c l a s s i c s e r i e s p e r f o r m a n c e v a l u e s i m p l i c i t y a n u n c o m m o n NAD is an uncommon company with a proven commitment to audio excellence. The appearance of NAD components is as straightforward as the no-nonsense “Music First” design philosophy that has guided this visionary company for the past quarter century. We can tell you all the technical reasons NAD components sound so good if you really want to know, but the bottom line is that NAD simply sounds better. On the inside, where it counts, NAD has engineered its products using the most sophisticated and powerful technology available today. On the outside, NAD has designed a control panel that’s intuitive and easy to use. It has never been NAD’s policy to impress with baffling tech-specs that look good only to those who pretend to understand them but mean nothing to you in everyday usage. NAD engineers realised many years ago that flashy and impressive figures can tell a misleading story; far too often there is a large discrepancy between imposing specifications in a glossy brochure and what actually happens when you listen to music or watch a movie at home. Don’t get the wrong idea - NAD products measure up alongside any of the competitors. But one thing is paramount to NAD. It’s the sound that counts! c o m p a n y By studying actual listening in realistic environments, all NAD products achieve a level of performance far beyond that which the specifications suggest. But that’s not all. Performance is one thing, ease of use is another. NAD has always maintained that a product should be simple to operate. You will find many products from other brands laden with knobs, buttons and lights, most of which are seldom, if ever, used but which do cost money to include. Leaving out those unnecessary features and concentrating only on those that are truly useful allows the money to be spent where it really counts - on the inside rather than on the outside. This uncommonly rational approach to audio design and dedication to simplicity and value has brought critical acclaim from audio reviewers and an impressive following from knowledgeable music lovers and Home Theatre enthusiasts worldwide. Take your time, absorb what you read, then go and listen for yourself and find out just why NAD is so different. performance value simplicity NAD’s tradition of creating products with “giant We define value as getting more for less. In the What makes NAD so unique in the world? It isn’t killer” performance has been well established over case of NAD, that’s more performance, and less just an insistence on great sound quality, it is also the last quarter century. And this reputation has money spent. Careful design and execution, our sensible approach to product design and been earned by applying creative engineering and staying focused on what’s really important manufacturing. By keeping our designs simple, solutions and meticulous fine-tuning to every allows NAD to consistently offer products that and by avoiding the trendy gimmicks favoured circuit in every NAD product. Designed by music overachieve in this regard. The ability to get by many of our competitors, we can offer products lovers, for music lovers, NAD components consis- performance that is very close to the “cost-no- that perform better, cost less, and last longer. tently deliver exceptional performance that brings object” crowd, at an everyday affordable price, This refreshing approach can be summed up you closer to the music. It is our strong belief, that is a key element in the NAD philosophy. in one word: simplicity. when a product doesn’t deliver an emotionally involving and musically accurate performance, then it has missed the primary point of its very existence! h o m e e n t e r t a i n m e n t s o l u t i o n s home theatre While many brands try to woo customers with flashy front panels, and a long list of dubious “features”, NAD has continued to develop products that retain performance benefits long regarded as essential by NAD owners and enthusiasts. Sometimes what we leave out is just as important as what we include in our product designs! We have always believed that our products should perform in the real world first and foremost. Because the impressive specs listed in a glossy brochure are measured in the laboratory, under ideal conditions, they often do not translate into tangible benefits when listening to music or watching movies in your own home. You can be sure when you purchase an NAD product, that we have spent many hours listening and fine tuning our products under real world conditions. But different people have different needs, and for this reason we have established four different series of products. While each and every product adheres to our core values of performance, value, and simplicity, the functionality and packaging are different. Home Theatre has taken TV viewing into an entirely new dimension; quite literally in fact, since with 5.1 surround sound you become totally immersed in the action. The highly involving nature of the Home Theatre Experience adds new excitement and pleasure to home entertainment. Surround sound has been quickly adopted by the film industry, and there are now thousands of films available for home viewing on DVD and video tape that include Dolby Surround sound tracks. But even music listening can take on a new sense of realism when played through a surround sound system. But all surround sound systems are not created equal, and that’s where NAD fits in. Our “Music First” approach to Home Theatre recognises the fact that more isn’t always better, and the same principles that have created so many award winning stereo products are just as valid - maybe even more so - in the world of multi-channel surround sound. Music reproduction is more demanding than