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NAD - C 538 - CD Player

by NAD

Original price $699.00 - Original price $699.00
Original price
$699.00
$699.00 - $699.00
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Indulge your senses in an unparalleled audio experience with the NAD - C 538 - CD Player. Bolstered by NAD's reputable history in delivering superbly sounding products without breaking the bank, the C 538 CD player shines as another gem in their lineup. This marvel of engineering blends mechanical, digital, and analog technology to accurately reproduce impeccable sound layers from your favourite CDs. Every attention to detail has been addressed, from its robust mechanical foundation which reduces external vibrations, to the precision clocking stream that provides a flawless analog waveform. Plus, loaded with user-friendly features like Play, Pause, Skip, Scan, RANDOM, PROGRAM, REPEAT, and RPT A-B, audio navigation is a breeze. This unit can also play CD-R/CD-RW discs, allowing you to jam to 10 hours of your favourite burned tracks. Bolstered by both optical and coaxial digital outputs, external connections are seamless for the ultimate audio experience. Let's not forget the desirable combination of sheer power and dimensional integrity, the NAD C 538 doesn’t just play your CDs, it revitalizes them.

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NAD C 538 CD Player

Experience the epitome of high-end sound quality with NAD's C 538 CD Player, a prime example of our company's four-decade-long commitment to excellent audio repackaged for the modern ear. Acclaimed for its unique combination of affordability and high performance, our seasoned team of engineers have invested precious time and expertise into the crafting of this device, ensuring each component surpasses standard expectations.

The NAD C 538 CD Player harnesses the power of mechanical, digital, and analog technology to create an unmatched audio experience - a symphony of exceptional design, rigorous engineering, and superior parts. The device boasts a sturdy mechanical foundation, expertly designed to minimize vibration and facilitate streamlined operation with minimal tracking errors. Capitalizing on the precision clocking of a digital data stream, the CD player's 24-bit DAC guarantees exact linearity for PCM data conversion into an analog waveform. With every note and beat crystal-clear and astoundingly immersive, you can anticipate a dramatic auditory journey.

Coupled with the array of features--from playback controls to programmable modes, track randomization, repetition, and a dimmable dot matrix display--you have a device that not only sounds great, but is intuitively user-friendly. Smart enough to play encoded CD-R/CD-RWs, the NAD C 538 CD Player elevates your music preferences, facilitating up to ten hours of playback. You can balance old-school charm with the digital age, connecting to external DACs or digital components using both optical and coaxial digital outputs for optimal performance.

Honouring the humble CD amidst the rife of digital downloads and streaming, we assure top-notch performance for the community of audiophiles who continue finding comfort in the physicality of CDs. So whether you're tuning into your early morning rhythm, entertaining guests or surrendering to a serene night, trust NAD's C 538 CD Player to transform your favorite CDs into unparalleled auditory experiences. Regardless if you are setting your first home system or contemplating an upgrade, let our forty-five years of unwavering dedication to sound excellence guide your choice. With NAD, playing music is more than just pressing a button, it’s an invitation to experience sound in its purest form.

Features:

  1. Advanced Mechanical, Digital, and Analog Technology: With its 24-bit DAC, the NAD C 538 CD Player supports flawless conversion of PCM data into an analog waveform. Furthermore, a sturdy mechanical framework curbs the effects of external vibration and enhances playback accuracy.
  2. Enhanced Design and Engineering: The device boasts a powerful mechanical foundation, reinforced steel rails and a host of fasteners. We've optimized our use of heavy gauge steel and non-resonant plastic, alongside surface mount components on multi-layer PCBs for exceptional audio results.
  3. Comprehensive Playback Controls: Additional user-friendly features such as randomization, programmed modes, repetition, a dimmable dot matrix display providing complete functionality right at your fingertips.
  4. Smart Compatibility: The CD player is equipped to play encoded CD-R/CD-RW discs, allowing you to enjoy up to 10 hours of uninterrupted music.
  5. Optimal Performance: Enhanced with both optical and coaxial digital outputs that foster efficient connectivity to external DACs or digital components.
  6. Green Technology: With a standby power usage of <0.5W and idle power usage of <7.5W, this CD player is aligned with global efforts towards energy-conscious electronics.

