Those folks over at NAD are on a roll! The company has officially unveiled its C 558 turntable, targeted at music loving record enthusiasts that seek high performance at an affordable price.
This comes just a few days after NAD took the wraps off of its C 328 integrated amplifier.
NAD makes it a point to highlights the prioritization of performance over style in designing this turntable, in line with the company’s approach. The glass platter and the precision AC motor, capable of playing both 33 and 45 RPM, gets its power from an isolated universal voltage AC power supply.
And the plinth is made out of MDF, complete with rubber isolation feet.
To add to the convenience, this turntable includes a hinged low resonance dust cover. Its 9″ tonearm offers adjustments for vertical tracking and azimuth, making for unrivaled performance and unmatched experience at this price point.
Greg Stidsen, director of technology and product planning for NAD:
“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. Staying true to the company’s roots, NAD’s formative years always revolved around quality vinyl playback as the source. At $500, the C 558 delivers on our longstanding philosophy of outstanding performance and value.”
The C 558 is expected to retail for $499, and comes fitted with the Ortofon OM10 phono cartridge out the box when it ships sometimes in October 2017.