NAD C 546BEE Compact Disc Player

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The C 546BEE lives up to its predecessor’s reputation, the C 545BEE, by delivering a performance that is both refined and riveting. Supporting a wide range of program material such as CD, CD-R and CD-RW, the C 546BEE will seamlessly play discs that are encoded in both MP3 and WMA. Designed to deliver a fluid listening experience, features such as being able to repeat a track, skip a track or select tracks at random, will make music listening that much more enjoyable. Thanks to a CD-9 remote control, you are given full command over your CD collection with the option to program up to 20 tracks. So dig out those albums of yours that you know and love, and let your favourite songs ring out.


  • 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

Analog: 2.2 ± 0.2 V

Optical: -22.5 ±3.5dBm

Coaxial: 650 ±150mV

Frequency Response

±0.3dB (ref. 0dB 20Hz-1kHz)

±0.5dB (ref. 0dB 5Hz-20kHz)

Total Harmonic Distortion
0.01% (ref. 1kHz, Audio LPF)
Signal/Noise Ratio
118dB (ref. 1kHz, A-weighted LPF Stop, Pause)
Channel Balance
±0.5dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz)
Dynamic Range
Channel Separation

-3.73 to -5.336dB (ref.0dB 1kHz, 5kHz)

-8.04 to -10.04dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz, 16kHz)


±0.01dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -3dB)

±0.02dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -6dB)

±0.02dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -10dB)

±0.05dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -20dB)

±0.15dB (ref. 0dB 1kHz at -60dB)

USB Output level 2.2 ±0.2V
USB Frequency Response ±1dB (ref. 0dB 20Hz – 16kHz)
USB Total Harmonic Distortion <0.03% (ref. 0dB 1kHz, Audio LPF)
USB Signal/Noise Ratio 118dB (ref. 1kHz, A-weighted Pause)
Standby Power
<0.5W (120V/230V)
Idle Power 9W
Gross dimensions (W x H x D)

435 x 89 x 306mm

17 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 12 1/16 inches

Net Weight 4.9kg (10.8lb)
Shipping Weight 6.3kg (13.9lb)

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