NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital Network Stereo Amplifier
NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital Network Stereo Amplifier

NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital Network Stereo Amplifier

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The NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier is a slim and economical network stereo amplifier that utilizes variable modulation frequency technology to reduce noise and distortion while delivering high-quality sound. It features Chromecast built-in, a built-in phono stage for vinyl listening, flexible connectivity options, and a dedicated headphone amplifier, making it a versatile and budget-friendly option for any type of listening.

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NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

The C 338 is a network stereo amplifier designed to offer pristine sound quality in a slim, economical package. This innovative amplifier utilizes a technology called variable modulation frequency that is able to reduce noise and distortion, while simultaneously delivering a live-performance quality sound. This revolutionary product is the first hi-fi amplifier to offer Chromecast built-in, so you can easily stream music and any other audio from your smartphone or computer to your sound system. This amplifier relies on cutting-edge technology and a fully optimized design to produce a sound quality that is second to none.

Built-in Phono Stage for Vinyl Listening

Using a MM phono stage and an innovative low-noise circuit path, the C 338 can reproduce the warmth of LPs with accurate RIAA equalization and control the infrasonic noise that is in all recordings, without ever affecting the bass response.

Flexible Connectivity

With a wide array of connections, including a separate headphone amplifier that can drive high-impedance studio monitor headphones, the C 338 is ready for any type of listening. Line inputs can accommodate all kinds of analogue source components, offering ideal input impedance with linear ultra-low noise buffer amplifiers to preserve the musicality of recordings. Also connect a subwoofer with low impedance line outputs and extend the versatility of this budget-friendly, do-it-all amplifier.

Key Features

  • 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • 90W / 150W / 200W IHF Dynamic Power into 8 / 4 / 2 Ohms
  • First hi-fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in
  • Integrated Bluetooth® for added music streaming flexibility
  • Built-in Phono Preamp for Turntables
  • Stereo Line, Optical Digital and Coax Digital inputs
  • NAD Remote App support for tablet and smartphone
  • Dedicated Headphone Amplifier
  • Subwoofer Output


Line In, Subwoofer Out

THD (20Hz-20kHz) <0.005% at 2V out
Signal/Noise Ratio >106dB (IHF; A-weighted, 500mV out, unity gain)
Input Impedance (R and C) 56 kilo ohm + 100pF
Maximum Input Signal >4.5Vrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
Output Impedance Source Z + 200 Ohm
Input Sensitivity 50mV (100Hz ref. 500mV out, Volume maximum
Maximum voltage output – IHF load >4.5V (ref. 0.1% THD)

Line In, Headphone Out

THD (20Hz-20kHz) <0.005% at 1V out
Signal/Noise Ratio>105dB (IHF; A-weighted, 32 Ohm loads, ref. 2V out, unity gain)
Frequency Response±0.3dB (20Hz-20kHz)
Channel Separation>56dB at 1kHz
Output Impedance 0.5 Ohm

General Specifications

Line In, Speaker Out

Continuous Output Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms (Stereo)
>50W (at rated THD, 20-20kHz, both channels driven)
IHF Dynamic Power
8 Ohm 80W
4 Ohm 150W
2 Ohm 210W
THD (20Hz-20kHz)
<0.03% (250mW to 50W, 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm
Signal/Noise Ratio >98dB (A-weighted, 500mV input ref. 1W out in 8 Ohm)
Clipping power >60W (at 1kHz 0.1% THD)
Peak output current >18A (in 1 Ohm, 1 ms)
Damping Factor>300 (ref. 8 Ohm, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
Frequency Response ±0.3 dB (20Hz-20kHz)
Channel Separation 1kHz >75dB 10kHz >65dB
Input Sensitivity (For 50W in 8 Ohm)
Line In: 380mV, Digital In: 18% FS
Sample Rate
Up to 24 bit/192kHz

Phono In, Speaker Out

THD (20Hz-20kHz) (Stereo)
<0.3% at 50W out
Signal/Noise Ratio
>82dB (200 Ohm source, A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
>76dB (MM cartridge source, IHF A-weighted, ref. 500mV out)
Input Sensitivity 4.1mV (ref. 50W 1kHz 4 Ohm out, Volume maximum)
Frequency Response ±0.3dB (20Hz-20kHz)
Input Impedance 47 kilohm + 100pF
Maximum Input Signal >80mVrms (ref. 0.1% THD)
Power Consumption
at ECO Standby mode
0.4 Watts*
at Control Standby mode
1.8 Watts**
OFF mode (Power switched OFF)
0 Watts

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