NAD C 427 tuner with better than broadcasts qualityDale Davies ▼ | November 20, 2015
FM remains one of the most reliable and best sounding mediums for hassle-free music listening. NAD C 427 offers a quality of reception that is as good as, or better than, the quality of today’s broadcasts.
Hi-Fi An excellent tuner from legendary NAD
With 40 presets available you can store all your favourite 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. To avoid having to scroll through 40 presets, the C 427 skips any that have not been programmed (left empty), so you can quickly access all your favourite stations. Instead of littering the front panel with buttons and features that are hardly ever used, the C 427 concentrates 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, so you will always know exactly what station you are listening to. With its four-line graphic display, you always 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 prolonged amount of time.
Auto Search 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 allows strong and clear stations to emerge. Although 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. ■