NAD was founded in England in 1972 making amplifiers and related components.Its most famous product is the late 1970's NAD 3020 Integrated Amplifier.This amplifier went on to become the world's most known and best selling audio amplifier in history.
One key to the success of NAD amplifiers is their power supply design.NAD focuses on "effective power" and its amplifiers make claims to deliver generous headroom,meaning that they may be able to deliver dynamic power bursts far in excess of their rated power.The key to this feature requires use of a flexible power supply which stores significant reserve current for quick release at moments of high musical load.
The NAD C316BEE amplifier continues this tradition.This NAD is an enthusiastic sounding amplifier.It's upfront without sounding harsh.It is well capable of driving most speakers to decent levels as well as bringing them to life.The C316BEE has 5 audio inputs for various sources and a convenient remote control.
Proprietary PowerDrive™ Circuit offers a remarkable combination of high current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads combined with high levels of undistorted dynamic power. Bjørn Erik Edvardsen, our Director of Advanced Development, developed a simplified version of PowerDrive for the C 316BEE.
Thanks to its innovative technology, standby power consumption is less than 1 watt. The C 316BEE uses lead-free silver solder and is constructed free of hazardous materials.
True to our enviable reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers of all time, the C 316BEE delivers huge performance without the huge price tag.
Continuous power is a conservative 40 watts and dynamic power, which is more important for music listening, is remarkably more than 100 watts! Far more usable power on tap than other amps at this price point.
The C 316BEE has everything necessary for musical enjoyment, yet it is refreshingly limited to the essentials: six inputs, one set of speakers, a headphone jack and full function remote control.
While the C 316BEE embodies simplicity, it is far from a ‘stripped down’ product. It is fully equipped to be the control centre for a high performance music system.
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