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NAD C 420
4 Reviews
rating  4.25 of 5
MSRP  249.00
Description: 30 AM/FM presets


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chris a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I've been listening to this radio for over a year and I'm quite satisfied. Even though this isn't a high end product it seems to be revealing the limitations of various stations. Consider that the only cheaper model I've seen is a Yamaha which got some mediocre reviews, and the NAD isn't a bad choice.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian of Lugarno a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Purchsed the C420 in order to team up with the NAD C370 amplifer. Based on the price of just A$385 (US$203/GBP143), I didn't have high expectations.

How wrong I was. This tuner was able to lock onto weak Sydney FM stations with very good stereo reproduction by the tuner's 'blend' feature. Thus, reducing the 'hiss' sound which is common in my area.

The quality of sound in the FM band was excellent. Not as good as CD, but for some of the stations, not far off. This tuner would have to the bargain of the year and if you own a NAD- Link amplifer it is a must have.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Price Paid:    $203.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fred a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2001

Bottom Line:   
The C420 is better than the tuner sections supplied in many receivers for audio quality and compares favorably for RF performance (getting/holding stations, quieting, etc.). It isn't going to blow away a high-end McIntosh tuner, but it performs very well at its intended price point. In the NAD tradition, audio quality won't disappoint. My gripe is the funky ergonomics--why not just include a good old fashioned tuning knob? Programming isn't very intuitive. Read the manual and program all your stations in before you forget how to do it :) A good value for the money.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $180.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Iconis a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I still don't understand why I am the first to review this tuner, b/c it is really a fine piece of work. NAD has done it again. They have offered a VERY reasonable price on a quality tuner for lower end systems. First off you should know if you are only spending $200-300 on a tuner you will NOT be getting CD like sound from it. At least from ALL of the tuners I have personally listened to in this price range. However, I popped a Magnum Dynalabs antenna on this baby and WOW! The audible range of the frequencies is much broader, with deeper bass and crisper, cleaner highs. I was amazed at what this little antenna did to an already great tuner. So if you are in the market for a tuner, NAD looks and quality in particular, and are on a somewhat tight budget I truly think you should give this little guy a try. The controls are a little confusing to get used to at first, but once you do it a few thousand times it is really easy :)

Go to your local shop and give the NAD components a listen, you will not be disappointed.

Oh and the antenna for those of you that are curious, it is the Magnum/Dynalab ST-2 FM. I picked mine up from AudioAdvisor for $89 shipped. Give it a try. If you don't like it, you can send it back no questions asked within 30 days. Mine is not going back.

Mike

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Local HiFi shop




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