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NAD C 368 Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC and Bluetooth®

Item # 745C368

The NAD C 368 is a customizable connection hub for digital, analog, and even wireless music sources, married to a...

The NAD C 368 is a customizable connection hub for digital, analog, and even wireless music sources, married to a...

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About the NAD C 368

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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.

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.


Product highlights:

    • 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
    • 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

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    Features & specs

    Performance Specs
    Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 80
    Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) Not given
    Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) 80
    Frequency Bandwidth 20-20k
    THD 0.03%
    Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
    Amplifier Class D
    Signal to Noise Ratio 98
    DAC Bit Depth 24-bit
    DAC Sample Rate 192 kHz
    Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) Yes
    Wi-Fi N/A
    Built-in Radio Tuner None
    Room Correction No
    High-res Audio Playback
    From Network No
    From USB Thumb Drive (USB-A) No
    From Computer (USB-B) No
    Version Info Built-in
    Receiver Mode Yes
    Transmitter Mode Yes
    AAC Playback No
    aptX Playback Yes
    aptX-HD Playback No
    LDAC Playback No
    RCA Line-level Inputs 2
    XLR Line-level Inputs No
    Phono Input Yes
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    USB Input Yes
    HDMI Inputs 0
    Stereo Preamp Outputs Yes
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Recording Output No
    HDMI Output 0
    Home Theater Bypass No
    Pre-out/Main-in Loop No
    Headphone Output 1/4"
    Removable Power Cord IEC 3-prong
    Streaming Compatibility
    Apple AirPlay No
    Apple AirPlay 2 No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    Chromecast built-in No
    Roon No
    HEOS No
    BluOS No
    Dimensions and Warranty
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 4
    Depth (inches) 16-5/8
    Weight (pounds) 17.2
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    The NAD C 368 replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Audio Section
    Variety of Sources
    Remote Control

    Audio Section

    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. A 150Hz low-pass filter is activated when configured as a subwoofer out.

    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.

    Variety of Sources

    Built-In Bluetooth: The NAD C 368 offers built-in Bluetooth and can act as a Bluetooth Receiver or Bluetooth Transmitter.

    • Receiver Mode: In Receiver Mode, 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.
    • Transmitter Mode: In Transmitter Mode, you can wirelessly pair and connect a Bluetooth-enabled headphone or speaker to the NAD C 368. This allows you to stream audio from the C 368's digital, analog, and phono inputs to a set of headphones or speakers that support Bluetooth. You cannot use Bluetooth as a source during Transmitter Mode.
    Note: If the optional MDC BluOS module (sold separately) is installed, Bluetooth Transmitter mode 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. *NAD components using the BluOS MDC are unable to share their inputs with other BluOS devices due to hardware limitations
    • 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.

