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An Amp with Uncommon Talent
The NAD C 245BEE is an amplifier with uncommon talent. With its four-channel architecture it can provide several system building options. Used with NAD's C 165BEE preamp, it offers more than enough power to drive the loudspeaker of your choice with the interesting option to bi-amplify. Connected to the Zone Output of NAD's AV Receiver, the C 245BEE can send different music programs to remote speakers.
And while the C 245BEE has been designed to excel in a system of NAD components, it will offer exceptional performance when used in combination with any high quality components.
NAD's 'Music First' Philosophy
NAD's 'Music First' philosophy dictates that the company endows its AV products with the same warm, involving sound quality that makes music listening so rewarding with its stereo components. This stands in stark contrast to some of NAD's competitors who view AV components primarily from a 'content' point-of-view, with sound quality far down the list of priorities. Yet the C 245BEE is second to none in terms of flexibility and up-to-the-minute digital technology.
Designed by NAD's Engineer Emeritus
Like many generations of award-winning NAD amplifiers, the C 245BEE is designed by NAD's Engineer Emeritus, Bjorn Erik Edvardsen. Utilizing multiple discrete high power output devices, the C 245BEE can easily provide the instantaneous peak current required for good bass response. The power supply features a custom toroidal transformer that maintains very low impedance for lowest noise and good damping factor.
Vanishingly low distortion and near absence of noise allow the music to emerge from 'black' background that enhances stereo perspective and allows the subtle details of the music to be clearly heard. Generous dynamic power gives music a relaxed yet lively quality.
Flexibility and 'Green' Design
The C 245BEE has three options for power up: front panel switch, 12V trigger control (supported by many companion NAD products), or signal sensing 'auto' turn on. In Standby mode, it draws <1W thanks to a separate high efficiency power supply thus reducing carbon emissions and saving power. This is a truly a 'green' design. A rear panel power switch completely disconnects the power.
Each input has a 'loop out' feature allowing multiple C 245BEEs to share the same signal, which is ideal for elaborate custom installations. Pairs of channels can be switched on and off with the front panel Channel A and B switches.
Low Distortion and Noise
The C 245BEE has the lowest levels of distortion and noise available in its price class and is easily capable of embarrassing far more expensive products. To
prove it, NAD uses Full Disclosure Power (FDP) - the most demanding criteria for performance measurement.
FDP specifies distortion under the most extreme conditions of low impedance loads and frequency extremes rather than the simple and easy 1 kHz at 8 Ohms test quoted by many of NAD's competitors. NAD uses this stricter performance criterion, because it more closely matches the demands of real music and real loudspeakers.
Maintaining specified distortion at 4 Ohms and at 20 Hz and 20 kHz is several orders of magnitude more difficult to achieve than the simple 8 Ohms and 1kHz test.
Less Distortion = More Music
Noise and distortion mask the fine details of a musical recording robbing musical texture and dimension and replacing them with non-musical artifacts.
NAD has spent the last 35 years perfecting its designs to have the lowest distortion and highest power in its price class. NAD's noise spec is often 10 dB (100 times!) less than that of competing amplifiers. This is far from a trivial difference as fine detail and nuance (micro dynamics) are often obscured by noise in lesser amplifiers, robbing a performance of that illusive sense of 'realism'.
Whether you want to bi-amp stereo speakers, add surround channels to your Home Theatre or power music zones to your whole house audio system, the C 245BEE has what you need for great performance.