NAD C 568 Compact Disc Player


Premium CD player, with front panel USB input.

  • Disc formats: CD, CD-R, CD-RW
  • File formats: MP3, WMA
  • Chipset: 24-bit/192kHz Wolfson WM8741
  • Components: Ultra high-precision Crystek clock module, studio quality LM4562 op-amps, metal film resistors, polypropylene capacitors
  • Power supply: toroid, separate power regulators for analog & digital
  • Input: USB-A (front panel), supports audio rates up to 384kbps
  • Outputs: 1 x optical digital, 1 x coaxial digital (RCA), 1 x analogue
  • Control: IR in, 12v trigger in
  • Display: VFL display with CD text
  • Remote: Full function remote control


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NAD C 568 CD Player

Every aspect of sonic performance, enhanced 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.

Every aspect of sonic performance, enhanced and refined.

With the NAD 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 565BEEís 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.

Digital Outputs

Not all digital outputs are equal. In the case of the NAD C 546BEE, careful attention has been paid so that best use can be made of the ever increasing number of products now available with digital inputs (computer sound cards, outboard digital-to-analogue converters, AVRs, etc.). Unusually at this price point, the coaxial output is buffered and isolated by a 75 ohm transformer thus isolating the converter to ensure perfect matching. This attention to detail reduces timing errors (jitter) that could otherwise distort the digital data signal. An optical TOSLINK output is also provided allowing connection to devices that only provide this option.

Remote Control

The C 546BEE comes supplied with the new NAD CD-9 full function remote control, offering all of the features described above from the comfort of your listening chair. On top of that, the remote control handset gives you direct track access and programming facilities, as well, saving the user’s time when they’re storing up to 20 tracks of preferred song titles. It is also possible to delete tracks without using the program function by simply using the delete key.

Digital-to-Analogue Converter

Separate power regulators for the digital and analogue sections isolate the two reducing electrical interference effects. Furthermore, careful layout of the PCB tracks around the digital-to-analogue converter helps to optimise the audio performance. The 24-bit high-resolution Wolfson Digital-to-Analogue Converter chip was chosen for its excellent low-level linearity and detail retrieving capabilities. Metal film resistors and polypropylene capacitors are used in key areas to ensure a highly accurate frequency response. High quality OPA 2134 op-amps are used instead of the much lower grade and type used in lesser players. Apart from the single film type output capacitor, no other capacitors are used in the signal path. The output impedance is very low at 300 ohms, making the C 546BEE less sensitive to cables or the ancillary equipment it is partnered with.

We urge you to listen to the NAD C 546BEE with a wide range of program material and with the best ancillary equipment to fully appreciate the refinement of this modest looking and inexpensive by high end standards CD player. You can spend a lot more money for a CD player, but we think you’ll have a difficult task finding a more musically complete and rewarding performance than that offered by the NAD C 546BEE. A new benchmark has been set.

Key Features

  • CD, CD-R and CD-RW Compatible
  • USB Input supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps
  • MP3 and WMA decodingNAD CD-9 Remote Control
  • Wolfson 24-bit Digital-to-Analogue Converter
  • Coaxial/Optical Digital Output
  • Low Output Impedance
  • 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: Analogue: 2.2 +/-0.2V, Optical: -22.5 +/-3.5dBm, Coaxial: 650 +/-150mV
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.3dB (ref. 0dB 20Hz-1kHz, +/-0.5dB (ref. 0dB 5Hz-20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01% (ref. 1kHz, Audio LPF)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: 118dB (ref. 1kHz, A-weighted LPF Stop, Pause)
  • Channel Balance: +/-0.5dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 95dB
  • Channel Separation: >90dB
  • De-emphasis: -3.73 to -5.336dB (ref.0dB 1kHz, 5kHz), -8.04 to -10.04dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz, 16kHz)
  • Linearity: +/-0.01dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -3dB), +/-0.02dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -6dB), +/-0.02dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -10dB), +/-0.05dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -20dB), +/-0.15dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -60dB)
  • USB Output level: 2.2 +/-0.2V
  • USB Frequency Response: +/-1dB (ref. 0dB 20Hz ñ 16kHz)
  • USB Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.03% (ref. 0dB 1kHz, Audio LPF)
  • USB Signal/Noise Ratio: 118dB (ref. 1kHz, A-weighted Pause)
  • Standby Power: <0.5W (120V/230V)
  • Idle Power: 9W
  • Weight & Dimensions
  • Gross Unit Dimensions* (WxHxD): 435 x 89 x 306mm
  • Net Weight: 4.9kg
  • Shipping Weight: 6.3kg

*Gross dimensions include feet, extended buttons and rear panel terminals..