Originally Posted by Wodgy
I tend to agree with Markl here. Modern NAD amps are on the thin, harsh side. People who keep repeating that NAD amps have a "warm" sound either do it because that's what everyone else on various forums keeps repeating, or because they haven't spent time with the newer NAD amps. The C320BEE in particular is very bass shy with somewhat steely (though not terrible) highs. It's not really forgiving at all.* Even the C370 (the last of the very good NAD amps) had somewhat glassy highs.
It's strange. NAD amps have gotten less forgiving over the years while the newer competition in similar price ranges (digital amps, primarily) has gotten quite a bit more refined.
* Yes, I've read The Absolute Sound review of the C320BEE. I think the reviewer was nuts.