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NAD 1300

Stereo Pre-amplifier with MM/MC phono stage (1987-88)

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NAD 1300


The NAD 1300 was designed for the technically sophisticated audiophile who requires both state-of-the-art sound and a high degree of operating flexibility.

For listeners who are committed to the LP as an important source of music, the 1300 contains a high-definition FET-input phono preamplifier with excellent sound-stage imaging and astonishing resolution of inner detail.

No trace of slew-limiting or transient distortion can be found, even in high-level signal peaks 25 dB above normal level.

Selectable input capacitance and precise RIAA equalisation ensure that the sound of each recording is accurately preserved.

Using eight selected low-noise transistors per channel, this MM phono circuit provides unusually effective rejection of radio-frequency interference from nearby digital circuits, cordless phones, and radio/TV transmitters.

It is supplemented by an elegantly simple class-A preamplifier that provides quieter play-back with low-output moving-coil pick-ups than most preamps provide with a high-output MM cartridge phono input.


Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.02%

Input sensitivity: 0.6mV (MC), 1.3mV (MM), 80mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB (MC), 80dB (MM), 100dB (line)

Output: 12V (Pre out Max)

Dimensions: 435 x 84 x 273mm

Weight: 4.3kg

Year: 1987


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