Better-Than-Broadcast-Quality FM Reception
While music streaming and high resolution digital downloads continue to increase in popularity, FM radio remains one of the most reliable and best sounding mediums for hassle-free music listening.
NAD's C 427 builds on the strengths of previous NAD tuners by offering a quality of reception that is as good as, or better than, the quality of today's broadcasts. NAD has carried forward its highly sensitive RF front end for cleaner reception in fringe areas. Noise is extremely low across the audio spectrum.
The C 427 has one of the most intuitive user interfaces in the market, utilizing a 24-position rotary encoder knob to quickly tune stations or select preset stations. All functions are available via the included IR remote control. The rear panel IR input and RS-232 port allow the C 427 to be easily integrated with sophisticated system controllers used in custom installation.
In line with NAD's environmental policy, the company has completely redesigned the power supply for improved efficiency and ultra-low power consumption during standby while still allowing all remote activation and control interfaces.
Loads of Presets
With 40 presets available, you can store your favorite radio stations. These presets can be any combination of AM and FM stations: 30 presets for FM and 10 for AM, or 25 for FM and 15 for AM, for instance. To avoid having to scroll through 40 presets, the C 427 skips any that have not been programmed (left empty), so you can quickly access all your favorites.
Clean, Convenient Functionality
Instead of littering the front panel with buttons and features that are hardly ever used, NAD concentrates on convenience in daily operation with the C 427. The RDS limits itself to the RDS PS and RT function, both of which enhance ease of operation. When you are listening to a station which uses RDS, the RDS PS (Program Service) will automatically indicate the name of the radio station on the display so that you will always know exactly what station you are listening to. With its four-line graphic display, you always see all the available information.
Preset information is stored in the C 427's non-volatile memory, which means it will remember all of its preset information even if the unit has been unplugged for a prolonged period of time.
Enjoy Great Reception
Although AM can never reach the quality of any FM transmission, the C 427's AM section retains excellent clarity together with lowest possible background noise. Tuning and search functions maximize performance.
Auto Search automatically stops at the next strong radio signal it comes across and optimizes tuning. Weaker radio stations can be tuned manually. Stations that are quiet in Mono but noisy in Stereo can benefit from the Blend feature, which narrows stereo separation and improves noise. FM Mute eliminates inter-station tuning noise and only allows strong and clear stations to emerge from the silent background.
Performance Driven Design
Apart from its ease-of-use, the NAD C 427 also offers features to get the maximum out of the airwaves. The MOS-FET RF front end design together with high quality components and careful PCB layout guarantees excellent sensitivity with low intermodulation distortion to provide quiet and musically satisfying performance.
Whether you are looking for excellent performance, ease of use or the convenience of RDS, the C 427 offers all these with the value to high performance ratio for which NAD is so renowned.