NAD C 658

NAD

SKU:NAD_C658

$2,299.00 Sale price

Regular price $2,299.00

NAD C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC

The NAD C 658 is a new kind of stereo component, one that at once changes preconceptions and opens new possibilities for audio reproduction. You see, there has never before been a component offering such a rich palette of both new and proven technology.

Redefining the Architecture of Hi-Fi Playback

As we move deeper into the 21st Century the way music is distributed and enjoyed continues to evolve away from physical media to streaming. It also has moved away from analogue to digital. The C 658 has incorporated these fundamental truths to create an entirely new type of component that combines a network streamer, a state-of-the-art DAC, and many aspects of the traditional preamplifier into a single highly cost effective package. And thanks to NAD’s exclusive Modular Design Construction, it will keep pace with the latest technology, not yet introduced, but inevitably coming in the future. In fact, an optional HDMI 4K switcher module is available now allowing the best sound from any of the many HDMI sources available (like game consoles and video STBs). While the C 658 immediately replaces (or adds) your streamer, DAC, and preamp, it also adds many new features you may not be aware of, like a Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth transmitter to use with your wireless headphones. The highly flexible outputs allow for a true balanced connection to powered speakers or amplifiers. Single-ended connections for amplifiers and subwoofers are also provided and include an adjustable subwoofer crossover executed perfectly in the digital domain. A highly sophisticated MM phono input is also included along with line inputs for legacy analogue components.

BluOS Enabled

Also on board is BluOS, the most sophisticated High Res streaming system available. BluOS natively supports over 15 streaming music services and indexing of over 250,000 tracks from local network sources. The C 658 becomes a node in the BluOS ecosystem allowing high res network streaming to 64 zones and control options for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS phones, tablets, and desktop devices. BluOS also supports all major smart home controllers and is available in a wide range of products making it easy to create a whole house audio system with the C 658 at its heart.

High Resolution in Every Detail

Most NAD components have been High Res for 45 years with very wide bandwidth, low distortion, and ultra-low noise. We just never had High Res source material to play. With High Res digital recording and streaming, combined with advanced technology like MQA, record companies are opening their vaults and releasing Studio Master Quality recordings. MQA decoding is available through BluOS Streaming content. The C 658 is pure High Res from input to output and features the ESS Sabre 32bit DAC, one of the best performing DACs on the market today with its 118dB Dynamic Range and incredibly low jitter spec. All preamp functions are executed in the digital domain including the same wide range non-truncating digital volume control used in our Masters Series components. This offers an incredibly short analogue signal path that, rather uniquely, is identical for all volume settings. Sophisticated active power supplies provide super clean voltages to all circuits to keep noise and distortion at the edge of measurability.

Make the Speakers Disappear (It’s Not Magic)

The C 658 is also the first NAD stereo component to feature Dirac Live room correction, the most sophisticated and effective room correction available. Dirac corrects the impulse response of your speakers, in addition to the frequency response of your room, for a truly transparent window into the musical performance. When the room resonances are tamed and the transient response is corrected, the result is magical. You have never heard your speakers sound this invisible or this good! 

  • BluOS Network Streaming with MQA Decoding
  • ESS Sabre DAC
  • Dirac Live Room Correction
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi a/c/n
  • 2-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
  • 2 x MDC Slots for Future Expansion
  • MM Phono Input
  • 2 x Line Inputs
  • 2 x Optical Inputs
  • 2 x Coax Inputs
  • Balance Preamp Output / Preamp Output
  • Stereo Subwoofer Output
  • High Current Headphone Out
  • IR in with Learning Function
  • Trigger Out/In

Download NAD C 658 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 658 BluOS Streaming DAC

The NAD C 658 is a new kind of stereo component, one that at once changes preconceptions and opens new possibilities for audio reproduction. You see, there has never before been a component offering such a rich palette of both new and proven technology.

Redefining the Architecture of Hi-Fi Playback

As we move deeper into the 21st Century the way music is distributed and enjoyed continues to evolve away from physical media to streaming. It also has moved away from analogue to digital. The C 658 has incorporated these fundamental truths to create an entirely new type of component that combines a network streamer, a state-of-the-art DAC, and many aspects of the traditional preamplifier into a single highly cost effective package. And thanks to NAD’s exclusive Modular Design Construction, it will keep pace with the latest technology, not yet introduced, but inevitably coming in the future. In fact, an optional HDMI 4K switcher module is available now allowing the best sound from any of the many HDMI sources available (like game consoles and video STBs). While the C 658 immediately replaces (or adds) your streamer, DAC, and preamp, it also adds many new features you may not be aware of, like a Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth transmitter to use with your wireless headphones. The highly flexible outputs allow for a true balanced connection to powered speakers or amplifiers. Single-ended connections for amplifiers and subwoofers are also provided and include an adjustable subwoofer crossover executed perfectly in the digital domain. A highly sophisticated MM phono input is also included along with line inputs for legacy analogue components.

BluOS Enabled

Also on board is BluOS, the most sophisticated High Res streaming system available. BluOS natively supports over 15 streaming music services and indexing of over 250,000 tracks from local network sources. The C 658 becomes a node in the BluOS ecosystem allowing high res network streaming to 64 zones and control options for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS phones, tablets, and desktop devices. BluOS also supports all major smart home controllers and is available in a wide range of products making it easy to create a whole house audio system with the C 658 at its heart.

High Resolution in Every Detail

Most NAD components have been High Res for 45 years with very wide bandwidth, low distortion, and ultra-low noise. We just never had High Res source material to play. With High Res digital recording and streaming, combined with advanced technology like MQA, record companies are opening their vaults and releasing Studio Master Quality recordings. MQA decoding is available through BluOS Streaming content. The C 658 is pure High Res from input to output and features the ESS Sabre 32bit DAC, one of the best performing DACs on the market today with its 118dB Dynamic Range and incredibly low jitter spec. All preamp functions are executed in the digital domain including the same wide range non-truncating digital volume control used in our Masters Series components. This offers an incredibly short analogue signal path that, rather uniquely, is identical for all volume settings. Sophisticated active power supplies provide super clean voltages to all circuits to keep noise and distortion at the edge of measurability.

Make the Speakers Disappear (It’s Not Magic)

The C 658 is also the first NAD stereo component to feature Dirac Live room correction, the most sophisticated and effective room correction available. Dirac corrects the impulse response of your speakers, in addition to the frequency response of your room, for a truly transparent window into the musical performance. When the room resonances are tamed and the transient response is corrected, the result is magical. You have never heard your speakers sound this invisible or this good! 

  • BluOS Network Streaming with MQA Decoding
  • ESS Sabre DAC
  • Dirac Live Room Correction
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi a/c/n
  • 2-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
  • 2 x MDC Slots for Future Expansion
  • MM Phono Input
  • 2 x Line Inputs
  • 2 x Optical Inputs
  • 2 x Coax Inputs
  • Balance Preamp Output / Preamp Output
  • Stereo Subwoofer Output
  • High Current Headphone Out
  • IR in with Learning Function
  • Trigger Out/In

Download NAD C 658 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.