The NAD C 328 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier has no flaws that I can determine. It does exactly what it's designed to do and it does it extremely well.
New Advanced Hybrid Digital Amplification
Gone are the old-fashioned power-hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages, these designs waste nearly half of the energy consumed producing heat rather than sound. Instead, NAD have developed new circuits based on switch mode power supplies and a customised version of the high-end Hypex UcD output stage.
NAD's advanced work in this area has created some of the best sounding and performing amplifiers regardless of basic design principle. These new designs are very linear over a wide bandwidth, ultra transparent with extremely low noise and distortion, and have plenty of power and performance that is consistent into all speaker loads.
I've heard integrateds at this or higher prices with brawnier sound, but none that provided so much music for so little money.
NAD C-328 Key Feature
- 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
- IR Remote
- Bass EQ
Let me grant that my high enthusiasm for the C 328 is due in part to the sheer “wow” factor of its small size/low price vis-à-vis its astonishingly big performance.
NAD C-328 Connectivity
- 2 way Bluetooth in and out (for headphones) Antenna Supplied
- 2 x line level analogue inputs.
- 1 x phono input (Moving Magnet).
- 2 x coaxial digital.
- 2 x optical digital.
- 1 x subwoofer output (RCA).
- 1 x 6.3 Headphone output.
- 1 x RS-232: for remote connection to Windows compatible PC.
- Power Output: 2x50w minimum continuous into 4/8 ohms
- IHF Dynamic Power: 90w (8ohms), 150w (4ohms), 200w (2ohms)
- Damping Factor: 200
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 70 x 435 x 285mm
- Weight (Net): 4.9kg
- Finish: Black