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NAD C 356BEE

Stereo integrated amplifier

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NAD C 356BEE

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Our take on the NAD C 356BEE

Go ahead. Give your music a chance to knock you out. Play it through the NAD C 356BEE.

Your music wants to make your day

Go ahead. Give your music a chance to knock you out. Play it through the NAD C 356BEE.

NAD's PowerDriveT technology allows the C 356BEE to sound even more potent than you would expect from its rating of 80 watts x 2 channels. Like a turbo-charger, the PowerDrive circuitry senses the demands placed on the amp and pours on higher current when it's needed to reproduce peaks of musical energy.

With enough inputs to connect seven audio components and two pairs of speaker, the C 356BEE accommodates your arsenal of audio gear. The modular design even allows turntable owners to install an optional NAD PP375 phono input module for listening to vinyl. The included remote control gives you easy control of the amplifier and the other NAD audio components in your system.

Separate preamp input/line-level output jacks let you use the C 355BEE as an independent power amplifier (or as a preamp, in the unlikely event that the built-in wattage doesn't produce enough volume for you). If your main stereo speakers don't supply enough bass to disturb the peace, you can easily add a powered subwoofer.

NAD designed the C 356BEE to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing performance. It consumes just 0.5 watts in standby mode and includes a convenient all-off "vacation" switch.

The Absolute Sound

Praise for the NAD C 356BEE from The Absolute Sound

The 80Wpc C 356 BEE borrows technologies from NAD's Master Series M3 dual-mono integrated. Its tonal balance leans slightly to the darker side, bringing a bit of extra wood to strings and burnish to brass. The soundstage is large, with a good sense of air around instruments, and a nice sense of depth.

The Absolute Sound 2013 Editors' Choice Awards: Integrated Amplifiers under $1000

I'm really pleased with how this amp sounds with my Polk TSx550T speakers. There's plenty of headroom and the audio quality is every bit as good as I'd hoped.

Lincoln L, libertyville, IL

What's in the Box:

  • Integrated amplifier
  • 68" AC Power cord
  • Wireless remote control (SR 8)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 2 Pre-out/Main-in jumpers (installed)
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian/ German/ Dutch/ Swedish/ Russian)
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • 80 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.007% THD
  • 80 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.007% THD
  • 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 101 dB
  • PowerDrive™ circuit with automatic speaker impedance sensing delivers maximum dynamic power output regardless of speaker load
  • Soft Clipping™ circuit gently limits amplifier power output to reduce risk of speaker damage due to prolonged high volume operation
  • Modular Design Construction (MDC) to allow the addition of the PP375 phono stage or other MDC Modules
  • toroidal power transformer
  • rotary bass and treble controls with defeat switch for tone control bypass
  • 7 RCA audio inputs including 2 tape in/outs
  • tape monitor loop for adding an equalizer or signal processor
  • front-panel minijack input for connecting a portable music player
  • main-amp input and 2 preamp outputs for connecting a powered subwoofer or separate amplifier for bi-amping
  • full-size headphone jack
  • front-panel switching for 2 pairs of speakers
  • two pairs of speaker binding posts
  • RS-232 port for operation with third-party controllers
  • 12-volt trigger output
  • IR input/output
  • one switched AC convenience outlet
  • detachable AC power cord
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-3/16"H x 14-3/16"D
  • weight: 19.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

NAD C 356BEE Reviews

Average Customer Review:

24 Reviews

Simple and plenty of power

Written by: Lincoln L from libertyville, IL on March 20, 2016

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I'm really pleased with how this amp sounds with my Polk TSx550T speakers. There's plenty of headroom and the audio quality is every bit as good as I'd hoped.

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NAD C 356BEE Amp

Written by: 371 Olds from California on December 6, 2015

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This is my second NAD amp, and it' just as impressive as the first one. The wattage rating is conservative and the purity of sound is as good as it gets. I don't think you can do better, especially at the price.

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NAD C 356BEE

Written by: Anonymous from New York on September 4, 2015

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This is a terrific amp--I'm not sure whether it will be enough power to drive my second set of speakers when I get them, so we'll see, but so far so great.

