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NAD C 546BEE Details

NAD C 546BEE CD Player: Get the most out of your CDs

  • CD, CD-R and CD-RW Compatible
  • USB Input supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps
  • MP3 and WMA decoding
  • NAD CD-8 Full Function Remote Control
  • Wolfson 24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter

The NAD C 546BEE CD player improves upon the legendary performance of the 5-star rated C 545BEE and takes it to an even higher level, making it the perfect accompaniment to the C 356BEE amplifier or any other high-performance amp or receiver. The C 546BEE offers a more appealing form factor along with a circuit layout and component choices that have been extensively updated. The result is improved low-frequency slam and extension, while maintaining the pace and timing for which NAD CD players are known.

Features and circuitry
Unlike older CD players, the C 546BEE will easily play CD-R and CD-RW discs and even those encoded with MP3 and WMA CODECs. A number of convenient features make your listening more enjoyable: “random” gives the listener a random selection of all tracks on the disc in play, and “repeat” allows repeat playing of either the entire disc or individual tracks. Individual tracks can be quickly accessed using the SKIP function (forward and back), and the SCAN function (forward and back) gives an aural précis of individual tracks, giving the listener the opportunity to reach specific sections of the track.

The Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) provides clear and understated, yet comprehensive information to the listener. The track number is displayed, and for those who regularly record CDs, the button displays the current time elapsed or remaining for complete CDs or individual tracks.

Not all digital outputs are equal. In the case of the NAD C 546BEE, careful attention has been paid so that best use can be made of the ever increasing number of products now available with digital inputs (CD, MD recorders, computer sound cards, outboard digital-to-analog converters, etc.). Unusually at this price point, the coaxial output is buffered and isolated by a 75ohm transformer thus isolating the converter to ensure perfect matching. This attention to detail reduces timing errors (jitter) that could otherwise distort the digital data signal. An optical TOSLINK output is also provided allowing connection to devices that only provide this option.

The C 546BEE comes supplied with the new NAD CD-8 full function remote control, offering all of the features described above from the comfort of your listening chair. On top of that, the remote control handset gives you direct track access and programming facilities, as well, saving the user’s time when they’re storing up to 20 tracks of preferred song titles. It is also possible to delete tracks without using the program function by simply using the delete key.

Separate power regulators for the digital and analog sections isolate the two to reduce electrical interference. Careful layout of the PCB tracks around the digital-to-analog converter helps to optimize the audio performance. The 24-bit high-resolution Wolfson DAC chip was chosen for its excellent low-level linearity and detail retrieving capabilities. Metal film resistors and polypropylene capacitors are used in key areas to ensure a highly accurate frequency response. High quality OPA 2134 op-amps are used instead of the much lower grade and type used in lesser players. Apart from the single film type output capacitor, no other capacitors are used in the signal path. The output impedance is very low at 300 ohms, making the C 546BEE less sensitive to cables or whatever equipment it is partnered with.

Additional Information

Name NAD C 546BEE
Sub Title CD Player
Manufacturer NAD
Manufacturer Part# C546

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Disc Capacity: 1
Disc Exchange: None
Track Programming: 40
Random Play: Single Disc
Disc Naming: No
Direct Track Access: Remote (Included)
Display Color: Blue

CD-R Playback: Yes
CD-RW Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
SACD Playback: No

CD Frequency Response : 5-20,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 118 dB
SACD Frequency Response: Not Compatible

Digital Optical Output: 1
Digital Coaxial Output: 1
Headphone: None

CD, CD-R and CD-RW Compatible
USB Input supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps
MP3 and WMA decoding
NAD CD-8 Full Function Remote Control
Wolfson 24-bit Digital-to-Analogue Converter
Coaxial/Optical Digital Output
Low Output Impedance
Toroid Power supply with Separate Power Regulators for Analogue and Digital Sections
VFL Display with CD text
Selectable Track, Time and Repeat
Repeat Mode for Single Track or Entire CD
Program Play up to 20 Tracks
Random Play
External IR Input
12V Trigger Input
<0.5 watt Standby consumption
Detachable AC cord