NAD C316 Stereo Intg Amplifier

NAD C316 Stereo Intg Amplifier

The Current Budget Amplifier Champ

Our scene-stealing C 315BEE, an award-winning design that exceeded all expectations, has given rise to the C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier. The C 316BEE promises improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of ‘green’ attributes, and serious musical performance.

Local Warranty: 2 Years

NAD C316

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Product Description

The C 316BEE offers entry-level affordability and for many there will never be a need for another amplifier. With class-leading specifications for noise, distortion, power, stereo separation and volume control tracking, the C 316BEE sets new benchmarks for performance, both measured and audible. The sonic result is a relaxed and inviting sound that digs out the subtle details in your favourite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo sound stage.

Innovative Twist on Proven Technology
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.

Enviro Chic
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.

Budget-friendly
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.

Dynamic Power Reserves
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.

Keeping it Simple
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.

Impressive Capacity
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.

 

Specifications

Line Level Input
Input impedance (R+C): 50kΩ + 100pF
Input sensitivity, rated power: 200mV
Maximum input signal: 
7V 

Line Level Output
Tape Out impedance: Source Z + 600Ω   
Treble: ±5dB at 10kHz
Bass: ±8dB at 100Hz
Continuous output power1 into 8Ω: 40W (16dBW)  
Rated Distortion (20Hz - 20kHz): 0.01%
Clipping power (maximum continuous power 4/8Ω): 45W 
IHF Dynamic headroom: 
+3.5dB (8Ω), +4.8dB (4Ω)
IHF Dynamic power: 90W or 19.5dBW (8Ω), 120W or 20.8dBW (4Ω)
Damping factor (ref. 8Ω, 1kHz): >200 (ref. 8Ω, 1kHz)
Voltage gain: 39dB
Signal / Noise ratio, A-weighted2: 95dB (ref. 1W) 
THD + Noise3: <0.01% 
SMPTE IM4: <0.02% 
IHF IM5: <0.01%
Headphone output impedance: 68Ω 

Physical Specifications
Gross Dimensions (W x H x D) : 435 x 79.8 x 286.2 mm 
Net Weight: 5.52 kg
Shipping Weight: 6.65 kg 

1. Minimum power per channel, 20Hz - 20kHz, both channels driven with no more than rated distortion.
2. From CD input to speakers output, volume setting for 500mV in, 8Ω 1W out
3. Total harmonic distortion, 20Hz - 20kHz from 250mW to rated output
4. Intermodulation distortion, 60Hz - 7kHz, 4:1, from 250mW to rated output
5. CCIF IM distortion, 19kHz + 20kHz rated output

Note: Installers should alow a minimum clearance of 55mm for wire / cable management.

  • Reviews

  • "A rich, forceful overall presentation and an impressive ability to follow complex musical passages."

    Source/Read full review: Stereophile, Mar 2014, 2014 Recommended Components


    “Frankly, [this system] will be hard to beat for a budget of around 2000 euros… For me, this set is a benchmark in its price range. I can only congratulate NAD for their work. It is becoming increasingly rare to find good devices at this price.” - Nicolas Bécuwe

    Source/Read full review: HDfever, Jan 2013, Test NAD C316BEE + Matisse HD + NAD C515BEE optimisés par espace-musical


    "I replaced the JoLida FX 10 with the NAD C 316BEE and immediately heard what I'd been missing. Music was presented on a wider, deeper soundstage, with more detail and better delineation of images. Voices and instruments were given more space to breathe, and the overall sound was clearer and more open, allowing sounds to bloom into my listening room with greater intensity, and vanish from it with delicacy, style, and grace… Power's great, but I also value grace. The NAD C 316BEE had that, too. I again played Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman"; the NAD's rounder, more fully expressed bass and heftier, fleshier overall sound resulted in a forceful, authoritative performance. But I was more impressed by the NAD's ability to follow complex musical passages and make clear, truthful distinctions among musical instruments. While the JoLida FX 10 did a fine job of separating instruments in space, the NAD excelled at imparting the natural colors of Coleman's alto sax and Don Cherry's cornet, pulling the instruments apart and bringing them together beautifully, as if in fluid dance or warm embrace, as the song twisted, unraveled, turned, and walked away.” - Stephen Mejias

    Source/Read full review: Stereophile, Jul 2011, The Entry Level #7


    "The C 316BEE is an absolute barnstormer of an amplifier, mixing surprising might with a rich and easy flowing sound that is impossible not to like. This amp rocks…" - Richard Stevenson

    Source/Read full review: Hi-Fi News, Aug 2010, This amp rocks

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    NAD C316 Stereo Intg Amplifier

    NAD C316 Stereo Intg Amplifier

    The Current Budget Amplifier Champ

    Our scene-stealing C 315BEE, an award-winning design that exceeded all expectations, has given rise to the C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier. The C 316BEE promises improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of ‘green’ attributes, and serious musical performance.

    Local Warranty: 2 Years

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