NAD Electronics introduces the C 379 HybridDigital DAC

NAD Electronics introduces the C 379 HybridDigital DAC

The new addition to the Classic Series combines innovation and value to deliver refined performance and sound quality.
MAY 2, 2024 – MUNICH, GERMANY – NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer in high-end audio, today announces the launch of its new Classic Series amplifier, the C 379 HybridDigital DAC amplifier at the HIGH END Munich International Audio Show. The C 379 builds on NAD’s commitment to innovation and value-driven performance with a groundbreaking design featuring a carefully engineered Class D output stage, industry-leading ESS SABER DAC and second-generation Modular Design Construction (MDC) technology for upgrades and expandability. The NAD C 379 will be available in late June 2024 for a suggested retail price of US$1,099 / EUR 1,199 / GBP 899.

The NAD C 379 uses a custom UCD output stage with HybridDigital technology to deliver 80 watts of continuous power (into 8 and 4 ohms) and a remarkable 120 watts of dynamic power (4 ohms), all with virtually no noise or deformation. The C 379 can also be bridged with the C 268 stereo power amplifier in a fully balanced configuration for 300 watts continuous and over 500 watts instantaneous to deliver maximum power and performance for the most demanding tracks.

NAD C 379 (front)

The NAD C 379’s highly efficient power supply consumes less than half the power of conventional amplifiers in its class, while also delivering clean power to all amplification stages. This energy-saving power supply and balanced design also ensure near-perfect voltage regulation under a wide range of conditions.

“The NAD C 379 is in a class of its own, integrating every essential part of a powerful music system and accommodating all music sources, from vinyl to digital streaming,” said Cas Oostvogel, Product Manager of NAD Electronics. “With its meticulous, low-noise circuitry and the ability to enhance both features and power, this Class D integrated is a testament to the legacy of NAD’s Classic Series and our relentless pursuit of sonic excellence at an affordable price.”

The digital circuitry is built around the acclaimed ESS SABER ES9028 DAC, the industry’s highest performing 32-bit digital-to-analog converter with unprecedented dynamic range and ultra-low distortion.

Featuring the second generation of NAD’s modular design construction, MDC 2, the C 379 and its two expansion slots allow users to upgrade the amplifier’s capabilities with emerging A/V technologies and additional features through the module, including BluOS high-resolution multi-room streaming and Dirac Live Room Correction. The available MDC2 BluOS-D module further enables seamless integration with BluOS, Apple AirPlay 2 and two-way aptX HD Bluetooth.

With BluOS, users can connect the C 379 to their home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and experience the most advanced multi-room wireless music management system with 24 bit/192 kHz resolution. Controlled via the BluOS app for smartphone, tablet or desktop, BluOS manages your digital music collection and connects to over 20 high-quality streaming music services, including Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon Music, Spotify and more.

Additionally, the NAD C 379 is equipped with a variety of analog and digital connectivity, including aptX HD Bluetooth, HDMI eARC, MM Phono stage and two independent subwoofer outputs. The integrated amplifier also includes a built-in separate headphone amplifier with low output impedance and high output voltage, allowing it to drive a wide range of headphones.

Join us at the HIGH END Munich International Audio Show from May 9-12, 2024, in rooms D107 and D108 in Atrium 3.1 at the MOC Event Center and experience the NAD C 379 HybridDigital DAC amplifier.


* Custom hybrid digital UcD amplifier with stereo and bridge modes
* 2 x 80 Watts per channel continuous power (8 and 4 Ohms)
* 2 x 120 Watts per channel Dynamic Power (4 Ohm)
* 1 x 300 W, in bridge mode
* Industry leading ESS SABER PRO 32-bit/384kHz DAC
* Dual MDC 2 ports for future upgrades and expanded features
* MM Phono Stage with precise RIAA equalization and ultra-low noise
* Built-in separate headphone amplifier for low and high impedance
* HDMI eARC, optical digital and coaxial digital inputs
* Dual independent subwoofer outputs


Founded in 1972 and now sold in more than 80 countries, NAD Electronics is known for its award-winning line of high-quality components for audio, home theater and custom installation applications. Since its inception, NAD’s commitment to four core values ​​- innovation, simplicity, performance and value – has earned it a cult-like following that has made it a household name among audiophiles and music lovers alike. To this day, the brand continues to design and produce some of the most acclaimed and affordable hi-fi components, incorporating modern features and technologies intended to appeal to a new generation of audiophiles.
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