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Item: NAD C 375BEE Integrated Amplifier including OPTIONAL DAC and Phono stage - Does not include C 275BEE power amp in pic, see separately listed sale
Location: Williamstown VIC 3016
Price: $999 Now $900
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: I'm so impressed that I'm looking to move up to the NAD Master Series
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info:

 

Update no other c375 sold on StereoNet has had the phono card and dac card installed - you’re getting a whole digital/phono integrated solution in one. Great value for this level of sound quality, power and convenience!

 

What can I say to express how good this amp is? Probably that I am so impressed I am looking at buying into the NAD Master Series once I sell this amp. Just to give you an idea of how good these amps are and how impressed I am, my other amps are Audio Research. 

 

This integrated has lots of trickle down technology from the NAD Masters Series M3 Amplifier. These include application of Bjørn Erik Edvardsen’s Distortion Canceling Circuit in the output stage and BEE Clamp in the power supply, with distortion and noise reduced down to unprecedented levels. Distortion and frequency response figures are very impressive – midband distortion staying in the region of 0.001 per cent even at 200 watts output. That's not a trivial thing to achieve!

 

I need to have Solid State amps to use when

a: I feel like a change

b: I'm listening but I'm working or being distracted and I don't want my valve amps going for nothing

c : I need some serious power!

 

https://nadelectronics.com/product/c-375bee-integrated-amplifier/

 

Ignore what some of the reviews on here and around the net say, this amp is refined, powerful and musical. (Seriously, the What HiFi reviewer must've been smoking something). BUT to get quality out of this amplifier you need to get rid of the standard metal jumpers between the pre-power sections of this amp and use some decent interconnects. THEN you really get to hear this amp... I don't know why anyone or any reviewer would bother with the standard jumpers, they really downgrade the sound and hurt the reviews. This amp really responds to having high quality and revealing interconnects used with it, especially as the link between the pre-power sections. I used some silver/copper Aurealis cables as the jumper cables and the sound was superb (they're not expensive at all). Putting better cables in place of them only improves things.

 

Inside this amp its full of high quality components and also a couple of completely enclosed 'class A gain modules', which are evidently NAD's answer to the ubiquitous op-amp.

 

And this amp has power to spare, and can drive loads down to 2ohms without breaking a sweat. The official figures are: 250W, 410W, 600W IHF Dynamic power into 8, 4 and 2 Ohms, respectively. But in the real world the 8ohm power is closer to 200 watts according to various reviews online.

 

 

Reviews:
From Stereophile:

"The 150Wpc C 375BEE offers five line-level outputs, two sets of preamp outputs, a front-panel minijack for portable music players, a built-in headphone amp, and an optional phono stage. Like models in NAD’s Masters Series, the C 375BEE uses PowerDrive technology to maximize the dynamic power sent to the speakers. ...the C 375BEE’s overall sound was tight, dynamic, and fast, with crystalline highs and well-extended bass. “A competition crusher,” concluded Sam. Though he admits the NAD belongs in Class B, he’d choose it over many of the amplifiers in Class A. “So good, for so little money, that few are willing to believe it. Are you, JA?” he asks. (Vol.32 No.10)

 

From TechRadar:

"Faced with a powerhouse like this, there's a strong temptation to load up a noisy disc at the outset, wind the volume control up high and settle back for some good old aural abuse. We did exactly that, but were rather taken aback by the results. We've used high-powered NAD amps before and always found them enjoyable, if not always well controlled or revealing at high power. This one breaks that tradition, for it offers some of the best control we've heard at anything like the price.

 

We weren't exactly using the world's easiest speakers, either. The Bowers and Wilkins 803S is a fairly tricky load and needs a firm hand to keep the bass precise, but the 375Bee proves more than ready for the challenge. even when delivering peaks close to the 200 watts threshold (which was louder then we were comfortable with) there was no sense of strain, nor of the shift of focus that often occurs when amps start to run out of puff – loud bass making the midrange and treble wilt, and vice-versa.

 

As a result, we spent a lot of time revelling in the classy combination of power and control which the amplifier offers.

 

As we've mentioned before in these pages, classical music tends to have wider dynamics than most other styles and hence benefits most from high power output, and indeed we found ready use for the power in uncompressed symphony orchestra recordings. Bass drum and timpani rarely sound so vivid!

 

There is also a lot to admire and enjoy at more modest volumes. Another break with early high-power NAD amps is in the high degree of neutrality across the midrange. Previously, we've had some limitations about the degree of naturalness in voices, but on this occasion we find it very hard to pick fault in this area.

 

This is accompanied by some excellent resolution of detail, making it very easy to separate the different lines within a multi-layered piece of music. As usual, stereo imaging follows where detail leads, and although we have heard just a shade more image depth (from amps costing considerably more than a grand, mind you) we have hardly heard better imaging stability.

 

In a well-recorded oratorio recording, for instance, we found the placement of the voices absolutely consistent irrespective of the accompaniment behind them. An excellent result.

By this point, you're probably waiting for the big 'but'. Frankly, there isn't one."

 

Not only does this amp sound refined, musical and powerful, it is just so adaptable and convenient.

 

Full remote control, which even controls switching between speaker a and speaker b. 

 

Minijack for portable music players and headphone socket on the front of the amp.

 

TWO tape inputs/outputs.

 

For when you can never have enough power: TWO pre outputs, one with a level control to allow exact matching with an external power amp, if you want to bi amp! (see my other ad for the matching NAD power amp!!!)

 

The amp can be bridged if you really need 500 watts or so of output, in the company of a matching 275 power amp similarly connected!

 

ALSO INCLUDED in the price is the PP375 phono module and the MDC DAC USB Digital Analogue Converter.

 

Every other sale of this amp on StereoNET in the past generally is missing these optional extras, but you get them here, which just ups the convenience. You don't need extra cables, interconnects, power supplies etc - everything is built in so this amp can also be the musical hub of a really high quality setup. Just plug in your streamer or turntable, put some suitably revealing and high quality speakers on these amps, sit back and try wiping the grin off your face.

 

Comes with the manual, box, remote, original crap jumpers, some reasonable cable jumpers (which I dont use as they dont do the amp justice).

 

This amp will drive just about any speakers you can throw at it, and do so while playing music in a gloriously large fashion. If this amp isnt enough for you, add the matching C275BEE power amp for an incredibly powerful and musical combination... I'm sure I can do a special price for anyone who buys both!

 

One final note - I suspect some early production run of this amp was not up to the usual NAD build standard and there were some reliability issues. I haven't had any problems at all, so I suspect my amplifier is from a later production run. I've played this amp at all volumes, left it on continuously (its better for the amp as you're not constantly surging power into the amp on startup and temperature remains stable), and basically enjoyed the hell out of it, and it hasn't skipped a beat, shut down, gone into soft clipping mode, or done anything but play music reliably. I've had book shelf speakers, different floorstanders on it and my Monitor Audio PL300ii speakers, single speaker cables, bi-wired etc, and never an issue.

 

I prefer pickup - but can send by courier if you are really keen
 
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