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Unbeatable Audiophile Performance at a Low Price
The NAD C 516BEE CD player represents an unbeatable combination of audiophile performance and cost conscious engineering, making it the ideal companion to NAD's popular C 316BEE integrated amplifier. Improving on the five-star rated C 515BEE design was no small task, but the C 516BEE exceeds expectations thanks to its latest generation 24/192 Cirrus Logic Delta/Sigma DAC for more accurate dynamics. NAD also fine-tuned the C 516BEE analog stage for even lower distortion compared to its predecessor.
The C 516BEE’s industrial design imparts a sleek new profile to the classic NAD face. Standby power consumption is reduced to a mere 0.5 watts, saving energy while still allowing full remote control.
The Full Measure of NAD Expertise
While this CD player may be light on the wallet, it certainly isn’t light on sound! The C 516BEE gets the full measure of NAD engineering experience with enhanced audio circuitry to maximize performance, resulting in better stereo imaging, tighter bass, and clean, accurate, distortion-free sound. The painstakingly engineered circuit layout extracts the best possible performance from audiophile-grade component parts for minimal noise and maximum detail retrieval. This focused effort results in a vivid, musically rewarding experience.
From major label CDs to personalized CD-Rs topped up with your favorite MP3 and WMA files, this NAD CD player will make your music sound better than you thought possible. The C 516BEE uses the latest and best-sounding decompression algorithms for MP3 playback, while NAD's superb D/A conversion and analog amplification stages ensure the greatest sound quality for compressed music files.
Beautiful Inside, Too
NAD paid special attention to the C 516BEE's analog and digital audio output stages, because they are not all created equal. The analog output has been fine-tuned for maximum audio performance. An optical Toslink output and one coaxial output are buffered and isolated to ensure perfect matching and to minimize jitter. Carefully chosen capacitors and other passive components with close tolerances for critical circuits contribute to the high performance level.
The C 516BEE is designed with a number of thoughtful features developed for the music lover. Disc loading is smooth, quiet, and fast, so you can sit back and enjoy your music even sooner. You can also program selected tracks on a CD for personalized listening, and the bright and clear VFD display shows complete track and time information, as well as user-programmed functions.
Programming tracks for customized playback is easy with the full function remote that includes handy tools such as Repeat, Repeat A-B (for a section of a track), Random, and Dim Display. Everything is at the tips of your fingers without ever having to leave your listening chair.
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|john boor;s nad 516 bee compact disc player|
a great c.d, player 1
|- john b, WI|
|john's c.d. player|
in my 46 years of being an audiophile'; this is a great machine!
|- john b, WI|
|Excellent budget CD player|
I have owned a Rotel CD player, an Adcom CD player, and a Zhaolu DAC with transport. I thought the Zhaolu sounded best of that group, but this CD player bests it slightly. I find I am noticing a little more spaciousness and detail in long-familiar recordings. So it's a big thumbs up for this plain-jane but robust little CD player.
|- John B, NH|
|Performance beyond its price.|
Replaced a 30 year old Magnavox 650 that had seen better days. I liked the sound of the Burr-Brown DAC and was hoping for sound as good from the 516BEE. I am very pleased to report that that it sounds much better than expected. NAD has hit a home run with this one and AA free two day shipping was outstanding. The Stereophile Review is dead on.
|- Doug L, TN|
matched it with $90 Kimber rca connects. previously I was using my budget sony blue ray player. the nad gives a natural sound to the music rather than the coloration of my blue ray. also highs that were inaudible now appear. at $400 for the pairing I think it is a no brainer.
|- terry s, PA|