NAD C516BEE CD Player

NAD C516BEE CD Player

Audiophile performance and engineering

  • The C 516BEE CD Player represents an unbeatable combination of audiophile performance and cost conscious engineering, making it the ideal companion to our popular C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier.

Local Warranty: 2 Years

NAD C516BEE

S$ 480.00

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Product Description

Improving on our five-star rated C 516BEE design was no small task, but the C 516BEE exceeded our expectations thanks to its latest generation 24/192 Cirrus Logic Delta/Sigma DAC for more accurate dynamics. We also fine-tuned analogue stage for even lower distortion compared to its predecessor. We’ve also refined the C 516BEE’s industrial design imparting a sleek new profile to our Classic NAD face. Standby power consumption is reduced to a tiny trickle (<0.5 watts), saving energy while still allowing full remote control. Like many NAD CD players before it, the C 516BEE is set to become the best in its class.

Hear the Heart and Soul
While this CD player may be light on the wallet, it certainly isn't light on sound! The C 516BEE gets the full measure of NAD engineering experience with enhanced audio circuitry to maximize performance, resulting in better stereo imaging, tighter bass, and clean, accurate, distortion-free sound. The painstakingly engineered circuit layout extracts the best possible performance from audiophile-grade component parts for minimal noise and maximum detail retrieval. This focused effort results in a vivid, musically rewarding experience.

More Music
From major label CDs to personalized CD-Rs topped up with your favourite MP3 and WMA files, this NAD CD player will make your music sound better than you thought possible. The C 516BEE uses the latest and best-sounding decompression algorithms for MP3 playback, while our superb D/A conversion and analogue amplification stages ensure the greatest sound quality for compressed music files.

>Beauty on the Inside
We have even paid special attention to analogue and digital audio output stages, because they are not all created equal. The analogue output has been fine-tuned for even better audio performance, while digital outputs are buffered and isolated to ensure perfect matching and minimal 'jitter'. An optical Toslink output and one coaxial output are also provided for connection to supported devices.

User-friendly Control
The C 516BEE is designed with a number of thoughtful features developed with the music lover in mind. Disc loading is smooth, quiet, and fast, so you can sit back and enjoy your music even sooner. You can also program selected tracks on a CD for personalized listening, and the bright and clear VFD display shows complete track and time information, as well as user-programmed functions. Programming tracks for customized playback is easy with the full function remote that includes handy tools such as Repeat, Repeat A-B (for a section of a track), Random, and dim display. Everything is at the tips of your fingers without ever having to leave your listening chair.

 

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  • Reviews

  • “the NAD wasn't out of place when matched with more expensive equipment. Partnered with the Croft Phono Integrated ($1895), the C 516BEE contributed to some of the best sound I've heard at home. (See my Follow-Up on the Croft elsewhere in this issue, and be sure to check out Daft Punk's Random Access Memories.)
    To everything that made its predecessor a success the C 516BEE adds smoother operation and a convenient auto-standby feature. For just $299, I don't think you'll find a better CD player.” - Stephen Mejias

    Source/Read full review: Stereophile, Oct 2013, The Entry Level #34


    “I get asked this question a lot: ‘Does anyone still make great-sounding affordable CD players?’ Sure, most of the major brands do, but only NAD currently offers a large slate of players starting with the $300 C 516BEE, and it's a honey… NAD was never known for style, but the more recent generations of products, like the C-516BEE, are downright handsome. Nothing fancy, but the look and feel are first-rate. NAD uses its own brew of analog circuitry in the player, which explains why it sounds better than the competition's players. That's why people buy NADs, and the C-516BEE delivers what I expect from the brand, which is to say it's musical and accurate. I compared the C-516BEE's sound with Apple Lossless iTunes on my Mac Mini computer. The CD player's dynamics were livelier, with treble "air" and soundstage spaciousness improved and bass definition firmed up, compared with the computer. So if you have a bunch of CDs it might make sense to invest in a C-516BEE.” - Steve Guttenberg

    Source/Read full review: CNET, Apr 2013, Why a BEE CD player?

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    NAD C516BEE CD Player

    NAD C516BEE CD Player

    Audiophile performance and engineering

    • The C 516BEE CD Player represents an unbeatable combination of audiophile performance and cost conscious engineering, making it the ideal companion to our popular C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier.

    Local Warranty: 2 Years

    Write your review