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Nad-c326bee.2727782
8.5 out of 10

Nad C326BEE

The NAD C 320 series of amplifiers have always punched far above Read more

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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Sharkman a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
16 May 2013
  • Summary: I needed to replace a stereo receiver in my bedroom system and decided on the NAD C326BEE after acquiring a used NAD C372 and being quite happy with the performance. The NAD BEE series is even better. When the C326 came in, I wanted to compare it to the C372 right off and see what differences, if any, there were between the two in sound quality. The C372 at 150 wpc is quite dynamic and has a well defined soundstage, being on the warm side.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

hififan a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
11 March 2013
  • Summary: After using for sometime now I find this amp excellent value no problems with the functioning of this amp, if fact I find it really reliable. Build quality typical NAD, focus more on music rather than the look, but to be fair it really does'nt look that bad at all. I listen to a variety of types of music but love listening to jazz on vinyl and feel satisfied with the 326BEE delivering a solid preformance.
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Overall 6
6.0

Brighter than expected...

k2k, Crutchfield
31 December 2012
  • Summary: As advertised, this is a really clean amp, with more actual power than other amps rated at 50 wpc. I found it to be a litlle too bright for my ears. Was hoping it would be a little warmer, especially in the lower end. I had to turn the bass tone control to max to get some satisfactory low end.. I'm sure a powered subwoofer would handle those needs. I have two 12 yr old JBL floorstanding speakers (JBL S3810 II) that I use for my 2 channel stereo.
  • Pros: Good build quality, plenty of power, clean sound, front input for iPod, well built remote.
  • Cons: insufficient bass, no phono input, only one set of speaker terminals.
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Overall 10
10

Makes Me Smile Every Time

Jim B, Crutchfield
31 December 2012
  • Summary: I really wanted a tube amp. I thought it would be the nirvana of music, and wouldn't settle for anything less. Then I heard a NAD at a local shop and was torn. How could something so inexpensive sound so good? After weeks of tireless reading, pondering, agonizing, I decided on the 326BEE. I thought it would be "good enough," and I'd have money to buy some good B&W speakers, a turntable, cables, etc. Six months later the only regret is I didn't buy it sooner.
  • Pros: EXCELLENT sound; simple controls; plenty of power; simple design; decent remote; AFFORDABLE!
  • Cons: More inputs; a phono input (I bought one after the fact); a built-in DAC option
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Overall 10
10

Great Amp

Pharoah, Crutchfield
29 November 2012
  • Summary: very nice amp ive had it about 6 months or so now.im running this amp with 4 ohm infinity rs6 kappa speakers.i have no clue why people claim this amp overheats and shuts down.ive cranked a concert on bluray at insane levels for 2 hours.guess what no shutdown.i also use its subwwofer outputs.this is currently part of a pc system,and runs about 16 hours a day.ive not had any issues with it at all.
  • Pros: netral sound very clean and undistorted. soft clipping is a great feature if you get carried away with the volume control.
  • Cons: none really maybe its heart of darkness look like another reviewer said.
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Overall 10
10

awesome budget amp

pericp, Crutchfield
29 November 2012
Overall 4
4.0

I don't get it?

DaveD, Crutchfield
24 September 2012
  • Summary: Maybe I was expecting too much? After getting the C326BEE, I did a comparison with a 10 year old, bottom of the line, 50 watt Onkyo receiver, that cost $120 new <I had it set up so I could switch back and forth, and could tell no difference between the cheap receiver and this amp, at any volume. After reading complaints online about these C326BEE amps running hot and going into protection mode, with no one being able to fix it, it was a no-brainer, I returned it.
  • Pros: Preamp in and outputs and sub woofer outs. Crutchfield's excellent return policy.
  • Cons: Mediocre sound.
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Overall 10
10

Love NAD for 30 years

BadgerMan, Crutchfield
13 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought this for my bedroom using an old set of B&O Beovox S75 speakers (4 ohm) and a sub-woofer. I am more than pleased. I wanted to have stereo and not home theater and being an NAD user for years this was an easy decision. Playing jazz, blues, classic rock, and classical is awesome. Back in the mid 80's I matched my B&O's with both a Rotel receiver against the NAD 7175PE, the NAD was night and day superior, its 4 ohm circuitry was excellent.
  • Pros: Sound quality, simplicity, quality construction, and superior components. Very well engineered.
  • Cons: Nice if NAD would produce a smart-phone app for remote control.
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Overall 8
8.0

anize!

thehov, Crutchfield
2 July 2012
  • Summary: Nice little amp! I was a little worried that the 50 watts wouldn't drive my 901s adequately, but it seems totally fine. I previously tried the Harmon Kardon 3490 which I didn't like at all with my speakers. Very impressed overall with the sound NAD produces. Bass is pretty tight and mids are lovely. I've heard other people say this thing runs really hot. Mine does not. Amps in general generate some heat and this one seems totally normal in that regard.
  • Pros: Great sound! No obnoxious digital display. Looks nice with my other equipment. Fairly compact unit.
  • Cons: A little expensive.
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Overall 10
10

nice little amp

Rodger, Crutchfield
21 June 2012
  • Summary: I read a few message board reviews where people said their amp over heated and had few vents. Mine seems to have lots of vent holes and does not seem to be running hot. I am guessing they changed the design. Moreover mine is in the open with lots of ventilation. Previously I was running a tube amp I bought over seas. It sounded amazing but had developed a hum due to the step down transformer.
  • Pros: Clean, simple
  • Cons: A little to bright for my taste but I think I am just used to using a tube amp.
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