NAD introduces C 700 streaming amp

Canadian company NAD is adding to its range in the just-add-speakers category with the launch of the new C 700 BluOS streaming amplifier.

The housing is made from solid aluminium with a smooth glass front panel and 5in high-definition colour display that shows artwork, track status and system settings. Inside of this is a HybridDigital UcD amplifier and BluOS-enabled network streamer and the company claims that: “using the intuitive BluOS app, the ability to cue music from a digital library or stream from internet radio and online services like Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Tidal and Qobuz couldn’t be easier”.

NAD also notes that the UcD amplifier design is: “renowned for ultra-low noise and distortion through the entire frequency range, regardless of the loudspeaker load”. The C 700 claims 2x 80W of continuous power and 2x 120W of instantaneous power.

Designed to feature everything needed to play music, by just adding speakers, the C 700 measures 218 x 96 x 266mm (WxHxD), weighs 4.8kg and its BluOS app allows users to select music from different streaming services, internet radio or to play music stored on an external hard drive that’s connected to the USB port. In addition to the speaker outputs, the C 700 also boasts a subwoofer hook-up, two pairs of RCA analogue inputs, as well as coaxial and optical digital inputs. There’s also an HDMI eARC port for connecting a HDTV with HDMI ARC support. This allows the C 700’s volume setting to be adjusted from the TV remote.

The C 700 is available to buy now for £1,300, and you can find out more about it here.