Every aspect of sonic performance, enhanced and refined.
Although CDs are often dismissed as relics of the past, we here at NAD recognize 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 our 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 our 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.
Modern and Refined
The C 568 takes the superb performance of our 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 our C 368 amplifier, or any system in need of a performance upgrade.
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. 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 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. We have also included 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) gives listeners the opportunity to reach specific sections of the track.
Moreover, 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.
- 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
- Ultra-High Precision Clock Module for lowest jitter
- Wolfson 24 bit Digital to Analogue Converter
- Super High-Speed OPAmps
- Coaxial Digital Output
- Optical Digital Output
- 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
Output level: Analog: 2.2 ± 0.1 V - Optical: -22.5 ±3.5dBm - Coaxial: 650 ±150mV
Frequency response: ±0.3 dB (ref. 0 dB 20 Hz-1 kHz) - ±0.5 dB (ref. 0 dB 5 kHz-20 kHz)
Total harmonic distortion: <0.01% (ref. 1 kHz, Audio LPF)
Signal/Noise ratio: 118 dB (ref. 1 kHz, A-weighted LPF Stop, Pause)
Channel balance: ±0.5 dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
Dynamic range: 95dB
Channel separation: >90dB
De-emphasis: -3.73 to -5.33 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 5 kHz) - -8.04 to -10.04 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 16 kHz)
Linearity: ±0.01 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz at -3 dB) | ±0.02 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz at -6 dB) | ±0.02 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz at -10 dB) | ±0.05 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz at -20 dB) | ±0.15 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz at -60 dB)
Standby power: <0.5W
Output level: 2.2 ± 0.2V
Frequency response: ±1dB (ref. 0dB 20Hz – 16kHz)
Total harmonic distortion: <0.03% (ref. 0dB 1kHz, Audio LPF)
Signal/Noise ratio: 118dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz, A-weighted Pause)
Weight & Dimensions
Gross Unit Dimensions* (W x H x D): 435 x 80 x 306mm
- 17 1/8 x 3 3/16 x 12 11/16″**