The C 338 adds big sound to your favourite music sources and brings incredible flexibility to any stereo system. With Spotify Connect®, Bluetooth®, and the first-ever hi-fi amplifier to have Chromecast built-in®, the C 338 allows you to stream and cast music directly from a mobile device or any music streaming app, letting you enjoy your music wirelessly. Add a turntable using the phono input and experience the warmth of vinyl collections with the room-filling sound of NAD’s HybridDigital™ amp technology. Power, volume, source selection, and device settings are all controlled using the intuitive interface of the NAD Remote App for iOS and Android.
NAD C 338 with Chromecast built-in Wins EISA Award for Best Value Amplifier
PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA, AUGUST 15, 2017 – NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home audio and video products, announced today that the C 338 HybridDigital™ Integrated Amplifier, the first hi-fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in for music streaming, has won the EISA Award for the Best Value Amplifier 2017-2018. Representatives of the brand will be accepting the award during the EISA Awards ceremony, scheduled to take place during IFA in Berlin, Germany, on September 1, 2017.
EISA, the European Imaging and Sound Association, is an independent body of 50 specialist interest magazines initially based only in Europe, but the organization has recently expanded to include the editorial leaders of premier publications in North America and Asia-Pacific. The award winners are chosen as the best of the best in their category from the thousands of products tested and reviewed by EISA member magazines over the year. The NAD C 338 and its highly versatile Class D amplifier design led its class in performance, connectivity and flexibility at an unrivalled price.
“NAD is famous for powerhouse amplifiers that punch way above their weight – but the C 338 brings a whole new dimension to the marque. It is the world’s first stereo integrated amp with inbuilt Chromecast compatibility, streaming most major music services from the tap of an app,”
The 2017-2018 EISA Awards Board in an official statement said: “Despite its slim size, the amp’s Class D power stage packs 50W per channel and offers almost every input you’ll ever need – from Bluetooth, optical/coaxial digital, MM phono and line-level analogue. Factor in the headphone stage, and nothing else matches its performance at the price.”
“At NAD we strive to lead on audio innovation and are continually finding new ways to enhance the music listening experience at home,” said Greg Stidsen, Director of Technology and Product Planning at NAD. “To receive such a prestigious honour from an illustrious panel of judges reaffirms that we are creating market leading products with advanced digital technologies that are truly enriching consumers’ lives.”
With the EISA Awards now in their 30th year, the results are widely regarded as the highest European honour in the hi-fi industry, and the honour now extends worldwide. To win an EISA award, products undergo a robust, rigorous and exhaustive judging process in two stages. Following intensive testing and audition at the facilities of EISA member magazines, each journal submits a shortlist of the best products in each category. The second stage takes place at EISA’s annual General Meeting, where a democratic voting process establishes a consensus of excellence and determines the winning products.
The C 338 HybridDigital Integrated Amplifier is part of NAD’s newest line of Classic Series amplifiers, including the C 368 and C 388 HybridDigital DAC Amplifiers, which are available from Soundline Audio wellington & Christchurch or online.
- Continuous Output Power into 4 Ω and 8 Ω (Stereo)>50W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels driven)
- IHF Dynamic Power: 2 Ω 210W, 4 Ω 150W, 8 Ω 80W
- THD<0.03% (250mW to 50, 8 Ω and 4 Ω)
- Signal/Noise Ratio>98dB (A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ω)
- Clipping power>60W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
- Peak output current>18A (in 1 Ω, 1 ms)
- Damping Factor>300 (ref. 8 Ω, 20Hz and 6.5kHz)
- Frequency Response±0.3 dB (20Hz-20kHz)
- Channel Separation1kHz >75dB, 10kHz >65dB
- Input Sensitivity (For 50W in 8Ω)Line In: 380mV, Digital In: 18%FS
- Sample RateUp to 192kHz/24bit
- Standby Power<0.5W
- Dimensions (W x H x D)435 x 70 x 285mm ”
- Net Weight4.85kg
- Shipping Weight5.85kg