NAD C 316BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier
Our scene-stealing C 315BEE, an award-winning design that exceeded all expectations, has given rise to the C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier. The C 316BEE promises improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of ‘green’ attributes, and serious musical performance. The C 316BEE offers entry-level affordability and for many there will never be a need for another amplifier. With class-leading specifications for noise, distortion, power, stereo separation and volume control tracking, the C 316BEE sets new benchmarks for performance, both measured and audible. The sonic result is a relaxed and inviting sound that digs out the subtle details in your favourite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo sound stage.


> Innovative Twist on Proven Technology

Proprietary PowerDrive™ Circuit offers a remarkable combination of high current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads combined with high levels of undistorted dynamic power. Bjørn Erik Edvardsen, our Director of Advanced Development, developed a simplified version of PowerDrive for the C 316BEE.

> Enviro Chic

Thanks to its innovative technology, standby power consumption is less than 1 watt. The C 316BEE uses lead-free silver solder and is constructed free of hazardous materials.

> Budget-friendly

True to our enviable reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers of all time, the C 316BEE delivers huge performance without the huge price tag.

> Dynamic Power Reserves

Continuous power is a conservative 40 watts and dynamic power, which is more important for music listening, is remarkably more than 100 watts! Far more usable power on tap than other amps at this price point.

> Keeping it Simple

The C 316BEE has everything necessary for musical enjoyment, yet it is refreshingly limited to the essentials: six inputs, one set of speakers, a headphone jack and full function remote control.

> Impressive Capacity

While the C 316BEE embodies simplicity, it is far from a ‘stripped down’ product. It is fully equipped to be the control centre for a high performance music system.
NAD C 315BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier
NAD has an enviable reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers of all time. The lineage is impressive, all the way from the 3020 of 1978 to the current C 325BEE, with many "Best Amp" awards and 5 Star reviews along the way. As loudspeaker quality and performance has continued to improve, especially at modest price points, NAD felt that there was room for a lower cost amp that could take advantage of these speakers; creating a new entry point for serious musical performance.

* Continuous Power - 2 X 40 Watts into 4 or 8 Ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz at 0.02%THD
* Dynamic Power - 90W into 8 Ohms, 120W into 4 Ohms, 180W into 2 Ohms
* PowerDrive-S™
* 6 Line Level Inputs including 1 Tape Loop
* Front Panel Input for Portable Media Player
* Bass and Treble Controls
* Tone Defeat (Bypass)
* Headphone Output
* System Remote Control also controls NAD CD Players
* Multi-way Speaker Binding Posts
* Gold Plated RCA Jacks
* Toroidal Power Transformer
NAD C 725BEE Stereo Receiver

This is a true BEE (Bjørn Erik Edvardsen) design with all his latest developments including: PowerDrive, Distortion Canceling Circuit, BEE Clamp and an all new and more highly refined circuit layout. Based on a high current toroidal transformer—the same type found on our own high end Masters Series—the C 725BEE can provide a healthy, ultra low distortion 50 watts of continuous power.

But more importantly, on a short term dynamic basis (which is the way music reproduction demands the power to be delivered) the C 725BEE can provide as much as 200 watts depending on the characteristics of the loudspeaker being driven. If, for any reason, more power is asked for than the C 725BEE can provide the exclusive Soft Clipping circuit prevents the harsh grating sound of hard clipping distortion.

This ultra low noise and distortion fountain of power, gives music an effortless unforced quality. The smallest details in your recordings now emerge. The timbre of each instrument and rhythm of the entire ensemble is now clearly revealed. This all adds up to a level of refinement that makes your music come to life!

Imagine a big 3 dimensional soundstage with each instrument clearly defined in its own space. It is now so easy to hear all the details in your music that "listener fatigue" is a thing of the past.

The highly sensitive FM tuner offers audio performance that is as good or better than any FM broadcast ensuring the best possible sound quality for FM stations. RDS is also supported giving text information about the station and songs being played depending on the data sent by the FM station. AM is also supported with the best possible quality from this older but still popular broadcast technology.

All input switching is accomplished using sealed reed relays. While these cost more than the usual CMOS type switch used by lesser receivers, the very low resistance of the relay keeps noise at the lowest possible levels. Precision audio grade capacitors are used in all critical circuit locations adding both performance and reliability.


* 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 8 ohms
* 110W, 160W, 220W, IHF Dynamic power into 8, 4 and 2 ohms, respectively
* PowerDrive™
* AM/FM Tuner with 30 station presets
* RDS data service for FM
* Controls and Plays DAB (Band III and Band L) with Optional DB 1 Module (230V Version Only)
* Multisource Zone 2 with independent line level output
* Speaker A and B switching
* SR 8 System Remote control
* ZR 5 Zone Remote
* Front Panel MP Input for attaching portable MP3 Players
* Controls and displays song information with optional IPD 2 Dock for iPod
* Headphones socket
* Relay Input Switching
* Toroidal Power transformer
* 7 Line inputs
* All discrete circuitry utilizing Class A gain modules
* Short signal path from input to output
* All sockets Gold plated
* Tone controls defeat switch
* Main-amp input & pre-amp output
* Subwoofer Output
* Soft Clipping™
* IR In & Out
* 12 volt trigger output
* RS-232 serial interface connects to advanced control and automation systems
* <1 watt Standby Consumption