About the NAD C 368
Your high-performance music system starts here
Your high-performance music system starts here
The NAD C 368 is a customizable connection hub for digital, analog, and even wireless music sources, married to a powerful stereo amp that dishes out beautiful sound. Built-in Bluetooth lets you stream music from your computer or a compatible mobile device for a nearly limitless selection of music. You can use it to stream audio from connected sources to a pair of Bluetooth headphones. NAD's smart, future-proof Modular Design Construction (MDC) lets you upgrade the C 368 to include features like wireless multi-room music and 4K video pass-through.
Clean amplification for your speakers and headphones
The C 368 uses an advanced Class D amplifier design for consistent performance. Its highly efficient power supply provides a noise-free foundation, generating huge power with negligible distortion — up to 1,000 watts instantaneously to faithfully reproduce the energy and excitement of all your favorite music. A built-in high-performance headphone amplifier can drive even the most demanding studio monitor headphones.
Innovative customization options
Two MDC upgrade slots let you add or swap modules on the back of the unit so you can tailor the C 368 to your exact needs.
Available upgrade modules include:
DD BluOS: This module adds Wi-Fi® and Ethernet network connectivity with decoding for all major digital music formats, including high-resolution audio (up to 24-bit/192 kHz). It lets you access your personal music library as well as streaming music services. BluOS lets you set up a wireless multi-room music system and distribute high-resolution music to Bluesound speakers throughout your home.
DD HDM-1: This module adds three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. It supports video resolution up to 1080p and two-channel PCM audio with 24-bit/192 kHz resolution.
DD AP-1: This module adds a balanced and single-ended line input and a MC/MM phono input, with high-quality 24-bit/192 kHz DAC audio.
DD USB-2: This module adds additional asynchronous USB and SPDIF coaxial and optical digital inputs.
DD HDM-2: This module adds three HDMI inputs and one output with support for 4K video resolution and two-channel audio with 24-bit/192 kHz resolution.
- 80 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.03% THD
- 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
- Class D Asymmetrical PowerDrive amplifier design
- built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible device or wireless headphone listening
- supports the aptX® codec for wirelessly streaming CD-quality sound
- independent built-in high-output headphone amplifier
- 2 MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots for adding additional capabilities and features
- remote control
- compatible with leading third-party control systems like Control4, Crestron, RTI, and URC
- 4 digital audio inputs (2 optical/2 coaxial)
- 3 stereo RCA audio inputs, including a phono input (for use with a moving magnet cartridge)
- stereo RCA preamp output for connecting a separate amplifier or powered subwoofer
- RS-232C port for use with external controllers
- IR in/out and 12-volt triggers
- full-size headphone jack
- 2 pairs of binding post speaker connectors for A and B speakers
- USB port for service only
- detachable power cord
- signal-to-noise ratio: 98 dB
- 17-1/8"W x 4"H x 16-5/8"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # C368
What's in the box:
- Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier
- 6' AC power cord
- Bluetooth antenna
- Remote control (SR 9)
- 2 "AA" batteries
- Quick Setup Guide
- Warranty Information
NAD C 368 reviews
Works as I expected and description said it would. And it is very easy to use right out of the box!
Pros: Super easy to set up and use. Sounds great.
Cons: Maybe would like to see more information on the display
1 of 1 found this helpful
Easy to use and set up. The unit has low distortion, super clean power for the price.
0 of 0 found this helpful
Loved this amp while it lasted. Died 2 months past 2yr warranty. Seems at this price point it should have lasted a bit longer than that.
Pros: Sounds great. Bluetooth, plenty optical IO.
Cons: Only lasted 2 years.
5 of 5 found this helpful
Would have given it 5 stars but setting up the Bluetooth function was a pain in the *ss
0 of 0 found this helpful
Plenty of inputs, versatile, and most importantly sounds great. My KEF R500's never sounded this good. The low end has never sounded this controlled and full sounding. Dynamics have been impressive. I also opted to add the BluOS streaming module. I most often listen to Hi Res digital music (Tidal & Qobuz thru Roon). Sometimes CD's using one of the Optical digital inputs. Sometimes TV/Movies using the other optical digital input. I have been very pleased with the DAC in this unit. I can not speak to analog inputs/phono inputs. I plan on adding two subwoofers and taking advantage of the hi pass filter. I also recently purchased a BluOS Powernode 2i for use in my bedroom. Before using the Powernode in my bedroom I hooked it up to my main system. The NAD C368 blows it away in terms of sound quality. I could not get over the disparity
Pros: SOUND!!!!! Flexibility/Versatility the built in DAC
Cons: Installing firmware updates was a little bit of a pain.
