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NAD C 568

Single-disc CD player

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Overview

Our take on the NAD C 568

Treat your music right

NAD's C 568 CD player has all the features you need to enjoy your CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs to the fullest. It even has a front-panel USB port so you can take advantage of its outstanding performance with your digital music library. A toroidal power supply with separate power regulators for analog and digital sections delivers plenty of clean current for smooth, dynamic playback. And a 24-bit high-resolution Wolfson digital-to-analog converter brings out the best in every track. A rotary knob on the front panel makes it easy to control basic playback functions, and you can use the included remote to program up to 20 tracks.

Product Highlights:

  • plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs
  • Wolfson 24-bit/196kHz digital-to-analog converter
  • toroidal power supply with separate power regulators for analog and digital sections
  • vacuum fluorescent display with CD text
  • front-panel rotary knob for play, pause and skip functions
  • front-panel USB input for playing music from a thumb drive, MP3 player, or hard drive
  • optical and coaxial digital audio outputs
  • stereo RCA outputs
  • IR input
  • 12-volt trigger input
  • detachable power cord
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 118 dB
  • dynamic range: 95 dB
  • full-function remote
  • 17-1/8"W x 3-1/2"H x 14"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • CD player
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (CD 9)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 3' RCA stereo cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Warranty Information

Had an old CD unit to replace - and have been upgrading the system as components are replaced. This CD player is much improved over my old "big box" CD player. It is getting me closer to a beautiful analog sound from my CDs.

Cindy, Centennial, CO

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Features

Disc Compatibility: The NAD C 568 single-disc CD player can play both CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/RW discs, as well as decodes MP3/WMA music files copied onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc.

USB-A Port: The NAD C 568 is equipped with a front-panel USB-A input that supports external USB mass storage class devices with MP3/WMA audio files (audio rates up to 320 kbps).

Wolfson 24-Bit DAC: The 24-bit high resolution Wolfson WM8741 DAC chip of the C 568 was chosen for its excellent low-level linearity and detail retrieving capabilities

Ultra-High Precision Clock Module: The CD player's  high precision Crystek Clock Module reduces digital jitter to unprecedented levels for amazing, accurate sound

Super High-Speed OPAmps: Studio-quality LM4562 op-amps are used instead of the much lower grade and types used in lesser players.  The output impedance is very low at 150 ohms, making the NAD C 568 less sensitive to cables or other equipment it is partnered with.

High Quality Resistors & Capacitors: Metal film resistors and polypropylene capacitors are also used in key areas to ensure a highly accurate frequency response. Apart from the single-film type output capacitor, no other capacitors are used in the signal path.

Coaxial & Optical Digital Outputs: The coaxial output is buffered and isolated by a transformer from the converter itself, and the output impedance has been carefully tailored to produce a precise 75-ohms impedance to ensure perfect matching. This attention to detail reduces the timing errors (jitter) that could otherwise distort the digital data stream. An optical Toslink output is also provided allowing connection to devices that only provide this option.

Stereo RCA Output: The CD player also features a stereo RCA output for analog connection, utilizing the high quality Wolfson DAC.

Playback & Search Functions: The NAD C 568 single-disc CD player offers a variety of convenient playback & search functions - like Random, Repeat, Program, & Direct, Skip.

  • Random: Random playback gives the listener a random selection of all tracks on the disc.
  • Repeat: The Repeat feature allows repeat playing of either the entire disc or individual tracks.
  • Program: Up to 20 tracks can be programmed with the ability to delete tracks.
  • Direct: The remote's keypad can be used for direct track access, so you can immediately go to a music track.
  • Skip: Individual tracks can also be quickly accessed using the Skip function (Forward and Back).
  • Scan: The Scan function (Forward and Back) gives listeners the opportunity to reach specific sections of the track.

VFL Display w/ CD-Text: The C 568's Vacuum Fluorescent (VFL) display provides clear and comprehensive information to the listener. The track number is displayed, along with current time elapsed or remaining time for complete CDs or individual tracks. The CD player will also display CD-Text for song/artist information.

Remote Control: The C 568 comes supplied with an IR remote for wireless operation of the single-disc CD player. The receiver's IR input (3.5mm) is used to control this unit using an optional infrared repeater or the IR output of another component. This unit can be turned on/off by another device through its 12V trigger input (3.5mm).

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QUALITY [ G  Jul 05, 2018 ]
NAD has been a favorite of mine for 20+ years - trying most high end NAD CD to see if it worth the price. I hope it is [ O  May 14, 2018 ]
I wanted an excellent CD player for my CD collection, and the NAD CD player offered the best specifications. [ JOSE  May 07, 2018 ]
Looking for quality cd player under $1000.00. [ Kevin  May 05, 2018 ]
Reputation of the company and the recommendation of a friend, plus price. [ Stephen  Feb 04, 2018 ]
NAD reputation, anticipated music quality, and ease of use. [ CRAIG W  Jan 29, 2018 ]
Audio quality and manufacturer [ CHARLES  Nov 24, 2017 ]
I've long wanted a really good CD player but didn't want to spend more than $6-700. [ Alex  Aug 06, 2017 ]
wanted to listen to some CDs [ Christoph  Jul 17, 2017 ]
Recommendation from a friend who has one [ Martin  Jun 01, 2017 ]
Have had NAD products in the past and have been satisfied. [ Guy  May 05, 2017 ]
Read the specs listened to the unit at my buddy's...totally blown away [ Robert  Apr 25, 2017 ]
Replacing a 27 year old NAD player. Decided to upgrade to current technology and wanted the NAD C 568 primarily due to DAC processor. [ Charles  Apr 04, 2017 ]
My 16 year old NAD was having issues. I tried a Marantz and hated it. Never even listened to one complete song before I returned it. The C 568 sounds great. [ bob  Mar 30, 2017 ]
Replacing a 30 year old NAD CD player that quit working. [ Lee  Mar 18, 2017 ]
Had digital to analog capacity and reputation of NAD products [ john  Nov 09, 2016 ]
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