Product Type: NAD Amplifiers
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Member Name: Johnny2004
Date: 05/11/04, updated on 06/11/04 (4078 review reads)
Advantages: easy system upgrades, by adding a NAD C270 to your system you can triple the output power
Disadvantages: the shape is very plain and simple
The NAD C370 is fully remote controlled and comes full with the NAD C Series system remote control. The C370 has NAD Link; the remote control will also operate many other NAD products such as CD players, tuners, and cassette decks.
The NAD C370 has 7 line inputs and the pre-amplifier part can be split from the power amplifier for easy system upgrades or adding secondary equipment. The C370 sports 2 preamp outputs, and one of them is changeable from 0dB to -12dB.
Many systems gain from the use of multiple Power Amplifiers for "Bi-Amping" (this is because by using separate Power Amplifiers to drive the bass and treble section of a loudspeaker) but not all Power Amplifiers are alike in gain (for e.g. amplification issue).
With the variable Pre-out level control, differences in gain between the C370's own power amplifier section and an external Power Amplifier can be dialled out accurately. Two pairs of speakers can be linked and individually switched on or off either via remote control or front panel.
Because the built-in power amp of the C370 is the same to that of the NAD Model C270, you can without difficulty almost triple the output power to your speakers by adding a NAD C270 to your system. Bridge both power amplifiers and you have increased the power of your system to approximately 2 x 300 Watts Continuous Power into 8 ohms.
It is often stylish to skip tone controls these days, but given that the tone controls are appropriately designed, they can be really useful tools in making improvements in on the whole of sound. The C370 tone controls only work at the frequency extremes, leaving the critical mid-band basically unchanged.
I had a NAD C370 and feel if anyone is going to buy this, itís because itís a powerful amplifier, with its see-through detail and solid low-frequency, is one of the best-sounding amplifiers obtainable at any price. With great flexibility as well as excellent presentation, it is a persuasive top of the line for NAD Classic Series integrated Amplifiers.