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Item: ANADC538

A High-Performance, High-Value CD Player Strictly Focused on Engaging Musical Presentations and What's Necessary to Achieve Such Results: NAD C 538 Features 24-Bit/192kHz DAC and Remote 

The NAD C 538 CD player doesn't set out to be the best-looking component in your system. Rather, this high-performance, high-value audiophile disc spinner is strictly made to stop listeners in their tracks by way of emotionally rapturous sound, stalwart precision, and dependable build quality. Anchored by a Wolfson 24-bit/192kHz DAC for exceptional linearly and dynamics, C 538 also comes with OP amps, surface-mounted multi-layer PCBs with short signal paths, and a custom-designed active power supply that delivers multiple regulated voltage to all the necessary components. You'll hear nature, warm, detailed playback from your discs and reap all the sonic advantages that only dedicated single-purpose players provide.

By leaving fancy frills to other models and solely focusing on the musical presentation – and how to achieve such glorious results – C 538 gives you what you want – and nothing superfluous. NAD realizes a solid mechanical foundation is paramount in reducing external vibration and providing precise location of the CD drive mechanism, permitting smooth operation and a minimum of tracking errors. Heavy-gauge steel and non-resonant plastic moldings abet a transport mounted on reinforced steel rails. More than 30 fasteners lock the assembly together and maintain dimensional integrity.

C 538 also includes many desirable control features – extending to the supplied remote. Play, pause, skip, and scan commands join an array of programmable options. A dimmable dot-matrix display and the option to play CD-R/CD-RW discs further stack C 538's deck. Optical and coaxial digital outputs that allow connection to an external DAC or digital component and our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee round out a modestly priced CD player whose performance is anything but.

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 (WHD): 17 3/16" x 2 13/16" x 9 13/16"
Weight: 6.6 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 9.5 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 1.1 MB)

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