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NAD C 3050 BluOS Streaming Integrated Amplifier

NAD C 3050 BluOS Streaming Integrated Amplifier

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NAD C 3050 BluOS Streaming Integrated Amplifier

Comes upgraded with onboard the MDC2 BluOS-D Module

NAD's 50-year history of innovation meets the future of hi-fi. With its dual VU meters, push-button input selectors, walnut-finished vinyl-clad cabinet, and 1970s cursive-style branding, the C 3050 recalls the components that helped a generation of music-lovers discover the joys of great audio. With its 100-watt-per-channel HybridDigital UcD amplifier and Texas Instruments high-resolution differential DAC, the C 3050 delivers sound that will thrill today’s discerning listeners. And thanks to NAD’s MDC2 future-proofing technology, C 3050 owners can add leading-edge capabilities like BluOS high-resolution multi-room streaming and Dirac Live room correction.

Key Features:
• Continuous Power: 100 Watts per channel into 8/4 ohms
• Instantaneous Power: 135 watts per channel
• Retro design elements include walnut-finished vinyl-clad cabinet, front-panel VU meters, 1970s cursive branding etc
• HybridDigital UcD Amplifier
• MDC2 port for expanded functionality - with MDC2 BluOS-D Module installed
• Vanishingly low harmonic and intermodulation distortion
• High-performance 32-bit/384kHz TI PCM5242 differential DAC
• Ultra-low-noise MM phono stage with infrasonic filtering circuitry
• HDMI-eARC input
• One set of line-level analogue inputs with low-noise buffer amplifiers
• Dedicated headphone amplifier
• Bidirectional Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth

Vintage Inspired

The C 3050’s industrial design was inspired by the NAD 3030 Stereophonic Amplifier, a 1970s classic. Vintage styling elements include dual illuminated VU meters, push-button controls for source selection, a walnut-finished vinyl-clad cabinet, and a dark grey front panel with the original New Acoustic Dimension logo in its 1970s cursive typeface.
Truly Timeless

The C 3050 is a fitting tribute to NAD’s 50-year history of amplifier innovation. With its vintage-inspired design, the NAD C 3050 Stereophonic Amplifier is a feast for the eyes. With its innovative technology, the C 3050 is a feast for the ears. The C 3050’s MDC2 port makes it easy to add compelling features like BluOS multi-room streaming and Dirac Live room correction - not to mention new capabilities that have yet to be developed!

Thoroughly Modern

Employing NAD’s renowned HybridDigital UcD amplifier technology, the C 3050 has a Full Disclosure Power rating of 100 watts per channel continuous and 135wpc instantaneous, for effortless reproduction of musical transients. Noise and distortion are virtually unmeasurable through the entire audioband. The result is neutral, inviting sound through any loudspeaker load - even at high listening levels. The
C 3050 will reproduce the music you love with wonderful detail, immersive three-dimensionality, and thrilling dynamics.

The digital section employs Texas Instruments' PCM5242 high-resolution differential DAC, a design known for its excellent dynamic performance and immunity to clock jitter. This enables the C 3050 to deliver amazing musicality, stunning clarity, and pinpoint soundstaging from all your digital sources.

Future Friendly

The C 3050 features the latest generation of NAD’s Modular Design Construction future-proofing technology, MDC2, which lets users add new functions and features by inserting an add-on module into the MDC2 slot on the back panel.

MDC2 is an all-new design that enables two-way communications between the expansion module and host component. The installed MDC2 BluOS-D module delivers two highly desirable capabilities: BluOS high-resolution music streaming and Dirac Live room correction.

Music Everywhere

With the included MDC2 BluOS-D module installed, the C 3050 can be part of a whole-home music system with as many as 64 zones. You can have different music playing in different rooms, each with independent volume control, or play the same music in different rooms simultaneously. Thanks to MDC2’s bidirectional architecture, music from any source connected to the C 3050 can be streamed to BluOS-enabled components in other rooms.

