NAD Debuts Unique Digital Media Tuner

All-in-One Network Audio Player Features Internet Radio and AM/FM Tuner


Sharon MA, August 5, 2011 - - NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high -performance audio/video components, announced the immediate availability of the NAD C 446 ($800 MSRP), enabling music lovers to network and stream popular digital formats from their computer, Android phone, Apple iOS device, or network hard drive, while providing high quality Internet radio and a conventional FM/AM tuner.

NAD's C 446 Digital Media Player offers the latest technology in digital media networking, supporting all the popular digital formats - MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV, and AAC. Aside from music stored on networked -devices, the C 446 seamlessly allows the listener to enjoy Internet radio and FM/AM with improved audio quality in comparison to other radios. With 24bit/192kHz DAC audiophile quality and high performance analog audio circuitry, the music enthusiast is able to enjoy every single beat of their music collection.

"With the capabilities and features of the C 446, the listener is not restricted by any means.", explained Greg Stidsen Director of Technology and Product Planning for NAD. "The C 446 is able to stream music collections from all networked devices using Universal Plug -and -Play (UPnP) and DLNA standards. The UPnP Digital Audio Renderer (DAR) technology allows the user to browse, create playlists, and change songs from anywhere in the home using a range of network devices."

However the C 446 Digital Media Player doesn't constrain the music lover to the limits of their own music collection. The C 446 outperforms broadcast quality radio and improves the sound quality of digital broadcasts. Through finely tuned radio (RF) and intermediate (IF) frequency, the user is provided with improved audio quality while listening to FM/AM radio broadcasts, compared to other radios. The C 446 also allows the user to decode analog FM/AM as SPDIF digital output and likewise, listen to digital formats in a high quality analog output.

Additional features of the C 446 include USB playback, Wi -Fi, a user -friendly Internet radio portal, support for cloud music services, such as Last.fm, and an RS -232 serial interface port, which allows for easy integration with advanced home automation systems. The user can also control and charge their iPod or iPhone with ease by adding the optional, IPD 2 Dock, for iPod.

Key Features of the NAD C 446:
• Enables music lovers to network and stream popular digital formats from their computer, Android phone, Apple iOS device or network hard drive
• Stream music collections from all networked devices using UPnP and DLNA standards
• Outperforms broadcast quality radio and improves the sound quality of digital broadcasts
• Latest technology in digital media networking, supporting all the popular digital formats
• Control and charge an iPod or iPhone with ease by adding the optional IPD 2 Dock

About NAD
Sold in over 80 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award -winning line of high quality components for audio, home theater and custom installation applications offering outstanding performance, value and simplicity. NAD products are distributed in the U.S. by Lenbrook America.

NAD will be exhibiting in Booth # 3014 at the upcoming CEDIA Expo September 8 -10, 2011 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.

CONTACT INFORMATION
NAD/Lenbrook Corporate:
Mark Stone, Marketing
Phone: (800) 263 -4666 ext 4422
E -mail: mstone@lenbrook.com

U.S. Headquarters:
Lenbrook America
6 Merchant Street
Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 784 -8586

NAD Website:
http://www.nadelectronics.com


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