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NAD 208
15 Reviews
rating  3.93 of 5
MSRP  1699.00
Description: CONTINUOUS AVERAGE POWER OUTPUT INTO 8 ohms: 250W, Rated distortion(THD 20Hz-20kHz): 0.03%, Clipping power (maximum continuous power per channel): 280W - THX Certified (1992-1997)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Proton a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I like this one, it has power and is plaing very vel, i am From Denmark så my english is not god.
it drive every spekers that i have trid, it can play verry lout and verry vel

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $450.00



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cheekee a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Update:

Further extensive tests of this amp with various speakers the last few months show the 208 to be still very relevant today. Its ability to drive many speaker rhythmically with a friendly, warm presentation yet remaining satisfyingly transparent surprised a few. Although it did not have the ultimate spotlight and detail prowess of the Audio Research Classic 120 monoblocks for example, the NAD gave a nice rendition of hard hitting jazz, sweeping orchestral works or intimate jazz quartet settings through a pair of Magneplan 1.6.

Playing with support and ferrite cores on the internal signal/power cables yielded a tighther, cleaner and more defined presentation - a more up to date sound. Solid grip on music.

Oh, and the midband improves a great deal after an hour of warm-up.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by NADPeople Smith a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
NAD product is very unreliable. No after sales service.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nisse Kleman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Not so happy with this one!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Sweden



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chee Kee a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
A fuity and hearthy sounding amp! Full of character, this is not an amp for neutral lovers. Loads of power with a slightly laid back perspective, it is suitable for head bangers although it is respectable enough for many other musical duties.

For those weaned on the euphony and coherence of tube power amps, the 208 will sound edgy, smeared and 'scatty'.

The 218THX is more civilised and well defined in terms of coherency and detail separation but the set back is a more clinical and overall leanish presentation.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $1680.00




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