- Item Weight: 6 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 7 Kg
- Item model number: C316 BEE
- ASIN: B003R5ZBAY
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 May 2010
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,350 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
NAD C316 BEE Amplifier
- Innovative Twist on Proven Technology: Proprietary PowerDriveCircuit 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.
- Budget-friendly: True to our 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.
- Keeping it Simple: The C 316BEE 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.
- Dynamic Power Reserves: Continuous power is a conservative 40 watts and dynamic power,which is more important for music listening, is remarkably more than 100 watts! Far more usable power on tap than other amps at this price point.
- Impressive Capacity: While the C 316BEE embodies simplicity, it is far from a 'stripped down ' product. It is fully equipped to be the control centre for a high performance music system.
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Descended from a long-line of top-quality, yet affordable amplifiers, NAD presents the C316BEE, an integrated amplifier that sticks to its simple, hifi principles to deliver a pure and unfettered sound. It features remote control operation, 2 x 40 watts of amplification, 5 inputs, a tape loop and a front panel minijack input for iPods/MP3 players.
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Top Customer Reviews
Power is stated at 2 x 40w but don’t be worried if that doesn’t sound like much. I use my C316 BEE to drive Q Acoustics 3020 bookshelf speakers and they do so with great ease and authority. I can fill my living room with sound by barely getting up to 9 o’clock on the volume dial.
As mentioned, the amp itself is nicely compact at about 8cm tall which is handy if space is at a premium. The metal chassis feels very robust and it weighs in at about 6kg. If you buy through an authorised dealer you get a 5 year warranty as standard which to me says a lot about NAD’s confidence in their build quality. Even the supplied NAD AMP 2 remote control is a model of functional simplicity. It only measures about 9cmx4cm but has all of the commands you need sensibly laid out. Many other Hi-Fi manufacturers with their cluttered remotes could learn from this!
Whether the C316 BEE has enough features is of course a matter of opinion. For about an extra £100 the Marantz PM6005 gives you the ability to drive a second set of speakers and has an onboard DAC. However, if, like me, you do not need these features then why pay for them? For about £200 the C316 BEE delivers on what really matters – simply brilliant sound.
Please don't feel I am taking a stab at other systems or even MP3 players. I am not, however the joy that you experience from listening to your favourite tracks is really something else if played over a system that includes quality equipment such as the NAD.
Now, if only I could promulgate that mindset to the younger generation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
looks good and even better it sounds superb...........i'm well chuffedPublished 18 months ago by D.-K
I've been running my TV/Speaker setup for 3 years off this amp and never had a single electronical problem with it. Read morePublished on 28 Aug. 2013 by Mr. S. A. Roome
Years ago this company had a bad reputation for reliability, but, I thought, surely they will have moved on since then, after all, how could they still be in business? Read morePublished on 6 April 2012 by R. T.