NAD C 165BEE Stereo Preamplifier with Phono Input



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The C 165BEE is an all new design representing a lifetime of design experience from NAD's renowned Director of Advanced Developments, Bjørn Erik Edvardsen. New semi-conductors and improved production techniques such as surface mount devices (SMDs) have created opportunities for performance far beyond expectation when compared to previous products in this price range. Compared to its predecessor the C 162, an improved tone control circuit and revised PCB layout has reduced distortion and noise to unprecedented levels when combined with the high signal capacity of the NAD Class A Gain Modules.

Features:
  • 6 Line Level Inputs
  • Phono Input with selectable Moving Coil and Moving Magnet sensitivity settings
  • 3 position Resistance and Capacitance settings for Phono Input
  • 2 Line Level Outputs, one variable from 0dB to -12dB
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Independent Headphone Amplifier
  • Pure Class A Gain Modules
  • Sealed Reed Relays for Input Switching
  • Heavy Gauge Steel Chassis
  • Bass and Treble Controls with Defeat Switch (bypass]
  • Gold Plated Sockets
  • 12V Trigger Output
  • IR In and Out
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • SR 8 NAD 4 Device System remote Control
  • <1 watt Standby Consumption

Line Level Input

  • Input impedance (R and C): 100 k ohm+ 320 pF
  • Input sensitivity: 159 mV (ref. 500 mV out)
  • Maximum input signal: >9 V
  • Signal/Noise ratio, A-weighted: >108 dB (ref. 500 mV in 500 mV out, volume set to unity gain); >112 dB (ref. 2V out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency response: ± 0.1 dB (ref. 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Tone defeat ON); ± 0.5 dB (ref. 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Tone defeat OFF)
  • Frequency response (subwoofer out): 100 Hz (ref. -3 dB)

Output

  • Output impedance: Pre out 75 ohm; Tape out Source Z + 1 kHz; Sub out 100 ohm; Headphones 10 ohm
  • Maximum voltage output: Pre out >10 V into 600 ohm; Tape out >10 V into 10 k ohm load; Sub out >7 V into 1 k ohm load; Headphones >7 V into 600 ohm, >2 V into 32 ohm
  • THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100): >0.005 % dB (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 2 V out)

Tone Controls

  • Treble: ± 5 dB at 10 kHz (ref. 2V in 500 mV out)
  • Bass: ± 5 dB at 100 Hz (ref. 2V in 500 mV out)

Power Consumption

  • Normal operation: 21 W
  • Standby mode: <0.8 W

Phono Input

  • Input impedance: MC 40,100,600 ohm (R), 1 nF (C); MM 47 k ohm (R), 220,300,400 pF (C)
  • Input sensitivity: MC 0.15 mV (ref. 1 kHz 500 mV out); MM 2.6 mV (ref. 1 kHz 500 mV out)
  • Input overload: MC 0.8 mV/7 mV/65 mV (20 Hz/1 kHz/20 kHz); MM 14 mV/140 mV/1.2 (20 Hz/1 kHz/20 kHz)
  • Gain: MC in - Tape out 62.4 dB1 (ref. 1 kHz, 10 k ohm load); MM in - Tape out 36.7 dB (ref. 1 kHz, 10 k ohm load)
  • THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100): <0.009 % (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 5 Vrms Tape out)
  • Signal/Noise ratio, IHF A-weighted: MC >78 dB2 (ref. 0.5 mV); MM >78 dB3 (ref. 0.5 mV)
  • RIAA response accuracy: ± 0.5 dB (ref. 20 Hz – 50 Hz); ± 0.3 dB (ref. 50 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Infrasonic filter: 10 Hz (at -3 dB), 5 Hz (at -14 dB)

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 17 1/8" wide, 3" high, 11 1/4" deep
  • Weight: 13.23 lb

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