NAD C 316BEE V2 Datasheet

NAD C 316BEE V2 Datasheet
Endless Amounts of Power.
Improving the Budget Reference Amplifier
NAD has a distinct reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers
of all time. The lineage is impressive, all the way from the 3020 of 1978 to the current
C 328, with many “Best Amp” awards and five-star reviews along the way. The C
316BEE lived up to expectations, garnering multiple accolades including an EISA award
for ‘Best Product 2008-2009’ and top recommendations from the world’s leading audio
publications. With the resurgence of vinyl we decided to update the design by including
NAD’s highly acclaimed RIAA phono stage. This sophisticated circuit combines low
noise with high overload margins to eliminate noise and distortion. RIAA equalization is
extremely accurate (a rarity at this price) and there is even an infrasonic filter to reject
airborne vibrations that can cause parasitic feedback.
Continuous Power
• 2 X 40 Watts into 4 or 8 Ohms, 20Hz –
20kHz at 0.03%THD
Dynamic Power (20ms)
• 90W into 8 Ohms, 120W into 4 Ohms,
170W into 2 Ohms
• PowerDrive S
• 5 Line Level Inputs
• MM Phono Input for Vinyl
Proven Technology Enhanced by Innovation
NAD’s PowerDrive Circuit has been proven to offer a remarkable combination of high
current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads, and high levels of undistorted
dynamic power. By monitoring the precise operating condition of the power amplifier,
PowerDrive uses this intelligence to automatically optimize the power supply settings
for uniformly low distortion and maximum power in the real world of music listening.
As featured in our top Masters Series models, PowerDrive uses a complex ‘analogue
computer’ to determine the optimal settings. For the C 316BEE V2, NAD utilized
PowerDrive S, a clever computation circuit requiring fewer parts at a much lower cost
without any reduction in effectiveness. For short term peaks of 5 milliseconds, the C
316BEE V2’s undistorted peak power is >110W into 8 Ohms, 190W into 4 Ohms and 270W
into 2 Ohms.
All the hallmarks of NAD technology are present, from the generously sized toroidal
power transformer and low ESR smoothing capacitors, to the multiple regulated
• Front Panel Input for Portable Media
• Bass and Treble Controls
• Tone Defeat (Bypass)
• Headphone Output
• IR Remote Control
• Multi-way Speaker Binding Posts
• Gold Plated RCA Jacks
• Toroidal Power Transformer
• <0.5W Standby consumption
secondary supplies, to the heavy duty discrete output
transistors, the C 316BEE V2 is every bit as refined and
sophisticated as other NAD amplifiers.
While the C 316BEE V2 has everything necessary for musical
enjoyment, it is refreshingly limited to the essentials: six
inputs, one set of speakers, a headphone jack, and full function
remote control. It has a compact size and a handsome yet
understated exterior. It is essential NAD.
We are confident that the C 316BEE V2 will set new benchmarks
for performance, both measured and audible, at this affordable
price point. Unless you have power hungry speakers, listen at
dangerously loud levels, or have a very large room, the C 316BEE
V2 will be the amplifier for you. Fundamental specifications for
noise, distortion, power, stereo separation, and volume control
tracking, are all class leading and would be impressive on an
amplifier costing many times its modest price.
While its bells and whistles may not be as extensive as our more
expensive offerings, the C 316BEE V2 is far from a “stripped
down” product. With six line level inputs, including an MM Phono
Input, full IR remote control, defeatable tone controls and a front
panel media player input for a phone or tablet, the C 316BEE V2
is fully equipped to be the control center for a high performance
music system.
The sonic result of this high technology is a relaxed and inviting
sound that digs out the subtle details in your favourite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo sound stage.
The impressive dynamic power reserves make the C 316BEE V2
sound both articulate and alive. The silent background and low
distortion gives a sense of solidity and presence to your music
and brings out the best your loudspeakers have to offer.
Specifications C 316BEE V2
All specs are measured according to IHF 202 CEA 490-AR-2008 standard. THD is measured using AP AUX 0025 passive filter and AES 17 active filter.
THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
<0.03 % in 300 ohms at 2 V out
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>100 dB (A-weighted, 32 ohms, ref. 2V out, unity gain)
Frequency response
±0.3 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Output impedance
68 ohms
Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms
40W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
<0.03 % (250 mW to 40 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>95 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)
>97 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, unity gain in 32 ohms)
Clipping power (at 1 kHz 0.1 % THD)
>45 W in 8 ohms
>60 W in 4 ohms
IHF dynamic power
8 ohms: 90 W
4 ohms: 120 W
2 ohms: 170 W
Damping factor
>200 (ref. 8 ohms, 1 kHz)
Frequency response
±0.3 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Tone Defeat ON)
Treble: ± 5dB at 10 kHz
Bass: ± 8 dB at 100 Hz
Channel separation
>70 dB (1 kHz)
Maximum input level
4.3V (1 kHz THD 0.1%)
Input sensitivity (for 40 W in 8 ohms)
200 mV
Standby power
<0.5 W
THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
<0.03 % (1 W to 40 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>75 dB with IHF MM cartridge (A-weighted, ref. 5mV input 1 kHz and 1W output in 8 ohms)
Frequency response (RIAA deviation)
±0.3 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Tone Defeat ON)
Note: The RIAA response is consistent with a pre-emphasis that is rolled off at 50kHz by a second order filter, such as used in Neumann cutting lathes.
Maximum input level
71 mV (1 kHz THD 0.1%)
Input sensitivity (for 40 W in 8 ohms)
2.95 mV
Gross dimensions (W x H x D)
435 x 90 x 285 mm
17 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 11 1/4 inches
Net weight
5.5 kg (12.1 lbs)
Shipping weight
6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)
* Gross dimension includes feet, volume knob and extended rear panel terminals. ** Non-metric measurements are approximate. NAD Electronics will not assume any liability for errors being made by retailers,
custom installers, cabinet makers, or other end users based on information contained in this document. Note: Installers should allow a minimum clearance of 55mm for wire/cable management.
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