NAD C 326BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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  • Regular price $699.00


Overview

Tracing its lineage back to the original NAD 3020, an amplifier that changed the industry, the C 326BEE is a truly extraordinary component. With more than twice the power output, as well as a pure Class A preamp circuit, the C 326BEE delivers an outstanding performance. Featuring 7 line inputs, and a pre-amplifier section that can be separated from the power amplifier for easy upgrades, the C 326BEE is a product that cannot be ignored. The C 326BEE also benefits mightily from NAD’s PowerDrive™ circuit topology, which allows the C 326BEE to deliver maximum performance to even the most powerful of speakers. With significantly low levels of both noise and distortion, the C 326BEE is a dream product for any hi-fi system, and will deliver a captivating and amazing listening experience unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Features

  • 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms
  • 100W, 150W, 200W IHF Dynamic power into 8, 4 and 2 Ohms, respectively
  • PowerDriveTM circuit
  • NAD SR 8 Full System Remote control
  • Headphone socket
  • Front panel Media Player (MP) input for attaching portable MP3 Player
  • Relay Input Switching
  • Holmgren Toroidal Power transformer
  • 7 Line inputs, including two tape in/outs
  • All discrete circuitry
  • Short signal path from input to output
  • All sockets Gold plated
  • Tone controls defeat switch
  • Main-amp input & pre-amp outputs
  • Subwoofer (mono) Out
  • Soft ClippingTM
  • IR Input/Output
  • 12 volt trigger out
  • Detachable IEC Power Cable
  • <1W Standby Power Consumption
  • Free of lead and other environmentally dangerous substances

Specifications

LINE IN / PRE OUT

THD (2V in 2V out, CCIF IMD, DIM 100) >0.004% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)
Signal/Noise ratio IHF

>100dB (A-weighted, ref. 500mV)

>108dB (A-weighted, ref. 2V, Volume maximum)

>92dB (A-weighted, ref. 100mV in 100mV out – unity gain)

Channel separation

>80dB at 1kHz

>70dB at 10kHz

Input impedance (R and C) 100 kilohm+ 320pF
Maximum input signal >8Vrms (ref. 0.1 THD)
Output impedance

Pre out - 75 Ohm

Tape out - Source Z + 1 kilohm

Input sensitivity 159mV (ref. 500mV out)
Frequency response

±0.1dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone defeat ON)

±0.5dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone defeat OFF)

Maximum voltage output

IHF load - >10V (ref. 0.03% THD)

600 Ohm load - >10V (ref. 0.03% THD)

Treble control
±5dB at 10kHz
Bass control
±8dB at 100Hz
MAIN IN / SPEAKER OUT

  • Continuous output power into 8Ω and 4Ω (Stereo)


  • >50W (ref. rated THD, 20Hz-20kHz, both channels driven)
    Rated THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100) <0.009% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)
    Clipping power >65W (ref. 1kHz 1% THD)
    IHF dynamic power

    100W at 8 Ohm

    150W at 4 Ohm

    200W at 2 Ohm

    Peak output current >20A (ref. 1 Ohm, 1ms)
    Signal/Noise ratio

    >100dB (A-weighted, ref. 1W)

    >117dB (A-weighted, ref. 150W)

    Damping factor >100 (ref. 8 Ohm, 50Hz and 1kHz)
    Frequency response

    ±0.1dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)

    3Hz – 70kHz (ref. -3dB)

    Input impedance 20 kilohm + 1nF
    Input sensitivity 630mV (ref. rated power)
    Voltage gain 29dB
    Headphone output impedance 68 Ohms
    Channel separation

    >80dB at 1 kHz

    >70dB at 10 kHz

    Trigger
    <100 Ohms / 50mA / +12V
    CD IN / SPEAKER OUT

    THD (250mW to rated power, CCIF IMD, DIM 100) <0.009% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)
    Signal/Noise ratio

    >94dB (A-weighted, ref. 1W)

    >110dB (A-weighted, ref. 50W, volume set for 2V input)

    Frequency response

    ±0.2dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone Defeat ON)

    10Hz – 65kHz (ref. -3dB)

    Channel separation

    >80dB at 1 kHz

    >70dB at 10 kHz

    Rated power 290W (ref. 230V AC 50 Hz; 120V AC 60Hz)
    Standby power <1W
    Idle power <35W
    Net dimensions

    435 x 100 x 286mm

    17 1/8 x 4 x 11 1/4”

    Gross dimensions

    435 x 116 x 332mm

    17 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 13”

    Net weight 15.21lb (6.9kg)
    Shipping weight 20lb (9.1kg)



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