Nad C320bee

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by James Edward, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. James Edward

    James Edward Supporting Actor

    May 1, 2000
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    In my continuing quest to simplify my life, and downsize where possible, I just replaced my Adcom GFP-565 preamp and VERY large Adcom GFA 5800 power amp with the
    NAD C320BEE. I am driving PSB Stratus Golds.

    I actually expected to have to adjust to a 'lesser' sound, and lower overall volume level in my mid-size(14x20) room.

    Wrong on all counts. The C320 sounds better. Particularly in the midrange- definitely more body there. Highs are perhaps(?) a little rolled off, but I always found them too aggressive before anyway, so I like the sound more.
    Bass is possibly looser, but definitely still goes as deep.

    I would say the NAD 'sweetens' the sound, and makes more CD's listenable than before. I don't seem to be missing detail, but that's a tough call.

    I'm loving this amp right now. Time will tell whether or not this continues... But for a $350 integrated to show up so well against over $2K of separates, well, I was surprised.
  2. Scott_N

    Scott_N Second Unit

    Jan 22, 2003
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    I haven't heard the C320 but I know it got a good review from Stereophile. Midrange is the reason I left SS for tubes in my 2-channel system.

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