A World of Music

Featuring dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, the installed MDC2 BluOS-D module connects you to almost all the music ever recorded through BluOS, the award-winning wireless music-management system. Using the intuitive BluOS Controller app, listeners can access more than 20 popular streaming services, including several that offer lossless and high-resolution audio, such as Amazon Music Ultra HD, Deezer, Qobuz, and Tidal. BluOS supports high-resolution audio to 24-bit/192kHz, and has MQA decoding and rendering capability, for studio-quality streaming. The MDC2 BluOS-D also lets you play music from your personal library and thousands of internet radio stations through the C 3050 Stereophonic Amplifier.

The MDC2 BluOS-D supports Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect, so you can cue up music in the apps for those services, then transfer playback to the C 3050. Also supported is Apple AirPlay 2, so you can stream audio to the MDC2 BluOS-D from any app on an iPhone, iPad, or Macintosh computer. You can also control playback by voice using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri
Well Connected

With its full suite of digital and analogue inputs, the C 3050 can accommodate all your source components. Vinyl fans will appreciate the C 3050’s ultra-low-noise MM phono stage. For movie and TV viewing, the C 3050 has an HDMI eARC port for connecting an HDTV, enabling the C 3050 to serve as the hub of a high-performance two- or 2.1-channel home-theatre setup. The C 3050 also has line-level analogue coaxial digital, and optical digital inputs.

Listeners can connect two pairs of speakers with Speaker A/B switching, as well as a subwoofer. Bidirectional aptX HD Bluetooth connectivity lets you stream audio to the C 3050 from a smart device and stream audio from the C 3050 to a pair of wireless headphones. The C 3050 also has a dedicated headphone amplifier, and pre-out/main-in jacks that let you connect a more powerful amplifier and use the C 3050 as a preamp only. The C 3050 includes an IR remote control and has installer-friendly features like 12V trigger and IR input.



    THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)    <0.005 % at 2V out
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio    >95 dB (IHF; A-weighted, ref. 500 mV out, unity gain)
    Channel separation
    >100 dB (1 kHz)
    >90 dB (10 kHz)
    Input impedance (R and C)    28 kohms + 360 pF
    Maximum input signal    >4.5 Vrms (ref. 0.1 % THD)
    Output impedance    440 ohms
    Input sensitivity    270 mV (ref. 500 mV out, Volume maximum)
    Frequency response    ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
    Maximum voltage output -IHF load    >2 V (ref. 0.1 % THD)

    THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)    <0.03% at 2 V out
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio    >79 dB (200 ohms source; A-weighted, ref. 500 mV out)
    Input Impedance (R and C)    46 kohms/100 pF
    Input sensitivity    5.5 mV (ref. 500 mV out, Volume maximum)
    Frequency response    ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
    Maximum input signal at 1kHz    >80 mVrms (ref. 0.1 % THD)


    THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)    <0.005% at 1V out
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio    >96 dB (32 ohms loads; A-WTD, ref. 2 V out, unity gain
    Frequency response    ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
    Channel separation    >60 dB at 1kHz
    Output impedance    Output impedance

    Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms
    100W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
    THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)    <0.03% (250 mW to 100 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio    >95dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)
    Clipping power
    >115 W (at 1 kHz 0.1 % THD)
    IHF dynamic power
    8 ohms: 180 W
    4 ohms: 250W
    2 ohms: 300 W
    Peak output current    >20A (in 1 ohm, 1 ms)
    Frequency response    ±0.3 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
    Channel separation
    >75dB (1 kHz)
    >70dB (10 kHz)
    Input sensitivity (for 100 W in 8 ohms)    540 mV
    Digital: -6dBFS
    Power consumption – at Auto Standby ON and Network Standby OFF    0.5 W*
    Power consumption – at Auto Standby ON and Network Standby ON    2.0 W**
    Power consumption – OFF mode (Power switched OFF)    0.1 W
    Frequency band    2.402G- 2.480G

    Gross dimensions (W x H x D)     450 x 110 x 355mm
    Net weight    10 kg (22 lbs)
    Shipping weight    12.6 kg (27.8 lbs)

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