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NAD C 165BEE Line/Phono Preamp

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$999.00

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SKU: NAD-C165BEE

Performance Beyond Expectation

Distinguished amongst analogue preamplifiers, the C 165BEE is built to be the heart of any advanced home audio system. Starting with six line level inputs, including MC/MM phono input, the C 165BEE is incredibly flexible. Featuring a superbly designed tone control circuit, the C 165BEE is an exceptional example of how to implement high fidelity tone controls by affecting only the frequency extremes and leaving the critical midrange untouched, while also offering a bypass option. With a 12V-trigger output and IR inputs and outputs on the rear panel, the C 165BEE is ready to integrate with CI control systems, further demonstrating its versatility. With outstanding build quality and true engineering sophistication, the NAD C 165BEE is the preamp you’ve been waiting for.
Features:
  • 6 Line Level Inputs
  • Phono Input with selectable Moving Coil and Moving Magnet sensitivity settings
  • 3 Position Resistance and Capacitance settings for Phono Input
  • 2 Line Level Outputs, one variable from 0dB to -12dB
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Independent Headphone Amplifier
  • Pure Class A Gain Modules
  • Sealed Reed Relays for Input Switching
  • Heavy Gauge Steel Chassis
  • Bass and Treble Controls with Defeat Switch (bypass)
  • Gold Plated Sockets
  • 12V Trigger Output
  • IR In and Out
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • SR 8 NAD 4 Device System remote Control
  • <1 watt Standby Consumption
  • Line In:
  • Input impedance (R and C): 100 kΩ+ 320 pF
  • Input sensitivity: 159 mV (ref. 500 mV out)
  • Maximum input signal: 9 V
  • Signal/Noise ratio, A-weighted: 108 dB (ref. 500 mV in 500 mV out, volume set to unity gain), 112 dB (ref. 2V out, Volume maximum)
  • Frequency response: ± 0.1 dB (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz, Tone defeat ON), ± 0.5 dB (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz, Tone defeat OFF)
  • Frequency response (subwoofer out): 100 Hz (ref. -3 dB)
  • Output Impedance:
  • Pre-out: 75 Ω
  • Tape out: Source Z + 1 kHz
  • Sub out: 100 Ω
  • Headphones: 10 Ω
  • Max Output Voltage:
  • Pre out: 10 V into 600 Ω
  • Tape out: 10 V into 10 kΩ load
  • Sub out: 7 V into 1 kΩ load
  • Headphones: 7 V into 600 Ω, 2 V into 32 Ω
  • HD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100): 0.005 % dB (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 2 Vout)
  • Phono Input:
  • Input impedance MC: 40,100,600 Ω (R), 1 nF (C)
  • MM: 47 kΩ (R), 220,300,400 pF (C)
  • Input sensitivity MC: 0.15 mV (ref. 1 kHz 500 mV out)
  • MM: 2.6 mV (ref. 1 kHz 500 mV out)
  • Input overload MC: 0.8 mV/7 mV/65 mV (20 Hz/1 kHz/20 kHz)
  • MM: 14 mV/140 mV/1.2 (20 Hz/1 kHz/20 kHz)
  • Gain MC in – Tape out: 62.4 dB1 (ref. 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load)
  • MM in – Tape out: 36.7 dB (ref. 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load)
  • THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100): 0.009 % (ref. 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 5 Vrms Tape out)
  • Signal/Noise ratio, IHF A-weighted MC: 78 dB2 (ref. 0.5 mV)
  • MM: 78 dB3 (ref. 0.5 mV)
  • RIAA response accuracy: ± 0.5 dB (ref. 20 Hz – 50 Hz), ± 0.3 dB (ref. 50 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Infrasonic filter: 10 Hz (at -3 dB), 5 Hz (at -14 dB)
  • Physical:
  • Net: 435 x 80 x 286 mm, 17 1/8” x 3” x 11 1/4”
  • Gross: 435 x 99 x 315 mm, 17 1/8” x 3 15/16” x 12 1/2”
  • Net weight: 13.23 lb (6 kg)
  • Shipping weight: 17.1 lb (7.8 kg)
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    Excellent performing, Excellent sound, Quality build, Great price-NAD165BEE!!!

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    I bought 1 of these 5 months ago to see if it would better the sound & performance of my Parasound Halo P5, which I use with either my Primaluna Dialogue Premium tube amp or Parasound Halo A21 amp. I have to say ,after putting on 60 hours of music through the NAD, It smokes the HaloP5 in build, sonics, performance,& price. VERY nice sound across the board, gets better as more time runs through it.If you need a DAC, go buy a decent one, the one in the Halo P5 is really a "starter DAC", It works , but a stand alone one will reap much better results for serious HI-FI. The 165BEE is a steal preamp that could sell for 2x it's price considering what you hear & get. Highly recommend this sweet preamp!!