movie sound effects, as any distortion is far more obvious with music. Thus a product that can reproduce music on par with the best stereo hi-fi components will easily make movie soundtracks come to life, while adding the extra dimension of surround sound. NAD’s Theatre Series components sound great on movies and music, are easy to operate, and offer tremendous value. classic NAD solutions silver The two-channel stereo format has endured for over 40 years because of its nearly ideal combination of life-like sound quality and simple, affordable system architecture. NAD has been producing quality stereo components for nearly thirty of those years, and has earned an enviable reputation for offering musical sound and great value for money. Even in this age of multi-channel surround sound, we still believe that there are many applications where a two-channel system simply can’t be improved on. If you agree, then the Classic Series from NAD probably has exactly what you are looking for. NAD Solutions are just that. Products that apply the NAD philosophy of performance, value and simplicity, while solving the struggles of design and lifestyle. NAD has created a new category of products that meet a wide range of consumer needs but deliver the NAD “Music First” solution that you have come to expect. The first two NAD Solutions are the L55 and L75 that complement each other to form the NAD Music and Home Theatre System. NAD is recognised as a leader when it comes to sensible yet unreservedly high performance audio and video. The Silver Series components are the most ambitious and sophisticated designs ever offered by NAD. The result of careful engineering and inspired industrial design, the Silver Series components are built from the ground up with sandblasted natural aluminium alloy extrusions and panels. The chassis are both beautiful and rugged, with optimal thermal and electrical characteristics. The Classic Series offers a complete range of amplifiers, receivers, preamp/power amp combos, tuners, tape recorders, and CD players. Each is developed with an ear for musical sound, an eye toward simplicity, and a promise that we won’t waste your money on engineering overkill or superfluous features. Yet, over the years, we have added many convenience features that make a real difference in everyday enjoyment. Designed for those of us with minimal space to devote to a movie theatre-sized system but who still want the total experience. There is no sacrifice in the Audio and Video presentation and its stylish exterior fits beautifully with today's interior design themes. Its high performance audio output is more than matched by its stunning video quality. Watch for further NAD Solutions Series products that will enhance your everyday life. Note: NAD Solutions is not available in all markets. Behind their elegantly understated exteriors, these handsome home theatre and audio components embody the essence of the NAD design philosophy. This can be easily stated: “Music First” engineering that avoids wasteful cost, ergonomically conceived controls that serve genuinely useful functions, and attractive design with first-rate finish and assembly. Advanced circuit designs are implemented using high precision, close tolerance parts obtained from the world’s best suppliers. The Silver Series exemplifies our firm’s traditional values - performance, value, and simplicity - to a higher degree than ever before. c o m p a c t d i s c p l a y e r s As always, sonic performance is the first priority at NAD. Our Compact Disc Players offer a unique combination of uncomplicated controls, genuinely useful features, a n d s u p e r b s o u n d q u a l i t y. T h e s e m u l t i p l e a n d s i n g l e d i s c C D p l a y e r s e m p l o y s o m e of the finest components available and our carefully tailored circuit designs ensure a convincingly musical performance. Experience the NAD difference for yourself and discover the true meaning of value. - Single disc CD Player with Full Function Remote Control - Burr-Brown Sigma-Delta 24 bit Digital to Analogue converter C 541 C O M P A C T D I S C P L A Y E R - HDCD Decoder - Coaxial Digital output - Low output impedance - Separate power regulators for analogue and digital sections - Informative VFL display with switchable track, time and repeat - Repeat mode for single track or entire CD - Random play - Remote control Never a company to rest on its laurels, NAD has updated the award-winning C540 with a new laser mechanism that features improved tracking of the increasingly popular CD-R format for compact discs. By combining time-proven digital circuit design with the latest high performance parts, we have created a player that exceeds the already high standards for sound, quality, and value set by the C540, which itself received the industry’s highest accolade from the renowned British journal, What HI-FI?, “…without a doubt one of the best CD players you can buy….” - Single disc CD Player with Full Function Remote Control - Burr-Brown Sigma-Delta 20 bit Digital to Analogue converter C 521 C O M P A C T D I S C P L A Y E R - Coaxial Digital output - Low output impedance - Separate power regulators for analogue and digital sections - Informative display with switchable track, time and repeat - Repeat mode for single track or entire CD - Random play - Remote control The NAD C 521 is a moderately priced but very high-performance CD player. Building on the considerable strengths of its predecessor the C 520, we have added CD-R playback capability to this “Best Buy” rated model. Everything needed for detailed and satisfying sound - along with convenience features such as remote control, random play, and repeat functions - is included. - 5 Disc carrousel 523 M U L T I P L E C O M P A C T D I S C P L A Y E R - Change 2 discs while