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Amp

Written by: Gary from Catskill ny on April 1, 2015

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Great amp plenty of power .. I was surprised may have to look into buying more NAD stuff

Pros: Lots of power

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Not Disappointed

Written by: John D from Tennessee on January 29, 2015

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I have a pair of PSBs that where under powered and under appreciated by a middle of the road Yamaha amp. I purchased the NAD C 356BEE and I feel like I am hearing my speakers for the first time. I am filling a pretty big space and I have no problem doing that. Sound is clean, crisp and natural. One thing that was important to me was true sound reproduction at lower volumes, and I have not been disappointed. I am very surprised how well the lower frequencies are produced at low output. I have heard NAD uses PSB speakers in their sound rooms, and I believe it. If you are looking for an amp that will drive your bass really hard then this is not the amp for you. I listen to jazz, progressive and art rock, singer-song writer, classical and it is paired wonderfully with those genres with a powerful midrange punch. I wouldn't recommend it for a heavy metal fan.

Pros: Great sound reproduction at low volume. Clean crisp midrange sound.

Cons: Not for a heavy bass lover.

Excellent buy

Written by: Rufus from Asheville, NC on August 21, 2014

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Got this amp a few weeks ago, and was a little apprehensive that it was very light on tone controls and sound processors. After many hours of listening with vinyl, media players, and NAD's separate AM/FM tuner, I have found that I don't even use the tone controls it comes with. Everything just sounds perfect coming out of this amp. Just listened to some jazz over the radio and the soundstage was so three dimensional and distinct. I am extremely happy with this amp, and am excited to see what else NAD has to offer.

Pros: Perfectly balanced sound and plenty of clean power.

Cons: None

Solid Integrated

Written by: AnthonyL from NJ on July 14, 2014

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Very happy with the unit. It replaces an Outlaw RR2150 that took a surge in a storm. The sound is much less fatiguing than the Outlaw. I am using it with Wharfdale towers, moon LP3 phono preamp, Music Hall 5.1 turntable and it sounds great. I am very pleased with unit. On another note, I purchased a scratch and dent unit and I am very happy with the unit's condition. The only blemish was on the remote. Very satisfied .

Pros: Clean power, neutral sound.

Cons: None

Nothing Outstanding

Written by: addman27 from Fort Myers on March 17, 2014

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With all the hype surrounding this receiver I really thought I may be missing something with my Yamaha R-S 700. Despite all the rave reviews, the build quality of the NAD was rather cheap, (even the balance control knob was slightly off center. I subtracted a star for that). While The NAD was powerful, even with both the treble and bass significantly increased, it still sounded rather flat and dull. In short, the sound quality of the NAD was nothing special, and for the price the build quality was disappointing (cheap plastic speaker connectors on the back, plastic knobs on the front). I'm sure the NAD sounds good for certain types of music, but for pop/rock and alternative it had simply no punch or slam. Don't believe all the hype. I sent mine back. For my old Vinyl and CD's my Yamaha wins hands down.

Pros: Lots of power.

Cons: Cheesy looks and fair build quality. Average sound at best.

Don't hesitate.

Written by: Tony A. from Bartlett, Illinois on March 9, 2014

After running what I thought were excellent vintage / semi vintage components (Marantz receiver as preamp to Sony ES power amp) the new NAD C356BEE literally blew up my most optimistic estimation of what a new amplifier would do for my sound quality. Low, deep "appropriate" bass, clear and loud midrange and extended high frequency air and sparkle, along with dynamics that just will not quit, this amplifier is outstanding in every category. Vocals and instruments stand out and project loudly and clearly, there is zero compression or loss of distinction or clarity. Driving large tower speakers in a large finished basement, my ears said turn it down long before the amplifier showed any signs of strain or distortion. I never expected this one to be anywhere near this good. Amazing. Recommended as highly as any audio component I have ever owned except for the Pioneer DEX-P99RS mobile audio head unit.

Pros: Bass Midrange Treble Dynamics Clarity

Cons: Buttons a little difficult to read. Not your most stylish boutique amp but I wouldn't change it for anything the way it delivers sound quality.

Great sound

Written by: WR from Shamong,NJ on February 28, 2014

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Awesome integrated amp. I bought this for my father who is really into classical music and he loves it. This was a replacement for a 20 year old B&K Amp and Adcom pre amp that was hooked up to a pair of PSB Silver model tower speakers. The NAD did not disappoint. Sound quality was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Pros: Great system for under $1000

Cons: None

NAD C 356BEE

Written by: Anonymous from Shady Cove, OR on February 26, 2014

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I'm no expert on amps but this amp is powerful and very very clear. It's wonderful with my Tsx550s.

