NAD packs Purifi Eigentakt technology into C 298 power amp

NAD C 298 power amp comes with Purifi Eigentakt technology
(Image credit: NAD)

NAD has set a price and release date on an all-new C 298 power amplifier, which comes kitted with next-generation Purifi Eigentakt amplification technology.

Until now, NAD has only used the Eigentakt modules in the NAD Masters M33 flagship streaming system. This release represents a chance for more traditional hi-fi fans to get a taste of Purifi's recent advances in Class D amplification.

Promising power-efficiency and ultra-low distortion and noise, the C 298 delivers 185 watts per channel which can be bridged into a single 620-watt monoblock.

NAD C 298 power amp comes with Purifi Eigentakt technology

(Image credit: NAD)

NAD has manufactured the Eigentakt modules under licence and combined them with its own power supply and input stages to create something to pair with a high-end pre-amp source such as the company's own What Hi-Fi? Award-winning NAD C 658 streamer.

The C 298 comes with balanced inputs with trim control, useful for matching with other components in studio use. There's also an Auto Sense Level control to make things a little easier.

Pandemic or not, the C 298 is another positive moment in the year for the Canadian company on the back of the launch of its M33 and M28, and there are still a few months to go. 

NAD has priced the C 298 at £1699 (€1999, $1999). It begins shipping in October.


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Dan Sung

Dan is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and his job is with product reviews as well as news, feature and advice articles too. He works across both the hi-fi and AV parts of the site and magazine and has a particular interest in home cinema. Dan joined What Hi-Fi? in 2019 and has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech and Wareable as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.

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    Sounding better than it looks won't be hard.
    But if the Purifi version of class D in this is anything like as good as the reviews say it is in the M33, this could be good.