NAD

C 165BEE V2

Proven Technology Enhanced by Innovation

NAD’s PowerDrive Circuit has been proven to offer a remarkable combination of high current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads, and high levels of undistorted dynamic power. By monitoring the precise operating condition of the power amplifier, PowerDrive uses this intelligence to automatically optimize the power supply settings for uniformly low distortion and maximum power in the real world of music listening. As featured in our top Masters Series models, PowerDrive uses a complex ‘analogue computer’ to determine the optimal settings. For the C 316BEE V2, NAD’s Director of Advanced Development, Bjorn Erik Edvardsen, developed a clever new computation circuit requiring fewer parts at a much lower cost without any reduction in effectiveness.
All the hallmarks of NAD technology are present, from the generously sized toroidal power transformer and low ESR smoothing capacitors, to the multiple regulated secondary supplies, to the heavy duty discrete output transistors, the C 316BEE V2 is every bit as refined and sophisticated as other NAD amplifiers.

Regular price $699.00
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Proven Technology Enhanced by Innovation

NAD’s PowerDrive Circuit has been proven to offer a remarkable combination of high current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads, and high levels of undistorted dynamic power. By monitoring the precise operating condition of the power amplifier, PowerDrive uses this intelligence to automatically optimize the power supply settings for uniformly low distortion and maximum power in the real world of music listening. As featured in our top Masters Series models, PowerDrive uses a complex ‘analogue computer’ to determine the optimal settings. For the C 316BEE V2, NAD’s Director of Advanced Development, Bjorn Erik Edvardsen, developed a clever new computation circuit requiring fewer parts at a much lower cost without any reduction in effectiveness.
All the hallmarks of NAD technology are present, from the generously sized toroidal power transformer and low ESR smoothing capacitors, to the multiple regulated secondary supplies, to the heavy duty discrete output transistors, the C 316BEE V2 is every bit as refined and sophisticated as other NAD amplifiers.

Line In / Headphone Out

  • THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz): <0.03 % in 300 ohms at 2 V out
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >100 dB (A-weighted, 32 ohms, ref. 2V out, unity gain)
  • Frequency response: ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Output impedance: 8 ohms

Line In / Speaker Out

  • Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms: 40W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
  • THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz): <0.03 % (250 mW to 40 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >95 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms) | >97 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, unity gain in 32 ohms)
  • Clipping power (at 1 kHz 0.1 % THD): >45 W in 8 ohms | >60 W in 4 ohms
  • IHF dynamic power: 8 ohms: 90 W | 4 ohms: 120 W | 2 ohms: 170 W
  • Damping factor: >200 (ref. 8 ohms, 1 kHz)
  • Frequency response: ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz, Tone Defeat ON) | Treble: ± 5dB at 10 kHz | Bass: ± 8 dB at 100 Hz
  • Channel separation: >70 dB (1 kHz)
  • Maximum input level: 4.3V (1 kHz THD 0.1%)
  • Input sensitivity (for 40 W in 8 ohms): 200 mV
  • Standby power: <0.5 W

Phono In / Speaker Out

  • THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz): <0.03 % (1 W to 40 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >75 dB with IHF MM cartridge (A-weighted, ref. 5mV input 1 kHz and 1W output in 8 ohms)
  • Frequency response (RIAA deviation): +0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz, Tone Defeat ON)
  • Maximum input level: 71 mV (1 kHz THD 0.1%)
  • Input sensitivity (for 40 W in 8 ohms: 2.95 mV

Dimension and Weight

  • Gross dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 11 1/4 inches | 435 x 90 x 285 mm