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NAD

In 1972, a new kind of audio company was born. NAD took form when a large group of audio-industry importers in Europe, all music lovers, set out to develop products that cut through the industry hype. The goal of NAD  was to prove that excellent sound quality and excellent value could exist together. It was a formidable goal – some of the most reputable electronics brands of the time were unaffordable to most, while the affordable spectrum of the market was dominated by poor quality imports from global electronics giants. NAD’s founders remained undeterred and their original vision led to an inspiring story of how a group of specialty audio mavericks took on the Goliaths of the audio industry to carve out a unique place of their own.

OUR HISTORY

When NAD’s gregarious Managing Director, Marty Borish, hired the company’s quiet genius of an audio engineer, Bjorn Erik Edvardsen, the NAD magic began to percolate. Soon this creative team saw a space in the market for a new category of affordable, high-quality electronics. Sure, there were high performing amplifiers, but they often came with a lot of extraneous features that bloated their cost. Edvardsen believed he could make an affordable amplifier that utilized state-of-the-art engineering by focusing solely on the essentials for good sound. Young people wanted in on this hi-fi experience too and affordability was an issue! This revolutionary concept became the ethos that would drive NAD to produce some of the most storied products of a generation.

Edvardsen began testing new ways to combine and configure transistors, wiring, and the like, to create the pair’s first amplifiers – prototypes that had yet to be identified as NAD products. These first units were a bit crude in their design and manufacture, but they sounded better than comparable amplifiers in their price range. Almost right away, these early prototypes captured the attention of audio enthusiasts, distributors, and critically, some investors, and paved the way for NAD.

Initially headquartered in London, UK, NAD’s growing team of engineers, led by Edvardsen, obsessively experimented and refined the electronic designs, seeking that eureka moment when they knew they had a winning design. This culminated in the ultimate reward for the engineers and the brand – the distinction of creating the best-selling hi-fi amplifier in history, the NAD 3020. This was a turning point for NAD; a point when both Edvardsen and the NAD brand developed a cult-like following that has remained loyal to NAD products and solutions ever since.

The success of the 3020 was followed by other successes and industry firsts. The 6100 cassette deck was the world’s first Dolby C player, which continued the brand’s performance and value mantra. The NAD 5200 became one of the world’s first early premium CD players. The M2 redefined the digital amplification category, smashing the preconceptions of many audiophiles that digital amplification couldn’t deliver high performance sound. These products were all underpinned by remarkable technologies developed by NAD’s labs, sometimes in collaboration with outside technology partners. Modular Design Construction, HybridDigital, DirectDigital, Enhanced Ambience Recover System (EARS), SoftClipping, among numerous other technologies, that through five decades, represented NAD’s research and development prowess.

Today, our development team is Canadian based. The team is led by one of Edvardsen’s closest associates and protégés carrying forward the legacy that Borish and Edvardsen began. Although Borish and Edvardsen have since passed away, a conversation with any one of our dedicated team members will tell you that like them, we are driven by nothing more than a belief – a passionate belief that true-to-source sound should be accessible to everyone. The meticulous and persistent approach with which we pursue our goal means that NAD owners can take comfort in the knowledge that every product we build sounds significantly better than any before it. In fact, we won’t release a product that achieves anything less.

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  1. NAD C 328 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier

    Following in the footsteps of some of NAD’s greatest units, the NAD C 328 delivers the most fundamental of features, while firmly adhering to NAD’s unwavering commitment to exquisite sound.

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    Special Price $898.00 Regular Price $999.00
  2. NAD C316BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier V2

    Now includes a Phono Input!

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    Special Price $619.00 Regular Price $699.00
  3. NAD C338 Hybrid Digital Integrated Stereo Amplifier

    The NAD C 338 stereo amplifier boasts top-quality sound with superb connectivity, including built in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It can also be used to stream media sources to Bluetooth headphones.

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    Special Price $899.00 Regular Price $1,199.00
  4. NAD C538 CD Player

    NAD’s veteran engineers know exactly where to spend just a little extra money for a better quality part, in order to extract the very best sound from the Compact Disc.

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    Special Price $539.00 Regular Price $599.00
  5. NAD C658 Blu OS Streaming DAC

    The NAD C 658 is a new kind of stereo component, one that at once changes preconceptions and opens new possibilities for audio reproduction.

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    Special Price $2,199.00 Regular Price $2,699.00
  6. NAD CI 580 V2 BluOS 4 Zone Network Streamer

    Unleashing the power of BluOS® to its fullest potential, the CI 580 V2 BluOS Network Music Player combines four stereo zones into one compact 1U rack space.

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    Special Price $2,269.00 Regular Price $2,499.00
  7. NAD CI 720 V2 Network Stereo Zone Amplifier

    The NAD Ci 720 V2 is the perfect solution for adding a powered zone for network audio.

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    Special Price $1,449.00 Regular Price $1,599.00
  8. NAD D3020v2 Hybrid Digital Amplifier

    The original NAD 3020 introduced a generation of music lovers to true high-fidelity sound.

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    Special Price $699.00 Regular Price $799.00
  9. NAD MDC BluOS 2i Module

    Suitable for the C 368, C 388, C 390DD, M32, M12

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    Special Price $719.00 Regular Price $799.00
  10. NAD MDC BluOS-D Module

    First module in NAD’s second generation MDC2 Modular Design Construction future-proof architecture features Dirac Live Room Correction, BluOS High-Res Music Streaming and More

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    Special Price $919.00 Regular Price $999.00
  11. NAD MDC HDM-2 HDMI Module

    Suitable for the NAD C368 & C388 amplifiers

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    Special Price $539.00 Regular Price $599.00
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