NAD C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC / Preamplifier

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NAD C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC/Preamplifier

 

The NAD C 658 is one of the most fully furnished, future-proofed and intuitive streamers we’ve come across – and at this sub-£2000 price, one of the most convincing performers. It puts a big, bold tick in a great number of boxes. Nice work, NAD.
— WHAT HI-FI?, OCTOBER 2019

 

A one-box stop. Streaming DAC, preamp, phono stage, headphone amp. Use the BluOS app, stream MQA

This is the product to get if digital setup is confusing or overwhelming. Just add a power amp and speakers for a fully functional streaming platform with one of the neatest most intuitive manufacturer apps out there: BluOS.

A Sabre DAC ensures detailed and musical output, and the NAD C 658 also features Dirac room correction. And yes, it'll do the "full unfold" of all MQA content.

Features

  • BluOS Network Streaming with MQA Decoding
  • ESS Sabre DAC
  • Dirac Live Room Correction*
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi ac/n
  • 2-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
  • 2 x MDC Slots for Future Expansion
  • MM Phono Input
  • 2 x Line Inputs
  • 2 x Optical Inputs
  • 2 x Coax Inputs
  • Balanced Preamp Output
  • Preamp Output
  • Stereo Subwoofer Output
  • High Current Headphone Out
  • USB socket for adding optional wireless output module
  • IR In with Learning Function
  • Trigger Out/In

Specifications

Supported audio file formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS, MQA, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, Supports converted DSD playback via the BluOS desktop app (only)
Native sampling rates: Up to 32 bit/192 kHz 

BluOS
Supported operating systems: Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 to current Windows Operating Systems and Mac OS X versions
User interface mobile operating system: luOS – Free Android and iOS App available online at Google Play and Apple App store
Supported cloud services: Spotify, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, HDTracks, HighResAudio, Murfie, JUKE, Napster, Slacker Radio, KKBox, BugsFree internet radioTuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise
Bluetooth: Bluetooth aptX HD wireless built-in, two-Way
Network connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, WiFi 5 (802.11 ac/n)

Dimensions (WHD): 17-1/8" x 3-15/16" x 16"
Shipping weight: 22.3 lb