NAD C 538 Compact Disc Player

NAD C 538 Compact Disc Player

Model Number: C538
Web Code: 16703842
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Although music downloads and streaming continue to grow in popularity, CDs are still the primary listening source for millions of people around the world. NAD continues to innovate and improve its CD Players to get improved performance while keeping prices low. Whether you are creating your first home system, or upgrading your current CD Player, consider NAD’s 45 year record of excellence — and its commitment to music lovers everywhere — when selecting a new player.


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What's included:

  • CD Player
  • Remote
  • Batteries for Remote
  • 120V AC Power Cable
  • 240V AC Power Cable

The NAD C538 is a top-of-the-line CD player that has been designed by veteran engineers who have spent over 45 years creating affordable and great sounding products. This CD player is built with the highest quality parts, providing the listener with an immersive audio experience that is both detailed and natural.

One of the key features of the NAD C538 is its mechanical foundation, which has been carefully engineered to reduce external vibrations and provide precise location of the CD drive mechanism. This allows for smooth operation and a minimum of tracking errors. The transport is mounted on reinforced steel rails and over 30 fasteners are used to lock the assembly together and maintain precise dimensional integrity. The result is a CD player that produces high-quality audio with minimal distortion.

The NAD C538 is also equipped with a Wolfson 24-bit DAC, which provides accurate linearity for the PCM data conversion to analog waveform. Audio OPAmps buffer the output without adding noise or distortion to the music. Multi-layer PCBs using surface mount components allow for an enhanced circuit layout with very short signal paths. Powering these elements is a custom designed active power supply that provides multiple regulated voltages to the transport, digital circuits, analog circuits, and the control and display circuits.

In addition to its superior audio capabilities, the NAD C538 also includes many desirable features that enhance the listening experience. Front panel controls are duplicated on the hand-held remote, allowing for easy Play, Pause, Skip, and Scan functions. In addition, many more features are available from the remote handset, such as Random, Program, Repeat, and RPT A-B. The dimmable dot matrix display shows tracks, total playing time, track time, disc time, and remaining time.

The NAD C538 can play CD-R discs, allowing you to play customized CDs burned from your computer. Because these songs are encoded in MP3 or WMA, you can fit up to 10 hours of music on a single disc, which is perfect for party mixes or ambient listening. There are also both optical and coaxial digital outputs that allow connection to an external DAC or digital component to provide the most efficient and best-sounding system setups.

Overall, the NAD C538 is a top-quality CD player that is designed to provide the listener with an immersive audio experience. Whether you are creating your first home system or upgrading your current CD player, the NAD C538 should be at the top of your list. With its 45-year record of excellence and commitment to music lovers everywhere, NAD has created a product that is both affordable and high-performing.

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43.5 x 7 x 24.9cm
Headphone Jack
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Optical Output
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Product Category
Home theatre audio products
Return/Exchange Period
30 days