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NAD C 275BEE

Stereo power amplifier, 150 watts x 2

Item # 745C275BEE

Good old-fashioned construction quality and the kind of power you need to drive virtually any speaker system with ease.

Good old-fashioned construction quality and the kind of power you need to drive virtually any speaker system with ease.

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About the NAD C 275BEE

NAD designed the C 275BEE power amplifier from the ground up to deliver the best possible performance in its price range. With a conservative 150-watt-per-channel rating, this potent amp generates the kind of power you need to drive virtually any speaker system with ease. Match it with the NAD C 165BEE stereo preamplifier to create a sound system capable of impressive dynamics, musical detail, and transparency.

NAD designed the C 275BEE power amplifier from the ground up to deliver the best possible performance in its price range. With a conservative 150-watt-per-channel rating, this potent amp generates the kind of power you need to drive virtually any speaker system with ease. Match it with the NAD C 165BEE stereo preamplifier to create a sound system capable of impressive dynamics, musical detail, and transparency.

Advanced technology for stunning sound
The C 275BEE employs many of the same high-end features found on NAD's top-of-the-line Master Series components, including NAD's exclusive PowerDrive™ technology. This unique circuit automatically senses your speaker's impedance, then optimizes the amp's power supply settings to deliver the most dynamic power possible. This allows it to easily drive low-impedance loads, including many of today's high-end speakers, which often run closer to four ohms than eight. Plus, a patented distortion-canceling circuit in the amp's output stage ensures your music stays clean and pure.

A strong, vibration-resistant build
Along with all of its advanced technology, NAD gave the C 275BEE a big helping of good old-fashioned construction quality. This amplifier boasts a heavy-gauge steel chassis for added durability and vibration resistance. Its power supply, the heart of any amplifier, utilizes an interference-canceling toroidal transformer and heavy copper buss bars to channel enormous amounts of current to the custom gold-plated speaker binding posts. Additional premium-quality internal components — such as four pairs of discrete high-wattage output transistors per channel — allow the C 275BEE to handle prolonged high-power operation effortlessly.

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Product highlights:

  • 150 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.008% THD
  • 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 102 dB
  • PowerDrive™ circuit with automatic speaker impedance sensing delivers maximum dynamic power output regardless of speaker load
  • switchable Soft Clipping™ circuit gently limits amplifier power output to reduce risk of speaker damage due to prolonged high volume operation
  • distortion-canceling circuit for high-accuracy sound
  • high-current toroidal power transformer
  • all-discrete circuitry with four pairs of high-wattage output transistors per channel
  • 1 pair RCA preamp inputs (switchable fixed or variable)
  • two pairs of custom gold-plated speaker binding posts
  • bridged mode for mono operation (330 watts x 1)
  • 12-volt trigger input
  • detachable AC power cord
  • <1W Standby Power Consumption
  • free of lead and other environmentally dangerous substances
  • weight: 32.2 lbs.
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H x 16-1/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # C275BEE
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What's in the box:

  • Amplifier
  • 6' Power cord
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian/ German/ Dutch/ Swedish/ Russian)
  • Warranty information

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Patrick from Carlsbad, CA on 6/13/2019

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One of the best purchases I've ever made without a doubt. This amp brought my speakers to life..delivering the power that they needed. The clarity and tone of this amp is amazing!!

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Feature or Bug?

Andrew from Seattle, WA on 6/3/2019

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I selected the NAD C275BEE based on Crutchfield customer reviews. I was not disappointed with the sound quality and power. The amplifier's frequency response and dynamic range have really made my music listening more enjoyable. I would have given the product five stars if it were not for one annoying aspect. The C275BEE documentation indicates that one of the ways to bring the amplifier out of standby mode is through automatic sensing of the presence of an audio input signal. However, in every situation coming out of standby mode the circuit protection algorithm is activated (red light) for five seconds before the power on (green light) is illuminated. This effectively negates the usefulness of the automatic sensing feature because the first five seconds of the song are cut off. I assumed that this was a defect because I have other amplifiers with this automatic sensing feature that do not cut off the start of the music. So I called NAD tech support and they told me that it's the normal behavior of the circuit protection. Consequently, it's a four star amplifier in my opinion. It could have been a five star had they put a little more effort into the circuit protection design.

