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NAD C 389 stereo amplifier

NAD C 389 stereo amplifier


The NAD C 389 HybridDigital DAC amplifier can serve as the foundation of a high-performance audio system now – and for decades to come. Using NAD's proven HybridDigital UcD amplifier design and the same ESS Saber DAC used in NAD's acclaimed M33 BluOS streaming amplifier, the C 389 will deliver exciting dynamics and exquisite detail from all your sources.

With its full range of digital and analogue inputs, including an ultra-low noise turntable and HDMI eARC interface, the C 389 can accommodate all your source components. It incorporates the latest generation of NAD's future-ready Modular Designs Construction technology, making it easy to add exciting capabilities such as BluOS High Definition music streaming and Dirac Live space correction.

  • Technical characteristics

    • Continuous Power: 130 Watts per channel into 8/4 ohms
    • Instantaneous Power: 210 W into 8 ohms, 300 W into 4 ohms, 350 Watts per channel
    • Vanishingly low harmonic and intermodulation distortion
    • Nearly immeasurable noise through the entire audio band
    • Dual MDC2 ports for expanded functionality
    • Optional MDC2 BluOS-D module adds BluOS Hi-Res multi-room music streaming and Dirac Live room correction
    • Jitter-free 32-bit/384kHz ESS Saber 9028 DAC
    • Ultra-low-noise MM phono stage with infrasonic filtering circuitry
    • Two optical, two coaxial digital inputs
    • HDMI-eARC input
    • Two pairs of line-level analogue inputs with ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers
    • Two sets of speaker outputs
    • Two-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
    • Dual subwoofer outputs
    • Dedicated headphone amplifier
    • CI-Friendly – IR remote, 12V Trigger in/out, IR in/out, RS-232 Serial port
    • Seamless integrations with smarthome control systems such as Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, Lutron, and Elan
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