NAD C 546 CD Player with USB input



The C 546BEE CD Player takes the superb performance of our 5-star rated C 545BEE and steps it up to the next level. Every aspect of sonic performance is enhanced and refined making the C 546BEE the ideal companion to our C 356BEE amplifier or any system in need of a performance upgrade.

With the worldwide acclaim and numerous awards for the C 545BEE’s outstanding performance and value, it is fair to ask why NAD would “mess with success”. However, NAD has never rested on its laurels and development is ongoing at the NAD Lab. We launch new models when we feel a significant improvement has been achieved. Such is the case with the C 546BEE. Besides more refined cosmetics, the circuit layout and component choices have been extensively updated. The cumulative effect of these changes is dramatic, improving low frequency slam and extension, while maintaining the pace and timing for which our CD players are so lavishly praised. Image depth and scale are further enhanced while retaining the timbral accuracy and lucid harmonic structure of its predecessor.

  • CD, CD-R and CD-RW Compatible
  • USB Input supports external memory and audio rates up to 384kbps
  • MP3 and WMA decoding
  • NAD 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 0dB (ref 2.2V)
  • Coaxial 500 ±150mV
  • Frequency Response 5Hz – 20kHz ±0.5dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0035%
  • Signal/Noise Ratio 118dB (ref. 1kHz, A-weighted LPF Stop, Pause)
  • Channel Balance ±0.5dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
  • Dynamic Range 95dB
  • Channel Separation >110dB
  • De-emphasis <0.5dB
  • Linearity ±0.5dB 0 to -90dB
  • Frequency Response ±1dB (ref. 0dB 20Hz – 16kHz)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion <0.03% (ref. 0dB 1kHz, Audio LPF)
  • Standby Power <0.5W (120V/230V)
  • Idle Power 9W
  • Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) – Gross 435 x 89 x 307mm