NAD C 568: Compact Disc Player
- Upgraded audio performance
- CD, CD-R and CD-RW Compatible
- USB Input supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps
- MP3 and WMA decoding
- NAD CD-9 full function remote control
- Ultra-High Precision Clock Module for lowest jitter
- Wolfson 24 bit Digital to Analogue Converter
- Super High-Speed OP Amps
- Coaxial Digital Output
- Optical Digital Output
- Toroid Power supply with separate power regulators for analogue and digital Sections
- VFL Display with CD text
- 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
CDs are often dismissed as relics of the past, but NAD recognize the pride and joy one feels when combing through their personal CD collection. Be it’s peeling away the plastic or marvelling at the album artwork, the process of buying and opening a CD is both intimate and sacred. With the C 568 CD Player, your CDs finally get the attention they deserve. Whether it’s a newly bought CD or a personal mix you made for yourself, the C 568 will seamlessly play the disc without any skips or glitches. Built on the success of the C 565BEE, the C 568 has all the features you need for an easy and joyous CD-listening experience. Complete with the new NAD CD-8 remote control, the C 568 delivers a high level performance worthy of your music library.
Modern and Refined
The C 568 elevates the superb performance of the 5-star rated C 565BEE and takes it up to the next level. Every aspect of sonic performance is enhanced and refined, making the C 568 the ideal companion to NAD’s C 368 amplifier, or any system that needs a performance upgrade.
Apart from the new, more refined cosmetics, the circuit layout and component choices of the C 568 have been extensively updated since the C 565BEE’s reign. The combined effect of these changes is dramatic, improving low frequency slam and extension, while maintaining the pace and timing for which the C 565BEE was so lavishly praised. Image depth and scale are further enhanced while retaining the timbral accuracy and lucid harmonic structure of its predecessor.
Features and Circuitry
Creating one’s own favorite compilation CD-R and CD-RW’s on a CD ripper is becoming ever more popular, and unlike older CD players, the C 568 will easily play these discs, even the ones encoded with MP3 and WMA compression. Nearly 10 hours of music can be recorded onto one CD-R when using 128kps compression allowing ‘all day’ background music playing. Also included are a number of additional features to 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 also be quickly accessed using the SKIP function (Forward and Back), while the SCAN function (Forward and Back) offers listeners the opportunity to reach specific sections of the track.
Additionally, the Vacuum Fluorescent Display provides clear and comprehensive information to the listener. The track number is displayed, and for those who regularly record CDs, the button also displays the current time elapsed or remaining for complete CDs or individual tracks.
It’s All About the Detail
While designing the NAD C 568, careful attention has been paid so that best use of the ever-increasing number of products now available with digital inputs (outboard D to A converters, AV Receivers, etc) can be made. The coaxial output is buffered and isolated by a transformer from the converter itself, and the output impedance has been carefully tailored to produce a precise 75 ohms impedance to ensure perfect matching. This attention to detail reduces the timing errors (jitter) that could otherwise distort the digital data stream. An optical Toslink output is also provided which allows connection to devices that only provide this option.
The C 568 comes with the new NAD CD-8 full function remote control and offers all 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. Up to 20 tracks can be programmed, with the ability to delete tracks without using the program function by simply with the DELETE key.
The 24-bit high resolution Wolfson WM8741 DAC chip of the C 568 was chosen for its excellent low-level linearity and detail retrieving capabilities. Moreover, a high precision Crystek Clock Module reduces digital jitter to unprecedented levels, making the C 568 a great platform for adding an exotic high-end DAC. Metal film resistors and polypropylene capacitors are also used in key areas to ensure a highly accurate frequency response. By delivering a rewarding and outstanding performance, the C 568 has set a new benchmark in the world of CD players.