    Remote Control

    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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    Using the line in or optical in, will it bypass the internal dac?
    deeeeee  Sep 22, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings David. The source going into the line is already analog, you would not use the DAC in the C 368 at that point. Using the optical in the feed is all digital, then you would be using the DAC in the C 368.
    hogan  Sep 22, 2023 (Staff)
    Can you bypass the dac portion but use the Bluetooth portion? I know that would not make sense for most people.
    deeeeee  Sep 16, 2023
    1 answer
    It is not possible to bypass the DAC in this unit when using a digital input source such as Bluetooth.
    zachary  Sep 17, 2023 (Staff)
    What is the height of the C 368 with the Bluetooth antenna installed? Thank you.
    dennis  May 30, 2023
    1 answer
    That is a great question, Dennis. The specs are not listed from NAD, sadly. It appears as though most Bluetooth antennas of this design are around the 3.5" in height (specs I could confirm) when attached and in the upright position. This would put total height in addition to the NAD's 4" at around the 7-8" mark roughly. If you are tight on space, you can always rotate the orientation of the antenna or adjust the angle to fit in tight spaces with little loss in connection performance. I hope this helps!
    bo  May 31, 2023 (Staff)
    Can I stream from the c368 to a pair of Bluetooth headphones?
    lenzstuff  Oct 06, 2022
    1 answer
    It is possible to transmit audio via Bluetooth to a set of Bluetooth headphones with the C 368.
    zachary  Oct 06, 2022 (Staff)
    Does it have Chromecast like the 338?
    steve  Nov 30, 2021
    1 answer
    It does not, the only built-in wireless is Bluetooth. I think one of the cards you can buy separately for the MDC slot adds network playback ability and may support Chromecast.
    kyle  Nov 30, 2021
    Is there a speaker outlet for a center speaker besides the two needed for the side/main left and right speakers?
    geoff  Sep 06, 2021
    1 answer
    No, this is a stereo integrated amp, and does not do surround sound.
    thomas  Sep 08, 2021 (Staff)
    Does this amp have a replaceable fuse?
    ted  Sep 05, 2021
    4 answers
    Located below power cord. Manuel says this: FUSE HOLDER  Only qualified NAD service technicians can have access to this fuse holder. Opening this fuse holder may cause damage thus voiding the warranty of your C 368.
    brad  Sep 06, 2021
    Can't find one anywhere on the unit
    brad  Sep 06, 2021
    Not that I know of
    bernard  Sep 05, 2021
    There is a fuse holder on the back of the unit. The owner's manual states it is not user serviceable without voiding the warranty and possibly damaging the unit (p. 7).
    christopher v  Sep 05, 2021
    Could I run two pairs of 6 ohm speakers (JBL 530s) at the same time with this amp? I like to use one pair in one room and one in the adjoining room rather than cranking up the volume to hear music all over the house.
    nuria  Aug 17, 2021
    2 answers
    Yes, it has two pairs of binding posts.
    paul  Aug 20, 2021
    Yes, you can run two sets of speakers with the C 368. There are speaker A and speaker B outputs that would let you connect one room to speaker A terminals and the other room to speaker B terminals. This would also let you turn off the room connected to speaker B if you ever wanted to only listen in the main room.
    brian  Aug 18, 2021
    I have a Denon cassette deck from the late 1980s. I hooked it up to the line 1 input on the NAD C 368 integrated amplifier. It sounds great. Is there an output on the amp that I can use as an input on the cassette deck so I can record vinyl and CDs? The subwoofer output is variable and I have not tried it, because I read the it was controlled by the volume knob and variable not fixed. Any ideas? Thank you.
    sam  May 13, 2021
    2 answers
    This integrated amp does not have an output for recording audio. At the time of this reply, we do offer other integrated amps with that output. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check current models and get a personal recommendation on one
    jason  May 30, 2021 (Staff)
    The subwoofer's out or maybe speaker outs (ir and optical work both ways but were not available in the 80's) only other option in can think of would be a pre-amp.
    joseph f  May 28, 2021
    Does the remote have a balance contol?
    mark  Feb 15, 2021
    5 answers
    The remote does not have a "dedicated" balance button. The balance function can be easily accessed by the remote using the navigation/enter selector with 2 or 3 button pushes. IMO no more difficult to adjust with the remote than on the unit itself.
    scott  Feb 15, 2021
    You can control the balance with the remote through the settings main menu. Not very intuitive, but it can be done.
