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NAD C538 CD Player

NAD C538
NAD C538 CD PlayerPurchase OnlinePrice per item: $579.00 Christchurch 330 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch New Zealand 172.6476606 -43.5364992 Wellington 3 Margaret Street, Hutt Central Lower Hutt New Zealand 174.9037902 -41.2093658
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NAD C538 CD Player


For over 45 years, NAD Electronics has earned a renowned reputation for creating great sounding products at amazingly affordable prices, and nowhere is this more evident than in NAD’s CD players. When it comes to CD players, NAD’s veteran engineers know exactly where to spend just a little extra money for a better-quality part, in order to extract the absolute best sound from compact discs. CD players use mechanical, digital, and analogue technology to produce sound, and all three forms of engineering greatly affect the end result and require careful design and engineering.


The NAD C 538 includes many desirable features that enhance listening experiences. Front panel controls are duplicated on the hand held remote allowing Play, Pause, Skip, and Scan functions. In addition, many more features are available from the remote handset, such as Random: Tracks/files are played at random mode, Program: Enter or exit program mode, Repeat: Track, file or whole disc is repeated, and RPT A-B: Playback sequence is repeated. The dimmable dot matrix display shows tracks, total playing time. Track time, disc time, and remaining time are all available. The C 538 can also play CD-R discs, allowing you to play customised CD’s burned from your computer. Because these songs are encoded in MP3 or WMA, you can fit up to 10 hours of music on a single disc which is perfect for party mixes or ambient listening. There are also both optical and coaxial digital outputs that allow connection to an external DAC or digital component (like an AVR) to provide the most efficient and best sounding system setups.


Although music downloads and streaming continue to grow in popularity, CDs are still the primary listening source for millions of people around the world. NAD continues to innovate and improve its CD players to get improved performance while keeping prices low. Whether you are creating your first home system, or upgrading your current CD Player, you should consider NAD’s 45-year record of excellence, and its commitment to music lovers everywhere, when selecting a new player.



  • Plays CD/CD-R/CD-RW
  • Supports MP3/WMA playback
  • Wolfson High Spec 24/192 DAC
  • Stereo Analog Output
  • Coaxial and Optical Digital Outputs 
  • IR Remote
  • Programmed playback
  • Random Playback


  • Output level Analog: 2.2 ± 0.1 V
  • Frequency response ±0.5 dB (ref. 0 dB 20 Hz-20 kHz)
  • Total harmonic distortion ≤0.01% (ref. 1 kHz, Audio LPF)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio ≥110 dB (ref. 1 kHz, A-weighted )
  • Channel balance ±0.5 dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
  • Channel separation ≥90 dB (ref. 1 kHz)
  • De-emphasis -4.6 ±0.8 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 5 kHz), -9.0 ±1.0 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 16 kHz)
  • Standby power <0.5W
  • Idle power <7.5W
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 435 x 70 x 249mm
  • Weight: 3kg

Check out the brochure - NAD C538 CD Player Brochure


NAD C538 Front ViewNAD C538 Rear View
NAD C538 Front View

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