NAD Stereo Receiver C715 CD receiver Shelf System Mini Systems

4.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $379.00

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

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2010

Bottom Line:   
About 2 years I was looking for a high-end clock radio solution and I wasn't really impressed with the Bose Wave Radio, I read about this unit and noticed that it also had an alarm. I purchased this unit with a pair of Epos ELS-3 speakers and it sounds great. The 20 watts per channel are more powerful than one would expect. Just for fun compared it with my Onkyo TX-NR801 ($899) receiver with the ELS-3, I had the Onkyo in the 4ohm setting. The Onkyo sounded like crap compared to the NAD, I was very surprised. The Onkyo did play louder since it has more power, but at lower volume levels the NAD sounded fuller and cleaner.

During the 2 years I have owned this unit I have not had any problems with it. I do not use the USB functionality, I primarily purchased it as a high-end clock radio/receiver for the bedroom. My only complaint would be that the clock only displays when the unit is turned on. Larger lettering on the display would also be nice.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by alternativeroute a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I bought the mini system as an introduction into the world of Hi Fi as I cannot afford a whole host of separates. I have paired the system with a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 bookshelf speakers. Out the box the system was easy to setup and under 10 minutes I had music playing. I was a little dubious when the store assistant insisted that there would be a burn in time. He was correct! At first the system sounded harsh at any level above 50% volume. After about two weeks the sound started improving markably. Now that the system is settled I am more aware of its advantages and short-comings. Pushed hard it makes disturbing popping sounds through the speakers (as if it were pushing straight current through). Quick adjustment of the volume and everything returns to normal.

The main limitation with the system is that it cannot drive to higher SPL levels. So make sure the room you want to use it in is not too big. A bedroom or study is perfect. It does also have a few quirks... The one that irritates the most is the fact that it takes 3 seconds to display RDS information. Then as soon as it reaches a station without RDS information it defaults back to the no info display. This is irritating when you switch back to an RDS enabled station. The volume does also crackle sometimes. Nothing serious but its there...

If you are looking for a foot into the mid to hi-fi audio market then the NAD C715 is perfect.

I have since moved the system to the bedroom as I managed to get some affordable seperates on the second hand market.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009

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