playing one - Bitstream converter - Shuffle play - 40 Track programming - Full function remote control - NAD Link The NAD 523 is probably the least expensive truly high-performance CD changer in the world. The 523 combines the convenience of a 5 disc “carousel”, with the kind of performance that has won widespread acclaim for singledisc NAD players. Endowed with a What HI-FI? Five Star rating, “The 523 may be a minimalist design, but it knows how to let the music shine.” t u r n t a b l e - Belt drive 2-speed turntable 533 T U R N T A B L E - High torque synchronous motor - One piece aluminium pressure cast tone arm - Miniature ball bearings for tone arm - Magnetic anti-skate - High density non-resonant base - Includes high quality Goldring Elektra cartridge While other manufacturers have abandoned the LP, NAD agrees with some of the world’s most devoted audio and music enthusiasts that the LP still offers outstanding musicality. Unfortunately, the choices today are limited to cheap, ill-performing turntables or expensive ones built from separate decks, tone arms and cartridges requiring expert knowledge to set up and maintain. The NAD 533 is the sensible alternative; a quality deck, tone arm and cartridge at a reasonable price. Careful choice of materials and construction produces a turntable which is ‘dead’ acoustically, is immune to resonances and therefore leaves the music uncoloured. The NAD 533’s simplicity contributes to its excellent performance but also guarantees long term reliability. r e c e i v e r s If music is important in your life, the exceptional performance and simple intuitive operation of these receivers may be just what you are looking for. NAD receivers have always stood out from the rest, as the engineers never compromise the quality of a receiver compared to that of separate components. For system expansion or upgrading there is a pre-amplifier output allowing the addition of an optional power amp, so your receiver need never become obsolete. Clipping squares off the waveform causing audible distortion and possible damage to loudspeakers. POWER SUPPLY LIMITS A closer look at what makes NAD special NAD’s new and exclusive Impedance Sensing Circuitry (ISC) allows the C 730 and C 740 receivers to deliver maximum performance under virtually any circumstance, independent of the loudspeakers driven. The circuitry automatically recognises the impedance characteristics of the loudspeaker and then adjusts its power supply settings to best cope with that specific load. As usual, NAD uses discrete output stages only on these receivers to maximise sonic performance. Vast reserves of dynamic power are available to reproduce the dynamic peaks that give music its drama and impact. - 35W x 2 Continuous power (8 or 4 ohms) With NAD Soft Clipping the amplifier is never pushed into clipping. NAD’s unique switchable ‘Soft Clipping’ circuit is activated when a receiver runs into overload. In other brands this situation would result in audible distortion and potential loudspeaker damage over time. The Soft Clipping circuit, on the other hand, assures clear musical reproduction virtually free from distortion while protecting your loudspeakers. - 140W x 2 Dynamic power (2 ohms) C 740 - Impedance Sensing Circuity (ISC) S T E R E O A M / F M The tuner sections on these receivers offer high performance, noise-free reception for which NAD tuners have long been acclaimed. Users will appreciate the ease of tuning in your favourite stations, even those with low signal strength or on the often over-crowded FM band. Unlike most, the tone controls on these products only work at the frequency extremes leaving the critical mid-band essentially unaltered. NAD engineers designed these tone controls to be really useful tools to make improvements in overall sound quality. With their full remote control handsets these receivers allow the operation of the majority of functions from the comfort of your listening position. NAD Link allows many other NAD products such as CD players and cassette decks to be operated via the receiver’s system remote controller. R E C E I V E R - 6 Line level inputs, including 2 tape in/outs - Pre-out/Main-in - Connections for 2 pairs of speakers with remote selection - 30 Random station presets in 3 banks - 25kHz Tuning steps - VFL Display - 8 Character naming facility for station presets - NAD Soft ClippingTM - Full system remote control - NAD-Link The NAD C 740 offers a winning combination of excellent AM/FM reception, clean and high-impact power, and all the flexibility needed to bring music convincingly alive. We expect it to become one of the most valued products in audio. NAD’s reputation for high value/high performance makes the C 740 a true delight for music lovers. - 30W x 2 Continuous power (8 or 4 ohms) - 90W x 2 Dynamic power (2 ohms) C 730 - Impedance Sensing Circuity (ISC) S T E R E O A M / F M R E C E I V E R - 6 Line level inputs, including 2 tape in/outs - Preamp output - RDS tuner with 30 direct access station presets - 25kHz Tuning steps - VFL Display - 8 Character naming facility for station presets - NAD Soft ClippingTM - Full system remote control - 12 volt trigger output for controlling other equipment - NAD-Link Combining the advanced technology and musical performance of the C 740, in a package of more modest size and price, the C 730 is the ideal choice for smaller rooms. Tremendous dynamic power capability combined with delicacy and nuance assure a musically involving performance. Full remote control, RDS tuner with 30 direct access station presets, and a full complement of inputs make this receiver an exceptional value. c o m p a c t d i s c r e c o r d e r - Dual Deck (1 x playback; 1 x record/playback) - 2 Optical (one on front panel) - Sample rate converter: accepts inputs and 2 Coaxial digital