NAD 402 Tuners


AM/FM Digital Tuner from the mid 1990's

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JimmyBlues   AudioPhile [May 04, 2008]

Pulls in many stations well, warm non fatiguing midrange, several useful features including mono and blend switches, affordable price


Backlight tends to burn out but can be replaced cheaply

I recently purchased a well used NAD 402 tuner to match up with my
mid 1980's NAD 3130 integrated amplifier. I had read the rave reviews in regard to the 402 more than a decade ago, and looked forward to eventually owning one.

The tuner is quite nice sounding, with a warm and inviting midrange,
which faithfully honors the music. From a technical standpoint, this tuner also excels at pulling in many stations, and has some nice features including both blend and mono switches when specific broadcasts are not ideal.

The $58 price I paid for mine on E-bay is almost ridiculously cheap,
and between the NAD 3130 I have less than $160 invested in sound that it would take ten times the price improve on.

The only caveat is that the backlight for the digital display on these tuners has a habit of burning out. However, as long as you have a flashlight, you can use still tune stations in and use the 6 preset buttons to tune in your favorite stations.

The may well be the best sounding tuner that NAD has ever made, and competes favorably against tuners costing 20 times the price I purchased mine for.

Highly recommended.

Customer Service

Haven't needed it.

Similar Products Used: Marantz 125 tuner, Bose Wave Radio used as a dedicated tuner (quite good sounding actually with a remote and cloclk to boot.

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