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The NAD C 427 FM Tuner impressively maintains FM as one of the most reliable and best-sounding mediums, featuring a highly sensitive RF Front End for cleaner reception, 40 presets for convenient station storage, and a streamlined user interface, offering exceptional performance, convenience, and efficiency in Hi-Fi radio listening.
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AM/FM STATIONS PRESETS
40
ROTORY KNOB
24 Position for switching between preset stations
TUNING
Auto & Manual
ANTENTTA
FM, Ground, AM
AM/FM STATIONS PRESETS
40
ROTORY KNOB
24 Position for switching between preset stations
TUNING
Auto & Manual
ANTENTTA
FM, Ground, AM

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So many great terrestrial radio stations and so few great tuners like the NAD C 427!

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MIke Chapman
Over 30 years with ListenUp!

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NAD C 427AM/FM Tuner

  • RDS PS (Station name) and RT (Radio text)
  • 40 Station random presets (AM or FM)
  • 24 position rotary encoder knob for quick station tuning and preset selection
  • 4-Line VFL graphic display
  • MOS-FET RF Front End
  • Auto Search for optimized tuning
  • Blend narrows stereo separation and improves noise
  • FM Mute eliminates inter-station tuning noise
  • RS-232, IR and 12V Trigger Inputs for advanced control system integration
  • NAD Full Function Remote Control
  • <0.5W Standby power consumption

FM is still one of the most reliable and best sounding mediums for hassle-free music listening. The C 427 from NAD is built on the strengths of previous NAD tuners by offering a quality of reception that is as good as, or better than, the quality of today’s broadcasts. NAD has carried forward their highly sensitive RF Front End for cleaner reception in fringe areas, plus extremely low noise across the audio spectrum. In line with NAD’s environmental policy, the power supply is completely redesigned for improved efficiency and ultra-low power consumption during standby while still allowing all remote activation and control interfaces. The rear panel IR Input, and RS-232 port, allows the C 427 to be easily integrated with sophisticated system controllers used in custom installation. It also has one of the most intuitive user interfaces in the market utilizing a 24-position rotary encoder knob to more quickly tune stations or select preset stations. All functions are available via the included IR Remote Control.

Loads of Presets

With 40 presets available, you can store all your favorite radio stations. These presets can be any combination of AM and FM stations: 30 presets for FM and 10 for AM, or 25 for FM and 15 for AM, for instance. In order to avoid scrolling through 40 presets, the C 427 skips any that have not been programmed (left empty), so you can quickly access your favorite stations.

Simply Convenient

Instead of crowding the front panel with buttons and features that are hardly ever used, the C 427 focuses on convenience in daily operation. The RDS limits itself to the RDS PS and RT function, both of which enhance ease of operation. The RDS PS (Program Service) will automatically indicate the name of the radio station on the display, e.g., "BBC R1", so you will know exactly what station you are listening to. With its four-line graphic display, you will also see all the available information. Preset information is stored in the C 427’s non-volatile memory, which means it will remember all of its preset information even if the unit has been unplugged for a long time.

Great Reception

Auto Search automatically stops at the next strong radio signal it comes across and optimizes tuning. Weaker radio stations can be tuned into manually. Stations that are quiet in Mono but noisy in Stereo can benefit from the “Blend” feature that narrows stereo separation and improves noise. FM Mute eliminates inter-station tuning noise and only lets strong and clear stations to emerge from the silent background. Even though AM can never reach the quality of any FM transmission, the C 427’s AM section retains excellent clarity together with lowest possible background noise.

Performance Driven

In addition to its ease-of-use, the NAD C 427 also offers features to get the maximum out of the airwaves. The MOS-FET RF Front End design together with high quality components and careful PCB layout guarantees excellent sensitivity with low inter-modulation distortion to provide quiet and musically satisfying performance.

Overall the C 427offers excellent performance, ease of use or the convenience of RDS, with the value to high performance ratio for which NAD is so renowned.

