NAD C 542 CD Player
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The C 542 replaces NAD's venerable C541i. With the worldwide acclaim and numerous awards for outstanding performance and value, it is fair to ask why NAD would "mess with success". But NAD has never rested on its laurels; rather, development is ongoing at the NAD Lab and new models are launched when we feel a significant improvement has been achieved. Such is the case with the C 542. The cosmetics of the C 542 were refined to remain consistent with our emerging line of components as well as the addition of minor conveniences on the remote control. But making improvements to the performance of the C 542 would prove to be a major challenge as the first generation 541i was already so good. Several minor changes and upgrades were made in the overall circuitry and digital to analogue processing. It was the combined effect of these refinements that resulted in a dramatic difference at the output stage. Now a depth and clarity not previously achieved is evident during every passage of music. With perfect timbre and timing, matched with improved low frequency extension, the entire experience is more emotional and lucid.
C 542 Specifications
- CD, CD-R and CD-RW Compatible
- HDCD® Decoder with Automatic Detection
- Burr-Brown Sigma-Delta 24 bit Digital to Analogue Converter
- Nichicon "Muse" capacitors
- Coaxial Digital Output
- Optical Digital Output
- Low Output Impedance
- Separate Power Regulators for Analog and Digital Sections
- VFL Display with 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
- NAD CD-6 Full Function Remote Control
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- 2008-04-08 HI-FI Gold – I have a C352 amp and I recently replaced my ...
- 2007-10-05 C352/C542 & C422 – I have two pairs of the above mentioned ...
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- 2007-08-07 Can It Get Any Better? – Wow! I just replaced a Sony ...
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- 2007-02-27 a most musical CD player – If you are looking for a musical ...
- 2007-02-04 Once bitten... – Once again... blown away. Running a T741 ...
- 2007-01-21 Love It! – We bought it yesterday. The first CD sounded ...
- 2006-12-12 A great CDP at the price – Our C542 has been well used for ...
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I've been enjoying my NAD Masters Series M3, M4 & M5 now for nearly two years and thought I should update the review I provided in September of 2010. Since then I have upgraded my main ...