which nad amp sholuld I get?

Category: Amplifiers

I like NAD sound and want to get a new 70w-120w nad power or integrated amplifier. (speakers have 89db sensitivity)

Currently I have 70w amplifier, 60w was not enough for me.
Should I get 320bee, this post says it very powerful:
or c270, or maybe the older 218, 214?

I don't turn volume control past 10 o clock.
I don't think the C320 BEE will do what you want. It's not a real bass grunter, just a nice sounding amp after it warms up. It has less power output (50 wpc) than what you have now.

It's hard to advise you. Why do you want more power? Not enough bass? Clipping on orchestral peaks? If what you want is more volume, you will need a LOT more power.

The 10 o'clock volume position doesn't mean much.

Post some details--how big your room is, what kind of music you listen to, your present amp, and why you think you need more power--and see if anyone has suggestions.

Good luck!

Thanks for referencing my review. Tobias is on the mark in asking for more information. I was using the NAD C320BEE in a 10 X 15 X 8 1/2 room with Acoustic Research 302 speakers. These speakers could go down to 35 HZ and the NAD complemented them pretty well. Thing is though I live in an apartment and I don't crank the sound up that much except on the rare weekday afternoon. With music the NAD had more than enough power given my room size and all that, but when I would play a DVD using the NAD, the NAD would run out of gas.

So, provide us with some more info and we can talk some more.

Regards, Rich
If 60 watts isn't enough, 70 or even a 100 won't be either. You should at least double the power or get something with a lot of current.