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NAD C 388 BluOS-2i Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in BluOS™ streaming, Apple AirPlay® 2, and Bluetooth®

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  • $2,049

About the NAD C 388 BluOS-2i

Power and flexibility

At 150 watts per channel, NAD's C 388 BluOS-2i integrated amplifier fills your room with detailed, virtually distortion-free sound and brings out the best in all your music. Bluesound's proprietary BluOS operating system lets you enjoy lag-free multi-room wireless music, and Apple AirPlay 2 (via future firmware update) lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music.

Connect digital or analog music sources and stream music via Bluetooth from your computer or a compatible mobile device. NAD's smart, future-proof Modular Design Construction (MDC) lets you upgrade the C 388 to include features like 4K video pass-through.

Clean amplification for your speakers and headphones

The C 388 uses an advanced Class D amplifier design for consistent performance. Its highly efficient power supply provides a noise-free foundation, generating huge power with negligible distortion — up to 1,000 watts instantaneously to faithfully reproduce the energy and excitement of all your favorite music. A built-in high-performance headphone amplifier can drive even the most demanding studio monitor headphones.

A free app with advanced control options

Operate your system via Wi-Fi® using the BluOS Controller app with your Apple® or Android™ device, or your Windows® or Mac® computer. It gives you flexible control over your music system, letting you access, control, and stream music to different BluOS-enabled zones. Synchronize multiple audio zones, or stream different music to different zones at the same time. You can even use your Apple Watch to control your system.

A wealth of high-resolution streaming options

BluOS can send 24-bit high-res music to any room in your home, without any loss of sound quality. Stream music from your personal library or from internet streaming services. The selection of supported services — including TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify®, and Rhapsody®, among others — is one of the most impressive we've seen.

Innovative customization options

Two MDC upgrade slots let you add or swap modules on the back of the unit so you can tailor the C 388 to your exact needs. One slot has NAD's BluOS-2i module pre-installed, while the remaining slot is available for customization and expandability.

Product highlights:

  • 150 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.009% THD

  • 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers

  • Class D Asymmetrical PowerDrive amplifier design

  • connects to your home network via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi for music streaming

    • includes support for Spotify, Deezer, TIDAL, Qobuz, Amazon Music, Napster and Calm Radio

    • free internet radio from TuneIn Radio and iHeartRadio

  • Apple® AirPlay® 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music (via future firmware update)

  • BluOS compatibility for further expansion with Bluesound wireless speakers

    • free BluOS controller app for iOS®, Android, Windows, and Mac OS X

  • compatible file types: MQA, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF

  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for high-performance playback of digitally connected sources such as a CD player

  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible device or wireless headphone listening

    • supports the aptX® codec for wirelessly streaming CD-quality sound

  • independent built-in high-output headphone amplifier

  • 2 MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots for adding additional capabilities and features (one slot has the pre-installed BluOS module)

  • remote control

  • compatible with leading third-party control systems like Control4, Crestron, RTI, and URC

  • Ethernet port for wired connection to a home network

  • USB (Type A) input for connecting USB thumb drives and compatible external hard drives

  • second USB (Type A) input for connecting included Wi-Fi dongle

  • USB mini (Type B) input for service only

  • 4 digital audio inputs (2 optical/2 coaxial)

  • 3 stereo RCA audio inputs, including a phono input (for use with a moving magnet cartridge)

  • stereo RCA preamp output for connecting a separate amplifier or powered subwoofer

  • RS-232C port for use with external controllers

  • IR in/out and 12-volt triggers

  • full-size headphone jack

  • 2 pairs of binding post speaker connectors for A and B speakers

  • detachable power cord

  • signal-to-noise ratio: 95 dB

  • 17-1/8"W x 4-3/4"H x 16-5/8"D (6-3/8"H w/antenna)