2 of 2 found this helpful
This NAD integrated amp is exactly what I needed. It sounds superb, and does everything I need and then some, and the best part is the fact you can upgrade the basic package to also include a BluOS streaming suite of software or 4K HDMI connections. Or not. The NAD design allows you to have future upgrades as technology changes, keeping the amp from obsolescence. I have paired this amp with my matching NAD C568 CD player, which makes my music sound better than ever. This combo is driving my new Klipsch RP-600M speakers, which I also bought here from Crutchfield, and togeather this is one killer system.
Pros: Fantastic amp, connectivity cannot be beat.
3 of 3 found this helpful
The NAD C 368 is an excellent replacement for my 17 year old NAD c350. Also, excellent over the phone service from Doc of Crutchfield during and after purchase.
1 of 2 found this helpful
This is a decently-priced integrated. It tightened up the presentation from my previous desktop setup which was an Asus STX II into a Nuprime STA-9. The latter of which, I believe was introducing some euphoria through it's purposeful tube sound. So, voices seem a little thinner on the NAD, but more lifelike. Interestingly, bass tightened up a bit and is more defined with the NAD. Imaging seems ok in terms of soundstage. I don't believe it extends to, or beyond, my speakers any better than my previous setup. The only area I believe they really missed the mark is by not including a USB port for connecting to a laptop or PC for the best sound possible. Toslink is jitter-ridden, and bluetooth and wifi cause drops and retransmits. If you want to add an optional USB MDC card, you're looking at over $250 for just a simple USB port. That's a fairly significant oversight, and really would have cost almost nothing to include in the baseline design, though I suppose they don't want this to compete with their lower end mini line like the 3020, 7050 and 3045. Overall, a fair purchase, though there are equally-good offers out there from Cambridge, Yamaha, and Marantz.
Cons: No USB connection for PC or Laptop???
4 of 5 found this helpful
I've owned a lot of NAD equipment over the years and this is another solid product from a company dedicated to two channel audio. I have no issue with the sound quality or build quality of the unit. Some thoughts for new users of this unit as it took me a while to understand how to best operate and configure it. First off, download the NAD remote app from your app store provider right away as this is key. Navigating configuration settings on the physical unit itself can be tedious, especially some of the "deeper" menu items. Such as naming sources, etc. Some have had issues with Bluetooth but I only encounter them when I switch devices often. As one user indicates, just turn off the "vacation" power switch then turn it back on and that clears up the problematic Bluetooth cache every time. I also found the firmware updates not a big deal if you are a relatively proficient PC user. However, for those not into computers, I can see how the process would be cumbersome. It would be great if the unit had an Ethernet port or wi-fi built in that could search for updates over the Internet automatically, that would be very helpful for many users I'm sure. One disappointment is since the unit is digital there are no custom settings for subwoofer crossovers and things like that. Also, it's important to note, unlike most all other NAD amplifiers, there are no Main In jacks and no tape monitor function so there is no way to insert an EQ, or signal processor into the sound loop.
Pros: Solid functionality and very good sound. Nice Remote app for iOS. It was a bit tough getting used to the new "digital" interface without all of the traditional input sources and other controls on the front panel. However, over time, the clean look and functionality of the app have really won me over. It's nice that the app can literally do everything you can do via the front panel so it is not limited in any way and much faster and intuitive to use the app which has a well designed UI.
Cons: No variable subwoofer crossover settings and no Main In jacks or tape monitor loop.
11 of 11 found this helpful
Amazingly warm sound, crystal clear, plenty of power to drive four speakers including my Polk floor speakers. A big surprise (huge) was how well it processes my bluetooth phone music. I also love the app. Brilliant amp. This amp had some hard shoes to fill replacing my 38 yr old Onkyo. I tried several different amps and the 368 was the only one that came close and actually exceeded. Love it!
Pros: Amazingly warm sound, crystal clear, plenty of power to drive four speakers including my Polk floor speakers. A big surprise (huge) was how well it processes my bluetooth phone music. I also love the app. Brilliant amp. This amp had some hard shoes to fill replacing my 38 yr old Onkyo. I tried several different amps and this one exceeded.
