-NAD C375 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER
Our Price £849.95 RRP £999.00 Save: £149.05
The NAD C 375BEE is far more than a bigger C 355BEE - in fact, it is much closer in spec to the M3 Integrated Amplifier from NAD's high end Masters Series. It also incorporates an updated version of NAD's "Building Block" concept to make the addition of the PP375 phono module and other affordable future upgrades possible…..
The NAD C 375BEE is far more than a bigger C 355BEE - in fact, it is much closer in spec to the M3 Integrated Amplifier from NAD's high end Masters Series. It also incorporates an updated version of NAD's "Building Block" concept to make the addition of the PP375 phono module and other affordable future upgrades possible. Attention to the most minute detail is evident everywhere, from the heavy gauge steel chassis to the sophisticated power supplies and copper buss bars channelling almost absurd amounts of current to the custom gold plated speaker binding posts.
The NAD C 375BEE Integrated amplifier boasts many upgrades and refinements taken directly from the highly acclaimed NAD Masters Series M3 Amplifier. These include application of Bjorn Erik Edvardsen's innovative and patented Distortion Cancelling Circuit in the output stage and BEE Clamp in the power supply. An improved tone control circuit and revised PCB layout has reduced distortion and noise to unprecedented levels. Taken together, these improvements mark a sharp upturn in performance that simply must be heard, to be fully appreciated!
Flexibility is another NAD strong point. The NAD C 375BEE has 7 line inputs (including 2 tape in/outputs with dubbing facility) and the pre-amplifier section can be separated from the power amplifier for easy upgrades or adding ancillary equipment. Thus the C 375BEE can be expanded to meet future system needs. The NAD C 375BEE sports pre-amp outputs: Many systems benefit from the use of multiple power amplifiers for "Bi-Amping" (using separate power amplifiers to drive the bass and treble section of a loudspeaker). The first Preamp Out includes a level trim control to allow matching of amps or speakers with different sensitivities. Additionally there is a second Preamp Out to connect to powered subwoofer, an increasingly popular option. Another option is to 'bridge' the C 375BEE and add the matching C 275BEE (identical except without the preamp and source switching) for one of the most powerful home audio systems you'll ever encounter. Power goes from 150W x 2 to over 400W x 2!
For remote on/off switching of ancillary components in a system, such as power amplifiers or active speakers, the NAD C-375BEE is equipped with a 12V-trigger system. When switching the amplifier on, the 12V- trigger output is also activated. Besides the 12V-trigger, the C 375BEE also has rear panel IR in and out.
The C 375BEE also benefits from NAD's proprietary PowerDrive™ circuit topology, now well established and used throughout the NAD product range. The PowerDrive™ topology allows the NAD C375BEE to deliver maximum performance under virtually any circumstance, independent of the loudspeakers it is driving. The circuitry automatically senses the impedance characteristics of the loudspeaker and will then adjust its power supply settings to best cope with that specific load. PowerDrive™ topology is a practical approach to enable an amplifier to easily deal with musical dynamics and difficult speaker loads. Thus we have the highly desirable characteristics of high dynamic power and low impedance drive capability in one affordable package.
Noise and distortion mask the fine details of a musical recording robbing musical texture and dimension and replacing them with non-musical artifacts. NAD has spent the last 35 years perfecting our designs to have the lowest distortion and highest power in its price class. This cannot be overstated! Our competitors often rate distortion at only 80% of rated power, and even then can't match our very conservative spec of 0.008% at any frequency within the range of human hearing. Our noise spec is often 10dB (100 times!) less than that of competing amplifiers. This is far from a trivial difference as fine detail and nuance (micro dynamics) are often obscured by noise in lesser amplifiers, robbing a performance of that illusive sense of 'realism'. It is that exciting feeling of being there at the live performance.
But even the most carefully reported specs cannot fully describe the sonic performance of an amplifier. Only your own ears can finally judge our achievement. We urge you to listen and compare NAD to other products in its price range, and even higher. We don't think you'll find anything that comes close to offering the C 375BEE's overall musical satisfaction, well-rounded performance, and stellar value for money.
150W x 2 Continuous Power into 4 Ohms and 8 ohms 200W, 365W, 500W IHF Dynamic power into 8, 4 and 2 ohms, respectively PowerDrive™ circuit NAD SR 8 Full System Remote control Headphone socket Front panel Media Player (MP) input for attaching portable MP3 Player Relay Input Switching Holmgren Toroidal Power transformer 7 Line inputs, including two tape in/outs All discrete circuitry Class A Voltage Stages (Preamp and Power Amp) Distortion Cancelling Circuit BEE Anti-saturation Clamp Short signal path from input to output All sockets Gold plated Tone controls defeat switch Main-amp input & 2 pre-amp outputs Speaker A + B outputs and switching Soft Clipping™ IR Input/Output 12 volt trigger out RS-232 serial port Detachable IEC Power Cable Optional PP375 MC/MM Phono Module <1W Standby Power Consumption Free of lead and other environmentally dangerous substances