NOTES ON INSTALLATION
Your NAD C320BEE should be placed on a firm, level surface. Avoid
placing the unit in direct sunlight or near sources of heat and damp.
Allow adequate ventilation. Do not place the unit on a soft surface like
a carpet. Do not place it in an enclosed position such a bookcase or
cabinet that may impede the air-flow through the ventilation slots. Make
sure the unit is switched off before making any connections.
The RCA sockets on your NAD C320BEE are colour coded for
convenience. Red and white are Right and Left audio respectively, and
yellow for NAD Link.
Use high quality leads and sockets for optimum performance and
reliability. Ensure that leads and sockets are not damaged in any way and
all sockets are firmly pushed home.
For best performance, use quality speaker leads of 16 gauge (1.5mm)
thickness or more. If the unit is not going to be used for some time,
disconnect the plug from the AC socket.
Should water get into your NAD C320BEE, shut off the power to the
unit and remove the plug from the AC socket. Have the unit inspected
by a qualified service technician before attempting to use it again.
DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER, THERE ARE NO USER-
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
Use a dry soft cloth to clean the unit. If necessary, lightly dampen the
cloth with soapy water. Do not use solutions containing benzol or other
1 Connect the speakers to the rear Speaker terminals and sources to
the relevant rear input sockets.
2 Plug in the AC power cord.
3 Press the POWER button to turn the NAD C320BEE on.
4 Press the required input selector.
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
1 Power - Pressing the Power switch turns the unit to standby state.
Upon selecting any input at the front panel or the ON button at the
remote, the C320BEE will choose the last selected as the active input.
The LED over the power switch will change form amber, indicating
standby state, to green when any input is selected. Pressing the
POWER switch again will turn the amplifier off.
The remote control handset supplied with the C320BEE is of a
universal NAD type, designed to operate several NAD models. Some
buttons on this handset are inoperative, as the functions aren't
supported by the C320BEE.
2 Power/Standby/Protection LED - Upon switching the power on,
the LED will light up red for a few seconds before the protection
circuit is deactivated. The LED will then turn amber, and the amplifier
is ready for normal operation. In cases of serious abuse of the
amplifier, such as overheating, excessively low loudspeaker
impedance, short circuit etc. the amplifier will engage its Protection
circuitry, indicated by the LED turning from green to red, and the
sound being muted. In such a case, turn the amplifier off, wait for it
to cool down and/or check the speaker connections, making sure the
overall loudspeaker impedance doesn't go below 4 ohms. Once the
cause for the protection circuitry to engage has been removed, press
Power again to resume normal operation.
3 Headphone socket - A 1/4" stereo jack socket is supplied for
headphone listening and will work with conventional headphones of
any impedance. Inserting a headphone jack into this socket
automatically switches off the loudspeakers. The volume, tone and
balance controls are operative for headphone listening. Use a
suitable adapter to connect headphones with other types of sockets,
such as 3.5mm stereo `personal stereo' jack plugs.
Make certain that the volume control is turned to minimum (fully
anti-clockwise) before connecting or disconnecting headphones.
Listening at high levels can damage your hearing.
4 Infra-red remote control command receiver - The infrared
sensor, located behind this circular window, receives commands from
the remote control. There must be a clear line-of-sight path from the
remote control to this window; if that path is obstructed, the remote
control may not work.
Direct sunlight or very bright ambient lighting may affect the
operating range and angle for the remote control handset.
5 Input selectors These buttons select the active input to the NAD
C320BEE and the signal sent to the loudspeakers, the Tape outputs
and the PRE OUT sockets. The buttons on the remote control
handset duplicate these buttons, with the exception of the tuner
input; see below. Green LEDs just above each button will indicate
which input is currently selected.
DISC Selects a line-level source connected to the DISC sockets as the
CD Selects the CD (or other line-level source) connected to the CD
sockets as the active input.
VIDEO Selects the VCR (or stereo TV/Satellite/Cable receiver)
connected to the VIDEO sockets as the active input.
AUX Selects a line-level source connected to the AUX sockets as the
TUNER Selects the tuner (or other line-level source) connected to the
Tuner sockets as the active input. The remote control handset has
separate buttons for AM and FM; pressing either one will select the
C320BEE's tuner input.
TAPE 2 Selects Tape 2 as the active input.
TAPE 1 Monitor Selects the output from a tape recorder when
playing back tapes or monitoring recordings being made through the
Tape 1 sockets. Press the Tape 1 button once to select it and again to
return to the normal input selection.