Cons: hmmmm..........none I can think except you have to turn the amp on manually before using the app. Pretty trivial though.
4 of 5 found this helpful
Well let me start by saying I enjoyed the amp mostly and I'll start by listing it's pros and then I'll go into it's cons and hopefully it'll go some way to explain why I returned it. First it's a juggernaut of connections two optical, two coax, two line-ins and two mdc slots with which you can add the BluOS streaming module or hdmi inputs and let's not forget about Bluetooth built in. Secondly an amazing array of menu settings, like home theater bypass on all of the inputs no matter which one and build quality is top notch I mean you get the impression that this thing will outlast your great grandchildren. Now let's move on to the cons. First, and it's the clincher, is that the high frequency range especially on the analog inputs is muffled and seem reduced even compared to my much cheaper topaz am10 amp. Secondly, and this is nitpicking, is the gain level on all the inputs are different meaning one minute while I'm on a digital input I've got it set to 30% volume and I go to put a record on and switch it to phono and I have to bump it to 50% to get the same level of dynamics. So for my enjoyment I've found these class D amps from NAD to be a bit of a disappointment and don't get me wrong, I liked it but only on the digital inputs. Otherwise on anything else the sound to me felt hollow and like it was missing something.
Pros: Digital inputs sound incredibly good, inputs inputs and more inputs , fantastic menu settings and build quality is the best I've seen thus far.
Cons: Well there's a few although I'd ask you to read my review for those.
15 of 16 found this helpful
This is a great amp. Clean beautiful sound.
1 of 3 found this helpful
I was ready to do a AB compairsen with my cheaper mono blocks. The first song that came up wa "Shine on you crazy Dimond" . The mono blocks didn't have a chance. My Dahlquist 905 never sounded this good, even with the GAS Son of Ampzilla hooked up to them. The voices just bounced out of the boxes. Smooth clean sound. If it last 20 years it will be my last Amp.
7 of 7 found this helpful
Awesome amp! Easy choice for the money!
Pros: Clean sonics
Cons: Small digital window. Need 20/20.
2 of 5 found this helpful
Beautiful, clean power. Great sound quality. Easy to set up.
0 of 2 found this helpful
Upgraded to the C368 from the 3020 and could not be happier. Fantastic sound and pairs really well with the new Project Debut Carbon and Wharfedale Denton bookshelves. Crutchfield made the exchange more than easy. Really pleased so far.
2 of 6 found this helpful
I was looking for a compact, powerful amp to drive my KEF speakers and U-Turn Orbit turntable and the c368 delivers. The separation and clarity is incredible. Most importantly for me, the phono stage is top notch.
Pros: - Great sound - Excellent phono stage - Energy Efficient - Compact size - Bluetooth - Solid construction
5 of 6 found this helpful
Very clean sound. Like remote. Bluetooth seems almost cd quality. Phono is really nice. Listen to variety of music sounds very good.
Pros: Remote,very clean sound. Future expansion possibilities.
Cons: Display is a little small when picking sources. Not a deal breaker.
4 of 4 found this helpful
Very crisp and clear audio. I have a connection to my subwoofer and that makes it even better!
3 of 3 found this helpful
Makes my KEF speakers really sing! Warm full bodied sound which I love. I got the BluOS module for easy streaming options and the ability to play Hi-Res audio files from my NAS is awesome. Only thing I would like is better sub-woofer integration which would allow us to set custom crossover settings
Pros: -Sound quality -BluOS module
Cons: -Cannot set custom crossover for sub
6 of 6 found this helpful
I assumed that this unit would outperform is 80wpc power but it was the smooth, room-filling sound that blew me away. My only criticism is that it could be a bit easier to set-up (and I dont like the remote). I had to update the firmware (after calling Crutchfield and then NAD). However, following the update, the unit performs admirably. This is a fantastic value that I would recommend to anyone. If you think you need more power and/or an upgrade, consider this C368!
Pros: versatile, great sound, great value
Cons: difficult to set-up, remote is cumbersome
9 of 9 found this helpful
This amp powers two sets of good speakers, and a subwoofer, and the tone and precision is great. Wonderful amp!
7 of 9 found this helpful
Great little amp with big sound. Warm NAD sound right out of the box. Plenty of hookups and options with this unit. Great NAD phono stage as well. A "can't lose" choice if you are looking for something reasonably priced to take you to the next level of listening.