inputs with 32 kHz through 96 kHz sampling rate - CD-Recordable (Audio Disc) and CDReWritable - Record per track or copy entire CD - 2 Optical and 2 Coaxial outputs - CD text recognition and dubbing - 24 bit AKM DACs - 4 x Dubbing Speed - CD deck will play “unfinalised” CD-R and CD-RW discs - 20 bit AKM ADCs - Playback of MP-3 encoded music files (up to 10 hours playback per disc) - DSP for MP-3 decoding, running “Fraunhofer” algorithms - Remote control - Simultaneous or Sequential playback of both decks C 660 C O M P A C T D I S C R E C O R D E R The NAD C 660 is a unique product that not only makes perfect bit-for-bit copies of CDs in one fourth the playing time of the CD being copied, but it can also function as a first rate CD player in the best NAD tradition. In addition, with its MP-3 decoding capability and sequential playback of both decks, it can function as a personal jukebox continuously playing up to 20 hours of music at “near CD quality” without changing discs or repeating songs! Since both decks can play at the same time, it is also possible to listen to different musical programs in different areas of your home when used with a multi-zone music distribution system. Whether you are making a copy of an entire CD, or a compilation of your favourite music, the recording process couldn’t be easier. Just place the CD to be copied in the playback tray and the blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the recording tray. Program the tracks to be copied, and the C 660 does the rest. You can also make copies from analogue sources such as LP, tape, or radio broadcast via the analogue stereo inputs. The signal is automatically converted to digital format without loss of quality thanks to the superb Analogue-to-Digital converters built in to the C 660. External digital sources can also be easily recorded with automatic sample rate conversion if required. As one would expect from NAD, particular care has been taken for all audio related circuitry. The ADC (analogue-todigital converter) from AKM with its 20 bit resolution and differential input assures that analogue sources are copied with utmost precision. The DAC (digital-to-analogue converter), also from renowned manufacturer AKM, has full 24 bit resolution and usually only found in CD players with high end aspirations. Even the MP-3 decoding has received special attention, as we utilise a dedicated Digital Signal Processor (DSP) running the “Fraunhofer” decoding algorithms, widely regarded as the most musically accurate for MP-3 listening. The analogue output stages also get the full NAD treatment, with high quality 5532 op-amps, precision metal film resistors, and Elan polypropylene capacitors, assuring a richly detailed and transparent sound quality. This scrupulous attention to detail is usually encountered only in far more expensive products. We know of no other product on the market today that combines the superb sound quality, ease of use, and unique functionality of the NAD C 660. Whether you want to upgrade the sound of your CD player, archive precious analogue LPs and tapes into digital format, or move MP-3 files from the computer to the realm of hi-fi playback, the C 660 stands ready and willing to satisfy. c a s s e t t e d e c k s Sonic performance is always the first priority at NAD and these deceptively simple, no-frills cassette decks are no exception. In fact, they may be the only cassette decks in their price range to faithfully reproduce a wide range CD without dulling its impact. It all sounds superb thanks to Play Trim combined with Dolby HX Pro and Dolby B and C noise reduction circuitry. - High performance dual well deck Dolby HX Pro provides improved high frequency response at maximum recording levels. Play Trim provides adjustable gain or reduction of the high frequencies before the Dolby noise reduction circuits, eliminating high frequency roll-off and mistracking and thereby restoring flat frequency response, superb playback fidelity and maximum noise reduction. Play Trim also compensates for - Play TrimTM 616 - DolbyTM HX Pro C A S S E T T E misalignment or compatibility problems between different cassette decks. Utilising the exclusive NAD Play Trim facility in dubbing mode on the 616 dubbing cassette deck, you can even copy the corrections from the original to the copy, making it possible to produce copies better than the original! D E C K - DolbyTM B and DolbyTM C NR - Auto reverse on both transports - 2 Drive motors per transport - Normal and high speed dubbing - Repeat and sequential play - NAD Link The NAD 616 is a dubbing deck with uncompromised performance, useful simplicity, and every feature needed for optimum results with all sources and tape types. An astonishing performer at a sensible price. - Play TrimTM 613 - Dolby HX ProTM TM TM - Dolby B and Dolby C NR C A S S E T T E D E C K - Low noise electronics - Memory counter - NAD Link The NAD 613 is a high-performance stereo cassette deck with great flexibility that makes it simple to record CDs, LPs, and broadcasts with excellent results for home or car listening - an outstanding value. t u n e r s - 30 Random station presets in 3 banks S T E R E O A M / F M C 440 - MOS-FET RF section T U N E R - Ultra-linear I.F. filters - 25kHz Tuning steps - VFL Display - 8 Character naming facility for station presets - Manual FM blend facility - NAD Link The NAD C 440 Stereo AM/FM tuner offers superbly musical sound quality with a nearly silent background, and the exceptional reception capabilities for which NAD tuners have long been acclaimed. Users will appreciate the ease of tuning in your favourite stations, even on the often over-crowded FM band. The NAD BLEND function reduces background noise while retaining good stereo separation on weak stations and the 8 character naming facility