Benefits:

  1. Dynamic Sound Quality: Benefit from a real-time, immersive music experience, mirroring the thrill of a live performance, right at home.
  2. Unparalleled Precision: Track, file, and folder repeats ensure every composition sounds as intended by the artist.
  3. User-friendly Interface: The intuitive design of the CD player combined with duplicate front panel and remote controls ensures a user-friendly experience.
  4. Extended Play Time: The ability to play encoded CD-R/CD-RW discs facilitates up to 10 hours of continuous playback – a perfect addition to your party or an extended mark sessions.
  5. Customizability: Connection to external digital components or DACs enables one to customize their music experience as per their mood or preference.
  6. Lower Environmental Impact: By promoting lower power usage, this CD player aligns with conscious consumer values, offering an ecologically viable choice in home audio.
Specification Detail
Output Level - Analog 2.2 ± 0.1 V
Frequency Response ±0.5 dB (ref. 0 dB 20 Hz-20 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion ≤0.01% (ref. 1 kHz, Audio LPF)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ≥110 dB (ref. 1 kHz, A-weighted)
Channel Balance ±0.5 dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
Channel Separation -4.6 ±0.8 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 5 kHz); -9.0 ±1.0 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 16 kHz)
Standby Power <0.5W
Idle Power <7.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 70 x 249 mm (Gross)* 17 3/16 x 2 13/16 x 9 13/16 inches
Net Weight 3.0 kg or 6.6 lbs
Playback Options CD-R/CD-RW discs, MP3 or WMA format
Additional Features Optical and coaxial digital outputs
Notable Extras Play, Pause, Skip, Scan, Random, Repeat, RPT A-B functions available from remote
Special Design Elements Solid mechanical foundation, carefully engineered steel and non-resonant plastic moldings, reinforced steel rails, precise clocking of digital data stream, multi-layer PCBs
Proprietary Power Supply Custom-designed active power supply that provides multiple regulated voltages to various circuits
MIDI-compatible Yes
Manufacturer NAD

In conclusion, the NAD C 538 CD Player is an embodiment of technologically advanced craftsmanship tailored to satisfy all your musical whims. It is a product where great value meets precision to revolutionize your audio experience. The ingenious brainchild of our talented team of engineers, the CD Player is a testament to NAD's enduring commitment to sound superiority. Its superior parts, exceptional design, and meticulous engineering truly set it apart. From providing spotless audio quality to offering exclusive feature sets like programmable modes and playback controls, this device mirrors your taste for high-quality music playback. To top it all, it holds the ability to play encoded CD-R/CD-RWs, extending the spectrum of your music preferences while ensuring up to ten hours of continuous playback. With the opportunity to connect to external digital components using both optical and coaxial digital outputs, you remain assured of optimal performance. Whether you are an audiophile or a casual listener, trust the NAD C 538 CD Player to elevate your CD listening experience to new heights. Available at Australia's top-rated Hi-Fi store, The Audio Tailor, the NAD C 538 CD Player—the culmination of 45 years of our unwavering dedication to sound excellence—awaits to offer you an incredible journey into the world of high-quality music. Stop only at the best because you deserve nothing less. So why wait? Start your memorable musical journey with us today.

ℹ Specifications
Specification Detail
Output Level - Analog 2.2 ± 0.1 V
Frequency Response ±0.5 dB (ref. 0 dB 20 Hz-20 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion ≤0.01% (ref. 1 kHz, Audio LPF)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ≥110 dB (ref. 1 kHz, A-weighted)
Channel Balance ±0.5 dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
Channel Separation -4.6 ±0.8 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 5 kHz); -9.0 ±1.0 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 16 kHz)
Standby Power <0.5W
Idle Power <7.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 70 x 249 mm (Gross)* 17 3/16 x 2 13/16 x 9 13/16 inches
Net Weight 3.0 kg or 6.6 lbs
Playback Options CD-R/CD-RW discs, MP3 or WMA format
Additional Features Optical and coaxial digital outputs
Notable Extras Play, Pause, Skip, Scan, Random, Repeat, RPT A-B functions available from remote
Special Design Elements Solid mechanical foundation, carefully engineered steel and non-resonant plastic mouldings, reinforced steel rails, precise clocking of digital data stream, multi-layer PCBs
Proprietary Power Supply Custom-designed active power supply that provides multiple regulated voltages to various circuits
MIDI-compatible Yes
Manufacturer NAD

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