Pros: Sound quality and power

Cons: Annoying delay coming out of standby mode to power on mode

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Crutchfield customer from Ellsworth, WI on 5/12/2019

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Love it. The music came alive and now I want to listen to the entire collection looking for new things I've never heard.

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Great Amp!

Crutchfield customer from Henderson, NV on 3/27/2019

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Wonderful amp ! Been contemplating seperate amp and preamp for a while now and glad I did - while the sound isn't "night and day" different from my old integrated set up - there is a noticeable difference - suggest pairing it with NAD C 165 BEE pre amp - there's a reason NAD has been around for so many years - quality components consistently top notch and fairly priced.

Pros: Solid build easy install clean amp

Cons: None

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John from Glen Carbon, IL on 3/3/2019

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This all started with an avr upgrade from a Denon 3300 to a Denon 4500h. Followed by new Polk Rti a9's with a Polk CSia6 center. The system sounded great, the avr processed the 4 k video great, but I wanted to give the towers have some more punch. I returned a sound source 310 amp, which never worked right out of the box. I found this Denon 2 channel rated at 150 w per channel continuous, BUT, has a dynamic peak of 250 watts per channel. I had a Denon 7140 receiver years ago and loved it, so I was hoping for the same quality. Reading about specs is great, but it is in your own home is where the truth is. I connected the Denon C 275BEE easily, (I am an amateur by the way). I noticed an immediate dramatic impact upon my system. Incredible range, amazing separation of frequency. Music I have listened to for years simply sounds better. The amp will go louder than anywhere that I want to go without distortion, (also credit the speakers). There is zero noise with the NAD, turns on and off as it should, runs cool, and fits into a cabinet space. The NAD amp has turned my system into a smile maker whether I am listening to a 4 k movie in dts surround or direct stereo , 2.1. I highly recommend this amp if you are looking for a 2 channel to use to drive you front speakers in a surround setup or as a 2.0/2.1 setup. I am of course thinking of getting a 2nd NAD amp, running in mono setup, 330 watts per with dynamic peak of 800! This is a great amp, wow! Great value!

Pros: Great power, silent, runs cool, integrates into your system easily, great price , terrific quality

Cons: None

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Great Value!

Tony from Kennesaw, GA on 9/30/2018

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Excellent value. True sound, clear and separate. Rated very conservatively on rich power. Perfect mate to my NAD C 165BEE preamp.

Pros: Very simple to connect and set up.

Cons: None

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Real Power Buster

Bob from Palatine, IL on 3/7/2018

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The NAD C165 BEE is a real work horse. It's powering a Harmon Kardon P2300 Preamp/Tuner, Marantz CC4003 5-Disc CD Changer, Focal Aria 926 Speakers, and a Paradigm DSP 3100 Subwooffer. The musical highs/lows (Bass, Treble) are dynamic & always in balance when playing any CD. I really like the special features (input select switch w/level control, bridge mode switch, soft clipping switch & off/auto switch) you can set to your preferences on the back of the amp. In my opinion this NAD power amplifier is outstanding. Thanks Crutchfield. Your advisors, tech. staff, & customer service reps. were all great!

Pros: Plenty of Power Produces great sounding music

Cons: None

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NAD C 275BEE

Crutchfield customer from Schoharie, NY on 2/14/2018

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This unit was everything I hoped for. I now have all the capacity I need for the multiple speaks in my home!

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Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 2/13/2018

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Perfectly lives up to its specs and product description. The sound I'm hearing now is clearer, more transparent, and more detailed than anything that's come through my speakers in a long time. And the price was reasonable.

