NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

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  • NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

    Introducing the NAD C338

    Getting the Basics Right

    Built with NAD’s renowned music-first approach to audio architecture and amp design, the C 338 is equipped with the most advanced components commonly found in NAD’s class-leading line of amplifiers. Always starting with the details you can hear and advancing from there, NAD develops low-noise circuitry with the precision and stability to deliver incredible, near-zero distortion sound for the most difficult speakers.

    HybridDigital Amp Technology

    The search for a high-performance Class D solution led NAD to HybridDigital, an innovative amplifier technology that uses a variable modulation frequency to bring out the life-like qualities of music, while reducing distortion under every operating condition. This highly optimized design gives phenomenal performance to the C 338 amplifier, both measured and subjective.

    Efficient Class D Power

    NAD has worked tirelessly to create the best performing Class D amplifiers that are energy efficient and produce beautiful sound—not heat—regardless of basic design principles. Using advanced measurements and data, NAD developed the C 338’s highly efficient power supply with a customised Hypex® UCD output stage to pump out 160 watts continuously and over 300 watts instantaneously to meet the demands of the most dynamic music. This new design is very linear over a wide bandwidth and provides consistent, noise-free performance for the amplifying stages with near perfect regulation of voltage.

    Always Ready for Streaming

    The C 338 has Chromecast built-in so you can cast music, tunes, podcasts, and playlists from your favourite apps on your phone, tablet or laptop to your stereo system. Spotify Connect® lets you discover millions of songs and stream them directly to your C 338 using the Spotify® app for a rich, wireless music experience. With the added flexibility of Bluetooth®, your music streaming possibilities are truly limitless with the C 338.

    Built-in Phono Stage for Vinyl Listening

    Using a MM phono stage and an innovative low-noise circuit path, the C 338 can reproduce the warmth of LPs with accurate RIAA equalization and control the infrasonic noise that is in all recordings, without ever affecting the bass response.

    Flexible Connectivity

    With a wide array of connections, including a separate headphone amplifier that can drive high-impedance studio monitor headphones, the C 338 is ready for any type of listening. Line inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components, offering ideal input impedance with linear ultra-low noise buffer amplifiers to preserve the musicality of recordings. Also connect a subwoofer with low impedance line outputs and extend the versatility of this budget-friendly, do-it-all amplifier.


    • 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 8 or 4 Ohms
    • 90W / 150W / 200W IHF Dynamic Power into 8 / 4 / 2 Ohms
    • First hi-fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in
    • Integrated Bluetooth® for added music streaming flexibility
    • Built-in Phono Preamp for Turntables
    • Stereo Line, Optical Digital and Coax Digital inputs
    • NAD Remote App support for tablet and smartphone
    • Dedicated Headphone Amplifier
    • Subwoofer Output

    • Line In, Subwoofer Out

      • THD (20Hz-20kHz) - <0.005% at 2V out
      • Signal/Noise Ratio - >106dB (IHF; A-weighted, 500mV out, unity gain)
      • Input Impedance (R and C) - 56 kilohm + 100pF
      • Maximum Input Signal - >4.5Vrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
      • Output Impedance - Source Z + 200 Ohm
      • Input Sensitivity - 50mV (100Hz ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum
      • Maximum voltage output – IHF load - >4.5V (ref. 0.1% THD)

      Line In, Headphone Out

      • THD (20Hz-20kHz) - <0.005% at 1V out
      • Signal/Noise Ratio - >105dB (IHF; A-weighted, 32 Ohm loads, ref. 2V out, unity gain)
      • Frequency Response - ±0.3dB (20Hz-20kHz)
      • Channel Separation - >56dB at 1kHz
      • Output Impedance - 0.5 Ohm

    Line In, Speaker Out

    • Continuous Output Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms (Stereo)- >50W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels driven)
    • IHF Dynamic Power - 8 Ohm 80, 4 Ohm 150W , 2 Ohm 210W
    • THD (20Hz-20kHz) - <0.03% (250mW to 50W, 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm
    • Signal/Noise Ratio - 98dB (A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ohm)
    • Clipping power - >60W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
    • Peak output current - >18A (in 1 Ohm, 1 ms)
    • Damping Factor - >300 (ref. 8 Ohm, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
    • Frequency Response - ±0.3 dB (20Hz-20kHz)
    • Channel Separation - 1kHz >75dB, 10kHz >65dB
    • Input Sensitivity (For 50W in 8 Ohm) - Line In: 380mV, Digital In: 18% FS
    • Sample Rate - Up to 24 bit/192kHz

    Phono In, Speaker Out

    • THD (20Hz-20kHz) (Stereo) - <0.3% at 50W out
    • Signal/Noise Ratio - >82dB (200 Ohm source, A-weighted, ref. 500mV out) >76dB (MM cartridge source, IHF A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
    • Input Sensitivity - 4.1mV (ref. 50W 1kHz 4 Ohm out, Volume maximum)
    • Frequency Response - ±0.3dB (20Hz-20kHz)
    • Input Impedance - 47 kilohm + 100pF
    • Maximum Input Signal - >80mVrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
    • at ECO Standby mode - 0.4 Watts*
    • at Control Standby mode - 1.8 Watts**
    • OFF mode (Power switched OFF) - 0 Watts
    • – After 20 minutes of no user interface interaction and no active source input
    • – With established wireless Bluetooth connectivity and 20 minutes of no user interface interaction and no active source input
    • NOTE: Bluetooth connectivity can be enabled or disabled via press and hold of PLAY button of AMP 3 remote control

    • Gross Dimensions (W x H x D)* - 435 x 70 x 285mm (17 1/8 x 2 13/16 x 11 1/4)”
    • Net Weight - 4.85kg (10.7lb)
    • Shipping Weight - 5.85kg (12.9lb)