NAD C368 - Hybrid Digital Integrated Amplifier
The NAD C368 is a remarkable feature rich and affordable powerhouse that is focused on high power, low distortion, superb resolution, efficient signal paths, neutral sound and of course sound quality. The C368 uses a customised version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage which produces an awesome amount of power for a relatively small box. Its clean looks hide a high-quality headphone pre-amp, high performance MM phono stage and an array of analogue and digital in and outs.
The C 368 sounds more powerful than its rating, capturing music's continuously changing dynamic level with noteworthy precision and exhibiting a dynamic exuberance typical of NAD equipment.
Product of the Year | The Absolute Sound
NAD C368 - Hybrid Digital Advanced 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.
New Advanced Hybrid Digital Amplification
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.
MDC: Forward Thinking
Also included in the rear of the NAD C368 are 2x MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots. MDC is an exclusive feature of NAD products and gives the C368 the ability to add MDC cards for new features. There are many MDC expansion options available for the C368, This NAD design philosophy will give you peace of mind when adding new features and performance upgrades to your system in the coming years. See below here for the available MDC modules for the NAD C368.
MDC: Modular Design Construction
Having already received a Recommended Award at the beginning of the year, the NAD C 368 has won yet another prestigious Recommended award
Recommended | AVS Forum Review Award
Enjoy Headphone Performance
Include in the NAD C368 is a separate low output impedance headphone amplifier with very high output voltage capability that has plenty of drive for Studio & Head-Fi high impedance headphones.
Built In Head Phone Amplifier
Enjoy Your LP Records
The Nad C368 also includes a Moving Magnet Phono stage with RIAA equalisation, high overload margins, low noise, and an innovative circuit that suppresses the infrasonic noise that is present on all LP Records.
Built in Moving Magnet Phono-stage (Also Available MDC Moving Coil Phono Module)
Connect instantly to the C 368 using apt-X Bluetooth 5.0 and stream music wirelessly from your smart devices. The C368 uses a high performance digital circuit so the C 368's Bluetooth sounds much better than a normal Bluetooth device. You can also pipe sound using Bluetooth to headphones or speakers
Built In Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX.
Also Available Hi-Res Streaming & Multi-Room Features
The Nad C368 can be shipped with (See C368 BluOS) OR fitted with an optional BluOS-2 MDC Module that Integrates Hi-Res Audio, MQA, network & music services streaming. These features are all controlled using the free BluOS App provided by Bluesound and is available for; Google Android, Apple iOS (iPhone & iPad), OSX 7-10 (Apple Mac) and Windows 7, 8 & 10. For more details see C368 BluOS
For more details see C368 BluOS
NAD C-368 Key Features
- Built-in Digital to Analogue conversion with 24bit 192 kHz support.
- Modular Design Construction (MDC slots) for future upgrades.
- Bluetooth to headphones or speakers.
- Custom Control: IR in & out, 12v trigger in & out, RS-232
- Custom Certified: Control 4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan
- Inbuilt Bass Equalisation.
- Phono-stage input for connection of turntables.
- IR remote control.
- Detachable IEC power cord.
with this unit, thanks to its drama-free, neutral, yet meticulous presentation, you're not listening to a DAC and you're not listening to an amplifier. Rather, you're listening to speakers and you're listening to the music itself, as it should be.
NAD C-368 Connectivity
- 2 way bluetooth (I/O)
- 2x MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots for future upgrades
- 2x line level analogue inputs.
- 1x moving magnet phono-input with precisely accurate RIAA equalisation
- 2x coaxial digital
- 2x optical digital
- 1x USB-A input (24/192).
- 2x Speakers outputs (A+B outputs)
- 2x Line outputs (subwoofer or pre out)
- 1x Headphone output (6.3mm)
The NAD C 368 ticks a lot of boxes as a successful stereo amp. It’s not only well-connected but has a pleasantly smooth, refined and muscle-bound sound that’s very agreeable indeed
NAD C368 Specifications
- Power Output: 2 x 80 w minimum continuous into 4/8 ohms
- IHF Dynamic Power: 145w (8ohms), 240w (4ohms), 260w (2ohms)
- Damping Factor: 200
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 90 x 435 x 390mm
- Weight: 7.1kg
- Finish: Black