    steven  Feb 15, 2021
    Yes. Both at the unit and the app.
    gary  Feb 15, 2021
    Not a dedicated button, but you can access the menu with the remote, which allows you to control bass, treble, and balance.
    michael  Feb 15, 2021
    james  Feb 15, 2021
    Can I add a preamplifier to my DAC C368 integrated amplifier?
    jerry  Feb 12, 2021
    5 answers
    Do you mean can you use the C368 as a preamplifier? Yes, there is a "pre out" connection. If you mean can you add a preamplifier, using the C368 as a power amplifier only, I don't see why not--you could just connect it to one of the RCA inputs. Some people say not to do that because you have two components in the signal chain that have volume control, which supposedly downgrades quality.
    michael  Feb 15, 2021
    Yes you plug in where it says pre out subwoofer. But you cant use both it is one or the other.
    keith  Feb 13, 2021
    Why do you need a pre-amp? It has 2 line-in and 1 phono input.
    eric  Feb 13, 2021
    Yes. I don't like the internal dac or the DAC in the BLUOS streaming module. I much prefer the DAC hooked up to my computer. I also wanted to try out tubes. I currently have My external DAC hooked up to a Schiit Freya+ preamp and am using the NAD C 368 as a power amp. The volume has much finer control on the NAD C 368 compared to the Schiit Freya +. I am using RCA output on the Freya + into one of the RCA inputs of the NAD. I have the PRE OUT of the NAD hooked up to a pair of subwoofers. I still use the NAD for volume & tone controls but now have that glorious tube sound with a much more expansive soundstage compared to internal DAC.
    alexander  Feb 13, 2021
    I haven't done this but I think you ought to be able to. Why do you want to?
    gregory  Feb 12, 2021
    Can you add the DD USB 2 .0? I want to use my laptop, memory stick and Terabyte memory (5000+ CDs)
    michael  Aug 03, 2020
    1 answer
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    thomas  Aug 20, 2020 (Staff)
    If you use the pre out as a 2 channel in to another amp will the internal amp be disabled?
    harry  May 14, 2020
    4 answers
    I don't have an answer but this amp makes my DCM Time Windows sound amazing
    gregory  May 14, 2020
    I haven't tried this, but I don't believe it would be disabled.
    jon  May 14, 2020
    I have my pre-outs configured as a subwoofer output, but I believe the answer to your question is no. If you connect to the pre-outs, the amplifier section will not be disabled.
    brian  May 14, 2020
    I had the same question about the C368. After buying an external amp and checking temperature by hand I didn't notice a difference so I don't think it's disabled. No measuring instruments were used and I don't know what other components in the C368 generate heat so this is based on simple observation.
    joseph  May 14, 2020
    Would this amp be suited to 4 ohm speakers? Specifically a pair of Sonus Faber Minima Amator 11's?
    rees  Apr 22, 2020
    2 answers
    I drive Martin Logan Motion 40i floorstanding speakers (4 ohms, 92db) just fine
    michael  Feb 15, 2021
    Can't speak to those speakers, but it drove a pair of KEFs with a relatively flat 4 ohm impedance just fine.
    benjamin  Apr 22, 2020
    Two questions. Will this amp easily drive ELAC Uni-fi UB5 speakers? Since I donâ??t believe this amp is equipped with Airplay, I was wondering if streaming using Bluetooth sounds good? Thanks!
    colin  Jan 23, 2020
    2 answers
    It will drive the Elacs with ease. Bluetooth sounds great.
    will  Sep 14, 2020
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    thomas  Feb 20, 2020 (Staff)
    Does the NAD c368 have an auto off feature?
    ty  Oct 03, 2019
    5 answers
    sure does. after about 15 -20 minutes of no incoming signal
    glenn e  Oct 12, 2019
    Yes it does, if there's no incoming signal the amplifier shuts itself down after ~20 min.
    mikhail  Oct 04, 2019
    scott  Oct 03, 2019
    Mine will shut off after my music has quit playing for a set amount of time.
    gunnar  Oct 03, 2019
    Yes. The amp has a setting that turns itself off when no signal is being transmitted after a certain time.
    rafael g.  Oct 03, 2019
    The NAD C 368 uses the line out for either subwoofer or additional pairing of the C 268. If I pair the C 368 and C 268, does the C 268 then host a subwoofer out? Or is there no way to connect a sub at that point?
    james  Aug 04, 2019
    2 answers
    I'm pretty sure you would have to use an RCA Y split cable so you can send one set of outputs to the sub and one to the 268.
    brian  Aug 10, 2019
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    kristina  Aug 10, 2019 (Staff)
    Can I bi-amp a pair of speakers with this amplifier?
    brandon  Jun 06, 2019
    2 answers
