Now there’s something you don’t see every day any more: a dedicated CD Player
Audiophles are a picky bunch, particularly the music fans. The tiniest difference can be huge to them, which means the chain of audio from disc to speakers must be as precise and high-quality as possible, and that means high-quality DACs, an ultra-clean power supply, and well-designed, simple circuitry. In a pursuit of delivering ever-improved sound from the old Compact Disc, NAD has updated its C 515BEE to the new 516BEE.
Features of the updated model include:
• Plays CD and CD-R/W
• Decodes MP3 and WMA files copied to CD-R for up to 10 hours of continuous play
• Latest generation 24/192 Sigma/Delta D/A converters are chosen for low noise and
• Audio specific OP Amps assure accurate musical sound
• Full function remote control
• Repeat function for 1 song, 1 disc, or A-B repeat
• Program play with direct access from the remote control
• Forward and reverse skip and search function
• Informative VFD display gives complete information about tracks and time
• COAX and Optical digital outputs
• Compact size matches the NAD C 316BEE Amplifier
• <0.5W Standby Power Consumption
I know whenever possible in my equipment chain, I like to have a dedicated device for everything, and having a device that is specifically tuned to getting the most out of CDs can definitely deliver superior performance from the much-maligned, but highly capable format. The NAD C 516BEE is available now for $299.