New NAD Stereo Receivers Include USB DAC

New Integrated amp is perfect for improving streaming music quality.

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You may love the streaming music from your Sonos, Squeezebox, PC or other digital audio streamer, but those sources only offer a shadow of what the music originally sounded like. NAD’s new C 375DAC and C 356DAC integrated amplifiers includes a built-in 24/96 DAC (digital analog converter) for asynchronous USB-connected devices.

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The units also includes other features previously available on NAD’s Masters Series of components. The C 375DAC delivers 150 watts per channel while the C 356DAC is rated at 80 watts per channel based on NAD’s full-disclosure ratings) at 4-Ohm loads, both channels driven. Both units are based on NAD’s PowerDrive circuit.

Another attraction on these systems is that they’re modular and upgradable. For owners that wish to add a phono module, the C 375DAC comes with a second slot for an optional inboard PP375 Phono Module. C 356DAC owners wishing phono preamp functionality may use an optional outboard PP 2i or PP 3i for the phono functions.

The C 375DAC is $1,600. The C 356DAC is $900

Other features:

• MDC DAC factory installed. Adds digital inputs Replaces DISC Input; select either OPTICAL or USB with slide switch
• Optical S/PDIF Input upgrades the sound of Disc Players or Music Streamers
• Flexible – Asynchronous USB device side input allows direct connection, PC or MAC
• USB compatible – supports 24/96 HD music playback
• High Performance – 24/192 DAC and high quality OPAmps for superior performance
• PowerDrive amplifier technology
• Modular Design Construction (MDC)
• Front panel Media Player (MP) input for attaching portable MP3 Player
• Custom compatible with RS-232 interface and 12 volt trigger output

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