Two extraordinary products created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of NAD Electronics and PSB Speakers.
NAD C 3050 LE
Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NAD’s founding in 1972, the C 3050 LE limited-edition amplifier has a gorgeous retro design featuring a satin walnut sleeve, dual VU meters, push-button controls, and NAD’s 1970s cursive branding.
Underneath the vintage exterior is a thoroughly modern amplifier with advanced capabilities such as BluOS high-res multi-room music streaming, Dirac Live room correction and NAD’s proven HybridDigital UcD amplifier design. To commemorate NAD’s founding year, production is limited to 1,972 units, each of them individually numbered on the back panel.
The C 3050 LE incorporates the latest generation of NAD’s Modular Design Construction future-proofing technology. With MDC2, owners can add new features and functions by inserting an MDC2 module into a slot at the back of the component. MDC2 features a all-new architecture that enables two-way communications between the module and host component.
Pre-installed on the C 3050 LE, the MDC2 BluOS-D adds two leading-edge capabilities: Dirac Live room correction and BluOS high-resolution multi-room music streaming.
PSB Passif 50
With an open-grained walnut veneer enclosure, magnetically attached woven cloth grille, and dedicated stand, PSB’s anniversary edition, Passif 50 Standmount Loudspeaker evokes the storied history of one of the world’s great audio brands.
Created to commemorate 50 Years of PSB Speakers, the Passif 50 harkens back to the legendary Passif I and Passif II models that established the brand’s reputation for performance and value, while being an all-new design employing technology tricked down from PSB’s flagship Synchrony speakers. It’s the latest application of PSB’s True to Nature design philosophy.
The Passif 50 leverages five decades of acoustics research and design experience. Since the early 1970s, PSB has been an active participant in the world-famous acoustics program at Canada’s National Research Council. An engineering team led by PSB founder and chief designer Paul Barton measures prototypes in the NRC’s anechoic chamber, then correlates these measurements with extensive subjective listening tests.
This process has led to an unbroken series of products acclaimed by listeners and reviewers for their tonal fidelity, spatial realism, and effortless dynamics – even at high listening levels. The Passif 50 Standmount Loudspeaker is the latest product of PSB’s time-tested design process.
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