    Brandon, Bi-amplification in simple terms generally means using 2 amplifiers (ideally alike) to drive a single speaker each. Maybe you are referring to Bi-wiring or possibly to "bridging" 2 amplifiers to increase output from what would then become known as a mono-block. And yes, the c368 integrated amp can be bridged.
    glenn e  Jun 22, 2019
    There's no provision I can see on the back panel -- maybe ask the Crutchfield rep?
    kerry  Jun 19, 2019
    Does this model support Apple Air Play?
    george  May 15, 2019
    5 answers
    No it does not. There is a module that you can add that *will* support Apple Air Play but it is based on a future software update that I have not see a timeline for. I am currently connecting a Sonos Connect to the NAD that enables me to use Apple Air Play
    andy  May 22, 2019
    I stream music from my IPhone to my Nad C 368 but I have not been able to stream from my HP laptop.
    peter  May 22, 2019
    Hi I use the blue tooth connection to the NAD 368 with my Samsung Galaxy S8+ and play Sirius XM, Pandora and Amazon Music and they all sound great !! Hope that helps
    willis  May 22, 2019
    walter  May 22, 2019
    It does not, Bluetooth connection only
    jon  May 22, 2019
    bradford bodeau  Apr 17, 2019
    4 answers
    I don't think so. I believe that would require the unit to have Pre-In terminals which it doesn't. I would suggest simply not using the 368's internal amplifier and "Pre-Out" to whatever amplifier configuration best serves your needs. I've had success in the past splitting Pre-Out signals via the use of Y-splitting RCA cables into various multiple amplifier configurations.
    brian  May 03, 2019
    Hello Bradford B. I don't know if this answers your question but the pre out/subwoofer function allows you to switch the subwoofer section to a pre out for adding other amplifiers. The line outputs have very low impedance for connecting other amplifiers which possibly could be bi-amped!
    jeffrey lane  May 02, 2019
    I recently had the same question... according to crutchfield reps this possible with the C268 amp. I have not tried it yet. Good luck!!
    rafael g.  May 01, 2019
    Bradford I think you may be sending some mixed signals... no pun intended! Bi amplification in simple terms generally means using 2 amplifiers (ideally alike) to drive a single speaker each. Your question seems to be related to "bridging" 2 amplifiers to increase output from what would then become known as a mono-block. And yes, the c368 integrated amp can be bridged to the 268 amp.
    glenn e  Apr 29, 2019
    What do you recommend to add more "umph" to phono? Can another amp be added to increase sound?
    nate  Jan 22, 2019
    3 answers
    You can configure the c-368 in (bridge mode) more than doubleing the output power and this way the c-368 can be used as part of a high-power stereo or home-theatre system by connecting additional power amplifiers!
    jeffrey lane  Jan 23, 2019
    I don't feel any extra power is needed. This amp works great for my phono, CD, and streaming music. You can use two amps but it's a complicated process to sync them up (from what I understand). If you are really looking for a lot of power, I would recommend looking at some higher price tube amps.
    brian  Jan 22, 2019
    Understand that connecting a turntable directly to your NAD amp gives the best audio quality but it does take 25-40% more "volume knob" to drive phono. I don't mind cranking up my vinyl but I also keep them very clean. If you are satisfied with how your NAD drives the non-phono sources maybe consider adding a dedicated phono preamp with gain adjustments like one of the Pro-Ject tube models. You'll need to use an analog input on your NAD amp instead of the phono input. I would not recommend to use the NAD to preamp another amp unless it was another NAD. The outputs are so strong it's unlikely you need more power to the speakers. I would try the phono preamp with gain first.
    james  Jan 22, 2019
    can I play my computer hard drive or external hard drive through my computer via bluetooth into this NAD C368? My existing wired DAC Magic Plus is an asynchronous unit which preserves the highest music quality in this setup into my reciever, so will the C368 do the same wirelessly?
    charles  Nov 29, 2018
    3 answers
    I tried to connect my Surface Pro 3 to the NAD C368 via Bluetooth. The computer's Bluetooth setup recognized the C368, but it was not able to make a connection via Bluetooth. Perhaps I am doing something incorrectly.
    william l.  Dec 09, 2018
    Charles, when I was in the market for a new amp I studied and read and studied and read. I chose the NAD C368 because of all the wonderful reviews and data. I found this amp to be very un-user-friendly. I struggled and struggled with it. I read, numerous times, and tried to understand the manual .. until finally gave up and returned it. I went with something else (Yamaha A-S801). I love it. And it's so user friendly that I had almost no need to even open the manual. Many will disagree with me on the NAD. Maybe I missed something that everyone else was able to understand. Choose wisely. Try the NAD. If you don't like it then I know you can count on the Yamaha A-S801. This is simply my thoughts on it.
