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!

NAD C588 Datasheet

Review by Theaudiophileman (Paul Rigby)

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  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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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