(October 5, 2021) NAD is topping off a blistering month of new reveals with a product launch designed to satisfy the company's "just add speakers" category. This time, NAD is attacking streaming with an affordable power-packed design slotted as an alternative to its more expensive Masters Series M10 Streaming Amp.
Dressed with eye-catching design elements, like a solid aluminum body, and endowed with a compact form factor, the C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier possesses an efficient UcD amplifier capable of delivering 80 watts per channel (2 channels) and 120 wpc of instantaneous power. And if potent low-end output is desired, owners can tap a subwoofer output with user-controlled low and high-pass crossover settings accessed via the BluOS app.
The C 700's front side features a glass front panel covering a stunning 5" full-color high-def display to showcase album art, playback progress, source, and system settings. Moving around back, two pairs of RCA inputs and coaxial, optical, and HDMI digital inputs allow for the connection of disc players, gaming consoles, media adapters, televisions, and more. In fact, the HDMI port provides access to Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) when paired with a compatible TV.
Wirelessly speaking, the C 700 supports AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and TIDAL Connect, along with BluOS multi-room streaming in up to 63 zones. it also supports two-way aptX HD Bluetooth connectivity for use with headphones and smart devices.
Voice control via Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant top-off an impressive package crafted to deliver a Hi-Res Audio experience (up to 24-bit/192kHz). Priced at $1,499, the C 700 BluOS Streaming Amplifier is expected to ship in late October.