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Stable, strong midrange-power amp

Crutchfield customer from Alhambra, CA on 12/4/2017

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This is a very good amp. Stable, with classic "NAD" sound. Warm, clean, good clarity and bass. Very good reserve, transient power. Well made, must have a good onboard power transformer, which is important for long life. Running old-school, restored JBL L-300 speakers through this amp. Sound as good as I can remember. I've used vintage NAD 2600A and SAE amps with these speakers. SAE amp died very shortly after I bought it. NAD amps I've used are very, very reliable.

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Cons: A bit heavy. Must have stable bookshelf or table to be safe.

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Thomas from Hagerstown, MD on 10/26/2017

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Running two of these as mono block amps could not be happier.

Pros: Sonic clarity

Cons: none

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Love these amps!

Chuck from NORTH BILLERICA, MA on 10/16/2017

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I already own one NAD C 275BEE amplifier in my system in stereo mode. With the addition of this second NAD C 275BEE amplifier, I will be able to bridge the amplifiers to put out 330 watts per channel. My speakers (Polk Audio RTi A9) are rated for 500 watts each. This should result in a truly awesome listening experience.

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Crutchfield customer from Napa, CA on 9/27/2017

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This unit replaced an older NAD 2400 amplifier to drive a set of rebuilt Klipsch Quartets. I am pretty happy with the the sound quality, and there is plenty of power to drive them. The sound is warming as the hours of burn in increase. What is nice is that the C275 can be volume controlled to balance out the sound with my other amplifier and speakers in the system. The Bose 10.2's speakers are pretty power hungry compared to the Quartets, and having the volume control on the NAD is a big plus. Equipment. VTL 2.5 pre (retubed with Amperex bugle boys) MC252 amp NAD275BEE amp Bose 10.2's Klipsch Quartets Sony SACD

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Quiet Giant!

Norm from Bridgeport, CT on 6/21/2017

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I've owned lower-powered NAD integrated amps before and was very satisfied, but this time, I decided to take a chance. I wanted the power and dynamic headroom of a truly powerful stereo amplifier, and I don't need five or six or seven channels, just two, so the 275BEE seemed like a good choice. But, I had a less-satisfying experience with a power amp many years ago when I purchased a 200 watt per channel behemoth which had awesome power but was extremely noisy, with a hiss that invaded the music at just about any listening level. However, I can say that the 275BEE is everything that other amp was not. Yes, it has awesome power and dynamic headroom, but it is very quiet. I have it mated to a NAD 165BEE preamp, and unless there is signal, you simply cannot tell it is on. Even placing my ear at the tweeter of my speakers, I hear nothing. In other words, very well designed. It is physically quite heavy, but the extra bulk is a by-product of all that power. I placed it on a reinforced stereo cabinet shelf. I recommend this amp to anyone wanting power and quality.

Pros: Very powerful and very quiet

Cons: Heavy, but that comes as a necessary part of all that power.

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Serious Power Amp for the Money !

Dan from Canton, MI on 6/18/2017

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I had read the reviews on this amplifier, and decided to it was time to upgrade my system, starting with a power amp. I went from a 70 WPC receiver, to a150 WPC amp + preamp. I must say, this amp is remarkable. The detail is amazing. Bass is much tighter, accurate, with a punch, but not boomy. Vocals are clear and crisp, guitars, drums, pianos, brass and woodwind instruments sound like the real thing, the way you would the think they should sound. They have really brought my JBL4311b's to life. I could not be happier with this purchase. Crutchfield is amazing. I have bought several pieces of audio gear from them. 100% satisfied with each purchase.

Pros: As much CLEAN and DETAILED Power as you could ever want from a power amplifier in this price range. Excellent value.

Cons: Would not change a thing.