Pros: Great NAD sound, lots of power
Cons: Could have a better user guide
8 of 8 found this helpful
The NAD C368 delivers exactly what I needed. Nice clean sound through my old B & W speakers, at an affordable price. The amp works with the way I listen to my music now (streaming). The design is very cool and fits my entertainment unit. The crew at Crutchfield we're so helpful and made my purchase very easy.
Pros: The sound and price.
Cons: Needs more easy access to tech support.
6 of 6 found this helpful
Sound is seriously awesome! Makes my old Sony speakers sound amazing. Even streaming Bluetooth from my iPhone sounds great. I can hear things in the music that I've never noticed before. My only gripe is that the Bluetooth continually loses pair and can only be re-established by turning off the rear power switch to reset. The remote app is not as intuitive as I feel it should be. The volume can only be adjusted via onscreen touch buttons. Why not just use the volume buttons on the side of the phone...like every other app? The user manual is available to download from NAD's website.
Pros: Sound for the price. Wow!
Cons: Bluetooth. Setup.
10 of 10 found this helpful
This unit replaces my previous NAD. It was not easy to set up because no manual was included. I called technical support and they explained it. However, the functionality of the design is not intuitive. That is the only reason I have it 4 out of 5 stars. Performance-wise, it is pure NAD and functions well.
Pros: NAD performance
Cons: No manual. Not intuitive in finding input selection.
7 of 7 found this helpful
Using this integrated amp along with the BluOS add in card and I really couldn't ask for more in sound quality or connectivity. Weather it be streaming from my server, Bluetooth from phone or internet radio it all plays and sounds amazing paired with my Q Acoustics 3050 speakers. At this price you really can't go wrong with NAD reliability and quality.
Pros: Price point Features connectivity Sound quality
Cons: Nothing so far
10 of 11 found this helpful
Great AMP with very clear sound. The bluetooth connectivity is one of the best I have seen and it connects to my iphone and within a few seconds, without fail and maintains a stable connection through out. For the power and features, this is also a good value for money. Paired with the definitive technology SM65, the amp has been an excellent acquisition.
8 of 8 found this helpful
Truly awesome amplifier combining analog and digital for a deep full sound. Becoming even more spectacular with the NAD BluOS module.
7 of 7 found this helpful
FINALLY got everything hooked up: Klipsch RB-81 II's, Rega RP1, and this NAD amp providing the power. Killer amp plain and simple. Excellent phono stage for my Rega. Love the warm soothing sound of NAD-I never get tired of listening to it play. If this is the power range and the features you're looking for in an amp you're gonna regret not buying this. I know I would. Thanks Crutchfield!
Pros: Spectacular sound all the way around
Cons: Remote/menu functions
10 of 10 found this helpful
I haven't had a good stereo for quite some time, but very happy that I came across the NAD 368. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that other receivers might have but the sound quality and design are impeccable. Setup was easy though I have to say the instruction manual is lacking some information but nothing essential. The deciding factor for me was its ability to expand via MDC modules, which gives this amplifier plenty of room to expand. I got the non BluOS version but got the MDC module separately and installation was straight forward and it works great. The other even more important factor for me was that this unit can be operated both at 110V and 240V, so if I ever go back to a country with 240V I can use it.
Pros: modular design via MDC flexible power source (110 and 240) Design
Cons: nothing so far
11 of 14 found this helpful
Superior NAD quality with the features I needed! The C 368 was exactly what I needed to pump my Klipsch RB-81ii large bookshelf speakers. The THD is inaudible, with dead silence when cranked up with no input. With my IPhone connected by Bluetooth the sound is clean and true. On 50% volume I can rock the whole house. The only thing I could say is missing is a gain control for the Speaker-B outputs. Still 5 stars! I was thinking the C 388 would be a better choice (at 150W per) but am happy that I picked the C 368 instead.
Pros: Everything. Plenty of inputs, lots of features and tons of clean power. Easy to set up.
Cons: Could use a gain control for the Speaker-B outputs, but that's just a nice-to-have. No real Cons at all.
7 of 7 found this helpful
Spectacular sound and definition. Clean natural bass that's only there when the music calls for it. Of course, my speakers have to take some of the credit-PSB Imagine T towers and an SVS SB 2000 sub. However the NAD C 368 made them sound distinctly better.
Pros: Great reserve power. Upgrade modules available.
