NAD C388 BluOS

SKU: NA-C388 BluOS
NAD C388 BluOS
NAD C388 BluOS Digital Amplifier
NAD C388 BluOS
NAD C388 BluOS
NAD C388 BluOS
NAD C 388 BluOS Integrated Amplifier
NAD C388 BluOS
NAD C388 BluOS
NAD C388 BluOS
NAD C388 BluOS

NAD C388 BluOS

SKU: NA-C388 BluOS
Regular price $2,049.00

If you’re looking to get into bigger, more expensive speakers or if you want more amplitude, clarity, and mid-bass punch, you’ll want to add theNAD C388 to your audio setup. This digital amplifier delivers a solid 150-watts per channel, which makes it a top pick in my eyes.

It’s identical to the NAD C368; however, the output is what distinguishes the two (the C368 does 80-watts per channel). I will always lean towards more power, so this would be the amp I’d recommend you get. 

The sound on this thing is terrific. I think it sounds better than the M33 I have in my garage in many ways. It uses an advanced Class D amplifier for undeviating performance. It’s equipped with BluOS, which allows you to enjoy 24-bit high-res music directly from your phone without any loss of sound quality.

For me, I’m not buying this for the multi-room feature - it’s strictly for my garage application because that’s where I listen to music the most outside of being in my car.

All the amplifiers I sell on the site are Matty picks but this is without a doubt a favorite. 


  • 150 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.009% THD
  • 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
  • Class D Asymmetrical PowerDrive amplifier design
  • Connects to your home network via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi for music streaming
  • Apple® AirPlay® 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music (via future firmware update)
  • BluOS compatibility for further expansion with Bluesound wireless speakers
  • Compatible file types: MQA, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for high-performance playback of digitally connected sources such as a CD player
  • Built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible device or wireless headphone listening
  • Independent built-in high-output headphone amplifier
  • 2 MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots for adding additional capabilities and features (one slot has the pre-installed BluOS module)
  • Remote control
  • Compatible with leading third-party control systems like Control4, Crestron, RTI, and URC


  • Ethernet port for wired connection to a home network
  • USB (Type A) input for connecting USB thumb drives and compatible external hard drives
  • second USB (Type A) input for connecting included Wi-Fi dongle
  • USB mini (Type B) input for service only
  • Four digital audio inputs (2 optical/2 coaxial)
  • Three stereo RCA audio inputs, including a phono input (for use with a moving magnet cartridge)
  • Stereo RCA preamp output for connecting a separate amplifier or powered subwoofer
  • RS-232C port for use with external controllers
  • IR in/out and 12-volt triggers
  • Full-size headphone jack
  • Two pairs of binding post speaker connectors for A and B speakers
  • Detachable power cord

Dimensions and warranty:

  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 95 dB
  • 17-1/8"W x 4-3/4"H x 16-5/8"D (6-3/8"H w/antenna)
  • Warranty: 2 years


NAD C388 BluOS Data Sheet

NAD C388 Owner's Manual
Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier
6' AC power cord
MDC BluOS 2i module (pre-installed)
2 Antennas
Remote control (SR 9)
2 "AA" batteries
USB/WiFi dongle
41" USB extension cable
Quick Setup Guide
Mounting Instructions
Warranty Information

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