NAD 5100 CD Players

4/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $500.00


Product Description

1988-1991


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by niles300z a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2017

Bottom Line:   
Agreed this is a fine sounding player. Nice classic lines.
Made in japan. Still works like new 25 tears later. Ehem years later.Is the junk we make today going to serve us this well 25 years from now. I doubt it. So, a pleasant surprise here an oldie but goodie that has good weight. Red display for those who like red. I like one reviewer who said both channels seem well balanced. Yep, find one, take its top off and clean the lens, reoil the slides a bit and maybe even a new belt. Then put in steely dan and remember old can still be great

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Yves Simon a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This CD-Player was made around 1990. A lot of features : remote control, time counter, headphone output, variable volume, bypassed output, etc.
It is a component of the wonderful "Monitor Serie" from NAD.
Very nice look.
Mechanically a little bit "light", but the only troubles I had for 10 years were fixed by cleaning the laser lense.
It uses only one DAC 16 Bits. But the phase between the 2 channels is perfectly corrected, and the DAC was carefully selected to guarantee an excellent linearity at low level.
The sound is amazingly good, and still competitive today.
Very neutral, detailed but not agressive. Compared to a CAL Icon II, the NAD is better in the medium range, but the soundstage is inferior.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995




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