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Happy with NAD

Written by: CDCr from Houston, TX on February 20, 2014

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The NAD C 356BEE just sits there and produces clean sound. I am very happy with its performance so far.

Pros: Easy hook up and user manual is good. Like the sound.

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NAD C 356BEE

Written by: Mark from Wisconsin on February 3, 2014

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Nice Integrated. Have only listened to it through some $250 Sennheisers. I liked the old style NAD's that showed you with the LED when you were getting into volumes that made the amp use the soft clipping. Now you can't tell if the volume you are listening to might be to much for the wattage rating on the amp.The LED only represents if the amp's soft clipping function is engage or not and is not made to change it's intensity when clipping.

Pros: Have always respected the NAD Name I expect to get years of use from this Integrated. I have no other complaints.

Cons: Just the lack of change in illumination for soft clipping LED

sounds good, but one big drawback

Written by: spence from honolulu, hi on January 21, 2014

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I've always liked NAD products, and the 356BEE sounds good, but I was really surprised I had to buy a separate amp to hook up a turntable.

Pros: NAD always seems to offer quality sound.

Cons: No turntable hookup without another purchase. Nowhere in the owner's manual does it say where to plug in the sub.

Simpley Awesome

Written by: Majog from NY on July 9, 2013

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First off let me start with I was replacing a 25 year old medium end JVC receiver driving new Klipsch R7 speakers. I originally ordered the Marantz PM8004 that was $200 more. Due to a misunderstanding with the Crutchfield advisor the tape output is not a loop and would not drive my EQ or DBX. I called them up and before I even had the Maranze boxed and ready to send back the NAD was on the way. The NAD has a preamp out loop that allows it to drive my ancillary equipment. Even with just the NAD (no ancillaries in place) the sound was incredible and even better than the $200 more Marantz. It was enough features and is powerful enough to shake the walls at 1/2 power. The sound is crisp, clear, and amazing compared to the old JVC. Wish I would have upgraded much sooner. I also got a Nuforce Icon iDo DAC in place of the NAD DAC module that was about the same price. The NAD version does not allow you to drive IPAD or IPHONE devices. Will review that separately.

Pros: Cost. A value based price; Amazing sound; Superb customer service; Simple to install and run.

Cons: Integrated DAC module does not run I-devices; could drive the bass a bit harder

NAD C 356BEE

Written by: ryan h. from muscatine,IA on July 8, 2013

The most powerful amp I've heard. I barely have to turn the volume up at all on this thing before It gets really loud. Sound Is clean and accurate. I've owned Sony, Onkyo and Denon amps in the past and NAD blows them away!

Pros: plenty of power

Cons: can't think of any

Very Neutral Sound

Written by: Bart from Katy, TX on June 3, 2013

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I purchased this to replace my old Denon amp from 1985? It is very nice.... It does everything pretty well. Not outsanding anywhere but that's just fine with me... It completely stays out of the way of the muisc. You can listen all day long to this amp.

Pros: Nice neutral sound

Cons: none so far:)

NAD C 356BEE

Written by: Tom from YONKERS, N.Y. on April 2, 2013

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Definitely one of the best amps i've ever owned!

Pros: Clean, powerful sound.

Cons: None

Impressive Upgrade!

Written by: BudF from Rochester, NY on April 21, 2012

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I have owned various NAD products for many years. This amplifier replaced my NAD C160 preamp and C270 120W power amp mainly due to space considerations. What a significant upgrade! This is a heavy and very well made product that clearly outperforms my more expensive much older components. The sound stage is wider with more air between instruments. Localization of instruments is much clearer. Definition is also significantly clearer with much more detail and texture to instruments, with far greater and more pronounced spatial quality such as heard in reverb and delay on recordings. The dynamic punch and speed of transients are so much better than my older components. The bass response is bigger but natural, with much better midrange. The treble range is better too but still with that wonderful NAD lack of edge and over brightness. Powered subwoofers can easily be used with this amp. This amp is a joy to listen to and worth every dollar. If you want a phono input for a turntable, buy the version with the phono input module that installs easily into the rear of the amplifier.

Pros: Impressive sound quality and listenability. Music is just better! Appearance, size, and blue lights for each input selector button. Very nice remote that can be used for all NAD components, including Blu Ray and CD players.

Cons: The amp seems to run cooler than many but the top needs good ventilation space. Be careful when stacking components on the amp.

