New NAD Classic Series Integrated Amps!
NAD has offered spartan integrated amps over the years, where phono sections and
DACs were optional and upcharges.
The new series includes streaming capability, 24/192 DACs, MM phono sections and Bluetooth. The sound quality is liquid smooth- very tube like flavor, with solid state construction.
Also included in the new series is NAD’s new Red Book CD player- NAD’s all out assault on CD playing for $700.
NAD C388 $1600 (150×2 @ 8 ohms, 350×2 @ 4 ohms)
C388 runs 150×2 of NAD’s new Hybrid Digital technology. It’s NAD’s spin on classic amplifier design while incorporating their Power Drive and Soft Clipping circuits. These new models are comfortable into any impedance which is not a given with the competition at these price points!
NAD C368 $900 (80×2 @ 8 ohms, 240×2 @ 4 ohms)
C368 runs 80×2 of NAD’s new Hybrid Digital technology. C368 includes Power Drive and Soft Clipping.
NAD C338 $650 (50×2 @ 8 ohms, 150×2 @ 4 ohms)
C338 runs 50×2 of NAD’s new Hybrid Digital technology. C338 includes Power Drive and Soft Clipping
NAD C568 $700: Brand new Red Book CD Player
A number of companies have gone back to the drawing board to design Red Book CD players. That is, rather than make a machine to play every format under the sun, they’re designing a machine to play CDs only. With that in mind, a specific transport and chipset is chosen, which works in the
CD native domain. There’s no trickery or fooling around to try to soup it up or accommodate other disc formats, which compromise how well a CD plays.
Ortofon Quintet Black Moving Coil Cartridge $1000
The Q Black has been one of the best values in the cartridge world for many years. It has just undergone an upgrade that raises the bar a notch.
Ortofon has switched from a Boron cantilever to a Sapphire cantilever. There’s an upgrade in
speed as well as open, airy sound. As good as Q Black was before, now it dances a bit more
lively! The price hasn’t changed.
Franz Schubert’s Influence for “Death and the Maiden”
There’s never been a better composition for string quartet than “Death and the Maiden.” As only a crazy genius could, Schubert (1797-1828) claimed to have heard the melody and theme while cranking the handle of his rusty coffee mill while grinding beans. WOW!
How do we know? His friend and fellow composer Franz Lachner was there when the muse struck. As Schubert sung the themes, he instructed Lachner to write them down.