This NAD has been on the market for some time but the question is does it reach the standards which NAD have become synonymous with. Well firstly it is built like a tank, it is very sturdy and although not much attention has foced on the aesthetics, clearly this amplifier has been built to last. Secondly it's power is almost a mirror image of it's colossal size, offering 120 watts per channel. This is important for two reasons, firstly some speakers have a higher impedance which basically means they are harder to drive and thus need more current, but secondly it means that the frequencies will not strain when you turn up the volume massively. What this means in reality is you get to hear the full dynamic scale of any genre offering with great clarity. As sound quality is the most important aspect of any amplifier though, this is where the NAD comes into it's own. This amplifier offers up a huge soundstage for the music, decay between notes is clearly heard, the bass is very powerful, but yet controlled, offering definition to the bass notes and thus forgoing the boom which can sometimes be mistaken for real bass. Guitars are crunching, but with an openness to them, vocals have depth, soul and feeling and coupled with this, or as a result of these qualities music as a richness to it, or as sometimes described a warmth. On the front of the amplifier there is a button which will enabled will give you source direct. This is something which has no right or wrong answer but simply allows you to bypass the tone controls with the idea of shortening the signal path and thus giving you less distortion in the sound. There is also the soft clipping feature, which automatically turns down the volume once the volume has reached x but this isn't really necessarily as anyone can hear when music becomes extremely strained and distorted. However in addition to this for those who are looking for constant improvements to the sound quality, this has also been taken into account. If you look on the back of the amplifier you will see there are pre out connections, this will allow you to connect a power amp to this to give you further power, more control and even more head room. You can also add a pre amp to this In addition to this there are the usual array of RCA inputs allowing you to connect external devices like a television, external dac, ps3 etc. All in all this tank is an excellent amp which delivers the slams, the transients, the ranges, with aplomb slam and gusto. Definitely recommended.
This amp is outstanding! I have had it hooked up to my Wharfedale P30 and the sound is just stunning. It has oodles of power to efforlessly drive your speakers without even breaking a sweat, but still retains a more softer, delicate side. So as its churning out the bass, the amp doesn't lose any of the musics detail. The treble is crisp while the bass remains tight and punchy! Other advantages of this amp is that you can run 2 pairs of speakers from it. A real bonus if you are powering a pair of speakers in another room. It is also bridgable, and when coupled with its little sister, the C270, the difference is jaw dropping! This amp is excellent for the money. It might be a little dated now but is well worth a look.
The NAD C370 is fully remote controlled and comes full with the NAD C Series system remote control. The C370 has NAD Link; the remote control will also operate many other NAD products such as CD players, tuners, and cassette decks. The NAD C370 has 7 line inputs and the pre-amplifier part can be split from the power amplifier for easy system upgrades or adding secondary equipment. The C370 sports 2 preamp outputs, and one of them is changeable from 0dB to -12dB. Many systems gain from the use of multiple Power Amplifiers for "Bi-Amping" (this is because by using separate Power Amplifiers to drive the bass and treble section of a loudspeaker) but not all Power Amplifiers are alike in gain (for e.g. amplification issue). With the variable Pre-out level control, differences in gain between the C370's own power amplifier section and an external Power Amplifier can be dialled out accurately. Two pairs of speakers can be linked and individually switched on or off either via remote control or front panel. Because the built-in power amp of the C370 is the same to that of the NAD Model C270, you can without difficulty almost triple the output power to your speakers by adding a NAD C270 to your system. Bridge both power amplifiers and you have increased the power of your system to approximately 2 x 300 Watts Continuous Power into 8 ohms. It is often stylish to skip tone controls these days, but given that the tone controls are appropriately designed, they can be really useful tools in making improvements in on the whole of sound. The C370 tone controls only work at the frequency extremes, leaving the critical mid-band basically unchanged. I had a NAD C370 and feel if anyone is going to buy this, its because its a powerful amplifier, with its see-through detail and solid low-frequency, is one of the best-sounding amplifiers obtainable at any price. With great flexibility as well as excellent presentation, it is a persuasive top of the line for NAD Classic Series integrated Amplifiers.
This amp is possibly the best I've owned. It's nicely (if boringly) presented, weighty and assured. I can find nothing negative to say about the way it amplifies a musical signal. In short, NAD have a real winner here. Why then do they spoil everything with misleading packaging? There are 7 line inputs on this amp, two of which are labelled 'CD' & 'Disc' respectively. The problem lies in the term 'Disc'. To anyone over 40 the term 'Disc' means vinyl (yes folks, there was music before the silver disc!)and the prospective punter can be forgiven for making the assumption that this kit has the necessary pre-amplification for MM and/or MC cartridges. Yes, I know about NAD's policy on this subject on their lesser amps BUT, given that this is their top-of-the-range integrated amp, and given the fact that the front panel carries both 'CD' & 'DISC' inputs, I think the labelling is downright misleading. The 'DISC' input should have been labelled 'AUX2' or similar and one tape circuit should carry the 'TAPE/MD' tag. SO, if you're looking for a powerful, load friendly amplifier capable of seeing you through several equipment upgrades then look no further. But be warned: if you are a vinyl fan, then be prepared to shell out more hard earned dosh to aquire a head amp of sufficient quality. I think messrs NAD need to think about this aspect of their products a little more thoroughly.
What a cracking Amp! For the money, this has to be one of THE Hi-Fi bargains of the decade. Following up form the NAD C-350, this is a gutsy, well defined and well balanced amp. While providing the low end grunt when required, it never becomes overbearing. When playing something like Fatboy Slim's "Right here, Right now", the response is fast and punchy, portraying the music in a very dynamic fashion. The treble response is just as special, hitting the highs of the all important crecendos almost effortlessly. Never sounding strained or compressed (except at very high volumes), the sheer control this amp has is quite amazing. The result is an exciting listen that really makes the most out of any music collection. And if you are obsessed with bursting your ear drums before you hit the age of 40, do not be fooled by the modest output rating. Trust me, it goes quite loud. After running in (make sure not to judge the sound your system makes straight away, they do need to we "worn in" a little"), and being connected to a decent pair of speakers, you can't go far wrong with an Amplifier like this.