NAD C 316BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier

NAD C 316BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier

$480.00

The Current Budget Amplifier Champ. Rated 40W per channel but in reality, it is more like 100 W.

The C 316BEE combines improved power efficiency, serious musical performance, class-leading specifications and entry-level affordability into one integrated amplifier. The C 316BEE sets new benchmarks for performance, both measured and audible

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Product Description

Th scene-stealing C 315BEE, an award-winning design that exceeded all expectations, has given rise to the C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier. The C 316BEE promises improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of ‘green’ attributes, and serious musical performance. The C 316BEE offers entry-level affordability and for many there will never be a need for another amplifier. With class-leading specifications for noise, distortion, power, stereo separation and volume control tracking, the C 316BEE sets new benchmarks for performance, both measured and audible. The sonic result is a relaxed and inviting sound that digs out the subtle details in your favourite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo sound stage.

Features

Innovative Twist on Proven Technology

Proprietary PowerDrive™ Circuit offers a remarkable combination of high current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads combined with high levels of undistorted dynamic power. Bjørn Erik Edvardsen, our Director of Advanced Development, developed a simplified version of PowerDrive for the C 316BEE.

Enviro Chic

Thanks to its innovative technology, standby power consumption is less than 1 watt. The C 316BEE uses lead-free silver solder and is constructed free of hazardous materials.

Budget-friendly

True to our enviable reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers of all time, the C 316BEE delivers huge performance without the huge price tag.

Dynamic Power Reserves

Continuous power is a conservative 40 watts and dynamic power, which is more important for music listening, is remarkably more than 100 watts! Far more usable power on tap than other amps at this price point.

Keeping it Simple

The C 316BEE has everything necessary for musical enjoyment, yet it is refreshingly limited to the essentials: six inputs, one set of speakers, a headphone jack and full function remote control.

Impressive Capacity

While the C 316BEE embodies simplicity, it is far from a ‘stripped down’ product. It is fully equipped to be the control centre for a high performance music system.

Reviews

The entry-level C 316 is still the go-to amp for audiophile newbies who crave sonic neutrality, good power output, nice tactile feel, and NAD’s characteristic quality-control.

The Absolute Sound 2013 Editors’ Choice Awards: Integrated Amplifiers under $1000

 

Crutchfield.com

C 316BEE is the perfect little integrated amp to anchor that high-quality audio system in your den, bedroom, or office. It delivers accurate, musical sound in a compact, easy-to-enjoy package.

(Note: lots of 5 stars reviews on crutchfield.com)

 

Enthusiastic presentation, decent detail levels, simple remote handset.

What HiFi (June 14, 2010)

 

NAD’s overachieving budget audiophile amplifier

True, the NAD C 316BEE integrated amp isn’t exactly feature-laden, and it’s rated at a mere 40 watts per channel, but it sounds sweet!

CNET (November 23, 2013)