NAD C388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

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Country of Origin: Canada

The C 388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier is best in class in the league of affordable amplification with a great value proposition. A distinctly powerful amp, the C 388 employs NAD technologies like Asymmetrical PowerDrive™ to ensure that even the most demanding speakers can be driven to close to reality listening levels without dynamic compression. Attributing to its advanced preamplifier circuit, the C 388 gives low noise at all volume settings, enabling a distraction-free, pleasing listening experience. Another technology that’s available to the C 388 is the BluOS™ module, a music management system that can stream your music library wirelessly across different rooms of your home Wi-Fi network. Connect to the C 388 instantly with Bluetooth® to give you instant access to various streaming services. With the ability to accommodate a variety of sources both past and present, the C 388 is a highly flexible product that will become a great asset to your home audio system.


1-year manufacturer's warranty

Key Features:

  • Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier
  • Class D Asymmetrical PowerDrive amplifier design
  • 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
  • Independent built-in high-output headphone amplifier
  • 2 MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots for adding additional capabilities and features
  • Remote control

            Benefits of NAD C388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier:

            Expansive Power with Unprecedented Flexibility
            Expansive Power with Unprecedented Flexibility

            The C388 integrates all the critical elements of a top performing music system; music sources past, present, and future, alongside providing a nearly unrestricted reservoir of power that allows your speakers to reveal every nuance of musical detail. This advanced amplifier is  a combination of several cutting edge technological breakthroughs developed by NAD over decades of creating ultra-high performance audio components that offer total value for money and don’t burn a hole in the buyer’s pocket.

            Robust Connection
            Robust Connection

            Connect instantly to the C388 via Bluetooth® aptX® to allow you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device with true CD-quality sound. Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the C388 via wireless headphones such as NAD’s own HP70. There is also a control app that renders easy control to all functions of your C388  from your mobile devices. Add the optional BluOS Module to provide access to your local area network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and add Hi-Res Audio streaming. The BluOS Module also makes the C388 a single-zone streamer in a complete multi-room wireless music system that fully supports the BluOS Enabled music systems and wireless speakers.

            Future-Proof Modular Design

            This NAD exclusive feature allows you to customise your NAD amplifier with additional capabilities and features, as per the relevant updates in the future. The two available MDC slots can accommodate a variety of upgrade modules including 4K video capable HDMI switching, additional Digital Inputs, additional Analogue 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 connects to your network and is controlled via smartphone, tablet, or desktop device to manage your music collection and connect to a dynamic list of high-quality streaming music services.

            Functionally Sophisticated Design

            NAD has made a detour from the obsolete, power-hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste nearly half of the energy consumed and produce heat rather than sound. The power supply is capable of 150 watts continuously and over 250 watts instantaneously to facilitate 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 388. This highly efficient supply also provides near perfect regulation of voltage across a diverse range of conditions and provides a solid noise-free foundation for the amplifying stages. The C 388 uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage operating in a fully balanced bridge configuration. This enables unleashing of massive power with imperceptible distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been meticulously planned and perfectly executed to produce out every last drop of performance.

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            Technical Specifications of NAD C388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier:

            Brand & Model # NAD C388
            General Specifications
            • Continuous output Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms (Stereo): >150W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels driven)
            • IHF Dynamic Power: 8 Ohm 250W, 4 Ohm 350W, 2 Ohm 400W
            • THD (20Hz-20kHz): <0.02% (250mW to 150W, 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm)
            • Signal/Noise Ratio: >95dB (A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ohm)
            • Clipping Power: >160W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
            • Peak Output Current: >20A (in 1 Ohm, 1ms)
            • Damping Factor: >150 (ref. 8 Ohm, 20Hz and 6.5kHz)
            • Frequency Response: ±0.03 (20Hz-20kHz)
            • Channel Separation: >75dB (1kHz), >70dB (10kHz)
            • Input Sensitivity (for 80W in 8 Ohm): Line In: 490mV; Phono In: 7.5mV; Digital In: 4% FS
            • Sample Rate: up to 24 bit/192kHz
            • Frequency Band: 2.402G – 2.480G
            • Maximum Transmit Power (dBm): 7dBm ±2dBm
              Power Consumption
              • at Auto Standby ON and Network Standby OFF: 0.5 Watts*
              • at Auto Standby ON and Network Standby ON: 1.2 Watts**
              • OFF mode (Power switched OFF): 0.1 Watts
                * – After 20 minutes of no user interface interaction and no active source input
                ** – With established wireless Bluetooth connectivity and 20 minutes of no user interface interaction and no active source input

                NOTE: Bluetooth connectivity is always live when configured
                Key Features
                • 150W x 2 Continuous power into 8 or 4 Ohms
                • Bluetooth A2DP with aptX supported
                • MM Phono input
                • Analogue line inputs
                • USB port for service purposes
                • SPDIF coax and optical inputs
                • Speaker A, Speaker B
                • Preamp/Subwoofer out
                • Headphone amplifier
                • MDC Slots for future upgrades
                • IR remote
                • Smartphone Control App
                • 12V Trigger in/out
                • IR in/out
                • RS-232 Serial port for control
                • Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan certified

                Gross Unit Dimensions* (WxHxD)
                (*Gross dimensions include feet, extended buttons and rear panel terminals)
                • 435 x 120 x 390mm
                • (17 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 15 3/8)”
                  Net weight
                  • 11.2kg (24.7lb)

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