C298

NAD

$2,799.00 Sale price

Regular price $2,799.00

Powerful. Efficient. Eigentakt™

Redefining the State of the Art with Purifi Technology

NAD has introduced some of the most innovative amplifier technology in its nearly 50 year history, starting with the 3020 on through such cutting edge models as the 2200, the 208, and the M2. Now we are making the amazing new Eigentakt™ (self-clocking) technology, recently introduced to the world in the EISA Award winning Masters M33, available to a wider audience with the very affordable C 298. We are thrilled to provide this unprecedented level of performance. In short, a perfect companion for the C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC preamplifier.

Amazing Flexibility

The C 298 may appear to be a basic Power Amplifier, but we have carefully thought through all the use cases typically encountered to create a rich feature content. Selectable balanced inputs make the C 298 a natural for studio use or connection to High End Preamplifiers and Processors. These inputs include a trim control useful for matching to other components. A line out allows further addition of power on the same channel for additional speakers or subwoofers. Auto-sense with selectable threshold is perfect for automating complex systems or hiding the amplifier out of sight in a cabinet. We even include a Ground Lug that can be very useful for eliminating ground loops and noise in complex multi-unit systems. Added to all this connectivity is a Bridge Switch that turns the C 298 into an amazingly powerful Monobloc Amplifier. Start with one and add a second C 298 later when you upgrade your speakers.

Getting the Basics Right

It is surprising how many seemingly advanced products in the market today often miss many of the most basic requirements for satisfying performance. Low noise circuits, accurate channel balance, proper input, and output impedance characteristics, high overload margins, and stability with difficult speaker loads. NAD starts by getting these things precisely right and advances from there. Our line inputs, both Balanced and Single-ended, can accommodate all kinds of analogue 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. These are all details you can hear. 

Sophisticated Power

NAD has moved away from the old fashioned and very power hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste nearly half of the energy consumed producing heat rather than sound. Instead we have developed even better performing circuits based on switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages. Once thought to be inferior to traditional topologies, NAD’s advanced work in this area has created some of the best performing amplifiers regardless of basic design principle. These new designs are very linear over a wide bandwidth and provide consistent performance into all speaker loads, providing a dramatic advance over previous models.

The generously dimensioned power supply easily allows for 185 watts continuous and over 570 watts instantaneous power for short term musical transients. Innovative Asymmetrical PowerDrive fully utilizes every last watt available with its vast reserves of dynamic power available to accurately reproduce musical transients without distortion or compression. It can operate with any AC mains voltage from 100V to 240V and provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 298. 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.

  • 185W x 2 Rated Output Power into 8 Ohms
  • 340W x 2 Rated Output Power into 4 Ohms
  • Stereo Dynamic Power 260/490/570W @ 8/4/2 Ohms
  • 620W x 1 Rated Output Power into 8 Ohms Bridge Mode
  • Mono Dynamic Power 1000/1100W @ 8/4 Ohms
  • Balanced Line Inputs
  • Single-Ended Line Inputs
  • Variable Input Level Control
  • Line Output for Daisy Chaining
  • 12V Trigger In/Out
  • Auto Turn-on with Selectable Threshold
  • Ground Lug
  • Detachable AC Power Cord

Find out more at www.nadelectronics.com

Product Warranty

NAD: 2 Years Limited Warranty

PSB Speakers: 2 Years Limited Warranty

Bluesound: 1 Year Limited Warranty

 

Terms and Conditions

1. This warranty is applicable for products bought in Singapore and from this Online Store only.

2. This warranty of this product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects from the date of purchase, proof of purchase date is required.

3. This warranty is only applicable to the original purchaser and shall not be transferable, negotiable or assignable to any third party.

4. This limited warranty shall not be valid in the following situations.

  • The product is found to have been tampered, modified, serial number defaced, removed or repaired by an unauthorised person.
  • Malfunctions or damages resulting from natural disasters, fire, civil unrest and/or accidents.
  • Defects from using wrong electrical supply, misuse or consequential damage by negligence and abuse.
  • Usage not in accordance with instructions in the Owner's Manual.
  • Normal wear and tear.

