Disc Playback: The NAD T585 DVD Audio/SACD player supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+R, DVD-R, VCD, SVCD, SACD, CD, CD-R,
and CD-RW discs.
DVD Audio: DVD Audio is a digital audio format that delivers
high-fidelity audio content on a DVD disc. DVD-Audio supports bit depths up to
24-bit and sample rates up to 192 kHz, while CD audio is only 16-bit, 44.1 kHz.
Compared to CD audio discs, DVD Audio offers considerable more music storage,
higher audio quality, and additional audio channels for surround sound.
DVD-Audio offers many possible configurations of audio channels (up to
5.1-channel surround sound).
SACD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream
Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a
disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD
offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform
of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over
120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then
CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just
cannot hear on a normal CD.
Note: SACD is only output via the player's 2ch/5.1ch analog outputs. SACD
is not output via HDMI or Optical/Coax digital outputs.
HDCD: High Definition Compatible Digital, or HDCD, is a patented
process for delivering on CD more of the richness and detail of the original
microphone feed. When listening to HDCD recordings, you hear more dynamic range,
a focused 3-D soundstage, and more natural vocal and musical timbre. You get the
body, depth, and emotion of the original performance - not a flat, digital imitation. HDCD-encoded CDs sound better because they
are encoded with 20-bits of real musical information as compared with 16-bits
for all other CDs. HDCD overcomes the limitation of the 16-bit CD format by
using a sophisticated system to encode the additional 4-bits onto the CD while
remaining completely compatible with the CD format.
MP3/WMA Compressed Music Files: The NAD T585 will playback MP3 and WMA
music files recorded onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc.
High Quality Video DACs: The NAD T585 uses the high quality Analog
Devices 12-bit, 216-MHz video DAC and a second 10-bit, 27MHz DAC from Cirrus
Logic to ensure highly accurate playback of delicate, low-level video signals.
This produces a vivid picture that is faithful in every detail. Over sampling of
4x is achieved for Progressive and 8x for interlaced video signals, allowing
more detailed D/A conversion. Higher quality picture reproduction is also
possible thanks to a filter with flexible "shutout characteristics" that is used
for the analog filter in the latter stage. Furthermore, the NAD T585 uses two
separate video D/A converters to process Progressive and Interlaced signals.
This eliminates mutual interference between the Progressive and Interlaced
signals and allows both a Standard Definition and a High Definition picture to
be output simultaneously.
Video Inputs: The NAD T 585 DVD player is fitted with high definition
(HDMI) and standard definition (Component/Composite/S-Video) video input.
- HDMI: The NAD T 585 features a single HDMI output for
HD video and audio signal transmission. The HDMI output supports 480p, 720p,
and 1080i resolutions.
- Component Video (D.D.V.C): The T 585
features one component video output, capable of 480i or 480p
output. The Component Video Output offers Progressive Scan
option. Dual Discrete Video Circuit (D.D.V.C.) is utilized for
the highest possible picture quality via the Component Video output.
- Composite: The DVD player features one
Composite video output for standard 480i video playback.
- S-Video: The DVD player also features
one S-video output for standard 480i video playback
- VGA: Connect this VGA output port to a VGA-compatible external
monitor. This VGA port is compatible with the following resolutions - VGA
(640 x 480), XGA (1024 x 768) and SXGA (1280 x 1024).
Faroudja DCDi Circuit for Video Upconversion: The 480p resolution of a
standard DVD can be scaled to 720p or 1080ioutput via the HDMI
Progressive Scan: Progressive Scan features the DCDi processor by
Faroudja. Progressive Scan technology represents a vast improvement over the
interlaced scanning method used in normal TV broadcasts and other conventional
applications, as it can process around twice as much video data to produce a
sharper, noise-free picture with finer details. Video images are faithfully
displayed with optimum naturalness and beauty.
Picture Quality Adjustments: A wealth of picture quality adjustment
functions, including Contrast, Brightness, Hue, Sharpness, Black Level and
Gamma, can all be adjusted using the intuitive On Screen Display.
24-bit/192kHz DACs: The NAD T585 uses audiophile
quality 24-bit, 192-kHz audio D/A converters. This D/A converter ensures that
all the sound you hear is as clear and noise-free as possible.
Dolby Digital & DTS: The NAD T585 supports decoding of Dolby
Digital & DTS surround formats (up to 5.1ch).
SRS True Surround Circuit: The NAD T585 is also
equipped with SRS's True Surround circuit, a high-grade surround virtualizer
that lets you enjoy the excitement of 5-channel audio when only using 2
Digital Bass Management: Digital Bass Management is
available for all surround sound formats. This prevents bass frequencies from
overloading and distorting your speakers by 'redirecting' them to your subwoofer
which is specially designed to handle the lowest octaves. When playing
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio or Super Audio CD sources, it is possible to preset speaker
configurations. The crossover point is selectable with 12 dB high and 24 dB low
pass filter slopes.
Coax & Optical Digital Outputs: This
unit features one optical (toslink) and one coaxial (RCA) digital output. These
can be connected to an A/V receiver, amplifier, surround decoder, or other
component with a digital input. Depending on the source and setting, the output
will be Dolby Digital, DTS, or 2-channel PCM.
2Ch/5.1Ch Analog Outputs: The T585 has stereo RCA outputs
CDs and SACDs, and 5.1 channel RCA outputs for DVD Video, DVD Audio, and SACDs
utilizing the high quality 192 kHz/24-bit digital to analog converters.
IR Remote: In addition to its front-panel control, the NAD T585
includes an IR remote for wireless operation of the DVD player.
IR Input: A 3.5mm minijack IR input on the rear-panel can be connected
to an IR repeater or the IR output of another NAD component to control the T585
12 Volt Trigger In: This unit can be turned on/off by
another device; the +12 volt trigger input is a 3.5mm minijack. When a cable is
plugged into this jack the front panel and remote power controls are disabled.
RS 232: The RS-232 port allows connection to a compatible PC
or external whole-house control system from companies such as AMX or Crestron.