NAD's Compact Music System
Small, one-box music systems get me all excited. Why? Maybe because I'm attracted to the promise of beautiful sound partnered to the simplicity of a single chassis. Maybe because I'm holding onto feelings from my boombox-filled childhood.
I don't know.
In any case, NAD's C715 looks interesting. It combines an AM/FM tuner, CD player, and 2 x 25W amp in one small (8.5" W) package.
The press release reads:
The C715 is ideal for centralizing and enjoying a sprawling music collection scattered among portable and shelf-top devices. Its compact size makes it perfect for dorm rooms, vacation homes, bedrooms, RVs, and other locations where music is desired but space is at a premium.
"Sprawling music collection?" I've got one of those! "Locations where music is desired but space is at a premium?" Like my Jersey City apartment!?
God, I'm easy.
The C715 offers three analog stereo inputs, one analog out, one digital out, a headphone jack, a USB port, and even a subwoofer output for a powered sub.
I could see this unit matching up perfectly with a pair of PSB Alpha B1s and one of PSBs compact subs.
NAD, by the way, may be best known for their attractive and musical budget-priced amplifiers. See Art Dudley's review of the good, old NAD C320BEE, for instance.
The C715 will be available in November for an equally attractive and musical $499. Cheap.