NAD C 700
BluOS Streaming Amplifier
BluOS STREAMING AMPLIFIER
A Feast for the Senses
The C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier was designed for the streaming age. Connect your speakers, then use the intuitive BluOS app on your smartphone, tablet, PC, or Mac to select the music you want to hear. It will sound glorious.
Through its HybridDigital UcD output stage, the C 700 can deliver 2×80 watts of continuous power and 2×120 watts of instantaneous power, for effortless reproduction of musical transients. NAD’s highly efficient HybridDigital UcD amplifier design is renowned for ultra-low noise and distortion through the entire audioband, regardless of the loudspeaker load.
Thanks to its elegant, minimalist design and premium materials, the C 700 will engage all your senses — not just hearing, but sight and touch as well. The amplifier is housed in a solid aluminum case, with a smooth glass front panel and 5? high-definition colour display that shows album art, track progress, and system settings.
A Modern Classic
With built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and a network streamer based on the rich, robust BluOS software platform, the C 700 has everything you need to play music through your favourite speakers. Using the BluOS Controller app, you can cue up music from dozens of different streaming and Web radio services, or play music stored on an external drive connected to the C 700’s USB port.
Like all BluOS-enabled components, the C 700 supports high-resolution audio to 24-bit/192kHz, and has full MQA decoding and rendering capability. With these features, you can enjoy lossless and high-resolution audio from services such as Amazon Music Ultra HD, Deezer, Qobuz, and Tidal.
The C 700 supports Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect, so you can control playback from the apps for those services; and Apple AirPlay 2, so you can stream music from Apple devices and iTunes libraries. You can also cue up music by voice, using the Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, or Google Assistant protocol.
NAD offers software tools that allow smart-home specialists to integrate the C 700 into home-automation systems from Control4, Crestron, Elan, RTI, and others. This allows control of music playback, along with other home systems like lighting, shades, HVAC, and security.
The C 700 has two pairs of RCA analog inputs, as well as coaxial and optical digital inputs, for connecting disc players, game consoles, media adapters, and other components. There’s also an HDMI-eARC port for connecting an HDTV with HDMI-ARC support. This allows the C 700’s volume setting to be adjusted from the TV’s remote.
In addition to the loudspeaker outputs, the C 700 has a subwoofer output jack. Using the BluOS app, you can set low- and high-pass crossover settings, for a seamless blend between the subwoofer and main speakers.
The C 700 also has two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, so you can listen to music through wireless headphones, and stream audio from any smart device.
The Legend Continues
There are many ways to enjoy the NAD C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier. It can serve as the hub of a standalone music system; or function as part of a BluOS whole-home music system with as many as 63 zones, with full support for high-resolution audio. The C 700 can also be combined with other AirPlay 2 components for whole-home music.
With the C 700, you can play music from your favourite streaming services and Web radio stations, or from a music library on a USB drive, through your loudspeakers; or you can listen though wireless headphones. The C 700’s digital and analogue inputs will accommodate your legacy components.
Ever since NAD introduced the legendary 3020 integrated amplifier in 1978, the NAD brand has been renowned for value, performance, and innovation. With the C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier, NAD has reinvented that tradition for the streaming age.
Features & Details
HybridDigital UcD Amplifier
Continuous Power: 80 Watts per channel into 8/4 ohms
Instantaneous Power: 120 Watts per channel
5? high-definition colour information display shows album art, track progress, and system settings
Solid aluminum body and glass front panel
Works with intuitive BluOS Controller app for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows
BluOS multi-room streaming to 63 zones
High-resolution audio to 24-bit/192kHz
MQA decoding and rendering
Integrated support for dozens of streaming and Web radio services
Lossless and high-resolution streaming from Amazon Music Ultra HD, Deezer, Idagio, Qobuz, and Tidal
Support for Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect
Voice control via Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant
Optical and coaxial digital inputs
USB Type A port for connecting an external drive
Two pairs of line-level analogue inputs
Subwoofer output, with filter settings controllable from BluOS app
Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet
Two-way aptX HD Bluetooth
12V Trigger output
IR remote sensor input
Available drivers for Control4, Crestron, Elan, RTI, and other home-automation systems
All specs are measured according to IHF 202 CEA 490-AR-2008 standard. THD is measured using AP AUX 0025 passive filter and AES 17 active filter.
Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms>80 W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD+N, both channels driven)
>100 WTHD+N (20 Hz – 20 kHz) at rated power<0.04 %
<0.04 %Signal-to-Noise Ratio>84 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)Clipping power>86 W (at 1 kHz 8 ohms 0.1 % THD)
>102 W (at 1 kHz 4 ohms 0.1 % THD)IHF dynamic power8 ohms: 100 W
4 ohms: 125 WDamping factor>90 (ref. 8 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz)Frequency response±0.18 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)Tone controlsTreble: ±6.0 dB at 20 kHz
Bass: ±6.0dB at 60 HzChannel separation>93 dB (1 kHz)
>72 dB (10 kHz)Input sensitivity (for 80 W in 8 ohms)Line In: 550 mV
Digital In: -12 %FSTrigger Out12 ± 1 V, 9 mAStandby power>0.5W
Maximum output level4.0 Vrms (ref 0.0032% THD+N 100 Hz)Signal-to-Noise ratio>106 dB (20 Hz-20 kHz, ref 1V out)THD+N>0.006 % (20 Hz-200 Hz, ref 1.964V)Output impedance600 ohms
Supported audio file formathttps://support.bluos.net/hc/en-us/articles/360000191327-What-Formats-are-Supported-by-BluOSSampling rateup to 32 bit/192 kHz PCMBit depthsBit depths 16 – 24
Network connectivityGigabit Ethernet RJ45Wi-Fi 5USB1 x Type-A port for connection to USB memory stick (FAT32 or NTFS formatted) and supported peripheralsBluetooth qualityaptX HDBluetooth connectivityTwo-Way (Receive and Headphone modes)
Supported operating system*Music playback from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 to current Windows Operating Systems and macOS versionsMobile ApplicationFree BluOS Controller App available for download from the respective App stores of Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod), Android devices, Kindle Fire and Windows or macOS desktopsFront panelCombination of front panel control knob and buttons
DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
Gross dimensions (W x H x D)**218 x 96 x 266 mm
8 5/8 x 3 13/16 x 10 1/2 inchesShipping weight 4.8 kg