Cons: Set up menu and firmware upgrade processes are not intuitive.
14 of 15 found this helpful
Fantastic amp and acts as the central hub for our small living room. Works perfectly with my AT-LP120 and streaming Tidal. Its soooo convenient once you over come the setup issues. Very very happy
Pros: All of the above especiallya t this price point
Cons: Headphone amp could be a little better but not really a concern coz i have a seperate headphone amp
15 of 15 found this helpful
Bought for a project turntable in my office. I'm amazed by the bright and rich punch to each bass note. Music sounds warm and room filling. Very happy!
Pros: Price point meets best in class performance
Cons: The remote feels a little cheaper than expected for a NAD product at this price point.
16 of 17 found this helpful
Not much to say other than this is true NAD quality and performance. Glad I decided on this amp.
9 of 9 found this helpful
Exactly what I needed for my bedroom stereo. Very cool unit with lots of options and configurations. I upgraded my unit and added the BluOs module and steam a majority of my music. My NAD c368 is connected to a pair efficient klipsch speakers so it gets plenty loud in my room while sounding great. Overall very happy with my purchase it's my first class D type amp and it works great, sounds great and stays really cool to the touch compared to my other amplifiers I have owned.
Pros: Great sound, future proof, small footprint, energy efficient.
Cons: Menu can be a little confusing while setting up and would prefer a little less plastic on faceplate and more metal parts.
19 of 21 found this helpful
This is my first high-end (to me) stereo amplifier. Setup was straightforward but the BluOS module took a little more IT effort. Using a Mac mini as my main library I had to (1) ensure guest access was allowed on my home network, (2) all files in my shared drive were readable by "everyone", and (3) plug my wireless router directly into the BluOS module. After those three things I was streaming 192k/24bit files no problem. Regarding power, it is more than enough for my one bedroom apartment. I use this amp to drive Polk RTi A7 speakers. The neighbors complained within hours of installation. :( Fortunately, the Bluesound app has a "governor" that I set to -15dB. That seems to help. Now I can't wait to get my own home someday where I can raise the volume without restrictions. As of now, I have an apple TV, Sony DVD, Samsung TV, and the BluOS module as my inputs. I give this five stars because I can't think of any reason to give it less.
Pros: Everything in the title
Cons: The "auto standby" is a bit concerning when you first use the amp. It automatically shuts off after 20 minutes of inactivity. I thought it was a power supply short! Simple fix is to disable "auto standby" in the menus.
19 of 20 found this helpful
Quality product. I listen to cool Jazz, opera and classical. This integrated amp produces an inviting, thrilling, yet warm sound in my Magnepan 1.7 speakers. The 80 watts per channel is plenty of power in my 900 sq. ft. bedroom. The DAC is astounding-- best I have ever experienced! However, the headphone amp is lousy; but you can't have everything -- and I have a separate headphone amp, anyway, so it doesn't effect me. Another product benefit: the NAD C 368 is built like a tank, which I like because I never know when that might be needed; accidents do happen. I am very happy with this amp; nevertheless, please note this: initially the 368 sounded weak and faint-hearted when I paired it with my vintage Nakamichi CD player; in fact, I was about to upgrade to the C 388. Instead, I first bought the NAD 516 CD Player. What a difference! I now have all the power I personally need plus a compelling, realistic sound.
Pros: Produces a warm, compelling and-- in the case of soprano arias or jazz vocals-- thrilling sound. Very realistic. Also: the DAC is fantastic!
Cons: I have little negative to say about NAD merchandise-- I respect their products and enthusiastically recommend them to jazz and classical music lovers. Still, the headphone amp is disappointing.
