New from NAD electronics is the C 558 belt driven turntable, which is targeted at music loving record enthusiasts seeking high performance at an affordable price. With an MSRP of $499, and pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM10 phono cartridge, this new turntable will ship in October 2017.
The NAD C 558 turntable ships with an ortofon OM10 cartridge pre-installed
NAD touts the company’s typical prioritization of performance over bling in designing this turntable. The platter is made of glass, and the precision AC motor (capable of playing both 33 and 45 RPM) gets its electrons from an isolated universal voltage AC power supply.
The plinth is made out of MDF and comes with rubber isolation feet. Conveniently, this turntable includes a hinged low resonance dust cover. This turntable’s 9″ tonearm offers adjustments for vertical tracking and azimuth.
Rear view of the NAD C 558 turntable
“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.” stated Greg Stidsen, director of technology and product planning for NAD. “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.”
If you happen to be attending RMAF (Rocky Mountain audio Fest) in Denver Colorado between October 6 and 8, 2017 then you should stop by room 8021 while you’re at the show, if you want to find out more about this and other NAD products.
Key Features of the NAD C 558:
– Belt driven turntable plays 33 and 45
– 10mm glass platter with felt pad
– Precision AC motor
– Isolated AC power supply with universal voltage
– 9” Tonearm with fixed head shell
– Ortofon OM10 phono cartridge pre-installed
– Vertical tracking angle and azimuth adjustment
– Rigid MDF plinth with rubber isolation feet
– Low-resonance dust cover
– Detachable high-quality RCA cable with separate ground