5. This warranty shall be subject to the following limitations and exclusions.

  • The Buyer shall be fully responsible for the due delivery to us of the equipment for any work which shall need to be done pursuant to this warranty and for the subsequent collection thereof the equipment after the said work has been done.
  • This warranty does not include transport or handling charges incurred in the transportation of the equipment to and from the Service Centre.
  • Our decision on all questions relating to complains as to defects either of workmanship of materials shall be conclusive and the buyer shall agree to abide by such a decision. Any equipment or defective part which has been replaced shall become our property.
  • The buyer waives all or any claims to compensation monetary otherwise which may be entitled to and shall agree to accept any compensation whatsoever by way of additional repairs or otherwise which we in our absolute discretion deem fit to offer.

6. The following items/ accessories as specified below shall not be within the scope and purview of this warranty.

  • Remote control unit, cables/ cord assembly, antennae, batteries, adaptors, battery pack, external parts and extruded parts such as cabinets, front panel, casing, cover, phono cartridge, stylus, lid and levers, plugs, sockets, control knobs/ buttons, etc. 

7. Request for warranty services within the warranty period must be accompanied with a proof of purchase from our authorised dealers or by us.

 

Return / Exchange Policy

For Damaged or Incorrect Items Delivered only.

  • Returns are only allowed for damaged terms due to manufacturing or incorrect item delivered, we will exchange you with a new or correct set.
  • Inform us within 7 calendar days from the date you receive it.
  • Items’ value shall not be remarkably decreased due to your usage or consumption.
  • The original receipt (or gift receipt) and original packaging must be presented upon return.
  • Ensure that the item(s) you’re returning is repackaged with all the cords, adapters and documentation that were included when you received it.
  • Exchanges are subjected to stock availability.
  • For price differences, a top-up in amount will be requested or refund will be processed, where applicable.

Please feel free to contact us at (65) 6748 3137 or (65) 6295 1233 for any enquiries regarding product warranty and exchanges.

Powerful. Efficient. Eigentakt™

Redefining the State of the Art with Purifi Technology

NAD has introduced some of the most innovative amplifier technology in its nearly 50 year history, starting with the 3020 on through such cutting edge models as the 2200, the 208, and the M2. Now we are making the amazing new Eigentakt™ (self-clocking) technology, recently introduced to the world in the EISA Award winning Masters M33, available to a wider audience with the very affordable C 298. We are thrilled to provide this unprecedented level of performance. In short, a perfect companion for the C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC preamplifier.

Amazing Flexibility

The C 298 may appear to be a basic Power Amplifier, but we have carefully thought through all the use cases typically encountered to create a rich feature content. Selectable balanced inputs make the C 298 a natural for studio use or connection to High End Preamplifiers and Processors. These inputs include a trim control useful for matching to other components. A line out allows further addition of power on the same channel for additional speakers or subwoofers. Auto-sense with selectable threshold is perfect for automating complex systems or hiding the amplifier out of sight in a cabinet. We even include a Ground Lug that can be very useful for eliminating ground loops and noise in complex multi-unit systems. Added to all this connectivity is a Bridge Switch that turns the C 298 into an amazingly powerful Monobloc Amplifier. Start with one and add a second C 298 later when you upgrade your speakers.

Getting the Basics Right

It is surprising how many seemingly advanced products in the market today often miss many of the most basic requirements for satisfying performance. Low noise circuits, accurate channel balance, proper input, and output impedance characteristics, high overload margins, and stability with difficult speaker loads. NAD starts by getting these things precisely right and advances from there. Our line inputs, both Balanced and Single-ended, can accommodate all kinds of analogue 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. These are all details you can hear. 

Sophisticated Power

NAD has moved away from the old fashioned and very power hungry linear power supplies and Class AB output stages that waste nearly half of the energy consumed producing heat rather than sound. Instead we have developed even better performing circuits based on switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages. Once thought to be inferior to traditional topologies, NAD’s advanced work in this area has created some of the best performing amplifiers regardless of basic design principle. These new designs are very linear over a wide bandwidth and provide consistent performance into all speaker loads, providing a dramatic advance over previous models.

