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NAD  510
cd  player
NAD  510  cd  player  - tray out
S/N : E510N09442  in operation
NAD  510  cd  player : 2nd tray image
NAD  510  cd player : display closeup
NAD  510  cd  player : left closeup
NAD  510  cd player : back details
SOLD  Feb 2009 on trademe to Wellington
S/N : E510N09442
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 NAD   510 cd player                  

Features :
   Budget entry level single disc cd player
   Bitstream digital-to-analogue converter
   Separate, regulated power supplies for the analogue stages
   Low output impedance for low cable / load interaction
   Informative display with switchable track, time and repeat
   Random play and Repeat modes for single track or entire CD

Background :
Over the years NAD has built up an enviable reputation for building fine cd players offering outstanding value for money - the NAD 510 will further enhance that reputation. As always, sonic performance is the first priority at NAD. By deleting the remote control and many seldom used features, the NAD engineers could spend the money saved on design and engineering directly related to performance
Not surprisingly, as a direct result of this approach the sound quality belies the NAD 510's keen price. Behind the deceptive simple front panel lies sophisticated circuitry

Design :
As with all NAD cd players, particular attention has been paid to keep the analogue path free from RF interference [which can otherwise severely contaminate the purity of the audio signal]. For a start, all circuitry not directly related to the sound itself [ transport, servo's, display drivers, etc. ] has been relegated to separate circuit boards. The audio section has its own dedicated PCB located directly behind the output socket, minimising the length of the signal path and physically keeping it removed from the other boards. Separate power regulators for the digital and analogue sections isolate the two electrically as well, and furthermore, careful lay-out of the PCB tracks around the Digital-to Analogue converter helps to contain any remaining RF.

For the NAD 510 the much acclaimed Bitstream Digital-to-Analogue single bit converter chip was chosen for its excellent low level linearity
The output impedance is very low at 110, making the NAD 510 less sensitive to cables or the ancillary equipment it is partnered with. Paired with a 5-pole filter in the analogue stage and using high grade components, the result is an unparalleled open, rich and detailed sound that is commonly only available from more expensive machines

The understated yet comprehensive display gives the listener all the vital information required to access and enjoy the selected music. The track number is displayed and for those who regularly transfer cds to cassette tape, the button displays the current time elapsed or remaining for complete cds or individual tracks. A "calendar" type section in the display gives immediate visual information how many tracks in total there are on the cd.

RANDOM gives the listener a random selection of all tracks on the disc in play and REPEAT allows repeat playing of the disc or individual tracks. Individual tracks are easily accessed by SKIP [Forward and Back]. SCAN [Forward and Back] gives an aural precis of individual tracks, giving the listener the opportunity to reach specific sections of the track

Features :
  -:®:-   Single disc cd player - no remote control with this model
  -:®:-   DAC : Bitstream
  -:®:-   Frequency response : 5Hz - 20kHz 0.3dB
  -:®:-   Channel separation @ 1kHz : > 110dB
  -:®:-   Signal / Noise ratio : > 100dB
  -:®:-   Dynamic range : 98 dB
  -:®:-   Total harmonic distortion [at 0dB, 1kHz] : 0.002%
  -:®:-   Wow & Flutter : not measurable : quartz accuracy
  -:®:-   Output impedance : 120 ohms   Output level @ 0dB : 2.2V rms
  -:®:-   Peak level and levels indicator display
  -:®:-   Dimensions [W x H x D ]: 435 x 95 x 290 mm    Weight : 4.6kg&nbgsp;  packed weight 6.0kg

   SOLD  Feb 2009 on trademe to Wellington


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