Remaining a popular alternative to today's digital formats like streaming media, vinyl continues is revival with audiophiles and newer millennial users. Supporting the format's long-term viability is the manufacturer NAD, with its new C 558 turntable.
The decades-old audio company's latest audio release is designed to provide music lovers with a reasonably priced turntable that integrates easily into modern A/V systems.
“NAD continues to be at the leading edge of the high-res digital revolution, however we also recognize that there is an equally enthusiastic market for vinyl playback,” says Greg Stidsen, director of technology and product planning, NAD. “Staying true to the company's roots, NAD's formative years always revolved around quality vinyl playback as a source. At $500, the C 558 delivers on our longstanding philosophy of outstanding performance and value.”
NAD C 558 Turntable Maximizes Consumers Investment in Vinyl
The Canadian company explains that its new C 558 turntable is a belt-driven product that incorporates a precision AC motor, along with an isolated power supply with universal voltage.
The C 558 also features a 9-inch tonearm that's prefitted with an Ortofon OM10 phono cartridge to provide integrators with a turnkey vinyl solution that as a complete package provides value to homeowners.
Some of the other features of the turntable include a rigid MDF plinth with rubber isolation feet, along with a 10mm glass platter with felt pad, and a low-resonance dustcover.
In addition, the C 558 offers installation options such as vertical tracking angle (VTA) and azimuth adjustments, as well as a detactable RCA cable that includes a separate ground wire.
MSRP for the C 558 turntable is $499.