NAD C 368 Stereo Integrated Amp with DAC and Bluetooth


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SKU: C 368
Brand: NAD


With the C 368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier, your home audio
system will never fall behind the pack. Thanks to our MDC technology, the C 368
is easily customisable and ready for all future features and upgrades. With the
optional BluOS® module, the C 368 can connect to your network and be controlled
through a smartphone, tablet, or desktop, and connect wirelessly to any other
BluOS Enabled device to create a multi-room High Resolution Audio system. You
can also instantly connect to the C 368 through Bluetooth, giving you the
ability to stream wirelessly from any Bluetooth Enabled device, and if you’re a
vinyl fan, you can also add a turntable. Enjoying music has never been so easy.
A totally modern approach to amplification, the C 368 is the ultimate amp for
any music lover’s system.

Introducing the NAD C 368.

Getting it Right

We never overlook the most crucial of requirements. From low
noise circuits to precise volume control action, to accurate channel balance
and proper input and output impedance characteristics, we here at NAD do
everything we can to get these things exactly right. We also include an MM
Phono stage with precisely accurate RIAA equalization, high overload margins,
extremely low noise, and an innovative circuit to suppress infrasonic noise
that is present on all LPs – all without affecting bass response. Our line
inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components by offering
ideal input impedance characteristics with linear ultra-low-noise buffer
amplifiers to prevent any sonic degradation. We include a separate headphone
amplifier with low output impedance and very high output voltage capability –
enough to drive even high impedance studio monitor headphones. Low impedance
line outputs that can connect to subwoofers extend the versatility of this well
thought out amplifier.

Forward Thinking

Modular Design Construction (MDC), allows you to customise
your NAD amplifier with additional capabilities and features, now or in the
future. The two available MDC slots can accommodate a variety of upgrade
modules including 4K video capable HDMI switching, additional Digital Inputs,
additional Analogue and Phono Inputs, and one of the most advanced Hi-Res Audio
multi-room wireless systems available, the BluOS music management system
developed by Bluesound. BluOS connects to your network and is controlled via
smartphone, tablet or desktop to manage your music collection and connect you
to a growing list of high-quality streaming music services.

Instant Connection

You can connect instantly to the C 368 with Bluetooth® aptX®,
allowing you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device.
Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the C 368
via wireless headphones. There is also a control app to control all functions
of your C 368. Adding the optional BluOS Module provides access to your local
area network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and adds Hi-Res Audio
streaming. The BluOS Module also makes the C 368 a single-zone streamer in a
complete multi-room wireless music system that is fully compatible with BluOS
Enabled music systems and wireless speakers.

Sophisticated Power

In the last few years, NAD has moved away from the
old-fashioned linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste
energy, and have instead developed even better performing circuits based on
switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages. Once thought to be
inferior to traditional topologies, NAD’s advanced work in this area has
created some of the best performing amplifiers regardless of basic design
principle. These new designs are very linear over a wide bandwidth and provide
consistent performance into all speaker loads, providing a dramatic advance
over previous models.

Furthermore, the power supply is capable of 80 watts
continuously and over 120 watts instantaneously to allow for short-term musical
transients. It can operate with any AC mains voltage from 100 to 240 volts and
provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 368. This highly
efficient supply also provides near perfect regulation of voltage across a wide
range of conditions and provides a solid noise-free foundation for the
amplifying stages.

The C 368 uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD
output stage. This allows for massive power with nearly unmeasurable distortion
and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully
planned and perfectly executed to produce every last drop of performance.

Key Features

  • 80W x
    2 Continuous power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • Bluetooth
    A2DP with aptX supported
  • MM
    Phono input
  • Analogue
    line inputs
    coax and optical inputs
  • Speaker
    A, Speaker B
  • Stereo
    or Bridge mode configuration
  • Preamp/Subwoofer
  • Headphone
  • MDC
    Slots for future upgrades
  • IR
  • Smartphone
    Control App
  • 12V
    Trigger in/out
  • IR
  • RS-232
    Serial port for control
  • Control4,
    Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan certified



Line Input, Pre Out

  • THD
  • <0.005%
    at 2V out
  • Signal/Noise
  • >106dB
    (IHF; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out, unity gain)
  • Channel
  • >80dB
    (1kHz); >70dB (10kHz)
  • Input
    Impedance (R and C)
  • 22
    kilohm + 100pF
  • Maximum
    Input Signal
  • >4.5Vrms
    (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Output
  • Source
    Z + 240 Ohm
  • Input
  • 93mV
    (ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency
  • ±0.03dB
  • Maximum
    voltage output – IHF load
  • >4.5V
    (ref. 0.1% THD)
  • Tone
  • Treble:
    ±7.0dB at 20kHz

  • Bass: ±7.0dB at 60Hz

  • Balance: -10dB

Phono Input, Pre Out

  • THD
  • <0.01%
    at 2V out
  • Signal
    to Noise Ratio
  • >84dB
    (200 Ohm source; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)

  • >76dB (MM cartridge source, IHF; A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
  • Input
  • 1.44mV
    (ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency
  • ±0.3dB
  • Maximum
    Input Signal at 1kHz
  • >80mVrms
    (ref. 0.1% THD)

Line Input, Headphone Out

  • THD
  • <0.005%
    at 1V out
  • Signal/Noise
  • >110dB
    (32 Ohm loads; A-weighted, ref. 2V out, unity gain)
  • Frequency
  • ±0.3dB
  • Channel
  • >60dB
    at 1kHz
  • Output
  • 6 Ohms

General Specifications

  • Continuous Output
    Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms (Stereo)
  • >80W
    (ref. 20-20kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
  • Continuous Output
    Power into 8 Ohms (Bridge Mode)
  • 300W
    (at 20-20kHz at THD 0.03%)
  • THD
  • <0.03%
    (250mW to 80W, 8 Ohms and 4 Ohms)
  • Signal
    to Noise Ratio
  • >98dB
    (A-weighted, 500mV input, ref. 1W out in 8 Ohms)
  • Clipping
  • >95W
    (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
  • Clipping
    Power (Bridge Mode)
  • >315W
    (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
  • IHF
    Dynamic Power
  • 8 Ohms

  • 4 Ohms 200W

  • 2 Ohms 250W
  • IHF
    Dynamic Power (Bridge Mode)
  • 8 Ohms

  • 4 Ohms 560W
  • Peak Output Current
  • >20A
    (in 1 Ohm, 1ms)
  • Damping
  • >300
    (ref. 8 Ohms, 20Hz and 6.5kHz)
  • Frequency
  • ±0.3dB
  • Channel
  • >75dB

  • >70dB (10kHz)
  • Input
    Sensitivity (for 80W in 8 Ohms)
  • Line
    In: 470mV; Digital In: 21% FS
  • Sample
  • up to
    24 bit/192kHz
  • Frequency
  • 2.402G-2.480G
  • Maximum
    Transmit Power (dBm)
  • 7dBm

Power Consumption

  • at
    Auto Standby ON and Network Standby OFF
  • 0.5
  • at
    Auto Standby ON and Network Standby ON
  • 1.2
  • OFF
    mode (Power switched OFF)
  • 0.1

* – 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 is always live when configured

Weight & Dimensions

  • Gross
    Dimensions (W x H x D)*
  • 435 x
    100 x 390mm (17 1/8 x 3 15/16 x 15 3/8)”
  • Net
  • 7.8kg
  • Shipping
  • 10.1kg

*Gross dimensions include feet, extended buttons
and rear panel terminals

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs
Additional Options

Built-In BluOS Streaming Module, No Additional Option


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