NAD C379 DAC Amplifier (with MDC2 Bluos streaming)

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NAD C 379 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier


Every detail of the C 379 amplifier design has been refined for maximum performance. Starting with a customised version of the proven HybridDigital UcD output stage, the C 379 operates in a fully balanced bridge configuration. This allows for massive power with nearly immeasurable distortion and noise in the audible range. The power supply is capable of 80 watts continuously and over 120 watts instantaneously to allow for short-term musical transients.


The C 379’s digital architecture is built around the critically acclaimed ESS SABRE® ES9028 DAC, one of the industry’s highest performance 32-bit digital-to-analogue converts with unprecedented dynamic range and ultra-low distortion. It provides ultra-high-quality music playback, free from clock jitter common in digital audio systems. The results are an exceptionally wide dynamic range, ultra-low distortion, accurate sound stage and unparalleled clarity.


Since 2006, NAD has led the way in providing users the flexibility to add features as new A/V technologies are introduced to provide unparalleled performance and value. Now, with the second generation of NAD’s Modular Design Construction (MDC) technology, the C 379 is in a class of its own. It features two MDC2 slots for upgrading the amplifier’s capabilities with emerging A/V technologies and additional features, including BluOS® high-resolution multi-room streaming and Dirac Live Room Correction.


With the available MDC2 BluOS-D module, Dirac Live, BluOS, Apple AirPlay 2, two-way aptX® HD Bluetooth, and more, can be added to the C 379. With BluOS, the C 379 can be connected to a home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet to experience the most advanced multi-room wireless music management system with 24 bit/192kHz resolution. Controlled through the BluOS app for smartphone, tablet, or desktop, BluOS manages your digital music collection and connects to over 20 high-quality streaming music services including Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon Music, Spotify, and more.


  • Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms
  • 2 x 80W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
  • Continuous output power into 8 Ohms (Bridge mode)<s/trong>
  • 300W (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz at THD 0.03%)
  • THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz) <0.03% (250 mW to 80 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
  • IHF dynamic power 120W into 8 ohms 200W into 4 ohms 250W into 2 ohms
  • Peak output current >26A (in 1 ohm, 1ms)
  • Damping factor >150 (ref. 8 ohms, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
  • Frequency response >±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Channel separation >90dB (1 kHz) >75dB (10 kHz)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio >106dB line input, 84 dB phono input
  • Channel separation >100dB (1 kHz); >90 dB (10 kHz)
  • Input Impedance (R and C) 56 kohms + 100 pF
  • Maximum input signal >4.6 Vrms (ref. 0.1 % THD)
  • Output impedance Source Z + 320 ohms
  • Input sensitivity 65mV (ref. 500 mV out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency response ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Maximum voltage output -IHF load >>5 V (ref. 0.1 % THD)


  • Supports bit rate/sample rate up to 32 bit/384 kHz
  • Frequency band 2.402GHz- 2.480GHz
  • Maximum transmit power (dBm) 7 dBm ± 2 dBm


  • Gross dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 100 x 390mm (17.1 x 3.9 x 15.4“)
  • Net Weight 8.7kg (19.1lb)
  • Shipping weight ~11kg (24.2lb)

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