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NAD Releases New C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier

Boasts significant upgrades in performance and functionality from its predecessor, including an improved ESS Sabre DAC and MM phono input.

NAD Electronics has launched the C 700 V2 BluOS streaming amplifier. Building on the success of its predecessor, the C 700 V2 boasts significant upgrades in performance and functionality. The C 700 V2 features an improved ESS Sabre DAC, MM phono input, Dolby Digital decoding, Dirac Live readiness, and IR remote control. The NAD C 700 V2 will be available at authorized retailers late August 2024 for a suggested retail price of US $1599 / EUR €1599 / GBP £1499 / CDN $2199.

The front of the NAD Electronics C 700 V2 BluOS streaming amplifier.

The NAD C 700 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier represents a significant upgrade over its predecessor. With the inclusion of an advanced ESS Sabre ES9028 DAC, the amplifier promises a refined listening experience characterized by greater precision and depth. This upgrade, along with NAD’s proven HybridDigital UcD amplifier technology, ensures powerful and clear sound reproduction, catering to both audiophiles and music enthusiasts.

 One of the standout features of the C 700 V2 is its seamless integration of stereo and surround sound capabilities. The ability to switch to a 4.1 Dolby Digital Surround setup with BluOS Enabled rear channels and a wired subwoofer expands its versatility, making it suitable for both music and home theatre applications.

The NAD C 700 V2 streaming amplifier is now ready for Dirac Live, offering users the ability to unlock advanced room correction capabilities with a purchase of a Dirac Live license. Using a calibrated microphone (sold separately) and the Dirac app, users can precision-tune their speakers to enjoy music and movies as originally intended from anywhere in the listening room. The C 700 V2 stores up to five Dirac Live profiles, accommodating different setups and room conditions.

Just Add Speakers

The NAD C 700 V2 has everything needed to play music, by just adding speakers. The addition of a MM phono input is a notable enhancement, catering to vinyl enthusiasts who can now enjoy their records with precise RIAA equalization and low noise. The extensive range of connectivity, including HDMI eARC, two-way aptX HD Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay 2, provides flexibility for various devices, enhancing the amplifier’s integration capabilities within diverse entertainment systems. It also includes USB Type A for music playback and connecting an optional calibration mic.

The rear panel of the NAD Electronics C 700 V2 BluOS streaming amplifier. 

BluOS streaming and multi-room functionality are at the core of the C 700 V2, providing access to over 20 popular music streaming services, thousands of internet radio stations, and local digital music libraries. Its compatibility with major home control systems and voice assistants like Alexa and Siri adds a layer of convenience, making it a smart addition to modern homes.

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