NAD C 165BEE Preamplifier

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NAD C 165BEE Preamplifier

The C 165BEE is an all-new design representing a lifetime of design experience from NAD’s renowned director of advanced developments Bjørn Erik Edvardsen. New semi-conductors and improved production techniques such as surface-mount devices (SMDs) have created opportunities for performance far beyond expectation when compared to previous products in this price range. Compared to its predecessor the C 162, an improved tone control circuit and revised PCB layout has reduced distortion and noise to unprecedented levels when combined with the high signal capacity of the NAD class-A gain modules.


  • Six line-level inputs
  • Phono input with selectable moving coil and moving magnet sensitivity settings
  • Two line-level outputs, one variable from 0dB to -12dB
  • Subwoofer output
  • Independent headphone amplifier
  • Pure classaA gain modules
  • Sealed reed relays for input switching
  • Heavy-gauge steel chassis
  • Bass and treble controls with defeat switch
  • Gold-plated sockets
  • 12 V trigger output
  • IR in and out
  • SR 8 NAD 4 Device System remote Control


 Input impedance and capacitance: 100 kΩ, 320 pF

SNR, A-weighted: 108 dB

Frequency response: ±0.1 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with tone defeat on. ±0.5 dB with tone defeat off

Frequency response (subwoofer out), -3 dB: 100 Hz

Output impedance
Pre-out: 75 Ω
Tape out: Source Z + 440 Ω
Sub out: 100 Ω
Headphones: 10 Ω

Phono Input
Input impedance and capacitance, MC: 40, 100, 600 Ω, 1 nF
Input impedance and capacitance, MM: 47 kΩ, 220, 300, 400 pF

Product dimensions: 435 x 80 x 286 mm

Shipping dimensions: 435 x 99 x 315 mm

Product weight: 13.23 lb

Shipping weight: 17.1 lb

Included accessories: remote control, owner's manual, power cord