    gary  Dec 05, 2018
    Yes, as long as your computer or laptop have bluetooth capabilities. I connect my laptop to the amplifier via bluetooth without issue.
    brian  Dec 05, 2018
    I want to wirelessly connect my laptop with external hard drive music files to this amp and use it's DAC to improve music quality and if I can do so, will this be an asynchronous connection to the DAC which is necessary to maintain best music quality? I now have a USB wired to a DAC to my amp but must have the laptop the wire's length away to control the music.
    charles  Nov 23, 2018
    3 answers
    You're on the right track for certain. The only option from here is to choose a playback option to supplement your library like Tidal. I personally am not a big fan of the Amarra's of the world but you may want to give it a go via a free trial. VOX is a good player too. Regardless, this unit is fantastic. I love the way it performs as a truly integrated package as opposed to separates and excessive cables...and cost!
    scott  Dec 05, 2018
    you could buy the nad c466 media tuner and stream your music files through it from your computer. it could save you a few bucks!
    jeffrey lane  Dec 03, 2018
    In order to connect wirelessly you need to add the Bluesound OS module (which Crutchfield sells separately.) It's easy to install. It slides right in a rear panel. You don't need to worry about asynchronous because everything runs over your network. But you still need a program on your PC to see your music library and send it over to the NAD. I'm using roon. There's also Audirvana but there are probably free aps available. Bluesound has an app but I think its only for streaming.
    alan  Dec 03, 2018
    knowing how variable volume levels are, speakers,room acoustics and a host of other things how high do you have to crank the knob to get it loud? meaning at what db level on the display does your ears start to bleed ? i only ask because i really want to get one of these and im a bit nervous because a few reviews seem to hint that you really have to crank it to get it loud whereas my old c315bee you barely turn the knob and its as loud as you need.
    aaron  May 29, 2018
    3 answers
    I have a pair of KEF R500 speakers. I need to turn volume to between 45-60% to get to a 70db average listening level depending on the song. My speakers don't really come alive until they reach 70db.
    alexander  Feb 13, 2021
    You have to crank the volume up quite a bit to get this loud. Depending on the source I i crank mine up to 40-45% to get 'decent' normal listen sound. It's relative but certainly not what you described with the c315bee. Hope this helps.
    jonas  Jun 05, 2018
    There is no DB display on this unit. It sounds satisfyingly loud from 10 o'clock on. Noon is really loud. One o'clock will blow you out of the room. Beyond that I am afraid of damaging my speakers. This is a powerful class AB amp like your old NAD. Unfortunately NAD has gone with a class D amp now that sounds rather distant and wimpy to me. This unit really puts out and engulfs you. It still sounds warm and not harsh with great depth and detail.
    james  Jun 05, 2018
    does this unit have a home theater bypass? Can I use my HT system's pre-outs into the C368's inputs?
    satyam  Jan 14, 2018
    4 answers
    Not sure what you have in mind, but your best bet is to review the c368 owner manual that can easily be found on the crutchfield website.
    glenn e  Jan 19, 2018
    Hello TOM! Here is some additional information! The C-368 has an output termal preout/subwoffer which has dual functions eather as a pre-out or subwoffer out!
    jeffrey lane  Jan 18, 2018
    hello Tom! I don't know if this answer will help you but the NAD C-368 addresses continuous technological evolution which means that you can add optional MDC-MODULAR DESIGN CONSTRUCTION easily upgradable modules. The DDHDM-1 and the DDAP-1, The back of the amp has two slots where these can be installed. The HDM-1 offers three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output with video passthrough. With DDHDM-1 installed the C-368 can be the heart of a video 2.0 system using the mandatory 2 channel linear PCM soundtrack from blueray or dvd to make a compelling high definition theatre presentation. The DDHDM is fully 3d video compatible without surround sound decoding or video processing.
    jeffrey lane  Jan 18, 2018
