Overview: The NAD C 446 Digital Media Tuner plays Internet
Radio, AM and FM radio, USB devices, music stored on your network (on a computer
or other DLNA or UPnP certified device), and your iPod/iPhone (when used with an
optional NAD IPD 2 iPod dock). The C 446 connects to your home network via Ethernet
or WiFi and features a front-panel USB port. The C 446's outputs include analog
stereo RCA and optical digital.
Network Connection: The network connection can be hardwired
(via the RJ-45 port) or wireless (using the built-in 802.11/b/g WiFi card).
WiFi Security: The C 446 supports WPA and WPA2, but not WEP.
Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer will turn the C 446 off after
15, 30, 45, 60, 75, or 90 minutes.
- Wireless Remote: the included TNR 2
wireless remote controls the C 446
- IR In: 3.5mm IR input; allows you to
connect the C 446 to an infrared repeater
- RS-232: used with an external controller;
AMX, Crestron or a compatible PC using NAD's proprietary PC
- +12V Trigger: 3.5mm +12 volt input; turns
the C 446 on when it receives a trigger from another component
Audio Outputs: The C 446 features both analog RCA and optical
digital audio outputs.
Internet Radio: The NAD C 446 lets you access Internet Radio
stations from around the world. Search for new stations, for popular stations, by
location, or by genre (country, Christian, rock, hip-hop, top-40, etc). You can
also search for only high quality stations and for podcasts. Specific station names
can be entered using the C 446, or using NAD's vtuner portal on the internet. The
My Favourites section gives you easy access to stations you memorize.
vTuner: The C 446 supports the online vTuner service which
offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts on your computer.
vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via a
reliable online database with a wide variety of content. You can browse
content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites.
UPnP: The C446 utilizes UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) client
to allow playback of audio files stored in a home network, such as a computer, NAS
(network-attached storage), Apple iOS device or Android phone. The C 446 browses
your UPnP server content over the local network. The computer, NAS or mobile
devices on the network are all potential servers.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: By adding the optional IPD 2 iPod
dock (item number 745IPD2,
sold separately), the C 446 can be used to control an iPod or iPhone:
- Music Navigation:You can control your connected
iPod/iPhone from the C 446's remote control or from your iPod/iPhone's
clickwheel or touchscreen.
- Music Information Display: The C 446 display panel
shows the elapsed playing time and song title, artist name, and album
name (the iPod display is also active).
- Charging: The C 446 will charge your connected
iPod or iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The NAD C 446 is compatible
with the following iPod/iPhone models (as of October 2011):
Track/Artist Info Display||
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't
work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until
a newer software update is available.
USB Audio Playback: The NAD C 446 is equipped with a front-panel
USB (Type-A) port for easy connection of a USB storage device. The USB port supports
playback of WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3, and WMA audio files and devices formatted in FAT 16
or FAT 32. The song title, artist name, album name can be displayed the unit's
Compatible Audio Formats: The C 446 supports the following
audio formats and bit rates:
up to 1,536 kbps|
up to 1,500 kbps|
|AAC||up to 320 kbps|
up to 320 kbps|
up to 320 kbps|
Presets: Up to 40 presets (a mix of AM and FM stations) can be
memorized for easy recall. The presets can be tuned directly using the remote's numeric
keys. Each preset can be assigned a 12-character user name.
Direct Tuning: The station frequency can also be entered directly
using the remote's numeric
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
- Antenna Input:
- FM: threaded F-connector
- AM: spring terminals
- Analog Output: stereo RCA output
- Digital Output: optical digital output (Toslink)
- Ethernet: RJ-45 port for
connection to wired LAN
- WiFi: threaded terminal for use
with included wireless LAN antenna
- RS232: RS-232 port for connection to external control
systems from companies such as AMX or Crestron
- MP Dock: port for optional IPD 2 iPod dock (item number
745IPD2, sold separately)
- IR In: 3.5mm mini-jack input; control unit without
line-of-sight access using an optional IR repeater
- +12V Trigger: 3.5mm mini-jack input; turn the C 446
on/off remotely from another component having a +12V trigger output
- Power: IEC 2-prong removable power cord
- USB: USB Type-A port for a flash drive memory device
- Compatible Media Formats:
- WAV: up to 1,536 kbps
- FLAC: up to 1,500 kbps
- AAC: up to 320 kbps
- MP3: up to 320 kbps
- WMA: up to 320 kbps
- Analog Output: 2 volts RMS
- Ethernet Terminal: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
- Wireless LAN:
- System: IEEE 802.11 b/g
- Security: WPA, WPA2
- Standby Power Consumption: 0.5 watts
- Usable Sensitivity: 10 dBμ
- 65 dB (mono)
- 60 dB (stereo)
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 15 kHz (+/-1.5 dB)
- Channel Separation:
- 33 dB (30 Hz)
- 40 dB (1 kHz)
- 32 dB (10 kHz)
- Capture Ratio: 3 dB
- Usable Sensitivity: 55 dBμ
- S/N: 42 dB
- THD: 1.5%
- Frequency Response: 100 Hz to 2.3 kHz (+/-6 dB)
- Selectivity: 20 dB