NAD Electronics is expanding its “just add speakers” category with the C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier (SRP US$1499/CDN$1999), which will be available later this month. With a “compact and modern” design, the C 700 comes with a solid aluminum casing hosting a HybridDigital UcD amplifier and BluOS Enabled network streamer. With onboard BluOS app, users will be able to cue music from a digital library or stream from internet radio, Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Tidal, and Qobuz. NAD says the experience is “similar” to the Masters Series M10 streaming amplifier.
A smooth glass front panel with a five-inch high-def color display shows album artwork, track status, and system settings, and from which amplifier settings can be adjusted. The amplifier boasts ultra-low noise and distortion throughout the frequency range (regardless of loudspeaker load) and can deliver 2×80 watts of continuous and 2×120 watts of instantaneous power.
“The C 700 creates exceptional value for those seeking a modern and easy-to-use standalone music system”, comments Cas Oostvogel, NAD’s Product Manager. “Ever since NAD introduced the legendary 3020 integrated amplifier in 1978, the NAD brand has been renowned for value, performance, and innovation. With the C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier, NAD has completely updated that tradition for the streaming era.”
The C 700 includes speaker and subwoofer outputs. On the rear panel are two pairs of analog inputs, one coax and one optical digital (see image above). There is also an HDMI eARC port allowing the C 700’s volume to be adjusted from a TV remote. Two-way aptX HD Bluetooth provides music listening through wireless headphones and streaming from smart devices.
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