NAD C516BEE CD Player
NAD C516BEE CD Player NAD C516BEE CD Player
NAD C516BEE CD Player

Regular Price: $499.00

Special Price $445.00

Warranty Period: 2 years (3 with registration) Sold as: 1

Regular Price: $499.00

Special Price $445.00



The C 516BEE CD Player represents an unbeatable combination of audiophile performance and cost conscious engineering, making it the ideal companion to our popular C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier. Improving on our five-star rated C 516BEE design was no small task, but the C 516BEE exceeded our expectations thanks to its latest generation 24/192 Cirrus Logic Delta/Sigma DAC for more accurate dynamics. We also fine-tuned analogue stage for even lower distortion compared to its predecessor. We’ve also refined the C 516BEE’s industrial design imparting a sleek new profile to our Classic NAD face. Standby power consumption is reduced to a tiny trickle (<0.5 watts), saving energy while still allowing full remote control. Like many NAD CD players before it, the C 516BEE is set to become the best in its class.

>Hear the Heart and Soul

While this CD player may be light on the wallet, it certainly isn't light on sound! The C 516BEE gets the full measure of NAD engineering experience with enhanced audio circuitry to maximize performance, resulting in better stereo imaging, tighter bass, and clean, accurate, distortion-free sound. The painstakingly engineered circuit layout extracts the best possible performance from audiophile-grade component parts for minimal noise and maximum detail retrieval. This focused effort results in a vivid, musically rewarding experience.

>More Music

From major label CDs to personalized CD-Rs topped up with your favourite MP3 and WMA files, this NAD CD player will make your music sound better than you thought possible. The C 516BEE uses the latest and best-sounding decompression algorithms for MP3 playback, while our superb D/A conversion and analogue amplification stages ensure the greatest sound quality for compressed music files.

>Beauty on the Inside

We have even paid special attention to analogue and digital audio output stages, because they are not all created equal. The analogue output has been fine-tuned for even better audio performance, while digital outputs are buffered and isolated to ensure perfect matching and minimal 'jitter'. An optical Toslink output and one coaxial output are also provided for connection to supported devices.

>User-friendly Control

The C 516BEE is designed with a number of thoughtful features developed with the music lover in mind. Disc loading is smooth, quiet, and fast, so you can sit back and enjoy your music even sooner. You can also program selected tracks on a CD for personalized listening, and the bright and clear VFD display shows complete track and time information, as well as user-programmed functions. Programming tracks for customized playback is easy with the full function remote that includes handy tools such as Repeat, Repeat A-B (for a section of a track), Random, and dim display. Everything is at the tips of your fingers without ever having to leave your listening chair.



Product Faqs

  • Vinyl vs Digital

    One of the most commonly asked question is what is better? Vinyl or Digital music.

    Short answer is both have their pros and cons.

    I will go through the differences are we see them and try to list the pros and cons as comprehensively as we can.



    - Delivers analog sound.  This is what is refered to as a 'warm' sound.   Analog sound is what we hear with our ears.  The vibration of the styli (needle) in the groove of the record creates sine waves that is then reproduced by the amplifier and speakers.  There is no digital conversion that is an estimate of the music.
    - Can last a lifetime.
    - Cartidges and styli can usually be upgraded.
    - Delivers a wider frequency range including ultrasonic frequencies (above 20 kHz) that have been shown to help the body release endorphines that brings on that 'feel-good' feeling.
    - Potentially more accurate sound.
    - Can come with booklets with band photos and lyrics.


    - Can be easily damaged.
    - Large music collections can take up alot of space.
    - Not 'toddler friendly' (though they DO make good frisbees)
    - Needs more maintenance.
    - Not a portable media.



    - Large collections in very small space.
    - Can be used in multiple devices. (computers, phones, MP3 players, CDs, USB sticks, etc)
    - Much less suseptible to physical damage than vinyl.
    - Can be organised much more efficiently. (search entire music libraries with a simple click)
    - Digital devices can be improved by external Digital to Analog Convertors. (DACs)
    - Can be digitally remastered after recording.  (Usually done is a studio)
    - Easy to make copies of files.


    - Can lose entire collections if hard discs fail.
    - Doesn't have the 'warmth' that vinyl has.
    - Is not an exact copy of the music.  Digital music is an estimate that is accomplished with 'sample rates' (the higher the sample rate the closer to the original)
    - A lot of digital music is compressed. (lower sound quality)
    - Potential compatability issues with different file types on different hardware.