24 of 24 found this helpful
I've struggled with a great sounding 7.1 Surround receiver that was mediocre with music. I tried everything to draw decent music quality out of that amp, no luck. Months ago I bought a Bluesound (NAD's sister brand) Powernode for a basement amp. I was so impressed with the sound from the Powernode, when NAD released the C series I thought I'd give it a try. I knew I'd be missing out on the surround experience, but I really wanted good music and to take advantage of my 900 CD collection, ripped to WAV files, on a hard drive. I bought a demo C368 with the BluOS module already installed. Unfortunately, that unit was defective, sounded like a boombox, paired with my KEF LS50s. The dealer I bought the defective demo unit from had another and traded it out. When I received the replacement unit, I initially connected it to two pairs of inferior speakers, Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350s and KEF Q100s. I was blown away. The C368 made those speakers sound like much more expensive models. I quickly hooked the unit up to my KEF LS50s. Wow! Streaming RadioParadise, Tidal and Napster all sounded fantastic. I then connected an external solid state hard drive to the BluOS module. I tested Cracker's Gentleman's Blues and Stevie Ray Vaughn's Wham!. The sound quality is nearly perfect, especially for an amp in that price range. I don't need a subwoofer. My only compliant is no volume/gain control for the
Pros: Great stereo sound quality Good TV sound quality through Toslink Compact design, all in one Very powerful amp capable of driving power hungry speakers BluOS module has lots of features Not harsh, good clean music Lots of streaming services choices Clean looking Easy to adjust and fine tune Lenbrook/NAD customer support is fantastic
Cons: No gain or volume control for back/B speakers BluOS module can be finicky and hard to set up No wireless option, other than Bluetooth, without BluOS Non-standard width between speaker connections, can use a dual banana plug, have to use two separate banana plugs BluOS module is expensive and makes this amp compete with more costly amps when added.
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More details on the NAD C 368
Features & specs
|Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms)||80|
|Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms)||Not given|
|Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms)||80|
|Minimum Impedance||4 ohms|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||98|
|Digital Music Features|
|Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter)||Yes|
|High-resolution Audio Playback||No|
|Total Analog Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Inputs||2|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|USB Input||Service only|
|Preamp Outputs||Stereo RCA|
|Dimensions and Warranty|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Hybrid Digital Amplification: NAD has moved away from the old-fashioned power-hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste nearly half of the energy consumed and produce heat rather than sound. Instead, NAD has developed even better performing circuits based on switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages. Once thought to be inferior to traditional topologies, this new Hybrid Digital Amplifier design is very linear over a wide bandwidth and provides consistent performance into all speaker loads, providing a dramatic advancement over previous Class AB and Class D amplifier designs.
- Customized Hypex UcD Output Stage: The C 368 uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage operating in a fully balanced bridge configuration. This allows for massive power with nearly un-measurable distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully planned and perfectly executed to deliver every last drop of performance.
- Sophisticated Power Supply: 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.
Full Disclosure Power (FDP): 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 4/8Ω and at 20-20kHz is a much more difficult achievement. The benefit of NAD's Full Disclosure Power is the total elimination of audible distortion at any listening level. This provides pinpoint imaging and realism with music and movies alike.
- Continuous Power:
- Stereo: 80 watts x 2-channel (@ 20-20kHz, into 4Ω or 8Ω, at 0.03% THD, with both channels driven)
- Bridged: 300 watts x 1-channel (@ 20-20kHz, into 8Ω, at 0.03% THD)
- IHF Dynamic Power:
- Stereo: 250W into 2Ω / 200W into 4Ω / 120W into 8Ω
- Bridged: 560W into 4Ω / 400W into 8Ω
Bridge Mode: The C 368 amplifier can be configured to be MONO (Bridge Mode), more than doubling its output power. This way, the C 368 can be used as part of a high power stereo or home-theatre system, by connecting additional power amplifiers.
Binding Post Speaker Outputs: The amplifier features A & B speaker terminals to power two pair of loudspeakers. The speaker terminals consist of eight binding posts that will accept single banana plugs (single only), pin connectors, spade lugs, and bare wire (up to 10AWG). The amplifier supports 4Ω speakers when only one pair is connected, however, when two pair of speakers are connected a minimum impedance of 8Ω is recommended.
Discrete Headphone Amplifier: The NAD C 368 incorporates a discrete headphone amplifier with low output impedance and very high output voltage capability, enough to drive even high impedance studio monitor headphones. Connecting a set of headphone to unit's front-panel 1/4" jack will mute the speaker outputs. Volume, tone, and balance controls are all operable during headphone listening.
Line Outputs: The C 368 features a low impedance line-level stereo output that can connect to another other amplifier or powered subwoofer to extend the hybrid digital DAC amplifier's versatility.
Tone Control: The NAD C 368 hybrid digital DAC amplifier lets you adjust Bass (60Hz) & Treble (20kHz) from -7 to +7dB, as well as Balance between the left & right speakers (L10 to R10).
