The NAD C 268 stereo power amplifier has features and technology unmatched by other amplifiers in its class. Designed for multiple stereo setups, the C 268 can be used in a variety of scenarios, including traditional stacks with a preamplifier or for bi-amping your favourite loudspeakers. The NAD C 268 is even bridgeable, seamlessly transforming its bountiful output from 80 x 2 to an outstanding 300 watts. Although the C 268 may appear to be a straightforward power amplifier, this Classic Series amp is brimming with rich features that will elevate your system.
- Continuous Output Power: 80W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven – stereo mode) / 300W (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz at THD 0.03% – bridge mode)
- IHF Dynamic Power (stereo mode): 8 Ohms 120W 4 Ohms 200W 2 Ohms 250W
- THD: <0.03 % (250 mW to 80 W, 8 Ohms and 4 Ohms)
- Frequency Response ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
The power supply of the C 268 is capable of nearly 200 watts continuously and over 500 watts instantaneously, allowing for short term musical transients. NAD’s innovative asymmetrical PowerDrive fully utilizes every last watt available with its vast reserves of dynamic power available to accurately reproduce the most demanding music without distortion or compression. It can also operate with any AC mains voltage from 100V to 240V, and provides pure DC power to all the various stages of the C 268. This highly efficient supply also provides near perfect regulation of voltage across a wide range of conditions and provides a solid noise-free foundation for the amplifying stages.
As with every amp in the Classic Series, NAD has carefully thought through all the possible use cases and strategically chosen the most essential of features. Thanks to selectable balanced inputs, the C 268 is a natural mate for high-end preamps and processors. These inputs include a trim control useful for matching with other components, or for use in bi-amping speakers. A line out allows further addition of power on the same channel for extra speakers or subwoofers. On top of all this connectivity is a bridge switch that turns the C 268 into an amazingly powerful Monobloc amplifier.
Continuous output power into 8 and 4 Ohms(Stereo mode) 80W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
Continuous output power into 8 Ohms (Bridge mode) 300W (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz at THD 0.03%)
THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz) <0.03 % (250 mW to 80 W, 8 Ohms and 4 Ohms)
IHF dynamic power (Stereo mode, at 1 kHz 1 % THD) 8 Ohms 120W 4 Ohms 200W 2 Ohms 250W
Damping Factor >100 (ref. 8 ohms 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Input Sensitivity (for 80 W in 8 Ohms) 750mV/50kohms
Frequency Response ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Standby power <0.5W
Unit Dimension (WxHxD) – Gross 435 x 100 x 390 mm
Net weight 7.3 kg (16.1 lbs)
Shipping weight 8.7 kg (19.2 lbs)