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NAD C275BEE Amplifier, Clear and Precise

Adrian from Johns Creek, GA on 5/30/2017

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I am using the NAD stereo power amplifier to drive two front tower speakers, mostly to listen to hi-res music. Since I am using the front speaker pre-out ports on my AVR to provide the input for this amplifier, when not listening to music, this setup is used when I watch movies in a 7.4.2 setup. The NAD C275BEE power amplifier brings a high level of clarity to my music due to its 150 W per channel , low distortion levels of 0.008% THD outputs over the full 20 to 20,000 Hz range. It complements my 4 ohms tower speakers by being able to deliver clean, precise power to meet the demands of those speakers. The amplifier seems to be well built and its sturdy robust housing protects the high quality electrical components housed inside. The music/sounds coming from my speakers are much clearer and fuller, with more body and precision.

Pros: Supports 4 Ohm speakers; has high signal to noise ratio of 102 dB; employs signal clipping to protect the amplifier from being over driven; automatic signal triggering feature to turn it on; sturdy chassis and housing; easy to setup and use. After 5 hours of use, the amplifier's housing is only luke-warm, that says a lot about the quality of this amplifier.

Cons: No remote control or capability to use one. No other negative observations.

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Great clean sounding and looking amp

Hartmut from Chicago, IL on 4/24/2017

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After 20 years of use my NAD 280THX amplifier called it quits. Since I like NAD products and also have an NAD preamp, I opted for the C 375BEE and I am very happy with it. It does not have the power of my former amp (250 vs150 W) but enough to drive my Legacy Classic HD speakers. I found it sounds cleaner and more detailed.

Pros: Bi-wire capability. Clean, detailed and open sound.

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Scotts Valley, CA on 2/19/2017

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I purchased this amp to replace my older NAD214. This new amp is amazing! More power than I'll ever need and clear, open sound from the lowest notes to the highest. My Monitor Audio speakers have really come to life.

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Chris from Escondido, CA on 12/2/2016

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Love this AMP! Replaced an old McCormack Power Drive, major improvement.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: Non

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So clean and so powerful.

BR from Stevens Point, WI on 7/23/2016

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When i read the specs i was like, ah come on; 150x2 at 0.008... no way. i called my dad up, asked him if he ever heard of such a thing. he said nope, so i ordered it up. i can't believe how clear and powerful. i hooked it up to my klipschorns and they can pick up anything, and there is nothing at max volume paired up with the preamp from NAD

Pros: clean and simple look, MASSIVE power and i trying to melt it but she just keeps throwing clean power.

Cons: ahhhhh, absolutely nothing.

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The Next Level

J.B. from hixson, TN on 1/29/2016

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I've been driving my speakers with a THX rated receiver for several years and pleased with the performance. After a serious speaker upgrade, I wondered how much better they could be with a serious amp. In a word, WOW. The difference was striking and immediate. The sound lives up to the specs. Power to spare and clean. Need a stereo amp? Look no further. This is it.

Pros: Fantastic.

Cons: None.

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Martin from Alabama on 12/30/2015

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NAD makes a great product. Very happy.

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No Frills...Good High-Quality Power

CharlesL from Stone Mountain, GA on 11/3/2015

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Got power amp to pair with my Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A850 receiver/pre-amp...to drive my front Polk LSIM 707s. The additional power was what I was looking for to really bring out the best of the LSIMs. And the NAD has done just that. It had been almost 15 years since I've upgraded any of my audio components, but I feel this NAD amp will be a part of my configuration for a long time.

Pros: Easy to connect, great value, and awesome performance.

Cons: Manual only power switch.

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NAD C 275BEE

adavis from Jackson,Wyoming on 11/30/2014

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Came in 3 days plugged it in works perfectly. My speakers have full sound again.

Pros: Sound and power!

Cons: Non

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Great Amplifier

Dr. Jim from Grand Island, NE on 5/3/2014

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This amplifier is a quality product with plenty of very clean power to do any system justice. I recommend it highly.

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NAD convert

Sled guy from New Hampshire on 4/16/2014

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I recently added a NAD 275BEE to my NAD 758 to power the front Definitive 8060's. My home needs full power to fill the room. The combination of these units is flowing and incredible. The NAD's have a warmth and clarity that exceeds my expectations. The 275 is configurable to match the volume other speakers that are driven by the 758. The setup was easy, quick and works perfectly! After trying other amps, I am finally a "happy camper"!

