A remarkably affordable stereo amplifier, the NAD C 268 has features and technology unmatched by other amplifiers in its class. Designed for multiple stereo setups, the C 268 can be used in a variety of scenarios, including traditional stacks with a preamplifier or for bi-amping your favourite loudspeakers. The NAD C 268 is even bridgeable, seamlessly transforming its bountiful output from 80 x 2 to an outstanding 300 watts. Although the C 268 may appear to be a straightforward power amplifier, this Classic Series amp is brimming with rich features that will elevate your system.
The C 268 may be a basic Power Amp, but we have carefully thought through all the use cases typically encountered to create a rich feature content. Selectable balanced inputs make the C 268 a natural for connection to high end Preamps and Processors. These inputs include a trim control useful for matching to other components or for use in bi-amping Speakers. A line out allows further addition of power on the same channel for additional speakers or subwoofers. Alternatively the C 268 can be paired with our NAD C 368 Integrated DAC Amp, and with both units bridged for Mono, 300 distortion-free watts per channel are available for your listening pleasure! Auto-sense with selectable threshold is perfect for automating complex systems or hiding the amp out of sight in a cabinet. We even include a Ground Lug that can be very useful for eliminating ground loops and noise in complex multi-unit systems. Added to all this connectivity is a Bridge Switch that turns the C 268 into an amazingly powerful Monobloc Amplifier. Start with one and add a second C 268 later when you upgrade your speakers.
- 80 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.003% THD
- 300 watts x 1 channel into 8 or 4 ohms in bridge mode
- 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
- Class D Asymmetrical PowerDrive amplifier design
- stereo balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs
- stereo RCA preamp output for connecting a separate amplifier or powered subwoofer
- binding post speaker connectors
- input select switch
- 12-volt in/out triggers
- detachable power cord
- signal-to-noise ratio: 110 dB
- 17-3/16"W x 3-15/16"H x 15-3/8"D
- weight: 16.1 lbs.
The NAD 268 is an affordable, flexible, 80-watt per channel power amplifier that can be used as a standard power amplifier in combination with a preamplifier; to bi-amplify speakers; or bridged to become a high-power mono amplifier, expanding upgrade opportunities.
The NAD C 268 has a Class-D output stage and a switchmode power supply. The Class-D output stage is customised version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage. ‘The C 268’s output stage delivers massive power output with nearly unmeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range,’ said Geoff Matthews, Managing Director of Convoy. ‘Every detail of this design has been carefully crafted and perfectly executed to wring out every last drop of performance. For more than forty years NAD has developed a worldwide reputation for great-sounding, best-in-class amplifiers and the C 268 continues this rich heritage of superior sound quality.’
Rated with an output of 80-watts per channel continuous into 8Ω, Matthews says that if you bridge the two channels to create a mono amplifier, it will deliver 300-watts into 8Ω. It has both balanced (via XLR) and unbalanced (via RCA) inputs, and the inputs can use the amplifier's maximum available gain or be padded down via an input trim control. There is also a line output suitable for driving a subwoofer.
‘You can start with one NAD C 268, then add a second C 268 later when you upgrade your speakers,’ said Matthews. ‘Alternatively, the C 268 can be paired with the NAD C 368 Integrated DAC Amp, and with both units bridged for mono, 300 distortion-free watts per channel are available for pure listening pleasure
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