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NAD 522
40 Reviews
rating  3.35 of 5
MSRP  299.00
Description: single disc player


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dondi a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2015

Bottom Line:   
Recently got together a vintage audio setup and have been enjoying the convenience of a NAD 5170 for some months now. Chanced upon a NAD 522 which was giving problems (similar to what has been described by other reviewers) its owner and was thrown in a purchase of a NAD monitor series pre-amp.
Since the unit has been unused for sometime I decided to have it stretch it's mechanisms for for while to wakeup gently from its hybernation. I also made sure it was getting enough stable juice to eliminate possibility of power related issues i.e. unsuccessful load.
Under 10min the 522 started to flap it's wings and started to sing and sing so much better than the 5170 my wife actually commented on how different the quality of a favorite selection I was playing. Given that the 522 has better components I wasn't surprised it would. For now I will enjoy listening to the 522 while it's flying - it is over 15yrs of age and it's doing quite well.
Current setup: NAD 3300, NAD 5170, NAD 522, NAD 4300, TMC speaker cables, Luna wire world interconnects, JMLABS Micron Carat bookshelf speakers.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by michael watlig a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Rubbish,c.d.player only works on some c.d.s,have to keep opening and closing drawer to try and get the bloody thing to play,have sent it for repair twice and it still does the same thing

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by humanoiddemon a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Stay away from this one! Although the sound isn't that bad, the player has problems with any disc that is not just perfect. The time it takes in order just to recognise a disc is ... annoying. Slow in changing tracks too. It once was repaired after a month, and just recently I've repaired it myself. Mechanically it is just a disaster. In one of the reviews someone mentioned that the mechanics are from Philips. Well, except for the earliest CD players of Philips, their mechanics are the worst I've ever seen.
There are a lot off CD players (for less money) that do have a much better error-correction and mechanics.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by acu15 a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Very good sound quality, clear and warm (or how I should describe it?). Works great with original cd`s. Nice design!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Purchased At:   Finland - second han



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Christopher a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I would LIke to take this oppertunity to advise everyone who might read this to AVOID BUYING THE 522. My 522 only worked propperly for 6 months before it started giving med error messages. The chance of the 522 actually playing a CD all the way through with out an error is slim to none. How the 522 actually sounds is beyond the point NAD has no right to sell faulty CD-Players.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Purchased At:   Hi-Fi Klubben




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