C 326BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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  • Regular price $699.00


Tracing its lineage back to the original NAD 3020, an amplifier that changed the industry, the C 326BEE is a truly extraordinary component. With more than twice the power output, as well as a pure Class A preamp circuit, the C 326BEE delivers an outstanding performance. Featuring 7 line inputs, and a pre-amplifier section that can be separated from the power amplifier for easy upgrades, the C 326BEE is a product that cannot be ignored. The C 326BEE also benefits mightily from NAD’s PowerDrive™ circuit topology, which allows the C 326BEE to deliver maximum performance to even the most powerful of speakers. With significantly low levels of both noise and distortion, the C 326BEE is a dream product for any hi-fi system, and will deliver a captivating and amazing listening experience unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Key Features
  • 50W x 2 Continuous Power into 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms
  • 100W, 150W, 200W IHF Dynamic power into 8, 4 and 2 Ohms, respectively
  • PowerDriveTM circuit
  • NAD SR 8 Full System Remote control
  • Headphone socket
  • Front panel Media Player (MP) input for attaching portable MP3 Player
  • Relay Input Switching
  • Holmgren Toroidal Power transformer
  • 7 Line inputs, including two tape in/outs
  • All discrete circuitry
  • Short signal path from input to output
  • All sockets Gold plated
  • Tone controls defeat switch
  • Main-amp input & pre-amp outputs
  • Subwoofer (mono) Out
  • Soft ClippingTM
  • IR Input/Output
  • 12 volt trigger out
  • Detachable IEC Power Cable
  • <1W Standby Power Consumption
  • Free of lead and other environmentally dangerous substances
Product Specs


Line Level Input, Pre out

THD (2V in 2V out, CCIF IMD, DIM 100)     >0.004% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)

Signal/Noise ratio IHF                              >100dB (A-weighted, ref. 500mV)

                                                                  >108dB (A-weighted, ref. 2V, Volume maximum)

                                                                  >92dB (A-weighted, ref. 100mV in 100mV out – unity gain)

Channel separation

1kHz                                                           >80dB

10kHz                                                         >70dB

Input impedance (R and C)                        100 kilohm+ 320pF

Maximum input signal                              >8Vrms (ref. 0.1 THD)

Output impedance

Pre out                                                       75 Ohm

Tape out                                                    Source Z + 1 kilohm

Input sensitivity                                       159mV (ref. 500mV out)

Frequency response                                  ±0.1dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone defeat ON)

                                                                  ±0.5dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone defeat OFF)

Maximum voltage output

IHF load                                                   >10V (ref. 0.03% THD)

600 Ohm load                                         >10V (ref. 0.03% THD)

Tone controls

Treble                                                      ±5dB at 10kHz

Bass                                                        ±8dB at 100Hz


Main In, Speaker Out

Continuous output power into 8Ω and 4Ω (Stereo)     >50W (ref. rated THD, 20Hz-20kHz, both channels driven)

Rated THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100)              <0.009% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)

Clipping power                                      >65W (ref. 1kHz 1% THD)

IHF dynamic power           

8 Ohm                                                     100W

4 Ohm                                                     150W

2 Ohm                                                     200W

Peak output current                              >20A (ref. 1 Ohm, 1ms)

Signal/Noise ratio                                  >100dB (A-weighted, ref. 1W)

                                                                >117dB (A-weighted, ref. 150W)

Damping factor                                     >100 (ref. 8 Ohm, 50Hz and 1kHz)

Frequency response                               ±0.1dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)

                                                               3Hz – 70kHz (ref. -3dB)

Input impedance                                   20 kilohm + 1nF

Input sensitivity                                    630mV (ref. rated power)

Voltage gain                                          29dB

Headphone output impedance              68 Ohms

Channel separation

1kHz                                                       >80dB

10kHz                                                     >70dB

Trigger Out

Output resistance                                <100 Ohms

Output current                                     50mA

Output voltage                                     +12V


CD In, Speaker Out

THD (250mW to rated power, CCIF IMD, DIM 100)        <0.009% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)

Signal/Noise ratio                               >94dB (A-weighted, ref. 1W)

                                                             >110dB (A-weighted, ref. 50W, volume set for 2V input)

Frequency response                                    ±0.2dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone Defeat ON)

                                                             10Hz – 65kHz (ref. -3dB)

Channel separation

1kHz                                                     >80dB

10kHz                                                   >70dB

Power Consumption

Rated power                                       290W (ref. 230V AC 50 Hz; 120V AC 60Hz)

Standby power                                   <1W

Idle power                                           <35W


Net                                                       435 x 100 x 286mm

                                                             17 1/8 x 4 x 11 1/4”

Gross*                                                 435 x 116 x 332mm

                                                             17 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 13”

Net weight                                           15.21lb (6.9kg)

Shipping weight                                  20lb (9.1kg)

*Gross dimensions include feet, extended buttons and rear panel terminals.

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