NAD has a distinct reputation for creating some of the best performing budget amplifiers of all time. The lineage is impressive, all the way from the 3020 of 1978, iconic for being the largest selling amplifier of all time,with good reason. In the eighties when Japanese hifi with their LEDs and built in multi band equalizers, were seriously marketed, here was a budget amp with great sound that put on a serious punch, with their soft clipping circuits, designed by Erick Edvardsen, it introduced a generation to quality high fidelity.
NAD’s PowerDrive Circuit has been proven to offer a remarkable combination of high current drive needed for complex loudspeaker loads, and high levels of undistorted dynamic power. By monitoring the precise operating condition of the power amplifier, PowerDrive uses this intelligence to automatically optimize the power supply settings for uniformly low distortion and maximum power in the real world of music listening.All the hallmarks of NAD technology are present in their amplifiers, from the generously sized toroidal power transformer and low ESR smoothing capacitors, to the multiple regulated secondary supplies, to the heavy duty discrete output transistors,The sonic result of this high technology is a relaxed and inviting sound that digs out the subtle details in your favourite recordings and presents them across a panoramic stereo sound stage.