Filters: Filters provide easy bi-amplification or subwoofer integration by adding the required filters to redirect bass frequencies to the subwoofer. Select High Pass or Full Range. When High Pass is selected, low pass audio signals up to 150Hz are sent to the C 368's subwoofer preout and high pass audio signals are sent to the C 368's amplifier section and speaker outputs. Select Full-Range to deliver audio signals with the whole frequency spectrum to the C 368's amplifier section and speaker outputs.
Bluetooth Music Streaming: You can wirelessly pair and connect instantly to the C 368 with Bluetooth, allowing you to stream stored music and music apps wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled source device; like your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The high performance Bluetooth aptX codec is fully supported for true CD-quality sound from aptX-compatible Bluetooth devices (like Android OS 4.0+ smartphones & tablets). There is no control or song/artist info display from the C 368.
Note: If the optional MDC BluOS module (sold separately) is installed, Bluetooth as Source will be defeated or not selectable. Use the Bluetooth option included in the MDC BluOS module.
Digital Inputs: The NAD C 368 is equipped with two optical (toslink) digital inputs and two coaxial (RCA) digital inputs. These digital inputs will support 2ch PCM audio up to 24-bit/192kHz (not compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS).
Analog Inputs: The NAD C 368's stereo RCA inputs (2 Line/1 Phono) can accommodate all kinds of analog source components by offering ideal input impedance characteristics with linear ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers to prevent any sonic degradation caused by inappropriate loading of the source device.
MM Phono Stage w/ RIAA Equalization: The NAD C 368 hybrid digital DAC amplifier includes 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.
Modular Design Construction (MDC): Modular Design Construction (MDC), an exclusive feature of NAD, allows you to customize the NAD integrated amplifier with additional capabilities and features, now or in the future. The two available MDC slots can accommodate a variety of upgrade modules (all sold separately) including 4K video capable HDMI switching, additional Digital Inputs, additional Analog 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 Module: By simply adding the optional BluOS MDC Module(745MDBLUOS, sold separately), the C 368 becomes part of the BluOS wireless multiroom music ecosystem. The BluOS module connects to your network via a wireless (WiFi) or wired (Ethernet) connection, and is controlled via Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. BluOS supports streaming of internet radio, select online music services, and Hi-Res audio files. The BluOS module also includes dual USB (type-A) port for music file playback from USB mass storage class devices, like a thumbdrive or digital portable audio player. In addition the BluOS module offers built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a Bluetooth source device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- Balanced/Unbalanced & Phono MM/MC Module: The DD AP-1 module (745DDAP1, sold separately) adds a balanced and unbalanced analog line-level input, plus a MM/MC compatible phono input.
- 4K HDMI Module The MDC HDM-2 (745HDM2, sold separately) adds HDMI capability with three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output for video plass-through. Based on the latest 6GHz HDMI chip, the MDC HDM-2 includes full support for UHD (4K) video pass through to a video monitor, plus support for 24-bit/192kHz 2Ch PCM (not compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS).
- 1080p HDMI Module: The DD HDMI-1 module (745DDHDM1, sold separately) adds three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output for video pass through. Full 3D Video support with video resolution up to 1080p/60. Supports 2 channel PCM audio with 24-bit/192kHz resolution (not compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS).
Note: These MDC modules are all sold separately (not included with the C 368). You can add up to two MDC modules.
NAD Remote App: Power, volume, source selection, and device settings are all controlled using the intuitive interface of the NAD Remote App (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) from your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device.
IR Remote: The included IR remote control handles the key functions of the C 368. 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).
Remote Connections: The NAD C 368 is fitted with a 12V trigger input/output, an IR input/output, and a RS-232 port for custom integration and advanced remote connectivity
- 12V Trigger In/Out: The +12V trigger output (3.5mm) lets you turn on/off another device along with the C 368. The integrated amp can also be turned on/off by another device using the +12V trigger input (3.5mm).
- IR In/Out: The IR input (3.5mm)is used to control this unit using an optional infrared repeater or the IR output of another component. The IR output (3.5mm) can be used for control of another NAD component.
- RS-232 Port: The RS-232 port allows connection to a compatible PC or external whole-house control system. NAD is a certified partner of Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, & Elan.
Auto Standby: The C 368 can be setup to automatically go into standby mode if there is no user interface interaction and no active source input for 30 minutes.
Auto Sense: The Auto Sense feature enables the C 368 to wake up from standby mode when triggered by an active source input with an audio signal.
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