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.
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.
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.
Summary: Very nice amp. I purchased the C 316BEE and returned it for the C 326BEE; thank you Crutchfield for the 60 day return policy, I'm very happy with the upgrade. A big step up from the C 316BEE. It has the SR 8 remote, the C316BEE has a basic and tiny remote, while this model's remote is the same as the higher priced models. The remote is compatable with other NAD components. I see alot of other people like this paired with bookshelf speakers.
Pros: Soft clipping switch, two sub outputs, tone defeat, 2 ohm stable, 1pre output, 1pre input, 1 tape loop, good heat dissipation on power down-cools quickly after long and loud play
Cons: No phono inputs or dac. But if your serious about vinyl your more than likely looking at higher priced amps. I really can't complain about the phono or dac for what NAD gives you for the price. Heck, no other company can give you the price or performance and include those two cons.
Summary: I have owned NAD equipment for over 25 years and recently gave my system to my son to take to college. He went to college with a pair of Energy ESM-4 speakers a 50 watt per channel system and a great big smile on his face. I in turn purchased without shopping other equipment the 326BEE to support my Energy 22 Pro speakers. I have not been disappointed with the product or the decision.
Pros: Simplistic sleek design with all the options need to listen to quality music with unmatched sound. Great response with clean crisp tone. I worked for many years in the electronics manufacturing industry and can say NAD builds and designs equipment made with exceptional quality standards. They design their equipment to meet true Watt ratings - if they say its 50 watts per channel it is a true representation of the specification.
Summary: I had an NAD unit from the mid 80's which was amazing and I'm glad they are still making quality 2 channel amps. This unit shows they are still doing the right thing with music quality 30 years later. It's all about the sound quality, not the latest consumer cravings. I have been concerned for years that not enough people still appreciate quality 2 channel music for companies like NAD to still be making this kind of unit.
Pros: Simple, pure, quality build, clean sound. No extra useless features or buttons. 2 channel instead of multi-channel.
Summary: I was looking for a good preamp with a remote to use with my power amp, but decided an integrated amplifier with pre-out would be less expensive, plus I'd get its power amp as a bonus. I was somewhat concerned with the 50W power rating of the 326BEE, but it powers my old Acoustat Spectra 11's, (electrostatic panel with conventional woofer), to very loud levels in the bedroom.
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.
Summary: This amp does all a NAD amp is supposed to do..... And does it well at a good price. My last NAD amp was good for almost twenty years of quality listening and I expect the same from this one. So far it is superb.
Pros: Quality sound at an affordable price. Great looks. Easy setup.
Cons: Two sets of speaker connections would have been nice.
Summary: I purchased the NAD 326 BEE and a set of PSB B5 speakers to replace an old Onkyo receiver and a slightly abused set of Paradigm Titans. The NAD is awesome. My Onkyo was rated at 100 watts and I was worried that the 50 watt NAD would sound weak in comparison. It doesn't. In fact, the Onkyo sounds one dimensional in comparison. The NAD has the ability to push harder during dynamic passages giving much more depth to the music.