The C 568 takes the superb performance of NAD's 5-star rated C 565BEE and steps it up to the next level. Every aspect of sonic performance is enhanced and refined, making the C 568 the ideal companion to the C 368 amplifier, or any system in need of a performance upgrade.
- CD, CD-R and CD-RW Compatible
- USB Input supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps
- MP3 and WMA decoding
- Ultra-High Precision Clock Module for lowest jitter
- Wolfson 24 bit Digital to Analogue Converter
- Super High-Speed OP Amps
- Coaxial and Optical digital outputs
- Toroid Power supply with separate power regulators for analogue and digital sections
- Plenty of playback options
- <0.5 watt Standby consumption
Although CDs are often dismissed as relics of the past, NAD recognises the pride and joy one feels when combing through a personal CD collection. Whether 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.
Building on the success of the C 565BEE, the C 568 includes 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.
Besides 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 cumulative 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. Sonic image depth and scale are further enhanced while retaining the timbral accuracy and lucid harmonic structure of its predecessor.
Creating one’s own favourite 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 those 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 listening. Included is also a number of additional playback options such as Random, Repeat, Skip, and Scan to make your listening experience more personalised.
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 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 568, careful attention has been paid so that best use can be made of the ever-increasing number of products now available with digital inputs (outboard D to A converters, AV Receivers, etc.). 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 allowing connection to devices that only provide this option.
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. Furthermore, 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.
Delivering a rewarding and outstanding performance, the C 568 has set a new benchmark in the world of CD players.
Supplied with the new NAD CD-8 full function remote control, the C 568 offers all the features described above from the comfort of your listening position. On top of that, the remote control handset gives you direct track access and programming facilities, saving the user’s time when they’re storing preferred song titles. Up to 20 tracks can be programmed with the ability to delete tracks without using the program function by simply using the "Delete" key.
In 1972, a new kind of audio company was born. NAD took form when a large group of audio-industry importers in Europe, all music lovers, set out to develop products that cut through the industry hype. The goal of NAD was to prove that excellent sound quality and excellent value could exist together. It was a formidable goal – some of the most reputable electronics brands of the time were unaffordable to most, while the affordable spectrum of the market was dominated by poor quality imports from global electronics giants. NAD’s founders remained undeterred and their original vision led to an inspiring story of how a group of specialty audio mavericks took on the Goliaths of the audio industry to carve out a unique place of their own.
NAD is dedicated to innovation, performance, value, and simplicity in all their products.
Total harmonic distortion: <0.01% (ref. 1kHz, Audio LPF)
Standby power: <0.5W
Output level: 2.2 ± 0.2V
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 80 x 306mm