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Well Worth It!

Brent from Lakeland, FL on 4/13/2014

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Researched 2-3 years to replace AMP I bought in 1985 at NATO exchange Naples. Hitachi 100 watts THD .0005 driving front Klipsch Heresys {100 wt. 300 peak} & rear Klipsch RF IIs {150/600}. I use no tone control and Digital DBX, not for expansion but Impact restoration for older recordings or those that need some Bass oomph. Around 80 watts highs blurred and sounded muddled. Was suggested I obtain a more powerful amp to increase headroom and have necessary power for speakers demands. It only took 3 songs and I new the NAD had found a home. Clarity of highs at volume outstanding. The speakers can breathe so much better now. Looked hard at ROTEL, Para sound, & Vincent. Totally stoked with purchase.

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Nice Moderately Priced Stereo Amp

EssDee from Frederick, MD on 2/13/2014

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When I needed to replace my aged Adcom amp, I was dismayed to see few offerings in the $750-1500 price point in "200"W stereo amps. Lots of mortgage-breaker stereo amps and gazillions of affordable multi-channel amps. Did some research and found a couple candidates, and the NAD rose to the top. I've paired to stereo output of an Integra preamp with input from Oppo 105d player and vintage Yamaha turntable w/ Signet 112E moving coil stylus and powering Thiel 2.2 floor standing speakers. Very clear sound even when pushed hard with high quality live recordings (Ry Cooder & Corridos Famosos) and various SACD and vinyl recordings. I was amazed at low heat emission.

Pros: High quality, fairly priced, nice clean design Nice clean sound

Cons: none other than not available in silver/aluminum finish

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nice amp

tridosko from castle rock co on 2/3/2014

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Love this amp - what else can you say

Pros: clean , warm sound with power to spare . Great value at the price point . Would certainly buy this one again ! Great combo with the NAD pre-amp

Cons: not one complaint here

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Clean sound

KrisK from Los Angeles on 12/7/2013

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I've paired this with a Thorens 166 Turntable, a NAD 7240PE preamp to drive some new beautiful Spendor A 5 speakers. Very happy.

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Works like a charm

BobS from Gaithersburg MD on 7/21/2013

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Drives my Martin-Logan electrostatics flawlessly

Pros: Excellet stability into capacitatve loas

Cons: Canno be run in bridged mode into 4 ohm load

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Open Box AMP not up to it

Sorval from Davis, CA on 10/5/2012

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I gave the product 3 stars just because of its excellent reputation. However, I bought an open box amp hoping to save a few bucks, but it never worked philosophically or physically. I bought the amp because I was starting to hear noise coming from the center channel of my 5.1 system (Integra 40.1 processor, 3 Adcom 545II amps, front channel Polk LSi 9's, rear channel Polk LSi 7's , center channel Polk LSi C, Velodyne subwoofer, and 2 Monster Power conditioners). So I was looking to replace the center channel amp with another good amp. Hence, I liked the NAD amp because the web site literature said it was bridgeable which would be perfect for a center channel application. However, when I got the amp and read the manual, it said bridging is strongly discouraged for anything lower than an 8 ohm speaker impedance do to over heating issues. All Polk speakers including the center channel are rated at 4 ohm. Not a good start. Well then, I decided to hook the amp up as my current set up, running in stereo mode with just one channel input and output to the center channel. Before any signal passed through the amp, it began clipping and its safety circuits cut all output. Put my old NAD 545 amp (bought in the 80's, a real work horse) back into the system and it worked fine, albeit, with the audible noise that had propted me to buy the NAD amp. Now NAD makes good products (that's why I bought it) so my conclusion was not be cheap and buy open box items.

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NAD C 275BEE is an excellent choice

PaulS from Joliet, IL on 7/18/2012

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I bought the NAD amp to replace my very old Phase Linear 400 which finally died. I am completely satisfied with the NAD. The amp is well built, looks great and sounds fantastic. After connecting the amp I liked the sound immediately. I noticed a huge improvement in my system's clarity and the NAD has given me a new appreciation of my stereo . I highly recommend this unit.