BEAUTIFUL SOUND

Written by: Jack W from Russellville, AR on March 31, 2012

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WORTH EVERY PENNY!! I'M SOLD ON "NAD". YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

Pros: GREAT SOUND

Cons: NONE

Didn't think I'd be this Impressived

Written by: John C from Providence, RI on February 17, 2012

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I have been an audiophile all of my life. I couldn't be happier having purchased this amp. Of course, the speakers are as important as the amp and connecting several sets of speakers to it, I was pleased with the clarity and lack of distortion that I heard. From my top of the line Paradism speakers to an old set of Pioneer 99A (40+years old) speakers, the sound is phenomenal.

Pros: Powerful enough to drive my speakers, with low distortion.

Cons: You can't hook up a sub-woofer, but my 99A Pioneers have 15" woofers so I'm OK without it. However, this could be a real issue for most other speakers.

My first NAD

Written by: Sredman1 from Fredericksburg, Va. on November 21, 2011

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I connected my high-end floor standing speakers and turntable to my new C 356bee and was blown away. Before this I was listening to vinyl through my Denon 7.1 with Yamaha bookshelf speakers and a Velodyne sub, which was okay but lacking. Then came the NAD and the music came to life, the instruments spoke individually and came together to create music in a way I hadn't previously heard. The sound is clean, detailed, and crisp. I once again have discovered the beauty of vinyl. Once I get a CD player the system will be complete. I would totally recommend the NAD C 356BEE to anyone whether as an entry level amp or as a replacement for the enthusiast.....neither will be disappointed.

Pros: It has made my music come to life. The price is right

Cons: Nothing so far.

Perfection

Written by: AM from Seattle, WA on March 20, 2011

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I connected my NAD amp to Studio Monitor speakers (with Eminence 12" bass) and it packs plenty of power to get the job done. It reproduces the most subtle nuances with incredible clarity: it's truly a whole different listening experience. If you're looking for the best at a reasonable price, look no further than NAD.

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NAD C 356BEE

Written by: Elpidio from Honolulu, HI on January 15, 2011

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Just received my NAD Amplifier, hooked it up right away, and the sound is wonderful. I replaced my Harmon Kardon integrated amplifier. This my 6th NAD product that I owned. Very satisfied with fast delivery.

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What's in the box?

Download the NAD C 356BEE manual

  • Integrated amplifier
  • 68" AC Power cord
  • Wireless remote control (SR 8)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 2 Pre-out/Main-in jumpers (installed)
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian/ German/ Dutch/ Swedish/ Russian)
  • Warranty information

Features and Specs

Performance Specs
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 80
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) 80
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) 80
Frequency Bandwidth 20-20k
THD 0.007%
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 101
Digital Music Features
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) No
High-resolution Audio Playback No
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi No
Connections
Total Analog Inputs 7
Phono Input No
Optical Digital Inputs No
Coaxial Digital Inputs No
USB Input No
Preamp Outputs Stereo (2)
Headphone Output 1/4"
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (inches) 17-1/8
Height (inches) 5-3/16
Depth (inches) 13-13/16
Weight (pounds) 19.2
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features
Controls
Connections

Features

NAD PowerDrive Circuit: The C 356BEE use NAD's proprietary PowerDrive amplifier technology that provides high dynamic power and low impedance drive capability. By adding a second high-voltage rail to the amp's well regulated high-current power supply, the amplifier can nearly double its continuous power on a short term dynamic power basis. This uniquely efficient power supply topology provides the real world benefits of high dynamic power that remains uncompromised by low impedance speakers.

FDP Specifications: NAD uses Full Disclosure Power (FDP), the most demanding criterion for performance measurement. FDP specifies distortion under the most extreme conditions of low impedance loads and frequency extremes, rather than the simple and easy 1kHz @ 8 ohms test quoted by many of other manufactures. NAD uses this stricter performance criterion because it more closely matches the demands of real music and real loudspeakers. Maintaining specified distortion at 4 ohms and at 20Hz to 20kHz is a much more difficult achievement. The NAD C 356BEE is rated at 80 watts x 2 channel (@ 20-20kHz, in 4/8-ohm, with 0.007% THD).

Soft Clipping: NAD's Soft Clipping circuit gently limits the output of the C 356BEE to minimize audible distortion when the amplifier is over-driven. While Soft Clipping can be left on at all times to reduce the likelihood of audible distortion from excessive volume settings, you can also turn the circuit off for critical listening if you prefer.

