At Music Matters we will feature two new products from NAD and PSB that set new levels of value/performance for musical enjoyment. NAD, over the last 40 years, has become known for high value products. They’ve just rolled out a new amplifier, the C 390DD, based on their $6000 reference amp. This is loaded down with all kinds of digital inputs and some pretty cool features. In the C 390DD, everything stays in the digital domain. You’ll find a very sophisticated bass management system for subwoofers, along with a standard USB input. Where it really gets interesting is with some of the available card slots. One has 3 HDMI inputs with a pass through output for the video. This will let you make a great sounding 2.1 system to decode all the latest audio formats through this awesome amp, while passing the signal to your TV. There is also an analog/phono module providing a phono input along with an analog input. At $2799, the C 390DD is not inexpensive. However, it is currently being compared in the review community to amplifiers costing 4 to 6 times as much!
We will have this with the new Imagine T2 speakers from PSB. Paul Barton has really outdone himself with these. While the footprint is tiny, the sound is full, rivaling speakers 3 or 4 times their price. PSB will also have a headphone surprise with a less expensive version of their incredible noise cancelling headphones!