The generously dimensioned power supply easily allows for 185 watts continuous and over 570 watts instantaneous power for short term musical transients. Innovative Asymmetrical PowerDrive fully utilizes every last watt available with its vast reserves of dynamic power available to accurately reproduce musical transients without distortion or compression. It can operate with any AC mains voltage from 100V to 240V and provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 298. 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.

  • 185W x 2 Rated Output Power into 8 Ohms
  • 340W x 2 Rated Output Power into 4 Ohms
  • Stereo Dynamic Power 260/490/570W @ 8/4/2 Ohms
  • 620W x 1 Rated Output Power into 8 Ohms Bridge Mode
  • Mono Dynamic Power 1000/1100W @ 8/4 Ohms
  • Balanced Line Inputs
  • Single-Ended Line Inputs
  • Variable Input Level Control
  • Line Output for Daisy Chaining
  • 12V Trigger In/Out
  • Auto Turn-on with Selectable Threshold
  • Ground Lug
  • Detachable AC Power Cord

Find out more at www.nadelectronics.com

Product Warranty

NAD: 2 Years Limited Warranty

PSB Speakers: 2 Years Limited Warranty

Bluesound: 1 Year Limited Warranty

 

Terms and Conditions

1. This warranty is applicable for products bought in Singapore and from this Online Store only.

2. This warranty of this product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects from the date of purchase, proof of purchase date is required.

3. This warranty is only applicable to the original purchaser and shall not be transferable, negotiable or assignable to any third party.

4. This limited warranty shall not be valid in the following situations.

  • The product is found to have been tampered, modified, serial number defaced, removed or repaired by an unauthorised person.
  • Malfunctions or damages resulting from natural disasters, fire, civil unrest and/or accidents.
  • Defects from using wrong electrical supply, misuse or consequential damage by negligence and abuse.
  • Usage not in accordance with instructions in the Owner's Manual.
  • Normal wear and tear.

5. This warranty shall be subject to the following limitations and exclusions.

  • The Buyer shall be fully responsible for the due delivery to us of the equipment for any work which shall need to be done pursuant to this warranty and for the subsequent collection thereof the equipment after the said work has been done.
  • This warranty does not include transport or handling charges incurred in the transportation of the equipment to and from the Service Centre.
  • Our decision on all questions relating to complains as to defects either of workmanship of materials shall be conclusive and the buyer shall agree to abide by such a decision. Any equipment or defective part which has been replaced shall become our property.
  • The buyer waives all or any claims to compensation monetary otherwise which may be entitled to and shall agree to accept any compensation whatsoever by way of additional repairs or otherwise which we in our absolute discretion deem fit to offer.

6. The following items/ accessories as specified below shall not be within the scope and purview of this warranty.

  • Remote control unit, cables/ cord assembly, antennae, batteries, adaptors, battery pack, external parts and extruded parts such as cabinets, front panel, casing, cover, phono cartridge, stylus, lid and levers, plugs, sockets, control knobs/ buttons, etc. 

7. Request for warranty services within the warranty period must be accompanied with a proof of purchase from our authorised dealers or by us.

 

Return / Exchange Policy

For Damaged or Incorrect Items Delivered only.

  • Returns are only allowed for damaged terms due to manufacturing or incorrect item delivered, we will exchange you with a new or correct set.
  • Inform us within 7 calendar days from the date you receive it.
  • Items’ value shall not be remarkably decreased due to your usage or consumption.
  • The original receipt (or gift receipt) and original packaging must be presented upon return.
  • Ensure that the item(s) you’re returning is repackaged with all the cords, adapters and documentation that were included when you received it.
  • Exchanges are subjected to stock availability.
  • For price differences, a top-up in amount will be requested or refund will be processed, where applicable.

Please feel free to contact us at (65) 6748 3137 or (65) 6295 1233 for any enquiries regarding product warranty and exchanges.