New NAD CD player flouts trends

While the combined impact of music downloads and streaming appear to be threatening the continued existence of the compact disc, NAD Electronics believes there’s still a need for a quality, no-nonsense CD player.

The marque’s newly launched C 538 recognises that many music fans still own sizeable CD-based music libraries who might need to replace or upgrade from their current hardware. The new, slimline disc player links latest-generation digital-to-analogue technology to robust construction and quality electronics, the company claims.

The C 538 uses a 24-bit Wolfson DAC chipset, a solidly constructed chassis, and carefully designed electronics featuring short signal paths, selected circuit components and active power supplies.

The player is compatible with Red Book compact discs, as well as CD-R/W discs containing music files, including MP3 and WMA file formats. It also offers all the familiar features, including a remote control handset and random, repeat and program playback.

NAD Electronics are imported and distributed in South Africa by Homemation.