    Yes, you can connect your home theater to the analog or digital inputs on the NAD. There is no "bypass" setting, and the home theater will be treated as any other input source would. The NAD can run in blackout mode, so if your home theater can signal the NAD on/off then you'll have an excellent 2-channel amp back ending your system. I'd recommend the C368 for front L/R(/Sub), and add a smaller C328/316 if surround is desired. I've found the NADs are way more powerful than expected, easily shaking the house with my Klipsch.
    james  Jan 15, 2018
    Does this amp have bass or treble controls?
    antone  Nov 21, 2017
    4 answers
    Yes- one can alter them electronically; there are no physical controls.
    will  Nov 21, 2017
    Yes. They are menu driven. (This is a great product. I am delighted with it.)
    matthew  Nov 21, 2017
    Yes, it has both bass and treble control. There is also a speaker setting for high-pass or full spectrum, depending on whether you want to limit the bass to smaller speakers.
    james  Nov 21, 2017
    Yes. It has separate bass and treble controls. Also a balance control.
    almario  Nov 21, 2017
    I currently use a USB cable from my computer to a freestanding DAC connected to my amplifier. What is a "coaxial digital" connection? How would I connect my computer directly to this amplifiers DAC?
    james  Sep 29, 2017
    2 answers
    The 368 has Optical input, and SPDIF input via the coaxial digital input (which is basically a single RCA input that accepts digital signal.) Look on your DAC, you'll see it probably has those inputs as well. If your computer doesn't have those, then I'd recommend buying the BluOS MDC card. That allows the 368 to connect wirelessly to music stored on network devices (like a shared folder on your PC, or a NAS) and to stream from Spotify or Tidal.
    jesse  Sep 29, 2017
    Currently my TV has optical digital (out) for audio as well as my AppleTV 3rd Gen. I have connected these outputs to the optical digital 1 and 2 on on the back of NAD 368C. My Bluray player has a coaxial digital out for audio which is connected to one of the 2 available coaxial digital inputs on the NAD 368C. Bottom line is that if your computer has a sound card with a digital out either coaxial or optical, you can send that audio directly to the NAD 368 C for processing and output through the connected speakers. If you are thinking that you need the freestanding DAC to receive digital input from your computers sound card, process it and send it to analog outputs in order to connect to the NAD 368, that is not necessary. However, it sounds like maybe you are using usb audio from a laptop computer. In this case, yes, you would need the DAC for the usb input and either coaxial or optical digital outputs. As I have mentioned already those outputs connect to the NAD's coaxial or optical digital inputs. Hope this answers your question.
    benard  Sep 29, 2017
    Will this let me stream audio from an Android app such as Pandora?
    m i  Jul 14, 2017
    8 answers
    Yes you can do it two ways. 1 Bluetooth and 2 if you add the blueOS module you can do it with the bluesound app.
    john  Jul 21, 2017
    Yes, whether you purchase the BluOs Module or not. BluOs is NADs version of Sonos. I added the BluOs module later, sometimes I use it, most of the time I just connect to the device directly. I use Spottily or Tidal, but any streaming service will work. I use android and your phone will see your device which comes with two wi-fi antennas
    michael  Jul 18, 2017
    The receiver has Bluetooth, so you can play pandora and send to the receiver
    karishma  Jul 18, 2017
    Yes. I use my iPhone with my NAD integrated amp paired to Spotify. The process would be the same. Just pair your device to the NAD via Bluetooth.
    timothy  Jul 18, 2017
    Yes. I stream Spotify and Pandora from my iPod all the time. You pair your device to the NAD as bluetooth device much like pairing your phone to your car. I have connected an android phone to the NAD device also.
    benard  Jul 17, 2017
    Not sure if this helps, but I have used the pandora app on an iPhone and played through the NAD Bluetooth
    mark e  Jul 17, 2017
    Yes, via Bluetooth
    jesse  Jul 17, 2017
    The NAD C368 has Bluetooth connectivity. It should allow you to stream audio from an Android app. I have an iPhone and have not tried to connect an Android device, but it should work. I have become a big fan of this product.
    matthew  Jul 17, 2017
    Does the nad C368 amp come in silver?
    patsy  Apr 07, 2017
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. The unit available at Crutchfield is only available in black.
    kenneth  Apr 07, 2017 (Staff)
    It looks like this amp will replace the C 356BEE. I have 2 questions. 1. Is the amplification circuitry equivalent in these 2 models? 2. What is the suggested way to connect a PC to this amp? In the C 356BEE, the MDC 2.0 provides an asynchronous USB input. I don't see that option here.
    scott  Nov 19, 2016
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    kenneth  Nov 19, 2016 (Staff)

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