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DanH from Hamilton, NJ on 3/28/2012

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In the process of revamping my system I sadly found that my Denon POA-2200, that I purchased back in 1987, had gone on the fritz. I had just recently purchased the NAD C 165BEE preamp so I opted to purchase its sister amp, the NAD C 275BEE. I honestly could not be happier with this combination. I have the amp driving a pair of Klipcsh RB61 bookshelves and with this combo you would swear you were listening to a pair of 80Lb floor standing units. Crisp highs and midrange and surprisingly thunderous lows for speakers this size. Sound is clean and clear at all volumes, cd's and vinyl.

Pros: Everything, especially the price.

Cons: none

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cant do better

dj from pensacola, fl. on 5/18/2011

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useing this to power 2 JBL 880 speakers. At half volume the speakers sound like they are ready to explode. but thats what you want this kind of power will give you very clean loud power without maxing the volume. A little pricey but if you look at there high end units at over 3000 it is a real deal

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Very happy with my NAD C275BEE

CW from Orlando, FL on 3/4/2010

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I replaced my old Sony N80ES power amp and immediately noticed a big difference. I have it paired with an Onkyo TXNR807 AV Receiver and high quality speakers and am very happy with the result. This amp does my speakers justice. The unit is of sleek design and doesn't generate anywhere near the heat my old Sony did.

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Features

Soft Clipping: NAD's Soft Clipping circuit gently limits the output of the C 275BEE to minimize audible distortion when the amplifier is over-driven. While Soft Clipping can be left on at all times to reduce the likelihood of audible distortion from excessive volume settings, you can also turn the circuit off for critical listening if you prefer.

Bridgeable: The C 275BEE can be bridged to a single channel, more than doubling the power output. When bridged, the minimum recommended speaker impedance is 8Ω.

A/B Speaker Terminals: The amplifier features A & B speaker terminals to power two pair of loudspeakers. The amplifier supports 4Ω speakers when only one pair is connected, however, when two pair of speakers are connected a minimum impedance of 8Ω is recommended.

Input Select: A switch on the rear panel allows you to set the input to Fixed or Variable. In the fixed position the input signal is routed directly to the amplifier; typically used in single amp systems, or when multiples of the same amp are used. The variable position allows you to adjust the input level before amplification, useful when matching output levels in a multi-amp system, bi-amping speakers, or extending the volume control range of the preamp.

Auto Turn-on: The C 275BEE can be turned on automatically one of two ways; +12 volt trigger from another component or by sensing an input signal.

Controls

Rear Panel:

  • Input Select: choose Fixed or Variable (variable allows volume adjustment using the Input Level dial)
  • Input Level: rotary dial; adjusts volume to match another amplifier
  • Bridge Mode: switch between stereo and mono amplifier output
  • Soft Clipping: turn the Soft Clipping circuit on/off
  • Power: master power switch
  • +12V/Input Sensing: choose +12 volt trigger or signal sensing to automatically turn the amp on

Connections

Rear Panel:

  • Speakers: the speaker binding posts will accept single banana plugs, pin connectors, spade lugs up to 0.625" wide, and bare wire up to 10 gauge; there are four speaker outputs, A (left and right) and B (left and right); when powering two pair of speakers a minimum impedance of 8Ω is recommended
  • Signal Input: stereo RCA input jacks
  • 12 Volt Trigger: turn the amp on/off along with another device that has a +12 volt trigger output
  • AC Input: 2-pole IEC power input for use with included cord (or optional upgraded cord)

Specifications

Amplifier Section:

