NAD Reveals Three New Models at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
(NAD) The all-new NAD C 588 turntable(October 5, 2018) NAD has arrived at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest with three new premium models in tow, all designed with the discerning music fan in mind. Today, we’re previewing the company’s new gear!
Budget-conscious vinyl enthusiasts will appreciate the all-new C 588 turntable. Equipped with a gorgeous glass platter, the C 588’s Belt Drive system and aluminum alloy rotating parts are designed to isolate intrusive noise from interrupting playback sessions. The table’s precision motor with speed control (plays both 33 and 45 rpm) and isolated universal AC power supply deliver accurate and smooth platter rotation, with exacting pitch for flawless playback.
Further enhancing the C 588’s playback abilities, NAD incorporated a thick MDF base and vibration damping feet. These two features, when paired with the player’s non-resonant dust cover and carbon fiber tonearm, help to eliminate vibrations for an ultra-pure listening experience.
The C 588 will sell for $799 and is scheduled to ship in November 2018.
The all-new D 3045 is a unique pint-sized (2 13/16” W x 9 5/16” H x 10 7/16” D, 5.7 lbs) Hybrid Digital DAC/Amplifier. Built around a 2 x 60 watt HybridDigital amp that’s capable of driving relatively demanding loudspeakers and a dedicated high-current headphone amp, it supports both MQA and DSD Hi-Res playback. Owners can feed it tunes using an Asynchronous USB 24/192 input, Bluetooth with aptX HD, coaxial (one) and optical (two) inputs, phono (MM), RCA analog inputs, and a single HDMI input. For listening, owners can power a stereo pair of speakers, output to Bluetooth headphones, direct connect headphones, or tap preamp and subwoofer outputs.
(NAD) The D 3045 offers compact performance with tempting versatilityThe D 3045 can be used vertically or horizontally, and ships with an IR remote control. It’s priced at $699 and begins shipping this month.
Finally, NAD has announced the C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC. Built with NAD’s Modular Design Construction, this cutting edge component is designed to be functionally altered to remain current as technologies advance. As it sits, the C 658 is loaded to the brim with tech, anchored by BluOS’s Hi-Res streaming capabilities, two-way wireless Bluetooth (aptX), and onboard Dirac Live room correction software (a full-featured version of the software requires a $99 activation fee).
The C 658 natively supports nearly 20 streaming music services and can index over 250,000 tracks from local network sources, making it an incredibly functional streaming hub. Priced just shy of $1,500, the C 658 is scheduled to ship in December 2018.
(NAD) A new streaming dynamo, the C 658 features BluOS and more