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NAD C 268 STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER: Balanced and Flexible

Featuring selectable balanced inputs that include a trim control, useful for matching to other components or for use in bi-amping Speakers, the C 268 also includes line out that allows further addition of power on the same channel for additional speakers or subwoofers

Alternatively the C 268 can be paired with the NAD C 368 Integrated DAC Amp and with both units bridged for mono, the heap of technology can output 300W.

Auto-sense with selectable threshold is useful for automating complex systems or hiding the amp out of sight in a cabinet. There is a ‘Ground Lug’ to that can be useful for eliminating ground loops and noise while a Bridge Switch turns the C 268 into a Monoblock Amplifier.

NAD has reportedly developed “…even better performing circuits based on switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages. Once thought to be inferior to traditional topologies, NAD’s advanced work in this area has created some of the best performing amplifiers regardless of basic design principle. These new designs are very linear over a wide bandwidth, providing dramatic advances over previous models with consistent performance into all speaker loads.”

You can see that they’re pretty excited, can’t you? In fact, the hyperbole was still wet on the press release.

Power is capable of nearly 200W continuously while it can operate with any AC mains voltage from 100V to 240V and provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 268. The C 268 uses a customised version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage.

Spanning 435 x 100 x 390mm it weighs 7.3 kg and is priced at £749 when it’s available in December.

To learn more, click www.NADelectronics.com

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  • Reply
    Dave hattey
    17th October 2017 at 3:10 am

    Canadian dollar /performance beast,NAD is. I bought an M5 cd player a few years back. The belt broken after a month. Customer service is actually more like self serve. I got it repaired by a personal favorite dealer. Paid for it myself. Will never buy a NAD piece ever again.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      17th October 2017 at 10:57 am

      Oh dear, sorry to hear that Dave.

  • Reply
    3rd December 2017 at 6:25 am

    NAD products are outstanding and one of best values in audio. Can’t wait for this new amp.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      3rd December 2017 at 1:50 pm

      I’ll do my best to grab and review it Mark.

  • Reply
    25th June 2020 at 7:04 pm

    The power supply clearly shows a power rating of 100W, how can it be capable of continuous power of 200Watts?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      26th June 2020 at 8:47 am

      Hi Kevin – this one’s a news item so I never actually grabbed one for a closer look. That said, I think the higher figure might relate to the unit in bridged mode.

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