It’s hard to mess with success. But following the superb performance of NAD's
5-star rated C 545BEE, the C 546BEE CD Player steps it up to the next level.
Every aspect of sonic performance has been refined and enhanced, thanks to an
extensive update of the circuit layout and components. NAD's also given the
C 546BEE a cosmetic makeover. Comparable to more costly CD players, this is the
perfect companion to our C 356BEE Integrated Amplifier or any system in need of
an upgrade. A new benchmark has been set.
C546BEE CD Player Features
Musically Complete Audio The C 546BEE features new circuitry and
component choices that dramatically improve low frequency slam and extension,
while maintaining pace and timing that you will surely appreciate. Image depth
and scale are further enhanced while retaining timbral accuracy and lucid
harmonic structure.The result is a musically complete and rewarding
More Music The C 546BEE supports a wide range of program material,
including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and unlike older CD players, it will easily play
discs encoded with MP3 and WMA compression. The C 546BEE also features a USB
Input that supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps.
Inside Beauty We isolated the analogue and digital audio sections
electrically by using separate power regulators to reduce interaction. The C
546BEE uses carefully selected components, including high quality 5532 op-amps
and a 24-bit high-resolution Wolfson digital-to-analogue converter chip for
excellent low-level linearity and detail retrieving capabilities. NAD also
carefully laid out the PCB tracks around the digital-to analogue converter to
help optimize the audio performance.
User-friendly A number of thoughtful features promise to make the C
546BEE more enjoyable to use. ‘RANDOM’ randomly selects all tracks on the
disc, and ‘REPEAT’ allows repeat playing of either the entire disc or
individual tracks. Individual tracks can be quickly accessed using the SKIP
function, and the SCAN function gives an aural précis of individual
Digital Outputs Not all digital outputs are created equal, so NAD
has paid special attention to such details. The coaxial output is
buffered and isolated by a 75 ohm matching transformer thus isolating the
converter to ensure perfect matching. This reduces jitter that could otherwise
distort the digital data stream. An optical Toslink output is also provided
allowing connection to supported devices.
Simplicity and Control The C 546BEE comes supplied with an easy-to-use
NAD CD-8 Full Function remote control, giving you direct and complete control
of the C 546BEE from the comfort of your listening chair. The remote allows
programming of up to 20 tracks, removal of tracks with a single click, and