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NAD - C 368 + C 538 - Package

by NAD
Original price $3,498.00 - Original price $3,498.00
Original price
$3,498.00 - $3,498.00
Current price $3,498.00
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ℹ Product Information

This Package Include - 

  • NAD C 389

  • NAD C 538

NAD C 389 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier

Welcome to the future of high-performance audio. Allow me to introduce the NAD C 389 HybridDigital DAC amplifier, the foundation stone for your cutting-edge audio system that promises to deliver an exhilarating, decades-lasting experience.

Key Features and Benefits

  1. Proven HybridDigital UcD Amplifier and ESS Sabre DAC: The NAD C 389 HybridDigital DAC amplifier employs the bespoke HybridDigital UcD amplifier design and ultra-low noise ESS Sabre DAC to ensure high dynamics and fine detail in every sound source.
  2. Wide Range of Inputs: With an ultra-low-noise phono stage and HDMI eARC interface, along with digital and analogue inputs, this amplifier can accommodate all your source components, promising exceptional sound quality.
  3. Future-proof Construction: NAD’s third-generation Modular Designs Construction makes it easy to add BluOS high-res music streaming and Dirac Live room correction for an enhanced listening experience, future-proofing your audio system.
  4. Robust Power Output: The C 389 provides robust power output and virtually undetectable harmonic distortion, delivering a sensational output of 130W per channel continuously with almost non-measurable noise throughout the audioband.
  5. Jitter-free DAC: The jitter-free 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre 9028 DAC ensures the highest clarity audio output, enhancing your listening experience.
  6. Dual MDC2 Ports for Expanded Functionality: The amplifier includes dual MDC2 ports that allow for expanded functionality, ensuring your audio system evolves with the latest technological advancements.
  7. Latest Bluetooth Technology: The C 389 incorporates two-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth for streaming your favorite tunes and podcasts with uncompromised sound quality.
  8. Advanced Room Correction: With Dirac Live room correction, the C 389 can adjust to the acoustics of your room, ensuring unparalleled audio performance.
  9. Integrated Network Capability: With integrated networking capabilities, the C 389 can be part of a whole-home music system with up to 64 zones.
  10. Built for Cinema: The HDMI eARC input ensures you can feed high-quality audio from your television right into the C 389 for a top-notch cinematic experience right at your home.
  11. Customizable Sound Control: Using the BluOS Controller app, you can personalize your listening experience per your taste, giving you control over the sound output.


Specification Description
Amplifier Design Customised HybridDigital UcD amplifier in fully balanced bridged configuration
Power Continuous: 130W per channel into 8/4 ohms, Instantaneous: 210W into 8 ohms, 300W into 4 ohms, 350W per channel
Distortion and Noise Vanishingly low harmonic and intermodulation distortion, Nearly unmeasurable noise through entire audioband
Digital Section 32-bit/384kHz ESS Technology Sabre 9028 DAC
Modular Designs Construction Two MDC2 ports for expanded functionality, Optional MDC2 BluOS-D module
Connectivity Two optical, two coaxial digital inputs. HDMI-eARC input. Two pairs of line-level analogue inputs. Two sets of speaker outputs. Dual subwoofer outputs
Bluetooth Two-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
Digital/Analog Source Compatibility Accommodates all digital and analogue source components
Phono Stage Ultra-low-noise MM phono stage with infrasonic filtering circuitry
Headphone Amplifier Dedicated headphone amplifier
Network Connectivity Ethernet RJ45 100 Mbps. Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac 2.4GHz/5 GHz). DLNA/UPnp
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
NFC NFC for easy Bluetooth connection
Supported Audio Formats LPCM, MP3, AC3, Ogg Vorbis, HE-AAC, MQA & WMA
DAC TI PCM5254ProcessorARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.5GHz per core
Input Power 100-240V AC 0.3A
Output Power 5V DC 1A
Gross Dimensions 140 x 140 x 55 mm
Net Weight 1.5 kgs
Shipping Weight 1.7 kgs

NAD C 538 CD Player

Experience the epitome of high-end sound quality with NAD's C 538 CD Player, a prime example of our company's four-decade-long commitment to excellent audio repackaged for the modern ear. Acclaimed for its unique combination of affordability and high performance, our seasoned team of engineers have invested precious time and expertise into the crafting of this device, ensuring each component surpasses standard expectations.