allows you to personalise your favourite station presets. Here is performance and convenience at a price that will astound you. - 30 Random station presets C 420 S T E R E O A M / F M T U N E R - MOS-FET RF section - 25kHz Tuning steps - VFL Display - RDS PS (station name) and RT (radio text) - 8 Character naming facility for station presets - Manual FM blend facility - 12 volt trigger input for controlling other equipment - IR sensor and NAD Link for remote control capability The C 420 is a perfect blend of performance and convenience in a very affordable package. Simple and intuitive to operate, the C 420 is also impressive in its ability to bring in radio stations with remarkable clarity and a very quiet background. With its IR sensor, direct access to station presets, and 12 volt trigger input, the C 420 integrates easily with other NAD components or as part of an elaborate automated multi-zone custom installation. s t e r e o i n t e g r a t e d a m p l i f i e r s NAD integrated amplifiers offer much of the convenience and value of our receivers but without the AM/FM tuner. With the proliferation of alternate music broadcasting from satellite and cable not requiring an FM tuner, buying an integrated amplifier allows you to spend more of your budget on a better quality CD player or a more powerful amplifier. - 120W Continuous power (8 & 4 ohms) - 400W Dynamic power (2 ohms) - Bridgeable to 300W, when partnered with a C 270 - Impedance Sensing Circuitry (ISC) - 7 line inputs, including 2 tape in/outs - 2 Preamp outputs, one with a 12 dB variable attenuator - Main amp input - Toroidal transformer - Tone controls with defeat switch - Headphone socket - Gold plated sockets - Full system remote control - Remote switching for 2 pairs of speakers - 12 volt trigger output for controlling other equipment - Heavy duty speaker binding posts - NAD Link - Class A preamp stages - Discrete power amps - Relay input switching C 370 S T E R E O I N T E G R A T E D The C 370 occupies the top position in NAD’s renowned line-up of Integrated Amplifiers. Based on the C 160 Preamp and C 270 Power Amp, the C 370 gives up very little in performance terms, and gains tremendously in value by integrating these superb separate components into a single chassis. With its well thought out architecture, many future system upgrades are easily accomplished without losing your original investment to costly trade-ups. This building-block approach allows you to attach additional speakers, or triple the amplifier power or even biamplify your speakers by simply adding a C 270 Power Amp. A M P L I F I E R But with the tremendous power already on tap, you may never find the need to add more! Yet the C 370 does not trade musical subtlety and nuance for its brute strength. As one reviewer remarked, its performance was like an iron fist in a velvet glove. Already blessed with Five Gold Stars and an Amplifier of the Year Award from Britain’s renowned journal, What Hi-Fi?, the C 370 is bound for cult status with hi-fi hobbyists. The C 370 forms the ideal system centrepiece for the discriminating music lover. - 60W Continuous power (8 & 4 ohms) C 350 S T E R E O I N T E G R A T E D A M P L I F I E R - 240W Dynamic power (2 ohms) - Impedance Sensing Circuitry (ISC) - 7 line inputs, including 2 tape in/outs - 2 Preamp outputs - Main amp input - Tone controls with defeat switch - Gold plated sockets - Heavy duty speaker binding posts - Class A preamp stages - Discrete power amps - Relay input switching - Toroidal transformer Based closely on the circuitry of the C 370, but with less power and not quite so many upgrade paths, the C 350 stands out as one of the great bargains in hi-fi today. Like its larger sibling, the C 350 combines astounding soundstage, a richly textured sound with remarkable drive and the ability to keep pace with complex musical rhythms and thundering crescendos. Whether your musical tastes lean toward the acoustical warmth of classical and jazz, or the searing power of rock and dance music, the C 350 is sure to satisfy. - Headphone socket - Full system remote control - 12 volt trigger output for controlling other equipment - NAD Link - 40W x 2 Continuous power (8 & 4 ohms) C 320 S T E R E O I N T E G R A T E D A M P L I F I E R - 160W x 2 Dynamic power (2 ohms) - Impedance Sensing Circuitry (ISC) - Full system remote control - Headphones socket - Relay input switching - Toroid power transformer - 7 Line inputs, with two tape in/outs - All discrete circuitry - Short signal path from input to output - All sockets gold plated - Tone controls defeat switch - Pre-out / Main-in The NAD C 320 is the direct descendant of our original 3020 integrated amplifier - the world’s best-seller in its category. Times have changed, and while this new model does not include phono input for LP, it does include full remote control. Still present is power beyond its modest rating, sound that is both transparent in the midrange and highs and solid at low frequencies, and the ability to satisfy listeners of all musical tastes. If you listen in a smaller room, or have less demanding speakers, the C 320 is probably all you’ll ever need in an amplifier. - Soft Clipping - NAD Link Note: Not available in North America. - 25W x 2 Continuous power (8 ohms) C 300 S T E R E O I N T E G R A T E D A M P L I F I E R - 90W x 2 Dynamic power (2 ohms) - In excess of 40A peak current! - Toroidal transformer - “Class A” discrete amp module driver stage - All discrete circuitry - Non-intrusive protection against short circuits, overheating and DC offset - Short signal path from input to output - All sockets Gold plated - Remote control for Volume & Muting - Headphone socket The NAD C 300 may be the least expensive, least complicated way to power and control an affordable high-performance audio system. With