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NAD Classic C160 - Preamplifier - black

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The NAD C160 is the ultimate Classic Series preamp. It has everything needed for highest performance, including a phono preamp section that handles either moving-magnet or moving-coil cartridges. With the arrival of the all new NAD Model C160 pre-amplifier you can get the best of both worlds: Ultimate performance combined with the convenience of remote control. Its outward simplicity belies the sophistication of the circuitry inside. The C160 tone controls only work at the frequency extremes leaving the critical mid-band essentially unaltered. The tone control circuits can be completely bypassed by using the tone defeat switch. For remote on/off switching of ancillary components in a system, such as power amplifiers or active speakers, the C160 is equipped with a 12V trigger system. Unique is the Variable Pre-out 2 facility. With the Variable Pre-out 2 facility differences in loudness between power amplifiers up to 12dB can be dialed out precisely. The C160 utilizes completely new, innovative circuit topology which allows for investment in high specification, close tolerance components. Metal film resistors, polypropylene capacitors, hermetically sealed relays and the Alps "Blue Velvet" motorized volume control are a few examples of this. Special attention has been paid to the power supply section of the C160. The toroidal transformer has 4 separate secondary windings followed by 6 main low-noise regulators. From here no less than 6 super low-noise subsidiary regulators and active filters are used to maximize supply rejection for all sections of the C160 to more than 100dB. Often it is said that performance and convenience don't go together, but the NAD Model C160 is the exception to the rule. Despite its reasonable price the Model C160 deserves to be partnered with the finest of ancillary components.

Product DescriptionNAD Classic C160 - preamplifier
Product TypePreamplifier
Enclosure ColourBlack
Dimensions (WxDxH)43.5 cm x 28.5 cm x 8 cm
Weight4.8 kg
Sound Output ModeHi-Fi stereo
Remote ControlRemote control - infrared
PowerAC 120 V 10% ( 60 Hz )


Product TypePreamplifier
Dimensions (WxDxH) / WeightPreamplifier : 43.5 cm x 28.5 cm x 8 cm / 4.8 kg
Width43.5 cm
Depth28.5 cm
Height8 cm
Weight4.8 kg
Enclosure ColourBlack
Enclosure MaterialPlastic, metal


Sound Output ModeHi-Fi stereo
Input Channel Qty6 channel(s)
Output Channel Qty2 channel(s)
Total Harmonic Distortion0.03%
Bass ControlBuilt-in
Treble ControlBuilt-in
Tone ControlYes
Additional FeaturesGold-plated connectors


TypeRemote control - infrared
Supported DevicesPreamplifier


Connector Type1 x headphones ( phone stereo 6.25 mm ) - front
6 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
1 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
1 x variable audio output ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
1 x remote control - rear


Power DevicePower supply - integrated
Voltage RequiredAC 120 V 10% ( 60 Hz )


Weight (Shipping)6 kg