Yamaha A-S301 vs NAD C 316BEE

Yamaha A-S301 vs NAD C 316BEE

Yamaha A-S301 review

Gourmets of quality sound who are familiar with Yamaha equipment will recognize the new model in design. The company that produces amplifiers does this in its own unique style, which is difficult to confuse with others. This was reflected in the equipment in a positive way. The front panel is made of aluminum. It successfully located all the necessary levers for control. Yamaha A-S301 output power is a bit higher than NAD has. Look at it: 60W vs 40W (8 Ohms). Yamaha A-S301

NAD C 316BEE review

The switching capabilities of the model allow you to connect a variety of sound sources to it: a vinyl player, a CD player, and a digital compact player. On the front panel of the device there is a headphone output and an input for an MP3 player. The device controls the sound of low and high frequencies, which is convenient if some records need to achieve more detailed sound or get more powerful bass. Thanks to the use of unique circuitry solutions, standby power consumption is less than one watt. This class C316BEE sets the quality standard, it is characterized by a minimum level of distortion, as well as an excellent indicator of channel separation. NAD C 316BEE

Yamaha A-S301 pros & cons

Pros

  • The device will not be idle for more than 8 hours, it will go into standby mode
  • It is possible to turn off the tone, balance and loudness controls (Pure Direct mode)

Cons

  • The built-in DAC was a little disappointing: with a high-frequency response it produces a signal with a rather high THD

NAD C 316BEE pros & cons

Pros

  • This amp is supposed to handle complex impedance setups and beautifully handles 4 Ohm speakers
  • 316BEE uses lead-free solder for silver and is manufactured without hazardous materials

Cons

  • The only thing I would have liked were jacks for an EQ

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S301
8.2
NAD C 316BEE
5.2
8
7
10
10
Yamaha A-S301

Yamaha A-S301 review

Jan 30, 2020

The Yamaha A-S301 review has been able to analyze positive feedback from users and prove that this model has won well-deserved popularity on the market among a wide range of people directly related to...

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NAD C 316BEE

NAD C 316BEE review

Feb 28, 2020

The new C 316BEE successfully replaces its predecessor and is perhaps the most affordable high-level integrated amplifier. See this NAD C 316BEE review for all the NAD C 316BEE specs. Article navig...

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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S301
NAD C 316BEE

Model

A-S301
C 316BEE

Brand

Yamaha
NAD

Reviews

289
18

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8, 140/6
80/8

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

60/8, 70/6
40/8

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
95

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
5

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

190

Power consumption standby, W

0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 38.7 /17.1 x 6 x 15.2
43.5 x 8 x 28.7/17.1 x 3.1 x 11.4

Weight, kg/lbs

7.9/19.8
5.5/12.1
Yamaha A-S301
NAD C 316BEE
Yamaha A-S301
NAD C 316BEE

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8.2
  • 5.2
  • 8.2Yamaha A-S301
  • 5.2NAD C 316BEE

The Yamaha A-S301 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S301 price