The NAD C 3050 LE Stereophonic Amplifier celebrates the past while embracing the future.
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Its retro exterior inspired by the NAD 3030 tells the storied history of NAD’s 50-year legacy in amplifier innovation, recalling the components that helped a generation of music-lovers discover the joys of great audio. Its advanced engineering provides capabilities that no audiophile could have dreamt of a half-century ago, featuring NAD’s most up-to-date componentry. To commemorate NAD's founding year, only 1,972 units of the model will ever be produced, making it a highly coveted keepsake.
On the front panel of the C 3050 LE, The original NAD logo in its 1970's script typeface spells out the NAD acronym: 'New Acoustic Dimension', mirroring the same logo found on the NAD 3030. Dual VU metres, an open-grain walnut sleeve and push-button controls for source selection on the C 3050 LE take design cues from the vintage 3030 model and transports listeners back to the 70's era. The C 3050 LE takes advantage of NAD's latest and greatest amplification technologies, featuring 100 watts per channel of UcD HybridDigital amplification.
It features a high performance 32-bit/384kHz TI PCM5242 differential DAC, the MDC2 BluOS-D module, BluOS wireless hi-res streaming, Dirac Live Room Correction and a host of digital and analogue connection options. Employing NAD’s acclaimed HybridDigital UcD amplifier technology, the C 3050 LE integrated amplifier can deliver 100Wpc of continuous power and 135Wpc of instantaneous power, for effortless delivery of musical transients, with virtually unmeasurable noise and distortion.
The result is neutral, distortion-free sound, even at high listening levels, with exquisite detail, superb portrayal of space, and thrilling dynamics.
The digital section is built around Texas Instruments’ PCM5242 high-resolution differential DAC, a design noted for high tolerance to clock jitter, and excellent dynamic performance. Vinyl fans will appreciate the C 3050 LE’s ultra-low-noise MM phono stage. For movie and TV viewing, there’s an HDMI eARC interface ■