The NAD C 538 CD Player harnesses the power of mechanical, digital, and analog technology to create an unmatched audio experience - a symphony of exceptional design, rigorous engineering, and superior parts. The device boasts a sturdy mechanical foundation, expertly designed to minimize vibration and facilitate streamlined operation with minimal tracking errors. Capitalizing on the precision clocking of a digital data stream, the CD player's 24-bit DAC guarantees exact linearity for PCM data conversion into an analog waveform. With every note and beat crystal-clear and astoundingly immersive, you can anticipate a dramatic auditory journey.

Coupled with the array of features--from playback controls to programmable modes, track randomization, repetition, and a dimmable dot matrix display--you have a device that not only sounds great, but is intuitively user-friendly. Smart enough to play encoded CD-R/CD-RWs, the NAD C 538 CD Player elevates your music preferences, facilitating up to ten hours of playback. You can balance old-school charm with the digital age, connecting to external DACs or digital components using both optical and coaxial digital outputs for optimal performance.

Honouring the humble CD amidst the rife of digital downloads and streaming, we assure top-notch performance for the community of audiophiles who continue finding comfort in the physicality of CDs. So whether you're tuning into your early morning rhythm, entertaining guests or surrendering to a serene night, trust NAD's C 538 CD Player to transform your favorite CDs into unparalleled auditory experiences. Regardless if you are setting your first home system or contemplating an upgrade, let our forty-five years of unwavering dedication to sound excellence guide your choice. With NAD, playing music is more than just pressing a button, it’s an invitation to experience sound in its purest form.


  1. Advanced Mechanical, Digital, and Analog Technology: With its 24-bit DAC, the NAD C 538 CD Player supports flawless conversion of PCM data into an analog waveform. Furthermore, a sturdy mechanical framework curbs the effects of external vibration and enhances playback accuracy.
  2. Enhanced Design and Engineering: The device boasts a powerful mechanical foundation, reinforced steel rails and a host of fasteners. We've optimized our use of heavy gauge steel and non-resonant plastic, alongside surface mount components on multi-layer PCBs for exceptional audio results.
  3. Comprehensive Playback Controls: Additional user-friendly features such as randomization, programmed modes, repetition, a dimmable dot matrix display providing complete functionality right at your fingertips.
  4. Smart Compatibility: The CD player is equipped to play encoded CD-R/CD-RW discs, allowing you to enjoy up to 10 hours of uninterrupted music.
  5. Optimal Performance: Enhanced with both optical and coaxial digital outputs that foster efficient connectivity to external DACs or digital components.
  6. Green Technology: With a standby power usage of <0.5W and idle power usage of <7.5W, this CD player is aligned with global efforts towards energy-conscious electronics.


  1. Dynamic Sound Quality: Benefit from a real-time, immersive music experience, mirroring the thrill of a live performance, right at home.
  2. Unparalleled Precision: Track, file, and folder repeats ensure every composition sounds as intended by the artist.
  3. User-friendly Interface: The intuitive design of the CD player combined with duplicate front panel and remote controls ensures a user-friendly experience.
  4. Extended Play Time: The ability to play encoded CD-R/CD-RW discs facilitates up to 10 hours of continuous playback – a perfect addition to your party or an extended mark sessions.
  5. Customizability: Connection to external digital components or DACs enables one to customize their music experience as per their mood or preference.
  6. Lower Environmental Impact: By promoting lower power usage, this CD player aligns with conscious consumer values, offering an ecologically viable choice in home audio.
Specification Detail
Output Level - Analog 2.2 ± 0.1 V
Frequency Response ±0.5 dB (ref. 0 dB 20 Hz-20 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion ≤0.01% (ref. 1 kHz, Audio LPF)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ≥110 dB (ref. 1 kHz, A-weighted)
Channel Balance ±0.5 dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
Channel Separation -4.6 ±0.8 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 5 kHz); -9.0 ±1.0 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 16 kHz)
Standby Power <0.5W
Idle Power <7.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 70 x 249 mm (Gross)* 17 3/16 x 2 13/16 x 9 13/16 inches
Net Weight 3.0 kg or 6.6 lbs
Playback Options CD-R/CD-RW discs, MP3 or WMA format
Additional Features Optical and coaxial digital outputs
Notable Extras Play, Pause, Skip, Scan, Random, Repeat, RPT A-B functions available from remote
Special Design Elements Solid mechanical foundation, carefully engineered steel and non-resonant plastic moldings, reinforced steel rails, precise clocking of digital data stream, multi-layer PCBs
Proprietary Power Supply Custom-designed active power supply that provides multiple regulated voltages to various circuits
MIDI-compatible Yes
Manufacturer NAD
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