NAD C 326BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifer



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The NAD C 320 series of amplifiers have always punched far above their modest weight. Combining the highest levels of audio engineering with an extensive feature list, and more than adequate power for all but the most ambitious systems, the C 326BEE keeps the concept of affordable hi-end alive and well. With the very high dynamic power and low impedance drive capability of NAD's proprietary PowerDrive™ circuit, the C 326BEE is able to accurately control even difficult to drive loudspeakers while sounding musical, detailed, coherent and relaxed.

The C 326BEE is the latest in NAD's range of affordably priced, yet very high performance Stereo Integrated Amplifiers. Neatly slotted in between our most affordable C 315BEE and more powerful C 355BEE, the C 326BEE boasts many upgrades and refinements taken directly from the highly acclaimed NAD Masters Series M3 Amplifier. These include application of Bjørn Erik Edvardsen's innovative and patented Distortion Canceling Circuit in the output stage and BEE Clamp in the power supply. An improved tone control circuit and revised PCB layout has reduced distortion and noise to unprecedented levels. Taken together, these improvements mark a sharp upturn in performance that must be heard to be fully appreciated!

Features:

  • 2 x 50W Continuous Power into 4 ohms and 8 ohms
  • 100W, 150W, 200W IHF Dynamic power into 8, 4 and 2 ohms, respectively
  • PowerDrive™ circuit
  • NAD SR 8 Full System Remote control
  • Headphone socket
  • Front panel Media Player (MP) input for attaching portable MP3 Player
  • Relay Input Switching
  • Holmgren Toroidal Power transformer
  • 7 Line inputs, including one tape in/out
  • All discrete circuitry Short signal path from input to output
  • All sockets Gold plated
  • Tone controls defeat switch
  • Main-amp input & pre-amp outputs
  • Subwoofer (mono) Out
  • Soft Clipping™
  • IR Input/Output
  • 12 volt trigger out
  • Detachable IEC Power Cable
  • <1W Standby Power Consumption
  • Free of lead and other environmentally dangerous substances

Specifications:

  • THD (2 V in 2 V out, CCIF IMD, DIM 100): >0.004 % dB (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz) 
  • Signal/Noise ratio IHF: >100 dB (A-weighted, ref. 500 mV); >108 dB (A-weighted, ref. 2V, Volume maximum); >92 dB (A-weighted, ref. 100 mV in 100 mV out - unity gain) 
  • Channel separation: 1 kHz >80 dB; 10 kHz >70 dB 
  • Input impedance (R and C): 100 k ohm + 320 pF 
  • Maximum input signal: >8 Vrms (ref. 0.1 THD) 
  • Output impedance: Pre out 75 ohm; Tape out Source Z + 1 kHz 
  • Input sensitivity: 159 mV (ref. 500 mV out) 
  • Frequency response: ± 0.1 dB (ref. 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Tone defeat ON); ± 0.5 dB (ref. 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Tone defeat OFF) 
  • Maximum voltage output: IHF load >10 V (ref. 0.03% THD); 600 ohms load >10 V (ref. 0.03% THD) 
  • Tone controls: Treble ± 5 dB at 10 kHz; Bass ± 8 dB at 100 Hz 
  • Continuous output power into 8 ohm and 4ohm (Stereo): >50 W (ref. rated THD, 20 Hz-20 kHz, both channels driven) 
  • Rated THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100): <0.009 % (ref. 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 
  • Clipping power: >65 W (ref. 1 kHz 1% THD) 
  • IHF dynamic power: 8 ohm 100 W; 4 ohm 150 W; 2 ohm 200 W 
  • Peak output current: >20 A (ref. 1 ohm, 1 ms) 
  • Signal/Noise ratio: >100 dB (A-weighted, ref. 1 W) >117 dB (A-weighted, ref. 150 W) 
  • Damping factor: >100 (ref. 8 ohm, 50 Hz and 1 kHz) 
  • Frequency response : ±0.1 dB (ref. 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 3 Hz – 70 kHz (ref. -3 dB) 
  • Input impedance: 20 k ohm + 1 nF 
  • Input sensitivity: 630 mV (ref. rated power) 
  • Voltage gain: 29 dB 
  • Headphone output impedance: 68 ohm 
  • Channel separation: 1 kHz >80 dB; 10 kHz >70 dB 
  • Trigger Out: Output resistance <100 ohm; Output current 50 mA; Output voltage +12 V
  • THD (250 mW to rated power, CCIF IMD, DIM 100): <0.009 % (ref. 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 
  • Signal/Noise ratio: >94 dB (A-weighted, ref. 1 W); >110 dB (A-weighted, ref. 50 W, volume set for 2V input) 
  • Frequency response: ± 0.2 dB (ref. 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 
  • Tone Defeat ON: 10 Hz – 65 kHz (ref. -3 dB) 
  • Channel separation: 1 kHz >80 dB; 10 kHz >70 dB 

Power Consumption

  • Rated power: 290 W (ref. 230V AC 50 Hz; 120V AC 60 Hz) 
  • Standby power: <1 W 
  • Idle power: <35W

Physical

  • Dimensions: 17-1/8" wide, 4" high, 11-1/4" deep 
  • Net weight: 15.21 lb (6.9 kg)

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