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.
Summary: I Initially ordered an AV receiver, but I changed my mind. This amp has good punch on the low end and good clarity on the high end. I'm glad I decided to split into two systems. Using with PSB Image B6 speakers.
Summary: This is my first NAD amp. I just got it connected today and it's great. It has A LOT more power than I expected. I'm using Kipsch main speakers and a Def Tech subwoofer. I love the crisp highs.
Pros: Compact size, powerful, great sound reproduction over the full range
Summary: I had purchased a Marantz PM5004, which is a neat product but a little bright sounding - like my speakers. Crutchfield kindly let me return it for the NAD. The NAD is darker sounding, with more body to the sound and seemingly more extended bass.
Pros: Excellent, full-blooded sound. Subwoofer outputs. Relatively compact and affordable.
Cons: No phono, only one set of outputs, runs hot; but these aren't really cons since in return you get a superior sounding amp for the outlay.
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.
Summary: This is my second NAD amp, as I have the NAD Bee 275 amp and 165 preamp combo in another system.I was looking for an all in one receiver for mostly FM music and for 2 channel sound for the TV. I originally got a 80 watt receiver, but was not sold on the sound and some quirks of the unit.
Pros: Build, compact size,sound, separate treble/bass controls, tone defeat switch
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.
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.
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.
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.