In typical NAD fashion, we designed the C 446 Digital Media Tuner as a very uncommon music player—a gateway to your digital music sources and to the world’s best radio. Beneath the classic NAD chassis of the C 446 lays a uniquely powerful digital media player with Internet radio, FM/AM and DAB/DAB+ (where available). Included in its uncommon bag of tricks is the ability to stream your music collection from multiple networked storage devices using DLNA and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) standards. Other great features include USB playback, Wi-Fi, an easy-to-use Internet radio portal and support for cloud music services, such as Last.fm.
Network and Stream
We love computer music but hate computer sound. Why listen to your digital music through computer speakers when the C 446 can play it all on your performance hifi system? The C 446 utilizes an UPnP client to allow you to play audio files wherever music is stored on your network, such as your computer, Android phone, Apple iOS device, or network hard drive
Music at your fingertips
Browsing your media collection is not limited to the control panel of the C 446. Thanks to UPnP Digital AudioRenderer (DAR) technology, you can browse, create playlists, and change songs from anywhere in your home using a variety of networked devices. Simply connect your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or PC (with Windows 7) to the network and start selecting music.
Thousands of radio stations. All kinds of music. Plenty of Podcasts. The C 446 knows no boundaries when it comes to serving up great radio from around the world. An easy-to-navigate Internet radio portal allows you to browse and customize lists with all your favourite Internet radio stations.
An audiophile-quality 24bit/192kHz DAC and high performance analogue audio circuitry extract every ounce of detail from your favourite music. The C 446 handily outperforms broadcast quality thanks to its finely tuned RF and IF sections when listening to FM/AM, and lovers of DAB/DAB+ digital broadcast will appreciate the improved audio quality compared to other radios.
The C 446 has a chameleon nature. Analogue FM/AM can be decoded as SPDIF digital output. Likewise, digital formats can be listened to using a high quality analogue output. An RS-232 serial interface port allows easy integration with advanced home automation systems. You can also control and charge your iPod or iPhone by adding our optional IPD 2 Dock for iPod.
The C 446 supports all the popular digital formats— MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV, and AAC—and offers a great opportunity for music lovers who want the quality found in high-resolution audio files. Streaming these large files to the C 446 is simple thanks to its networking capabilities.
NAD’s $800 suggested price C 446 digital media tuner connects to networked PCs and a variety of other new music sources, including Internet radio and stereo Bluetooth devices.