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NAD C 388 Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC and Bluetooth®

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  • $1,499

About the NAD C 388

Power and flexibility

At 150 watts per channel, NAD's C 388 integrated amplifier fills your room with detailed, virtually distortion-free sound and brings out the best in all your music. Connect digital or analog music sources and stream music via Bluetooth from your computer or a compatible mobile device. You can also stream audio from connected sources to a pair of Bluetooth headphones. NAD's smart, future-proof Modular Design Construction (MDC) lets you upgrade the C 388 to include features like wireless multi-room music and 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.

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.

Available upgrade modules include:

MDC BluOS-2i: This module adds compatibility with Bluesound's BluOS wireless music system. Integrate your C 388 amplifier into a multi-room music system using Bluesound speakers and music players. Stream music over your home network from your personal music library, including high-res files, and access tunes through popular internet music services. Use the Bluesound app on your mobile device to control it all.

DD USB-2: This module adds additional asynchronous USB and SPDIF coaxial and optical digital inputs.

DD HDM-2: This module adds three HDMI inputs and one output with support for 4K video resolution and two-channel audio with 24-bit/192 kHz resolution.

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

  • 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

  • remote control

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

  • 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

  • USB port for service only

  • 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)