  • Continuous Power: 150 watts x 2 into an 8Ω or 4Ω load, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, no more than 0.008% THD, both channels driven simultaneously
  • Continuous Bridged Power: 330 Watts x 1 into an 8Ω load, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, no more than 0.02% THD
  • Dynamic Power:
    • 8Ω: 250 watts x 2
    • 4Ω: 410 watts x 2
    • 8Ω Bridged: 800 watts x 1
  • Rated THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): <0.008% (driving both channels 20 Hz - 20k Hz simultaneously at 8Ω)
  • Signal/Noise:
    • >102 dB (A-weighted, ref 1 watt)
    • >123 dB (A-weighted, ref 150 watt)
  • Damping factor: >180 (ref 8Ω, 50 Hz and 1 kHz)
  • Frequency response:
    • +/- 0.1 dB: 20 Hz-20 kHz
    • - 3 dB: 3 Hz-100 kHz
  • Input impedance:
    • Fixed: 10 kΩ + 200 pF
    • Variable: 100 kΩ + 100 pF
  • Input sensitivity: 1.2 volts (ref rated power)
  • Voltage gain: 29 dB
  • Power Requirement: AC 120V 60Hz
  • Power Consumption:
    • Normal Operation: 312W
    • Standby: <1W
    • Idle: <100W
  • Weight: 32.2 lbs (14.6 kg)

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Need to power 2 front 4 ohm speakers. I burned out the power supply of my Yamaha AV Receiver trying to drive the speakers without an amplifier. Strong reviews on sound quality posted online. Amplifier does not get as hot as many others in this price range. [ Keith  Mar 14, 2019 ]
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I have a Denon AVR-X4300H (9.2 channel) and wanted a quality power amp to drive my new GoldenEar Triton One speakers. This gives me a home theatre system of 7.2.4 (11.2) channels of sweetness. [ Dusty  Mar 30, 2018 ]
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Right combination of price, power, and good reviews. [ Douglas  Dec 01, 2017 ]
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NAD C 275BEE is a top seller. I have not read one bad review about this amp. Last year i did a big upgrade, and wanted to keep it going with this starter audiophile amp. [ EnlightMent  Dec 01, 2016 ]
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I have a NAD preamp and tuner. Very happy with the clean sound from them. When my very old Carver amp started acting up, More NAD seemed the logical choice. [ Winsor  Oct 25, 2016 ]
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gotta make klipsch happy in a clean way [ Brian  Jun 03, 2016 ]
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aligns with the C375BEE PreAmp for extra power [ brian  Mar 14, 2016 ]
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Surprisingly favorable reviews, given it's price point. [ Stephen  Dec 31, 2015 ]
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Speaker manufacturer recommended [ Charles  Dec 16, 2015 ]
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I currently have a Nad C272 just went bad. Nad is a great product is the New Amp. fits the same requirements as the old one. The old amp is 11 years old. [ mmszpak  Dec 14, 2015 ]
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A lot of positive from user reviews. [ KHUONG  Dec 09, 2015 ]
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6 questions already asked

