NAD C-388 BluOS 2i Integrated Amplifier

$3,299.00

The NAD C388 BluOS 2i is a 150w (continuous) Hybrid Digital integrated amplifier with built in BluOS Hi-Res streaming capabilities. The C388 BluOS 2i is based on a customised version of the high-end Hypex UcD output stage so it delivers massive power with minimal distortion. The NAD C388 2i BluOS has all the modern day features like; Hi-Res Audio streaming (including MQA unfolding), Bluetooth, MM phono input (for turntables),  built in DAC (digital to analogue converter) and plenty of ins and outs.

NAD C388 2i - BluOS Streaming Integrated Amplifier

The NAD C388 BluOS 2i is focused on high resolution audio streaming, superb resolution, neutral sound and of course sound quality. The C388 BluOS 2i is a modern day powerhouse that delivers high performance power with incredibly low distortion. The C388 BluOS 2i has clean looks that hide an array of next generation features like streaming from a network or from popular music services like Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, and TuneIn.

Nad C388 2i BluOS Hi-Res Streaming

Use the Free App BluOS App (by Bluesound) to control your music playback on a wide range of computer devices including; Desktop Computers, Tablets and Smartphones. The BluOS is available for Apple (iOS iPad, iPhone  & OSX Apple Mac), Google (Android) and Mircosoft (Windows 7,8 &10). BluOS enabled your devices inputs to play music from: Network shares, Mobile devices, Bluetooth 5.0 HD (aptX), Apple Airplay 2, USB, Streaming services, Internet radio, Podcasts and more.

Listen from Streaming Services

  • Streaming services: Spotify (Connect), Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Nugs, Slacker, Wimp, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine and more.
  • Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS. Hi-Res Formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF.
  • Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Radio Paradise, CALM Radio.

BluOS Multiroom Expansion

The BluOS controller is able to  wirelessly connect and stream to multiple BluOS enabled players all over your home. Create an intuitive multi-room music system for your home and enjoy Hi-res music, internet radio, podcasts and more synced throughout your home. 

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MDC BluOS 2i Streaming Module

Also included in the rear of the NAD C388 are 2x MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots. On the NAD C388 BluOS 2i version one of these slots is occupied by the MDC BluOS 2i card. MDC is an exclusive feature of NAD products and gives the C388 BluOS 2i the ability to add MDC cards for future upgrades. There are many MDC expansion options available for the C388 BluOS 2i that can be added to provide new features and performance upgrades to your system in the years to come.

NAD 388 BluOS 2i MDC Options

  • DD HDM-1 – Adds 3 HDMI In (Stereo PCM only, no Surr. Dolby/DTS decoding) and 1 HDMI Out for video pass through. Full 3D Video support with video resolution up to 1080p/60. Supports 2 channel PCM audio with 24/192 resolution.
  • DD HDM-2 – Adds 3 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output for Video Pass-Through. Supports 4K Video resolutions. Supports 2 channel PCM audio with 24/192 resolution. 

NAD C388 - 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 Hypex UcD 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. They also have plenty of power and performance that is consistent into all speaker loads.

Enjoy Headphone Performance

Included in the NAD C388 BluOS 2i is a separate low output impedance headphone amplifier with very high output voltage capability, this gives you plenty of drive for Studio & Head-Fi high impedance headphones.

Built In Head Phone Amplifier

Enjoy Your LP Records

The Nad C388 BluOS 2i 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)

Bluetooth Streaming

Connect instantly to the C 388 2i BluOS using apt-X Bluetooth 5.0 and stream music wirelessly from your smart devices. The C388 BluOS 2i uses a high performance digital circuit so the C 388'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.

This flexible, powerful amplifier is as sophisticated as it is compelling

Andrew Everard

HiFi Critic

MDC BluOS 2i Features

  • Play 24/192 music from your home network, wired or wirelessly.
  • Stream from a wide range of online music services.
  • Use BluOS Controller app to easily access all your music, and control multi-room playback of other BluOS products.
  • Supports MQA decoding
  • Free apps for Android, iOS, Apple Watch, Kindle Fire, Windows, OSX
  • Inputs: 2 x USB-A, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • Includes: external USB Wi-Fi dongle, USB extender, BT antenna.

NAD C-388 BluOS 2i Key Features

  • Control your music playback on Apple, Google and Mircosoft devices.
  • Connect to other BluOS enabled devices to provide multi-room and multi-zone features.
  • Play music from: network shares, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, mobile devices, USB, cloud services, internet radio
  • Play audio file formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
  • Use streaming services: Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio (VAULT Required), Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine, IDAGIO, OraStream.
  • Use Cloud radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise, LiveXLive, Radio.com.
  • Built-in Digital to Analogue conversion with 24bit 192kHz 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

This flexible, powerful amplifier is as sophisticated as it is compelling

Andrew Everard

HiFi Critic

NAD C-388 BluOS 2i 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)

NAD C388 BluOS 2i Specifications

  • Power Output: 2 x 150 w minimum continuous into 4/8 ohms
  • IHF Dynamic Power: 250w (8ohms), 350w (4ohms), 400w (2ohms)
  • Damping Factor: 200
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 110 x 435 x 390mm
  • Weight: 9.1kg
  • Finish: Black