NAD C516BEE Compact Disc Player

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  • Plays CD, CD-R/W
  • Decodes MP3 and WMA ? les copied to CD-R for up to 10 hours of continuous play
  • 24/192 Sigma/Delta D/A converters are chosen for low noise and excellent linearity
  • Audio speci? c OP Amps assure accurate musical sound
  • Carefully chosen capacitors and other passive components with close tolerances for critical circuits
  • Full function remote control
  • Repeat function for 1 song, 1 disc, or A-B repeat
  • Program play with direct access from the remote control
  • Forward and reverse skip and search function
  • Informative VFD display gives complete information about tracks and time
  • Display dimmer
  • COAX and Optical digital outputs
  • Compact size matches the NAD C 316BEE Ampli?er


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 515BEE 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 the C 516BEE analogue stage for even lower distortion compared to its predecessor. The C 516BEE’s industrial design imparts a sleek new profile to our Classic NAD face. Standby power consumption is reduced to a tiny trickle (


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 fi les, 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 fi e-tuned for even better audio performance. An optical Toslink output and one coaxial output are buffered and isolated to ensure perfect matching and to minimize ‘jitter’.

User-friendly Control

The C 516BEE is designed with a number of thoughtful features developed for the music lover. 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.

Output Level2.2 ±0.1 V (ANALOGUE)
Frequency Response±0.5 dB (ref. 0 dB 20Hz-20kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion≤ 0.01% (ref. 20Hz-20kHz, LPF 20kHz)
Signal/Noise Ratio≥ 118 dB (ref. 1kHz, A-weighted LPF 20kHz Stop, Pause)
Channel Balance0.5 dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
Channel Separation≥ 90 dB
Power Consumption
Standby PowerNot Available
Idle Power≤ 8.0 W
Dimension and Weight
Unit Dimensions (W x H X D)435 x 70 x 249 mm (Gross)
17 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 9 13/16 inches
Net Weight3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)
  • 3.5mm Cable
  • SR_HTR Remote
  • AAA Batteries
  • Owner's Manual

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