NAD C 298 Power Amplifier
A 185 W class-D amp that can be bridged to 620 W, with control inputs and outputs
The C 298 uses NAD's Eigentakt™ (self-clocking) technology, first introduced in the EISA Award-winning Masters M33. This affordable power amp is designed to be the perfect companion for the C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC pre-amp.
The C 298 may be a power amp, but NAD has carefully thought through all the use cases in modern audio environments and created a rich feature content. Selectable balanced inputs make the C 298 a natural for studio use or connection to high-end preamps and processors. These inputs have trim controls, allowing for precise matching to other components. A line out allows the addition of subwoofers or a second zone.
An auto-sense feature with selectable threshold is perfect for automating complex systems or hiding the amp out of sight in a cabinet. There is also a ground lug, which can eliminate ground loops and noise in complex multi-unit systems. Finally, when you're ready to upgrade, the C 298 can be bridged to deliver a massive 620 W in mono. Add another C 298 to drive high-end speakers.
- Purifi Eigentakt™ amplifier technology
- Input level control
- Line output for daisy chaining
- 12 V trigger in/out
- Auto turn-on with selectable threshold
- IR in/out
- Ground lug
Input impedances: 56 kOhm
Output power (8 ohm, 4 ohm): 185 W, 340 W
Bridged output power: 620 W at 8 ohm
Damping factor: >800
Gain (stereo, mono): 28.6 dB, 25.4 dB
Line-in gain: 8.5 dB to 28.5 dB
Dimensions (WHD): 17-1/8" x 4-3/4" x 15-3/8"
Weight: 24.7 lb