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"Editors' Choice Award" 2012 - The Absolute Sound Magazine
A Serious Entry-Level Integrated Amp
NAD's scene-stealing C 315BEE, an award-winning design that exceeded all expectations, has given rise to NAD's new C 316BEE integrated amplifier. The C 316BEE delivers improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of 'green' attributes, and serious musical performance. It offers entry-level affordability, and for many audiophiles there will never be a need for another amplifier.
"Still the Go-To Amp for Newbies"
The Absolute Sound magazine honored the NAD C 316BEE with a "Product of the Year Award" for 2012, calling it "still the go-to amp for audiophile newbies who crave sonic neutrality, good power output, nice tactile feel, and NAD's characteristic quality-control."
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 favorite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo sound stage.
Continuous power is a conservative 40 watts and dynamic power, which is more important for music listening, is remarkably more than 100 watts! That means the C 316BEE delivers far more usable power on tap than other amps at this price point.
Innovative Twist on Proven Technology
NAD's 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, NAD's Director of Advanced Development, developed a simplified version of PowerDrive for the C 316BEE.
True to NAD's 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. It 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.
Even though the C 316BEE embodies simplicity, it is far from a 'stripped down' product. It is fully equipped to be the control center for a high performance music system.
The 'Greening' of NAD Electronics
NAD takes its responsibilities to the planet very seriously by pursuing forward-thinking, environmentally aware manufacturing. The company imposes strict measures in all its product designs to eliminate environmentally hazardous materials and minimize power consumption. It uses lead free solder throughout manufacturing, and has re-designed its circuit board production to eliminate environmentally dangerous chemical compounds.
Many of NAD's newer designs use less than 1 watt of power in standby mode, and NAD's unique PowerDrive™ technology improves amplifier efficiency during playback.
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