Take a look at the images of the C 3050 LE. Do you also get that tingly feeling that you just found something quite special? Whether you are as old as to remember the time when the NAD amplifiers looked like this or if you are part of the younger digital generation and has embraced the the quality of vinyl records and analogue recordings, there is no question that Nad C 3050 LE is something very special. Here are some highlights.

NAD C 3050 LE stereo amplifier

Because Nad C 3050 LE is an audiophile, limited edition stereo amplifier produced in celebration of the foundation of NAD in 1972. The design pays homage to the classic 3030 model from 1974. The retro details include an open-grained walnut chassis, traditional VU-meters for right/left, push buttons for source selection and NAD’s original “New Acoustic Dimension” in beautiful 1970s cursive typeface on the front.

NAD C 3030 vs NAD C 3050 LE

C 3050 LE is only manufactured in 1972 examples in total and on the rear of each unit there is a plaque with the amplifiers unique production number in the series. All in all a combination that should make all hifi-enthusiasts with a thing for NAD and and real amplifier classics drool. The future and the past meet in harmony in this amplifier.

NAD C 3050 LE

During 2023 will NAD also launch a standard version of this amplifier.

2X100 watts, Hybrid digital construction, Music streaming via Bluesound and Dirac live room correction

Behind the front there is not a trace of retro. Instead, hidden behind the beautiful cover, you will find a modern HybridDigital amplifier with digital inputs and NADs unique version of UcD amplifier technology from Hypex. The effect is solid 2 x 100 watts that can power very powerful speakers splendidly. At the same time you get all the possibilities you can wish for both digital and analog music including 24-bit HD sound and built-in music streaming via Bluesound.

Bluesound are known as one of the top wireless music systems in the market for streaming and multiroom. In C 3050 LE, the BluOS module is pre-installed from the factory. This way you have all the wireless music in the world within reach on your phone, and you get the basic version of the live room correction system Dirac Live included (it can be upgraded to the full version). With this amplifier you can handle almost any musical challenge.

NAD VU meters

TV sound in top quality and two ways Bluetooth for wireless headphones

C 3050 LE has HDMI input with eARC so you can connect your TV via HDMI cable and play the TV sound through the amplifier in optimal digital quality. The amplifier will start up automatically with the TV and you can control the volume with the TV remote. Once you have tried it, you will never want to go back.

Via the smart two ways Bluetooth function you can choose if you want to play music wireless from your phone on the amplifier or if you want to play wireless from the amplifier to wireless Bluetooth headphones. Perfect for when you want to listen to your favorite music loud without disturbing the rest of the family. You also have the option to use the traditional headphone jack with a dedicated headphone amplifier.

NAD C 3050 LE rear


• Retro design elements include satin walnut case, front-panel VU meters, push-button input controls, 1970s cursive branding, and dark grey front panel

• Limited-edition release: only 1,972 units will be produced, each of them individually numbered

• HybridDigital UcD Amplifier

• Continuous Power: 100 Watts per channel into 8/4 ohms

• Instantaneous Power: 135 Watts per channel

• Vanishingly low harmonic and intermodulation distortion

• MDC2 port for expanded functionality

• Pre-installed MDC2 BluOS-D module adds BluOS Hi-Res multi-room music streaming and Dirac Live room correction

• MDC2 BluOS-D module provides access to more than 20 streaming services, including several that offer lossless and high-resolution audio

• Support for Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and Tidal Connect

• Voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri

• High-performance 32-bit/384kHz Texas Instruments differential DAC

• Ultra-low-noise MM phono stage with infrasonic filtering circuitry

• One optical, one coaxial digital input

• HDMI-eARC input

• One set of line-level analogue inputs with low-noise buffer amplifiers

• Speaker A/Speaker B outputs

• Two-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth

• Subwoofer output

• Dedicated headphone amplifier

• Supplied accessories include an IR remote control and a calibrated microphone for Dirac Live setup

• CI-Friendly – IR remote, 12V Trigger out, IR in

• Seamless integrations with smarthome control systems such as Control4, Crestron, RTI, URC, Push, Lutron, iPort, and Elan

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