NAD C588 Turntable - In Stock

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NAD's top of the line C588 turntable with electronic speed control is a high end contender - and one of our favourites! The C588 features a custom designed carbon fiber tonearm shaft with a fixed metal headshell, and features a decoupled counterweight and magnetic anti-skate compensation. An Ortofon 2M Red cartridge is factory installed and offers superb tracking and a delicately nuanced full range sound. The C588 uses a longer than usual 9” tonearm to optimize overhang and reduce the tracking angle error. Tonearm adjustments include azimuth as well as vertical tracking angle (VTA/SRA), a rarity at this price level. Also included is a gauge to calibrate the alignment. To isolate external vibrations from the loudspeakers or footfalls bouncing the floor, NAD use a massive MDF base with specially tuned vibration damping feet, along with a thick non-resonant dust cover. The choice of glass platter, felt pad, MDF base, and carbon fiber tonearm, were carefully considered to work together to limit and reduce spurious vibration. Recommended!

* Demo unit available with upgraded cartridge (Nagaoka MP-110) installed, at no extra cost. *

 

NAD C588 Datasheet

Review by Theaudiophileman (Paul Rigby)

eCoustics review: Always bet on Green

 

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Nominal speed 33/45 rpm, manual speed change
  • (78 rpm possible with special pulley
  • Speed variance 33 rpm: < ± 0.35 %, 45 rpm: < ± 0.30 %
  • Wow and flutter <0.01% (ref. 1 kHz, Audio LPF)
  • Signal/Noise ratio – 70 dB
  • Downforce range 0 – 30 mN; 0 – 3.0 grams
  • Supplied counterweight system Counterweight for cartridges: 6 – 13 g
  • Voltage Universal switch mode power supply
  • 15 V DC/0,8 A, 100-240 V AC, 47 – 63Hz
  • Power consumption 5 W max/ 0.3W standby

TONEARM

  • Effective tonearm mass 9.5 g
  • Effective tonearm length 230 mm
  • Overhang 18 mm

ORTOFON 2M RED CARTRIDGE

  • Frequency range 20-22.000Hz
  • Channel separation 22dB/1kHz
  • Output voltage 5.5 mV
  • Recommended load impedance
  • 47 kohms/Amplifier connection: MM-input
  • Compliance/stylus type 20μm/mN – elliptical
  • Recommended tracking force 18 mN
  • Weight 7.2g

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

  • Gross Dimensions (W x H X D) 17 1/8 x 13 7/16 x 4 15/16” (435 x 340 x 125mm)
  • Shipping Weight 9.2 kg(20.3 lbs)

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Ken
Nad C588

The fidelity of this deck surprised me considering it’s modest price. I purchased Noam’s demo with the Nagaoka MP-110 installed and it comes very close to the considerably more expensive table / cartridge combo I sold when I foolishly thought that I’d be moving on from playing records. I now plan to listen to the MP-110 for awhile and then move up the Naga line.

Well worth the money.

J
Jeffrey Griep
Excellent package of features and price point

This is a stellar turntable for the price. I cannot think of a better turntable to buy because the combination of features they included here is unique and provides a value proposition you will not find anywhere else. That is the main reason I bought it - that, and many of the reviews echoed how well balanced the turntable is in terms of sound. I have to say, I agree. Bass is tight without ever being overbearing and treble sounds rich with lots of detail. Additionally, this is a turntable worth upgrading the cartridge on. You could easily spend $500+ on the cartridge and this turntable would not embarrass it in the slightest.

Highly recommended!

J
Jeffrey Griep
Excellent package of features and price point

This is a stellar turntable for the price. I cannot think of a better turntable to buy because the combination of features they included here is unique and provides a value proposition you will not find anywhere else. That is the main reason I bought it - that, and many of the reviews echoed how well balanced the turntable is in terms of sound. I have to say, I agree. Bass is tight without ever being overbearing and treble sounds rich with lots of detail. Additionally, this is a turntable worth upgrading the cartridge on. You could easily spend $500+ on the cartridge and this turntable would not embarrass it in the slightest.

Highly recommended!