Modular Design Construction (MDC): Modular Design Construction (MDC) makes future upgrades possible with interchangeable, upgradeable modules.

Controls

Remote Control: The included IR remote control handles the key functions of the C 356BEE. The IR remote can also be used to directly command other NAD products that respond to applicable common remote control codes. This includes other NAD Stereo Receiver, Integrated Amplifier, and Preamplifier models. It has additional controls to remotely operate NAD CD Players, AM/FM Tuners, and dedicated AM/FM/DB Tuners. It will operate up to a distance of 23'. The remote requires two "AA" alkaline batteries (included).

Volume: The Volume control adjust the overall loudness of the signals being fed to t he loudspeakers or headphones. The Volume control does not affect recordings made using the Tape output terminals, but will affect the signal going to the Pre-amp output terminals (Pre Out 1 and Pre Out 2).

Balance: The Balance control adjusts the relative levels of the left and right speakers. The Balance control does not affect recordings made using the Tape output terminals, but will affect the signal going to the Pre-amp output terminals (Pre Out 1 and Pre Out 2).

Tone Controls: The C 356BEE stereo integrated amplifier features independent Bass (100Hz) & Treble (10kHz) controls to adjust the tonal balanced of your system. The Tone control does not affect recordings made using the Tape output terminals, but will affect the signal going to the Pre-amp output terminals (Pre Out 1 and Pre Out 2).

Note: The Tone control circuits can be bypassed.

Connections

Front-Panel Stereo Minijack: The NAD C 356BEE is equipped with a front-panel stereo minijack (3.5mm) to temporarily connect your portable digital audio player.

Analog Inputs: The NAD C 356BEE stereo integrated amplifier is fitted with 5 rear-panel analog stereo audio inputs (RCA). These inputs are labeled 'MP', 'CD', 'Tuner', 'Disc', and 'AUX'.

Tape Monitor Inputs/Outputs:  The NAD C 356BEE is equipped with two stereo Tape Monitor outputs (labeled 'Tape Monitor' and 'Tape 2') for recording purposes.

A-B Speaker Terminals: The NAD C 356BEE is fitted with A & B speaker outputs. You can choose to play back only the A speakers, only the B speakers, or both A-B speakers. The speaker terminals are binding-posts and will accept single banana plugs, pin connectors, or bare wire (16-12 AWG).

Note: The stereo integrated amp will support one pair of 4 to 8-ohm speakers or two pair of 8-ohm speakers.

Preamp Outputs: The C 356BEE features dual stereo pre-amp outputs (labeled 'Pre Out1' and 'Pre-Out 2') to connect the unit to an external power amplifier or power subwoofer.

Main Input: This is a stereo RCA connection which allows the connection of an external preamplifier or processor.

Headphone Output: The C 356BEE is fitted with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphones (sold separately). The headphone jack will work in parallel with the selected speakers (A and/or B). To listen to only your headphones, de-select Speakers A-B. The volume, tone, and balance controls are operative for headphone listening.

IR Input/Output: There is an IR input (3.5mm), used to control this unit using an optional infrared repeater or the IR output of another component. There is also an IR output (3.5mm) used to control another compatible component.

+12V Trigger Output: The +12V trigger output (3.5mm) lets you turn on/off another device along with the C 356BEE.

RS-232 Port: The rear-panel RS-232 port allows connection to a compatible PC or external whole-house control system from companies such as AMX or Crestron. NAD is a certified partner of AMX and Crestron and fully supports these external devices.

Switched AC Outlet: This convenient outlet can supply switched AC power to another component or accessory. The total draw off all devices connected to this outlet must not exceed 120 watts.

AC Power Cord: The C 356BEE comes supplied with a detachable 68" AC power cord.

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Why did you buy this?

Honestly what sold me on it was the very low noise rating. They were NOT joking, noise level is non-existent on this thing. [ Rufus  Jul 14, 2016 ]
I already own another NAD integrated amp and I love it. Just going for more power this time. I have never heard anything negative about their products and I have known about their quality for decades now. And how can you go wrong when you are dealing with Crutchfield??? It's a win-win situation! [ Ralph  May 27, 2016 ]
this is good [ alexander  May 03, 2016 ]