surprising power and first-class components, it is a perfect entry into high-fidelity sound reproduction. Note: Not available in North America. - 7 Line inputs, including two tape in/outs - Tone control defeat switch p r e - a m p l i f i e r s With NAD’s range of pre- and power amplifiers, you can exactly tailor your system to your individual needs. Whichever power level and feature complement you require, NAD separate components offer tremendous value. The combination of performance, flexibility and reliability make these pre- and power amplifiers ideal for demanding music, home theatre and professional applications. The NAD 218THX is a massively powerful amplifier with the ability to drive any loudspeaker, even demanding low sensitivity and low impedance types. The C 270 follows the same design principles, with output power being the major difference. Both include a massive NAD “Holmgren” toroidal transformer and high current output stages for outstanding - 6 line level inputs incl. 2 Tape in/outputs with dubbing facility C 160 - Switchable MM and MC phono input S T E R E O performance. For maximum flexibility, the amplifiers can be operated in bridged mono mode, typically tripling their output power. P R E - A M P L I F I E R - 2 line level preamp outputs; one is variable from 0dB to -12dB - Gold plated in and output sockets - Pure “Class A” discrete amplifier modules - Independent headphone amplifier - Bass & Treble control with Tone Defeat switch - Full Remote Control - “Blue Velvet” Alps motorised volume control - Input switching through hermetically sealed relays - 12 volt trigger output for controlling other equipment - NAD Link The NAD C 160 has everything needed for highest performance, including a phono preamp section that handles either moving-magnet or moving-coil cartridges. Class A amplifier stages and a high precision volume control, typically found only in far more expensive designs, are complemented by an over-specified power supply and selected close tolerance parts throughout. An extra, variable-level pair of outputs provides precise matching with any amplifier, and facilitates bi-amplification in more demanding applications. With a stunningly musical presentation from a dead silent background, the C 160 is a natural choice for even the most ambitious systems. - Compact external Moving Magnet phono preamplifier PP-1 - RIAA equalisation P H O N O P R E - A M P L I F I E R - Gold plated connectors - Remote AC power supply The NAD PP-1 is a simple, amazingly inexpensive plug-and-play accessory that adds an excellent phono capability to any line-level pre-amplifier, integrated amp, or receiver. Its performance is amazingly close to that of units many times the price. The PP-1 has been recognised by the high end American journal, Stereophile, as a Recommended Component: a lofty accolade for such a diminutive device! p o w e r a m p l i f i e r s - 225W x 2 Continuous power (8 ohms) 218THX S T E R E O P O W E R A M P L I F I E R - 700W x 2 Dynamic power (2 ohms) - Bridgeable to 780W mono (8 ohms) - Output stage uses 8 bipolar devices per channel - Massive HolmgrenTM toroidal transformer - Professional balanced XLR inputs and un-balanced RCA inputs - Integral, commercial-grade rack handles - NAD Soft ClippingTM - Certified for THX home theatre use by Lucasfilms, Ltd. The NAD 218THX is a tremendously powerful and transparent sounding stereo power amplifier. This powerhouse has ample reserves of power to drive even the most demanding loudspeakers with amazing realism. We don’t know of another power amplifier on the market today that delivers this kind of performance for anywhere near the price of the 218THX. A Stereophile recommended component. C 270 S T E R E O P O W E R A M P L I F I E R - 120W Continuous power (8 & 4 ohms) - 400W Dynamic power (2 ohms) - Bridgeable to 300W, when partnered with a C 270 - Impedance Sensing Circuitry (ISC) - 2 inputs, one with a 12 dB variable attenuator - Gold plated sockets - 2 pairs of heavy duty speaker binding posts for easy bi-wiring - Discrete power amp stages - Toroidal transformer - 12 volt trigger input for controlling other equipment This cost-effective design epitomises the NAD’s long tradition for producing power amps that perform way beyond what their specifications would suggest. The C 270’s combination of very high dynamic power and ultra low distortion - even when presented with complex speaker loads - gives this amplifier a sense of ease usually reserved for the exotic “high end”. Non-intrusive protection circuitry is sonically transparent, yet effectively intervenes when a fault condition exists. The C 270 has an open and transparent sound, with a strong rhythmic drive and clear delineation of individual instruments in a deep and wide soundstage. s p e c i f i c a t i o n s COMPACT DISC PLAYERS CD Section Disc capacity Programming capability Digital-to-analogue conversion Digital filter Analogue filter Frequency response 5Hz-20kHz De-emphasis error THD (at 0dB, 1kHz) Dynamic range Linearity Signal/noise ratio, A-weighted Channel separation at 1kHz Channel separation at 10kHz Wow and flutter Output impedance Output level at 0dB Digital error correction Digital output Remote control Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D) Net weight Shipping weight C 521 C 541 523 TURNTABLE 533 1 x 120mm or 80mm CD-R Compatible 20 Tracks 20 bit Sigma-Delta 8 x oversampled 4 pole active ±0.5dB <0.5dB 0.0035% 96dB ± 0.5dB; 0 to -90dB 108dB >110dB >80dB Quartz accuracy 300 Ω 2.2V rms CIRC, double error correction in C1 and C2 Yes - Coaxial 1 x 120mm or 80mm CD-R Compatible 20 Tracks 24 bit Sigma-Delta 8 x oversampled 5 pole active ±0.5dB <0.5dB 0.0035% 98dB ± 0.5dB; 0 to -90dB 108dB >110dB >80dB Quartz accuracy 300 Ω 2.2V rms CIRC, double error correction in C1 and C2 Yes - Coaxial 5 x 120mm or 80mm Drive system Motor Speeds Belt drive High torque 33.3 & 45rpm 2.0V rms CIRC, double error correction in C1 and C2 No Yes Yes Yes 435 x 70 x 285mm 4.1kg 4.9kg 435 x 70 x 285mm 4.1kg 4.9kg 435 x 121 x 390mm 6.17kg 7.39kg 40 Tracks 0 8 x oversampled linear ±0.4dB 0.003% 98dB ±1 dB; 0 to -90dB >95dB >85dB Quartz accuracy Tonearm Operation Length (pivot to stylus) Mass Overhang Cartridge weight Vertical tracking force Cable capacitance Manual 244mm 9g 19.1mm 4.2g 1.7g 150-400pF Cartridge specification Transducer Frequency response Channel balance Channel separation Sensitivity Static compliance Equivalent tip mass Vertical tracking angle Stylus radius ±3dB 20Hz-20kHz 2dB at 1kHz 20dB at 1kHz 5mV ±2dB 1kHz at 5cm/sec 16mm/N 0.7g 26° 18µm x 7µm Electrical characteristics Load resistance Load capacitance Internal inductance Internal resistance Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D) Net weight Shipping weight 47kΩ 150-400pF 56mH 700 Ω 447 x 115 x 356mm 5.25kg 6.9kg STEREO RECEIVERS Pre-Amp Section Line level inputs Input Impedance (R+C) Input Sensitivity; ref. 0.5V Maximum input signal Frequency response (-3dB 3Hz - 70kHz)* Signal/noise ratio, ref 1W Line level outputs Output impedance Tape Maximum output level Tone controls Treble Bass C 730 C 740 20kΩ/200pF 200mV 10V rms ±0.5dB >90dB 20kΩ/500pF 240mV 220 Ω Source Z + 2kΩ 4V rms 220 Ω Source Z + 2kΩ ±10dB (at 10kHz) ±10dB (at 100Hz) 5dB (at 10k) 7dB (at 50Hz) Yes Yes ±0.3dB COMPACT DISC RECORDER Audio Play Signal/noise Dynamic range Total harmonic distortion Headphones Line output voltage Digital coaxial output Recording Frequency response (digital in) Signal/noise (Analogue) Dynamic range Total harmonic distortion Digital coaxial input (direct recording) Digital optical input (direct recording) Remote control Analogue input (level potentiometer) Power Amp Section Continuous output power † Rated distortion (THD 20Hz-20kHz) Clipping power ‡ IHF dynamic headroom at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 4Ω IHF dynamic power at 2Ω Damping factor (ref. 8Ω, 50Hz) Line level inputs Input impedance Input sensitivity (for rated power into 8Ω) Frequency response; 20Hz-20kHz Signal/noise ratio; ref 1W Signal/noise ratio; ref rated power FM Tuner Section Usable input sensitivity; FM mono: Usable input sensitivity; FM stereo: 50 dB Quieting sensitivity; FM mono: 50 dB Quieting sensitivity; FM Stereo: Capture ratio (FM) Image rejection Harmonic distortion; FM mono Harmonic Distortion; FM stereo Signal/noise; mono Signal/noise; stereo Channel separation at 1kHz Frequency response; ± 1.5 dB AM Tuner Section Usable sensitivity Selectivity Image rejection IF rejection Signal/noise ratio Harmonic distortion Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D) Net weight Shipping weight 30W(14dBW) 0.05% 35W (16.5dBW) +2dB 45W (17dBW) 70W (18.5dBW) 90W (19.5dBW) >60 0.5dB 2.2µV, IHF 16 µV, IHF 4µV 28µV 2.4dB >60dB 0.2% 0.3% >45dB 15Hz-15kHz 35W (15dBW) 0.01% 55W (17.4dBW) 1.8dB 75W (18.8dBW) 120W (20.8dBW) 130W (21.1dBW) >60 20kΩ /100pF 1V 0.3dB 90dB 106dB 1.8µV 15µV 3.0µV 20µV 3dB >90dB 0.15% 0.2% 74dB 70dB >45dB 20Hz-15kHz 24dBµV 21dB 40dB 45dB 45dB 20 µV 32dB 32dB 50dB 52dB 0.30% 435 x 95 x 285mm 7.2kg 8.73kg 435 x 110 x 290mm 7.2kg 8.73kg General Compatible with Recording speed (max) Power consumption Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D) Net weight Shipping weight C 660 105dB 105dB 0.005% 2V rms +/-2db 0.5 Vpp/75 Ω 2Hz - 20.05kHz 91dB 91dB 0.005% 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rate 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rate 330mV rms/50kΩ = 0dB CD, (Audio) CD-R, (Audio) CDRW, MP-3 x1 x2 x4 28W 435 x 95 x 300mm 5.8kg 7.0kg * 20 - 20kHz in tone defeat mode † Minimum power per channel, 20Hz-20kHz, both channels driven, with no more than rated distortion ‡ Maximum continuous power per channel Dimensions are of unit‘s cabinets without attached feet; add up to 18mm for total height. Dimension depth excludes terminals, sockets, controls and buttons. HDCD, High Definition Compatible Digital and the HDCD symbol are registered trademarks of Pacific Microsonics, Inc. MP-3 audio compression technology licensed by Fraunhofer IIS-A. s p e c i f i c a t i o n s CASSETTE DECKS Speed accuracy Wow and flutter Frequency response‡ MPX filter response Harmonic distortion THD at 0dB* THD at 0dB** Signal/noise ratio† Channel separation Erase Input sensitivity Input impedance Maximum input level Output level at 0dB 613 616 < 1% < 0.06% JIS wtd. RMS < 0.1% DIN wtd. peak 35Hz - 17kHz ± 3dB Flat within 1dB to 15kHz < 0.3% at -10dB < 1.0% < 1.5% 58dB (Dolby off) 68dB (Dolby B) 78dB (Dolby C) 40dB at 1kHz 35dB broadband > 70dB at 1kHz 40mV 50kΩ 25V 500mV < 1% < 0.07% JIS wtd. RMS (both deck A & B) 30Hz - 16kHz ± 3dB Flat within 1dB to 15kHz < 0.3% at -10dB < 1.0% < 1.5% 58dB (Dolby off) 68dB (Dolby B) 78dB (Dolby C) 40dB at 1kHz 35dB broadband > 70dB at 1kHz 80mV 40kΩ 25V 500mV No No 435 x 125 x 290mm 5.0kg 6.6kg 435 x 120 x 285mm 5.8kg 6.8kg Remote control Physical Specifications Dimensions Net weight Shipping weight ‡ † * ** STEREO AM/FM TUNER FM Tuner Section Usable input sensitivity; FM mono Usable input sensitivity; FM stereo 50dB Quieting sensitivity; FM mono 50dB Quieting sensitivity; FM stereo Capture ratio (FM) Image rejection Harmonic distortion; FM mono Harmonic Distortion; FM stereo Signal/noise; mono Signal/noise; stereo Channel separation at 1kHz Frequency response; ± 1.5 dB AM Tuner Section Usable sensitivity Selectivity Image rejection IF rejection Signal/noise ratio Harmonic distortion Remote control Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D) Net weight Shipping weight Dolby NR off, Record/Playback Ref. 3% THD at 333Hz [biased tape] CCIR/ARM weighting) Normal tape CrO2, Metal tape STEREO PRE-AMPLIFIERS