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is this class a/b or d with smps?
[ jed  Jan 20, 2019 ]
4 answers
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It is a class D amp however I do not know if it is using a switched mode power supply. NAD's literature names a proprietary design that is a mystery to me. My hunch is that it is a variation on a smps type of power supply. Aside from that all I can say is that this amp is VERY neutral and clean sounding. The bass is very well described and tight but not lacking in any way. Perhaps you can get a better answer about the power supply by calling NAD. Sorry I could not be of more help.
[ VINCENT  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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Discrete Class A.
[ Steven  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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Per a brochure this is Class A. And from experience, I can say the power in idle is enough to warm up the top of the amp (significant, but not alarmingly), so I believe it is Class A.
[ Bill  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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NAD uses a switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages. (D with SMPS) This is the best information I could find regarding Class type for NAD amps. Hope this helps.
[ Robert  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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On the NAD C 275BEE, how do you, or can you, select speaker A, B, or A & B?
[ Andrew  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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All of the above, I love this amp!
[ Mark  Oct 16, 2018 ]
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You cannot select between the A and B speakers, if both sets of terminals are being used. Both sets of outputs will be driven simultaneously, where the A speakers are normally the main pair of speakers and the B speakers are for another set of speakers, say in a different room.
[ ADRIAN  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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I only run one pair of speakers, from my 275. It is controlled by my NAD pre-amp. HTH!
[ Steven  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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No selection possible
[ David  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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No, Those selections are made on your preamplifier. The preamp activates the necessary connection.
[ Tony W.  Oct 10, 2018 ]
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How hot does this run?
[ W. Brian  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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less than expected
[ luis  Feb 09, 2018 ]
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It just warms warm. Certainly not what I'd consider "hot" by any means. Not as hot as my Mark Levinson ML-9--the heat sinks can get so hot they hurt to touch. Not so with the NAD. Mine is enclosed on 3 sides with about 2.5" on either side, 2" in back. The shelf above it is about 8-10" above.
[ David  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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not as i want to
[ luis  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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Can you bi-wire your speakers with this amp?
[ H  Jan 28, 2018 ]
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I believe this is possible but I have not done it. If possible, see pages 7 & 8 of the manual. I can not put a link to it in this reply.
[ Bill  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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Yes, you can. Here's an excerpt from the user's manual: Bi-Amping Some loudspeakers have separate connection terminals for their LF (Low Frequency) and HF (High Frequency) sections. Where a separate power amplifier is used for the LF and HF section, this facility allows to "Bi-Amp" such speakers which may improve overall sound quality. When Bi-Amping with different models of power amplifiers, it is likely to occur that one power amplifier has more "gain" than the other, resulting in a mismatch in level for the woofer and tweeter of the speaker. Adjust the level control so that woofer and tweeter are in perfect balance with each other (identical gain of power amplifiers).
[ ADRIAN  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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Yes. They nominal impedance of each set must be 8-ohms. No less.
[ Steven  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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Yes you can. Both sets of binding posts are powered all the time.
[ Shane  Feb 02, 2018 ]
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Yes, with the proper bi-wire cable, or cables, this amp can be used to bi-wire a speaker with separate low and high frequency binding posts; be sure to remove the bridge between the posts beforehand. With that said, there is little evidence that bi-wiring improves sound quality. Bi-amping, on-the-other-hand, should produce a notable improvement in sound quality and the C 275BEE can be used to bi-amp if used with another C275BEE and stereo pre-amplifier such as the NAD C 165BEE, or a single NAD C 375BEE. The C275BEE is a versatile amplifier that can be bridged for speakers of 8 ohms, or effectively drive speakers of either 4 ohm, 6 ohm or 8 ohm impedance.
[ GREG  Feb 02, 2018 ]
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I have an old 705 NAD receiver I was thinking about using as a preamp if I buy this amp. Is there a way I can run my powered subwoofer will integrating these two components?
[ JAMES R.  Oct 29, 2017 ]
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Hi James, Not sure if your receiver will work with a powered sub. I have the amp you are considering paired with a NAD C 165BEE preamp. This preamp has the connection for a powered sub. I have a Definitive Technology Super Cube 2000 which is a great unit.
[ Chris  Oct 30, 2017 ]
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I am not familiar with the NAD 705, but from what I could find on it, it appears to be a stereo receiver. I have a question for you, does the NAD 705 have a sub-woofer output channel? If it does, and you should be able to use its output to drive the sub-woofer. Does the NAD 705 have pre-amp outputs that can be used to drive the NAD C275BEE? This amp does not have a sub-woofer output.
[ ADRIAN  Oct 30, 2017 ]
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Can i use the front outputs from my NAD T 758 to one set of posts to my A9's and the outputs from the NAD 275bee to the other set of posts on the same A9's?
[ brett  Aug 09, 2016 ]
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Sounds like you're describing a bi-amped connection. You'll need to use a preamp out from the receiver as a line level input to the 275BEE. You can achieve a bi-amped configuration with these components, BUT because they have different amplifiers and very likely with a different gain, you may end up with one section of the speaker increasing volume faster than the other. I think the only foolproof way to bi-amp is to use identical amps on both sets of posts.
[ JEFF P  Aug 10, 2016 ]
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