4 questions already asked

LFE is almost alrays mono. I personally would run both left and right from the preamp to make sure i dodnt miss anything. [ richg1390  Sep 05, 2015 ]
Barry, All you need is an RCA splitter. That is what I used and it works well. Item # 703F22m. [ Wayne  Sep 04, 2015 ]
Try Googling "NAD subwoofer connecting". You need a Y connector but how tomuse it is not obvious. [ DANA W.  Sep 04, 2015 ]
You only need a short adapter that takes the L and R Preouts from the amplifier and combines it into a single cable that connects with a sub woofer cable. Don't worry about combining the left and right pre-outs into one cable because subwoofer frequencies are nondirectional. Many Home theatre receivers provide a single pre-out for subs. [ DANA W.  Sep 04, 2015 ]
Forgive me but I am overseas and have no way of answering your question.I am totally non-technical and do not carry this info in my head. [ ROBERT C  Sep 04, 2015 ]
Yes, you can hook up a sub through a pre out connection. [ ADAM  Jul 18, 2015 ]
Yes. You can connect a powered sub. [ morgan1  Jul 17, 2015 ]
Yes, if your subwoofer can accept stereo line input. Check yours to be sure, most of them do I think. [ Rufus  Jul 17, 2015 ]
Yes. I hooked up my Polk powered sub following an option listed in the Polk guidelines - using the pre outs directly to the subwoofer L/R line in jacks. It worked perfectly. [ Bruce  Jul 17, 2015 ]
the pre-outs will be at line level,-- full volume. and: they are stereo. a sub woofer needs to play only your very low frequencies and a typical 5.1 or 7.1 home theatre amp will provide the mix and volume control as well as the frequency separation . the NAD amp is really meant for stereo use. I use mine with a pair of JBL ES-90s. the do not need a sub-woofer. [ Bill  Jul 17, 2015 ]
I know nothing about those speakers, I alternate between an old ( but extreme quality, cooled ) Cerwin Vega's from way back, and a set of monster high end Pioneer speakers from back when Pioneer made real quality, for parties at the house I run all four at once for a surround feel. This amp will drive all four speakers to their limit, all clean sound. I still have not explored the upper limits on this amp. Even my audiophile snob friends are impressed. [ ANTHONY  Mar 18, 2015 ]
Gary, I am using this unit as a preamp, I tried running it through a set of tower speakers and it ran warm. [ ANTHONY  Mar 18, 2015 ]
No fan. It can get quite warm but adequate ventilation does the trick. [ BOHDAN  Mar 26, 2015 ]
No. Doesn't I believe. [ Charles  Mar 20, 2015 ]
No it doesn't,but as long as you keep it sufficiently clear of any obstruction above the unit it shouldn't be a problem.As a side note, this is a very clean sounding amp as I'm hearing my music collection in a more defined way,compared to my old Yamaha. [ t  Mar 20, 2015 ]
not that I can tell. [ JORGE  Mar 19, 2015 ]
I do not know. I do know that when I put the amp in my old vertical stack stereo console, it got somewhat warm around it, especially with the glass door on the front of the case closed. This was a concern for me. I realized that the shelve it was on was solid with no holes. The amp sits low on the shelve, hmmm, what to do? I took the shelve out and drilled out a pattern of holes large enough to allow air to pass through efficiently. This worked well as the console no longer warms up and heat rising from the top of the amp pulls air from the bottom now, allowing adequate cooling even with the glass door closed. By the way, this amp is awesome. The sound quality is unmatched in this price range, with quality speakers, this amp will amaze. I like my music up very high, but so far I haven't even gone past the sixty percent range on the amp. This amp is immensely powerful, if you live in an apartment or have close neighbors, don't buy this amp. Way to much potential for an apartment. Hope this helps, good luck and enjoy. [ ANTHONY  Mar 18, 2015 ]
I own this amp and I do not hear any fan noise when I turn it on. And was unable to find any info regarding the presence of an internal fan. [ DANA W.  Mar 18, 2015 ]
No internal fan, and it does get warm. Make sure it is well ventilated and turn it up and enjoy. It sounds great. [ THOMAS  Mar 18, 2015 ]
SORRY NOT SURE BUT I THINK IT MUST I USE IT 24/7 [ KAREN J  Mar 18, 2015 ]
No [ ROBERT C  Mar 18, 2015 ]
This does not have an internal cooling fan. I think that feature is limited to pure class A amps. [ ADAM  Mar 18, 2015 ]
As far as I know, it does not. I certainly don't hear a fan and I don't see any signs of a fan housing. If it is important, I can open the case and look. [ HARRY  Mar 18, 2015 ]
No, there is no internal fan. [ RICK  Mar 18, 2015 ]
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