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NAD C 3050 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

NAD C 3050 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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  • NAD C 3050 is so popular, it's hard to keep in stock!

    Though minimalist-retro on the outside, NAD C 3050 offers an onboard phonostage, plenty of power, and tons of functionality. But the optional BluOS module kicks it into another tier - Add it to your 3050, and you'll have a complete streaming amplifier as well.

NAD C 3050 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

A 100 Wpc HybridDigital amp with great 1970s design including VU meters and a vinyl-clad metal case.

Unlike the limited edition C 3050 LE, the C 3050 will have the BluOS MDC 2.0 module as an add-on option, and will come wrapped in a wood grain look vinyl, rather than actual walnut.

The NAD C 3050 Stereo Integrated Amplifier combines the design of the brand's 1970s 3030 with the latest audio technologies. Designed on NAD’s latest Modular Design Construction platform, MDC2, the C 3050 is easily customizable and ready for feature and technology upgrades.

In addition to the C 3050's dark grey finish and cursive-styled branding, its retro appeal extends to its dual VU meters, a walnut-finished vinyl-clad metal case, and the physical buttons for input controls.

NAD’s proven HybridDigital UcD amplifier design delivers 100 watts per channel. The digital section is built around a Texas Instruments PCM5242 high-resolution differential DAC, known for its excellent dynamic performance and immunity to clock jitter. This high-performance DAC enables the C 3050 to reproduce all your digital sources with amazing musicality, stunning clarity, and precise soundstaging.

The full suite of digital and analog inputs includes an ultra-low-noise phonostage, dedicated headphone amp, and HDMI eARC interface. Connections include optical and coax digital inputs, line input, subwoofer output, 12V trigger, IR input, and a pre-out/main-in connection enabling you to use the C 3050 as a standalone preamp, or to add more power.

The C 3050 includes an MDC2 expansion slot that can be used for optional upgrades like adding BluOS hi-res multi-room streaming, Dirac Live room correction, two-way Bluetooth support for aptX HD and AAC, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, or future technologies. In addition, adding the optional MDC2 BluOS-D module enables the C 3050 to be part of a whole-home music system with as many as 63 other zones. You can have different music playing in different zones, or group zones to play the same music simultaneously.


  • Retro design elements including VU meters and push-button input controls
  • HybridDigital UcD Amplifier
  • AptX HD Bluetooth (receive only)
  • Ultra-low-noise MM phono stage with infrasonic filtering circuitry
  • Dedicated headphone amplifier
  • MDC2 port for expanded functionality including BluOS high-resolution multi-room music streaming, Dirac Live room correction, Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, and two-way Bluetooth support for aptX-HD and AAC 


Continuous Power (4 and 8 ohm): 100 W

Instantaneous Power: 135 watts per channel

DAC Chip: TI PCM5242 

Inputs: MM phono, optical, coaxial, HDMI-eARC, stereo RCA (with low-noise buffer amplifiers)

Outputs: Speaker A and B, subwoofer, 12 V trigger out