NAD C538 Compact Disc Player


NAD has an enviable reputation for creating great sounding products at very affordable prices and nowhere is this more evident than in NAD’s CD Players. NAD’s veteran engineers know exactly where to spend just a little extra money for a better quality part, in order to extract the very best sound from the Compact Disc.

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Musical Versatile Simplicity

The NAD C 538 Compact Disc Player is compatible with a variety of discs, ranging from regular CDs to home-burned CD-Rs filled with MP3 and WMA files. Under the hood you’ll find a vibration-resistant chassis, custom-designed power supply, and a 24-bit/192kHz Wolfson digital-to-analog converter that ensures precise, accurate playback.

The included remote gives you command of the basics like “play” and “stop,” plus access to repeat, random, and program modes from the comfort of your favorite chair.


  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and discs with MP3s and WMA files
  • vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) shows settings and disc playback information
  • repeat, random, and program play
  • forward and reverse skip and search functions
  • display dimmer
  • wireless remote
  • detachable power cord
  • regulated active power supply
  • Wolfson 24-bit/192KHz digital-to-analog converter
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz (±0.5 dB)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 110 dB

In the box

  • Single-disc CD player
  • 6.5′ AC power cord
  • Remote control (CD 8)
  • 2 “AA” batteries
  • 5′ RCA stereo cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information


Disc Capacity  



Output level Analog: 2.2 ± 0.1 V
Frequency Response ±0.5 dB (ref. 0 dB 20 Hz-20 kHz)

THD ≤0.01% (ref. 1 kHz, Audio LPF)c

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

≥110 dB (ref. 1 kHz, A-weighted)

Channel balance ±0.5 dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
Channel separation -4.6 ±0.8 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 5 kHz)

-9.0 ±1.0 dB (ref. 0dB 1 kHz, 16 kHz)

Dimensions 17 3/16″ x 2 13/16″ x 9 13/16″, 6.6 lbs