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Product Description

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The NAD C 427 FM Tuner impressively maintains FM as one of the most reliable and best-sounding mediums, featuring a highly sensitive RF Front End for cleaner reception, 40 presets for convenient station storage, and a streamlined user interface, offering exceptional performance, convenience, and efficiency in Hi-Fi radio listening.
Get the Details
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Features & Specs Line Circle

AM/FM STATIONS PRESETS
40
ROTORY KNOB
24 Position for switching between preset stations
TUNING
Auto & Manual
ANTENTTA
FM, Ground, AM
AM/FM STATIONS PRESETS
40
ROTORY KNOB
24 Position for switching between preset stations
TUNING
Auto & Manual
ANTENTTA
FM, Ground, AM
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Expert Insight

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So many great terrestrial radio stations and so few great tuners like the NAD C 427!

Expert Img
MIke Chapman
Over 30 years with ListenUp!
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Details

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NAD C 427AM/FM Tuner

  • RDS PS (Station name) and RT (Radio text)
  • 40 Station random presets (AM or FM)
  • 24 position rotary encoder knob for quick station tuning and preset selection
  • 4-Line VFL graphic display
  • MOS-FET RF Front End
  • Auto Search for optimized tuning
  • Blend narrows stereo separation and improves noise
  • FM Mute eliminates inter-station tuning noise
  • RS-232, IR and 12V Trigger Inputs for advanced control system integration
  • NAD Full Function Remote Control
  • <0.5W Standby power consumption

FM is still one of the most reliable and best sounding mediums for hassle-free music listening. The C 427 from NAD is built on the strengths of previous NAD tuners by offering a quality of reception that is as good as, or better than, the quality of today’s broadcasts. NAD has carried forward their highly sensitive RF Front End for cleaner reception in fringe areas, plus extremely low noise across the audio spectrum. In line with NAD’s environmental policy, the power supply is completely redesigned for improved efficiency and ultra-low power consumption during standby while still allowing all remote activation and control interfaces. The rear panel IR Input, and RS-232 port, allows the C 427 to be easily integrated with sophisticated system controllers used in custom installation. It also has one of the most intuitive user interfaces in the market utilizing a 24-position rotary encoder knob to more quickly tune stations or select preset stations. All functions are available via the included IR Remote Control.

Loads of Presets

With 40 presets available, you can store all your favorite radio stations. These presets can be any combination of AM and FM stations: 30 presets for FM and 10 for AM, or 25 for FM and 15 for AM, for instance. In order to avoid scrolling through 40 presets, the C 427 skips any that have not been programmed (left empty), so you can quickly access your favorite stations.

Simply Convenient

Instead of crowding the front panel with buttons and features that are hardly ever used, the C 427 focuses on convenience in daily operation. The RDS limits itself to the RDS PS and RT function, both of which enhance ease of operation. The RDS PS (Program Service) will automatically indicate the name of the radio station on the display, e.g., "BBC R1", so you will know exactly what station you are listening to. With its four-line graphic display, you will also see all the available information. Preset information is stored in the C 427’s non-volatile memory, which means it will remember all of its preset information even if the unit has been unplugged for a long time.

Great Reception

Auto Search automatically stops at the next strong radio signal it comes across and optimizes tuning. Weaker radio stations can be tuned into manually. Stations that are quiet in Mono but noisy in Stereo can benefit from the “Blend” feature that narrows stereo separation and improves noise. FM Mute eliminates inter-station tuning noise and only lets strong and clear stations to emerge from the silent background. Even though AM can never reach the quality of any FM transmission, the C 427’s AM section retains excellent clarity together with lowest possible background noise.

Performance Driven

In addition to its ease-of-use, the NAD C 427 also offers features to get the maximum out of the airwaves. The MOS-FET RF Front End design together with high quality components and careful PCB layout guarantees excellent sensitivity with low inter-modulation distortion to provide quiet and musically satisfying performance.

Overall the C 427offers excellent performance, ease of use or the convenience of RDS, with the value to high performance ratio for which NAD is so renowned.

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