NAD Classic Series 2 Channel Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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NAD C 316BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier

  • 2 x 40W Minimum Continuous Power into 4 / 8 Ohms, all channels driven simultaneously 20Hz – 20kHz, with <0.02%THD (NAD Full Disclosure Power)
  • 100W, 125W, 150W, IHF Dynamic power into 8, 4 and 2 Ohms, respectively
  • PowerDrive-S™ amplifier technology
  • 6 Line Level Inputs including 1 Tape Loop
  • Front Panel Input for Portable Media Player
  • Bass and Treble Controls
  • Tone Defeat (Bypass)
  • Headphone socket • Gold plated RCA Connectors
  • Multi-way Speaker Binding Posts
  • Toroidal Power Transformer
  • System Remote Control also controls NAD CD Players

Our scene-stealing C 315BEE, an award-winning design that exceeded all expectations, has given rise to the C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier. The C 316BEE promises improved power efficiency, a healthy dose of ‘green’ attributes, and serious musical performance. The C 316BEE offers entry-level affordability and for many there will never be a need for another amplifier. With class-leading specifications for noise, distortion, power, stereo separation and volume control tracking, the C 316BEE sets new benchmarks for performance, both measured and audible. The sonic result is a relaxed and inviting sound that digs out the subtle details in your favourite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo sound stage.

Innovative Twist on Proven Technology

Proprietary PowerDrive™ Circuit offers a remarkable combination of high current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads combined with high levels of undistorted dynamic power. Bjørn Erik Edvardsen, our Director of Advanced Development, developed a simplified version of PowerDrive for the C 316BEE.

Enviro Chic

Thanks to its innovative technology, standby power consumption is less than 1 watt. The C 316BEE uses lead-free silver solder and is constructed free of hazardous materials.


True to our enviable reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers of all time, the C 316BEE delivers huge performance without the huge price tag.

Dynamic Power Reserves


Keeping it Simple

Continuous power is a conservative 40 watts and dynamic power, which is more important for music listening, is remarkably more than 100 watts! Far more usable power on tap than other amps at this price point.

Impressive Capacity

While the C 316BEE embodies simplicity, it is far from a ‘stripped down’ product. It is fully equipped to be the control centre for a high performance music system.

Line Level Input
Input impedance (R+C) 50k + 100pF
Input sensitivity, rated power 200mV
Maximum input signal7V
Line level Output
Tape Out impedanceSource Z + 600
Treble±5dB at 10kHz
Bass±8dB at 100Hz
Continuous output power1 into 840W (16dBW)
Rated Distortion (20Hz - 20kHz)0.01%
Clipping power (maximum continuous power 4/8)45W
IHF Dynamic headroom
  • 8 - +3.5dB
  • 4 - +4.8dB
IHF Dynamic power
  • 8 - 90W (19.5dBW)
  • 4 - 120W (20.8dBW)
Damping factor (ref. 8, 1kHz)>200 (ref. 8, 1kHz)
Voltage gain39dB
Signal / Noise ratio, A-weighted295dB (ref. 1W)
THD + Noise3<0.01%
SMPTE IM4<0.02%
IHF IM5<0.01%
Headphone output impedance68
Physical Specifications
Gross Dimensions (W x H x D)435 x 79.8 x 286.2 mm
Net Weight5.52 kg
Shipping Weight6.65 kg

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