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User Review: C 315BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier, C 515BEE CD Player, PP 2i Phono Preamplifier - I listen to music all the time now

March 16, 2011

Products: C 315BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier, C 515BEE CD Player, PP 2i Phono Preamplifier

I've had the NAD 315BEE Integrated - 515BEE CD Player combo for two years now. I think the very positive media reviews were pretty accurate about its performance. I certainly haven't been disappointed. I work out of a home office, and I listen to music easily 6 hours a day, and I haven't had any problems at all. I use the 315BEE to drive a pair of older Mirage M-890i Bipolar speakers, which are pretty inefficient (88db normal room). I am in a small - medium sized room (10' x 12' or so, w/9' ceilings), and my normal listening level with the cd player keeps the volume knob at the 9 o'clock (or slightly less) position. With the cd player as a source, it has plenty of power for my needs. But I also use it with a turntable and a NAD PP2 phono stage that doesn't seem to have a lot of gain (but has very good sound), and with the turntable as my source I could definitely use more power. If you're looking at using this with a turntable, I'd seriously consider taking a step up. I'll be taking a step up with an amplifier when my finances allow, but only because I use a turntable that needs the extra power. Otherwise, the 315BEE/515BEE combo would do me fine for quite a while.

Bob - Chicago

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