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NAD 522
39 Reviews
rating  3.36 of 5
MSRP  299.00
Description: single disc player


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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



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jimmy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
NAD has always been known for a no frills exterior design approach while concentrating on inner design. This CD player still impresses me with the way details are presented. The musical soundstage has both width and depth. There is no merging of instruments or vocals. Highs and lows sound very natural and have a straightforward characteristic to them. The mid's are just wonderful. Vocals sound as smooth as silk. And instruments sound realistic without a synthesized timbre to them.

While a digital output would have been nice to have, the analog output sounds clean. NAD seems to have taken care of ensuring that the D/A converters do their job in an unobstrusive manner. I think vinyl lovers would really appreciate the sonic qualities of this CD player which I am tempted to say almost has a tube-like quality to it.

There seem to be some good deals on used 522's (EBAY, etc.). I have not experienced (even once), the mechanical difficulties listed by other reviewers. And in fact, this model has no problems reading music CD-R's that I have recorded. Actually, even my 16-year-old Denon (DCD-1500) can read music CD-R's. If you're in the market for a basic, no-nonsense CD player and want to keep the cost down while enjoying audiophile qualities, the NAD 522 would be a gem for the money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Canal Audio




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