NAD C 388

NAD

SKU:NAD_C388

$2,199.00 Sale price

Regular price $2,199.00

NAD C 388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

Expansive Power with Unprecedented Flexibility

The C 388 ties together all the critical elements of a top performing music system; music sources past, present, and future, in addition to providing a nearly unrestricted reservoir of power that allows your speakers to reveal every nuance of musical detail. This advanced amplifier includes many cutting edge technological breakthroughs developed by NAD over decades of creating affordable ultra-high performance audio components.

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, precise volume control action, 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. We include 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. Our line inputs 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. We include a separate headphone amplifier with low output impedance and very high output voltage capability – enough to drive even high impedance studio monitor headphones. Low impedance line outputs that can connect to other amplifiers or subwoofers extend the versatility of this well thought out amplifier. These are all details you can hear.

Future-Proof Modular Design

This NAD exclusive feature allows you to customize your NAD amplifier with additional capabilities and features, now or 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 growing list of high-quality streaming music services.

Connected and Smart

You can connect instantly to the C 388 with Bluetooth® allowing you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. The high-performance aptX® codec is fully supported for true CD-quality sound. Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the C 388 via wireless headphones such as NAD’s own HP70. There is also a control app that allows your smartphone or tablet to control all functions of your C 388. Adding the optional BluOS Module provides access to your local area network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and adds Hi-Res Audio streaming. The BluOS Module also makes the C 388 a single-zone streamer in a complete multi-room wireless music system that is fully compatible with BluOS-enabled music systems and wireless speakers. These are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit every room and extend the performance of your primary music system to create a warm ambience of sound in your home.

Sophisticated Power

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, 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 power supply is capable of 400 watts continuously and over 1,000 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 388. 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. The C 388 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 unmeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully planned and perfectly executed to wring out every last drop of performance.

  • 150W x 2 Continuous power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • Bluetooth ADP4 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 (MDC BluOS)
  • 12V Trigger in/out & IR in/out
  • RS-232 Serial port for control Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan certified

Download NAD C 388 Product Sheet here.

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.

NAD C 388 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

Expansive Power with Unprecedented Flexibility

The C 388 ties together all the critical elements of a top performing music system; music sources past, present, and future, in addition to providing a nearly unrestricted reservoir of power that allows your speakers to reveal every nuance of musical detail. This advanced amplifier includes many cutting edge technological breakthroughs developed by NAD over decades of creating affordable ultra-high performance audio components.

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, precise volume control action, 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. We include 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. Our line inputs 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. We include a separate headphone amplifier with low output impedance and very high output voltage capability – enough to drive even high impedance studio monitor headphones. Low impedance line outputs that can connect to other amplifiers or subwoofers extend the versatility of this well thought out amplifier. These are all details you can hear.

Future-Proof Modular Design

This NAD exclusive feature allows you to customize your NAD amplifier with additional capabilities and features, now or 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 growing list of high-quality streaming music services.

Connected and Smart

You can connect instantly to the C 388 with Bluetooth® allowing you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. The high-performance aptX® codec is fully supported for true CD-quality sound. Bluetooth can also be used to listen to other sources connected to the C 388 via wireless headphones such as NAD’s own HP70. There is also a control app that allows your smartphone or tablet to control all functions of your C 388. Adding the optional BluOS Module provides access to your local area network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and adds Hi-Res Audio streaming. The BluOS Module also makes the C 388 a single-zone streamer in a complete multi-room wireless music system that is fully compatible with BluOS-enabled music systems and wireless speakers. These are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit every room and extend the performance of your primary music system to create a warm ambience of sound in your home.

Sophisticated Power

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, 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 power supply is capable of 400 watts continuously and over 1,000 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 388. 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. The C 388 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 unmeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully planned and perfectly executed to wring out every last drop of performance.

  • 150W x 2 Continuous power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • Bluetooth ADP4 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 (MDC BluOS)
  • 12V Trigger in/out & IR in/out
  • RS-232 Serial port for control Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, AMX, Savant, Elan certified

Download NAD C 388 Product Sheet here.

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.