NAD Electronics continues its expansion in the "just add speakers" category with the introduction of the C700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier. Housed in a compact and modern design, the C700 was designed with a listener in mind who seeks an uncompromised listening experience with a focus on value. Inside the solid aluminum housing is a powerful HybridDigital UcD amplifier and BluOS Enabled network streamer. Using the intuitive BluOS app, the ability to cue music from a digital library, or stream from internet radio and online services like Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Tidal, and Qobuz could not be easier. The C700 delivers an experience similar to the award-winning Masters Series M10 BluOS Music Streaming Amplifier.
Thanks to its elegant, minimalist design and premium materials, the C700 will engage the most demanding of listeners - audibly as well as visually. The C700 is housed in a solid aluminum case, with a smooth glass front panel and a 5" high-definition color display that shows album artwork, track status, and system settings. Via the C700's color display, adjusting amplifier settings is quick and convenient with the added benefit of having the ability to learn commands from any pre-existing remote control.
"The C700 creates exceptional value for those seeking a modern and easy-to-use standalone music system. Ever since NAD introduced the legendary 3020 integrated amplifier in 1978, the NAD brand has been renowned for value, performance, and innovation. With the C700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier, NAD has completely updated that tradition for the streaming era." - comments Cas Oostvogel, NAD's Product Manager. The highly efficient UcD amplifier design is renowned for ultra-low noise and distortion through the entire frequency range, regardless of the loudspeaker load. Employing NAD's proven HybridDigital UcD amplifier technology, the C700 can deliver 2 x 80 watts of continuous power and 2 x 120 watts of instantaneous power, for effortless music reproduction.
The C700 has everything needed to play music, by just adding speakers. The BluOS app creates an intuitive way to select music from dozens of different streaming services, internet radio, or to play music stored on an external drive connected to the C700's USB port. In addition to the audiophile-grade speaker outputs, the C700 has a subwoofer output jack where it's required. Convenient low and high-pass crossover settings in the BluOS app provide a seamless blend between the subwoofer and main speakers.
The C700 has two pairs of RCA analog inputs, as well as coaxial and optical digital inputs, for connecting disc players, game consoles, media adapters, and other components. There's also an HDMI eARC port for connecting an HDTV with HDMI ARC support. This allows the C700's volume setting to be adjusted from the TV's remote. Two-way aptX HD Bluetooth provides a convenient way to listen to music through wireless headphones, and stream audio from any smart device. The C700 suggested retail price is $1499/£1299/€1499. Info and photos by NAD Electronics via OLEX Communications.