEE preamplifier has all the flexibility you will ever need. Starting with 6 line level inputs and the previously mentioned MC/MM phono input, the NAD C 165BEE also includes a superbly designed tone control circuit. While tone control circuits in general tend to hurt performance by adding noise and distortion, the NAD C 165 BEE is a textbook example of how to correctly implement high fidelity tone controls. Affecting only the frequency extremes they leave the critical midrange untouched. Their moderate action is perfect for touching up the tonal balance of all the less than perfect recordings in your collection. A Tone Defeat switch quickly selects fl at response and bypasses all the tone control circuitry, full function remote control also includes controls for other NAD components allowing a 'one remote' solution for your NAD system
In the phono stage NAD have added 3 position switches to individually select the resistance and capacitance of the phono stage to allow precise matching of most popular Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono cartridges. Other refinements have lowered noise and improved the overload margin. Precision close tolerance parts are used to achieve nearly perfect RIAA response
With a 12V trigger output and IR inputs and outputs on the rear panel, the NAD C165BEE is ready to integrate with CI control systems. Discrete On/Off codes and direct access to inputs make programming easy.
NAD has responded quickly and responsibly to the new awareness of environmental damage caused by human activity. The NAD C-165BEE is manufactured without the heavy metals that have been identified as harmful to the environment and manufacturing processes meet the latest stringent international standards. Standby power consumption is best in its class at <1 watt.
NAD doesn't think you'll find another preamp with the same pedigree, performance, and flexibility at anywhere near the low price of the NAD C165BEE. Classic understated styling, superb build quality and true engineering sophistication at an affordable price; that's the NAD difference.
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