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NAD C658 Streaming DAC Pre-amp

Regular price $2,599.00

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 NAD C658 Streaming Pre-amp DAC

The C658 combines a Network Streamer, a state-of-the-art DAC, and many aspects of a traditional Preamplifier into a single package. The highly flexible outputs allow for a true balanced connection to powered speakers or amplifiers. Single-ended connections for amplifiers and subwoofers are also provided and include an adjustable subwoofer crossover executed perfectly in the digital domain. A highly sophisticated MM Phono input is also included along with line inputs for legacy analog components. Includes a built-in Bluetooth aptX HD transmitter for use with your wireless headphones. Also on board is BluOS, for high-resolution streaming audio.  

Reviews

What HiFi award winner

"the NAD counters with an unmatched lucidity. Its impressive level of expression involves you in the music, while dynamics have a natural fluidity" 

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"The C658 and C298 can serve as the heart of a capable and powerful music system. The C658 streaming DAC is loaded with all the features needed in today’s digital streaming world, has expandable inputs to accommodate future interfaces, and the BluOS app provides easy and intuitive control over a music library. The C658 can also serve as the heart of a whole-house wireless system. 

I would have recommended this preamp without Dirac Live, but this DSP speaker- and room-correction system vaults the performance to a new level, without the sonic compromises I’ve heard from some other DSP systems. The improvement in bass extension, clarity, and dynamics is astounding. The full-frequency version of Dirac brings newfound image specificity along with far more lifelike reproduction of transients."

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Specifications

  • BluOS Network Streaming with MQA Decoding
  • ESS Sabre DAC
  • Dirac Live Room Correction
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi 
  • 2-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
  • MDC Slots for Future Expansion
  • MM Phono Input
  • 2 x Line Inputs
  • 2 x Optical Inputs
  • 2 x Coax Inputs
  • Balanced Preamp Output
  • Preamp Output
  • Stereo Subwoofer Output
  • High Current Headphone Out
  • USB socket for adding optional wireless output module
  • IR In with Learning Function
  • TriggerOut/In 

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