An NAD ‘just-add-speakers’ compact and modern solution designed for the streaming age. New Classic Series features HybridDigital UcD amplification, 80W -watts per channel and integral BluOS app interface.
NAD Electronics, manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, continues its expansion in the ‘just add speakers’ category with the introduction of the C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier. The C 700 suggested retail price is US$1499 (£1299 / €1499 / CDN$1999 MSRP) and will ship globally in late October.
Housed in a compact and modern design, the C 700 was designed with a listener in mind who seeks an uncompromised listening experience with a focus on value. Inside the solid aluminium housing is a HybridDigital UcD amplifier and BluOS Enabled network streamer. Using the intuitive BluOS app, the ability to cue music from a digital library, or stream from internet radio and online services like Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Tidal, and Qobuz is straightforward. The C 700 delivers an experience similar to the award-winning Masters Series M10 BluOS Music Streaming Amplifier.
Compact and Modern Design
The maker says that thanks to its elegant, minimalist design and premium materials, the C 700 will engage the most demanding of listeners — audibly as well as visually. The C 700 is housed in a solid aluminium case, with a smooth glass front panel and 5in high-definition colour display that shows album artwork, track status and system settings. Via the C 700’s colour display, adjusting amplifier settings is quick and convenient with the added benefit of having the ability to learn commands from any pre-existing remote control.
“The C 700 creates exceptional value for those seeking a modern and easy-to-use standalone music system”, comments Cas Oostvogel, NAD’s Product Manager. “Ever since NAD introduced the legendary 3020 integrated amplifier in 1978, the brand has been renowned for value, performance, and innovation. With the C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier, NAD has completely updated that tradition for the streaming era.”
Powerful HybridDigital UcD Amplification
The efficient UcD amplifier design is known for ultra-low noise and distortion through the frequency range, regardless of the loudspeaker load. Employing NAD’s HybridDigital UcD amplifier technology, the C 700 can deliver 2x80W of continuous power and 2x120W of instantaneous power, for high-quality music reproduction.
The C 700 has everything needed to play music, by just adding speakers. The BluOS app creates an intuitive way to select music from dozens of different streaming services, internet radio, or to play music stored on an external drive connected to the C 700’s USB port.
In addition to the audiophile grade speaker outputs, the C 700 has a subwoofer output jack where it’s required. Convenient low and high-pass crossover settings in the BluOS app provide a strong blend between the subwoofer and main speakers.
The C 700 has two pairs of RCA analogue inputs, as well as coaxial and optical digital inputs, for connecting disc players, game consoles, media adapters, and other components. There’s also an HDMI eARC port for connecting a HDTV with HDMI ARC support. This allows the
C 700’s volume setting to be adjusted from the TV’s remote. Two-way aptX HD Bluetooth provides a convenient way to listen to music through wireless headphones, and stream audio from any smart device.