Phono stage Phono R + C; MM Phono R + C; MC Input sensitivity ref. 0.5V 1KHz; MM Input sensitivity ref 200mV; MM Input sensitivity ref. 0.5V 1KHz; MC Input overload 20Hz/1KHz/20KHz; MM Input overload 20Hz/1KHz/20KHz; MC Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted + cartridge); MM Signal/noise ratio (Unweighted) MM Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted + cartridge); MC RIAA accuracy; MM (20Hz - 20KHz) RIAA accuracy; MC (50Hz - 20KHz) Line level inputs Impedance (R+C) Sensitivity; ref. 0.5V Maximum input signal Signal/noise A-weighted Frequency response (-3dB 3Hz - 70kHz)* THD PP-1 C 160 47kΩ +220pF 47kΩ + 470pF 100Ω + 1nF 2.1mV 2.5mV 55/63/580mV 78dB 72dB ±0.5dB 0.04% Line level outputs Output impedance; Pre-amp Tape Phones Maximum output level; Pre-amp Tape Phones Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D) Net weight Shipping weight 81dB ref. 0.5mV ± 0.4dB ± 0.4dB 500kΩ + 320pF 150mV 17V >100dB ref. 0.5V ± 0.2dB 0.01% 75 Ω Source Z + 1kΩ 100 Ω >15V >15V >10V into 600 Ω >190mV into 8 Ω ±5dB at 10KHz ±5dB at 50Hz Tone controls Treble Bass Remote control 115uV 20mV/230mV/2V 1.3mV/12mV/110mV 80dB ref. 5mV No Yes 135 x 35 x 70mm 0.45 kg 0.96 kg 435 x 80 x 285mm 4.8 kg 6 kg C 420 C 440 2.2µV, IHF 16µV, IHF 4µV 28µV 2.4dB >60dB 0.2% 0.3% 1.8µV 15µV 3.0µV 20µV >45dB 15Hz-15kHz >90dB 0.15% 0.20% 74dB 70dB 45dB 20Hz-15kHz 24dBµV 21dB 40dB 45dB 45dB 81dB(120V), 84dB(230V) 32dB 32dB 50dB 52dB 0.30% No No 435 x 70 x 285mm 4kg 4.5kg 435 x 80 x 290mm 3.5kg 4.5kg INTEGRATED AMPLIFIERS Pre-Amp Section Line level inputs Input impedance (R+C) Input sensitivity; rated power Frequency response (-3dB 3Hz - 70kHz)* Line level outputs Output impedance Tape Phones Signal/noise ratio Tone controls Treble Bass Remote control Power Amp Section Continuous output power † Rated distortion (THD 20Hz-20kHz) Clipping power ‡ IHF dynamic headroom at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 4Ω IHF dynamic power at 2Ω Slew rate Damping factor (ref. 8Ω, 50Hz) Input impedance Input sensitivity (for rated power into 8Ω) Voltage gain Frequency response; 20Hz-20kHz -3dB at: Signal/noise ratio; ref 1W Signal/noise ratio; ref rated power C 300 C 320 C 350 C 370 210kΩ /320pF 200mV ±0.5dB 20kΩ / 500pF 165mV ±0.3dB 50kΩ / 320pF 325mV +/-0.3dB 300kΩ / 320pF 290mV +/-0.2dB 220 Ω Source Z + 2kΩ 220 Ω 220 Ω Source Z + 2kΩ 220 Ω 100 Ω Source Z + 1kΩ 220 Ω >106dB 75 Ω Source Z + 1kΩ 220 Ω >100dB 6dB at 10kHz 5dB at 100Hz 5dB at 10kHz 7dB at 100Hz Yes Yes Yes Yes 25W (14dBW) 0.03% 30W (14.8dBW) +2.4dB 43W (16.3dBW) 65W (18.1dBW) 90W (19.55dBW) 40W (16dBW) 0.03% 55W (17.4dBW) +3.5dB 90W (19.5dBW) 125W (21dBW) 160W (22 dBW) 60W (17.8dBW) 0.03% 70W (18.5dBW) 3.5dB 135W (21.3dBW) 190W (22.8dBW) 240W (23.8dBW) 120W (20.8dBW) 0.03% 140W 3dB 210W (23.2dBW) 340W (25.3dBW) 450W (26.5dBW) >100 >60 ± 0.5dB 10Hz/70KHz 100dB 114dB 90dB 104dB >150 20kΩ / 470pF 770mA 29dB +/-0.3dB 3Hz/70kHz >96dB >114dB >150 20kΩ / 300pF 1.1V 29dB +/-0.3dB 3Hz/70kHz >100dB >120dB Bridged Mode Continuous average power output into 8Ω † IHF dynamic headroom at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 4Ω Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D) Net weight Shipping weight AMPLIFIERS Power Amp Section Continuous output power † Rated distortion (THD 20Hz-20kHz) Clipping power ‡ IHF dynamic headroom at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 4Ω IHF dynamic power at 2Ω Slew rate Damping factor (ref. 8Ω, 50Hz) Input impedance Input sensitivity (for rated power into 8Ω) Voltage gain Frequency response; 20Hz-20kHz -3dB at: Signal/noise ratio; ref 1W Signal/noise ratio; ref rated power Bridged Mode Continuous average power output into 8Ω † IHF dynamic headroom at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 8Ω IHF dynamic power at 4Ω Physical Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D) Net weight Shipping weight 300W (24.8dBW) 3dB 600W (27dBW) 800W (28.5dBW) 435 x 80 x 285mm 5kg 6.2kg 435 x 100 x 290mm 6.5kg 7.7kg C 270 218THX 120W (20.8dBW) 0.03% 140W (21.5dBW) 2.4dB 210W (23.2dBW) 340W (25.3dBW) 450W (26.5dBW) >150 20kΩ / 300pF 1.1V x 28.3 (29dB) +/-0.3dB 3Hz/70kHz >100dB >120dB 225W (23.5dBW) 0.03% 240W (23.8dBW) 1 dB 280W (24.5 dBW) 470W (26.7dBW) 700W (28.4dBW) >100V / u.sec >200 47kΩ / 700pF 1.4V x 28.3 (29dB) + 0.3dB 2.5Hz / 80kHz 96dB 120dB 300W (24.8dBW) 2.2dB 600W (27dBW) 800W (28.5dBW) 780W (28.9dBW) 1dB 940W (29.7dBW) 1.3kW (31.1dBW) 435 x 132 x 350mm 11.2kg 14.2kg 483 x 175 x 370mm 23kg 30kg 435 x 100 x 290mm 7.01kg 8.62kg 435 x 132 x 350mm 12kg 14.36kg * † ‡ 20 - 20kHz in tone defeat mode Minimum power per channel, 20Hz-20kHz, both channels driven, with no more than rated distortion Maximum continuous power per channel Specifications are measured in accordance with EIA Standard RS-490 (IHF A-202) for amplifiers. Amplifier measurements referenced to 8Ω are taken with the Impedance Select set at 8Ω (High). Measurements for 4Ω and 2Ω are taken with the Impedance Select set at 4Ω (Normal) Dimensions are of unit‘s cabinets without attached feet; add up to 18mm for total height. Dimension depth excludes terminals, sockets, controls and buttons. Dolby, Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, HX Pro and the Double ‘D’ symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. THX and THX Ultra are trademarks of Lucasfilms, Ltd. www.NADelectronics.com © 2001 NAD Electronics International NAD Electronics International reserves the right to change specifications or features without notice as design improvements are incorporated. NAD is a registered trademark of NAD Electronics International. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form whatsoever without the written permission of NAD Electronics International. Printed in the UK 02/01.
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