You wouldn’t need to borrow a friend’s hands to count how many £600 stereo amplifiers are capable of streaming music from Spotify, Tidal and Google Play Music with just two taps on your smartphone screen.
Indeed, the C 338 is not only NAD’s “most versatile amplifier ever” but among the best-equipped and most flexible we’ve come across from any brand at this price.
For that reason, it’d be unfair to overlook NAD’s ambition here. While some of the C 338’s rivals at this price forgo the inclusion of a DAC (the Rega Brio, for instance), the C 338 appears to have more connections than Game of Thrones’ Lord Varys.
The ample physical inputs (three RCAs – including MM phono – and twin coaxial and optical connections) are boosted by the inclusion of Bluetooth and wi-fi, via two screw-in antennae.
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