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NAD C352

 

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Username: K3nnis

Post Number: 18
Registered: Nov-04
Hi there.

I was wondering how do we tell the difference between the old C352 and the current new C352? I think there are 2 releases? Like the first release having sound quality issues? I want to make sure i am getting a new one and not getting conned by a hifi dealer:-)

Cheers.
Kenn.
 

nout
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Hi Kenn, don't worry, here's what NAD had to say about it (someone on this forum had the same question and this is the answer he got from NAD)


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Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 06:22 pm:
anez
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Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 01:32 am:
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Here's the reply from NAD regards the difference between C-352 and C-352CT (there's none except color):

"Thank you for your recent request via the NAD Electronics web-site.

In light of the fantastic review that we had for the C352 from What Hi Fi,
there have been a couple of consumers and dealers raise a question regarding
how to tell the difference between the old and the "new, improved" version.
So for the record, here it is. All units for sale in both Grey and Titanium
are the new improved version.

What Hi Fi reviewed a prototype model of the c352 in June last year and
gave it a three star rating. As a result of this, NAD made some subtle
changes to the design. All our customers have the "new, improved" version.

The "CT" referred to in the text is reference to the colour only, if you
note the text beside the picture you will see that it is still labelled as a
C352. Titanium is not available in North America.

The changes made to the unit are as follows:

We improved the DC servo circuit which tightens up the bass response. In a
complementary amplifier design, the positive and negative halves of the
waveform are handled by different "complementary" transistors - the gain of
each half of the circuit must be perfectly balanced or there will a DC
voltage present at the speaker outputs. With the original C352s, this DC
offset could drift in and out of perfect balance. When out of balance the
sound would not be to spec., especially noticeable in the bass region
performance. The "fix" was to add a high speed servo circuit that always
keeps the DC offset at zero. In point of fact, all C352's sold to the
public include this circuit."



So you finally decided to go for the NAD C352?
Good choice.

 

Franco
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What hifi actually manage to compound this confusion further by actually referring to the 'new' version as the c352CT... replacing the c352.. check the glossary in the recent issues to see what i mean.

I think eveyone is confused!
 

Bronze Member
Username: Unbridled_id

ChicagoUsa

Post Number: 56
Registered: Mar-04
I believe ct stands for color titanium..
 

Bronze Member
Username: K3nnis

Post Number: 19
Registered: Nov-04
hi guys.

thanks for the info. I have decided to go for c352 but haven't got it yet heh. I am on holidays at the moment. So anyways if i buy one from a hifi shop now, it will be definitely be the new improved version that i will be getting? is there a way to double check to make sure it has the new DC servo?

Cheers.
Kenn.
 

New member
Username: Wolfson

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jan-05
As Nouts article states the unit was a PROTOTYPE. There where never any older versions released to the public.

Wolf
 

Bronze Member
Username: K3nnis

Post Number: 20
Registered: Nov-04
hi jay.

thanks for clearing that up:-)

Cheers.
Kenn.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Ca_convert

CardiffUK

Post Number: 17
Registered: Jan-05
I can concur, there is only ONE type of C352 available for retail through dealers. CT stands for colour titanium.

What Hi Fi confused eveyone with their rather vague comments about the initial version - this wasa indeed just a prototype that was not for public sale.

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