NAD C389 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier
NAD C389 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

NAD C389 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

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The NAD C 389 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier is a high-performance amplifier with a customized HybridDigital UcD design and an innovative switch-mode power supply that delivers 130W per channel continuously and up to 350W per channel of instantaneous power. It also features a 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre 9028 DAC, ultra-low-noise MM phono stage, multiple digital and analogue inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, and seamless integration with smart home control systems.

NAD C 389 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

Power and Performance
For over 50 years, the NAD brand has been synonymous with performance and value, and the C 389 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier continues that tradition. Its output stage is based on a customized version of NAD’s efficient HybridDigital UcD design, with multiple UcD amplifier modules in balanced bridged configuration and an innovative switch-mode power supply that provides ample reserves of current on demand. The C 389 can deliver a staggering 130W per channel continuously, with virtually unmeasurable distortion and noise through the audioband, and up to 350W per channel of instantaneous power, for effortless reproduction of musical transients.

The digital section features the same 32-bit/384kHz ESS Technology Sabre DAC chip used in NAD’s award-winning Masters M33 amplifier. Renowned for its exceptionally wide dynamic range, ultra-low noise and distortion, and near-zero levels of clock jitter, the ESS Sabre 9028 DAC enables the C 389 to deliver astonishing clarity and near-holographic imaging on all sources.

Preliminary Features & Details

  • Customized HybridDigital UcD amplifier in fully balanced bridged configuration
  • Continuous Power: 130 Watts per channel into 8/4 ohms
  • Instantaneous Power: 210 W into 8 ohms, 300 W into 4 ohms, 350 Watts per channel
  • Vanishingly low harmonic and intermodulation distortion
  • Nearly unmeasurable noise through the entire audioband
  • Dual MDC2 ports for expanded functionality
  • Optional MDC2 BluOS-D module adds BluOS Hi-Res multi-room music streaming and Dirac Live room correction
  • Jitter-free 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre 9028 DAC
  • Ultra-low-noise MM phono stage with infrasonic filtering circuitry
  • Two optical, two coaxial digital inputs
  • HDMI-eARC input
  • Two pairs of line-level analogue inputs with ultra-low-noise buffer amplifiers
  • Two sets of speaker outputs
  • Two-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
  • Dual subwoofer outputs
  • Dedicated headphone amplifier
  • CI-Friendly – IR remote, 12V Trigger in/out, IR in/out, RS-232 Serial port
  • Seamless integrations with smarthome control systems such as Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, Lutron, and Elan

 ▪ Other: detachable IEC power cord, bass EQ, IR remote control

▪ Dimensions: 435 W x 100 H x 390 D mm

▪ Weight: 18.7kg

▪ Finish: Black

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