-Nad C565BEE CD Player
Our Price £567.00 RRP £650.00 Save: £83.00
The NAD C 565 BEE CD player applies the very latest in semiconductor design to make an all new CD player with performance that must be heard to be believed
Long sought after as the 'Best Buy' solution for the music lover on a budget, NAD has proven to be a serious contender in the ultra-high end of the market. NAD's top performing Masters Series has won an impressive number of industry awards - from the coveted EISA award to Stereophile Class A and Hi-Fi Choice Reference status and Best Buy accolades. These premium products are at the top of the market. Yet we all aspire to own the best we can afford. The NAD C 565BEE CD player, at the top of NAD's Classic Series range, has performance that is very close to our vaunted Masters Series M5 CD Player, yet costs half as much. You'll notice right away from the newly refined cosmetics and solid construction that this is one very serious high end component.
The NAD C 565 BEE CD player applies the very latest in semiconductor design to make an all new CD player with performance that must be heard to be believed. One of the major shortcomings of CD playback has always been the relatively low 44.1 kHz sampling frequency. The sampling frequency is how many times the analogue sound wave is measured or 'sampled' creating a staircase like replica of the original waveform. This is what is stored on the CD disc.
Later these digitized waveforms are smoothed out by the circuitry of the CD player. But if the number of steps could be made much smaller - twice as many or even four times as many - the waveform would be much smoother to begin with and the processing in the CD player could be simplified and improved. This is exactly what we have done with the NAD 565BEE by adding a Sample Rate Conversion circuit that bumps the 44.1 kHz sampling frequency up to 96 kHz or even 192 kHz.
This higher sampling rate allowed NAD's engineers to take full advantage of the latest state-of-the-art DAC (digital to analogue converter) from Wolfson Microelectronics.
The NAD C 565BEE's superb digital and analogue performance can also be applied to other types of media besides CD. The front panel USB port allows MP3 music files (up to 320kbs/VBR) stored on a USB Memory Key or USB Hard Disc Drive (FAT 16/32 format) to be played back using the superior performance capability of the NAD C 565BEE. The rear panel optical digital input caters to a wide variety of digital playback devices such as digital tape or mini-disc. Source inputs are easily selectable from either the front panel or via the supplied IR remote.
CD Text and Metadata from MP3 files is shown on the front panel display, along with time, track, and other program data simultaneously. Display icons indicate selected input, filter slope and sampling rate.
We have also designed the front panel controls to make it faster and easier to browse large collections of music files by adding a rotary knob that controls both "skip" and "play/pause" functions. Twist the knob clockwise and you skip forward; counter clockwise skips back. Push the knob to initiate play. It is so intuitive to operate that you'll soon wonder how you lived without it.
Plays CD, CD-R/-RW USB Input allows playback from solid state memory devices and plays MP3 music files up to 320kbs/VBR SPDIF Optical Input Coax and Optical SPDIF Outputs Decodes MP3 and WMA music files via CD-R Displays CD Text and MP3Meta Data Sample Rate Converter up samples 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz recordings to 96 kHz or 192 kHz (selectable) Selectable Digital Filter Slopes Wolfson 24/192 DACs in Dual Differential configuration