NAD 3020 Integrated Amplifiers

4.79/5 (53 Reviews) MSRP : $220.00


Product Description

20 Watt Integrated Amplifier (1978-1983)


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

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2014

Bottom Line:   
I bought my 3020A in 1980. It served me well for many years. Then, somewhere along the line I got it into my head to upgrade to something much fancier. Since that unit is on the fritz at the moment, I decided hooked up the old NAD.

I'm amazed. The thing sounds absolutely fantastic. I don't mean "pretty good for a 300 dollar, 35 year-old amp" but, rather, good by just about any standard. I think I'll leave it where it is in the signal chain, and repurpose the beast that replaced it.

Best integrated amplifier ever.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by magster65 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I had a 3020 in the mid 80's and moved into a 3140 in the late 80's for the additional speaker hookup... yes, I still have it. I have the matching 4020 fm tuner and 6140 cassette deck too. I had a Rega 3 turntable - Grace arm - Nagatron cartridge (wish I still had that). I made countless tapes for many years! NAD equipment is great stuff and I'm keeping it for life!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hififan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2012

Bottom Line:   
Love this amp, sounds awesome for an old amp very good sound. Sounds much bigger for a 20 watter expect surprises if you get one cheaply and in good oprerating condition. These can be repaired fairly easily or modded by a good technician

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tone911 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Bought the 3020 for $200.00 after reading reviews, mostly out of curiosity, paid what most would find a large amount of money for an amp built in 1978 but after listening to it for some hours found it as good or even better than alot of well respected amps of today.
Very good seperation but well balanced, warm and involving very analogue sounding especially when warmed up for time. Highs frequencies are excellent, midrange very nice and clear, lowrange punchy and very robust, making the soundstage very well balanced, and without listening fatigue.
Equipement used with the 3020 for this reveiw Marantz CD 63SE player and Mission 731 pro speakers.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by William Stevenson a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2010

Bottom Line:   
The 3020 has aged very well. It was my first high end purchase after owning an awful Pioneer SA 6500 II which I blew up. The main quality which I loved about it was a laid back tone which still seemed revealing. You could play it loud and it wouldn't grate on your nerves. I hate to use the clique "musical" but it really fit. Of course it's going on 30 years old now and there are many better products but for the time it was wonderful and still sounds good today.

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Product model year:   Pre 1995




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Impedance selector on Nad 3020

I was just knocking around with the my Nad 3020i today, and was trying to use the impedance selector at the back to change it from 8ohm to 4ohm but found that the switch is locked on, it seems it needs to be unscrewed or something to change it. Any idea on how to do this? I'm trying to understan ... Read More »

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look for nad 3020 advice

Hi, I like the sound of nad 3020, I am using it to drive a pair of focus 110(4 ohms nominal) 85db 9 o'clock volumn can fill my small room pretty well, my question is what is the optimal working point for this amp. 12 o'clock or even higher? I don't like the soft clipping to work. Thanks.Read More »

NAD 3020 input jack problem

Hi. I purchased a NAD 3020 a month ago. The input jacks worked when I got it, but somehow damaged when I tried to put male cable-It was very hard to connect so I probably put it too strongly. Right now, only 1 source(tape) is working in both channels. Only 1 channel is working in Aux and Tuner in ... Read More »

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