NAD T514 DVD Players

T514

  • Dolby Digital/PCM/DTS Digital Output
  • Coaxial and Optical Digital Outputs
  • Auto Switch from PCM to Bitstream
  • Progressive Scan with 3:2 Pull Down
  • PAL/NTSC Compatible
  • Scene Bookmarking
  • Smooth Scan and Slow Motion

User Reviews (3)

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coolhifi   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 18, 2007]
Strength:

* Excellent sound quality
* Excellent picture quality with natural colours via component out
* Much better than Panasonic's S99 in the sound department and amazingly also better colours in the lower resolutions that the NAD handles. (The S99 had a slight green tint on both CRT and Plasma)
* This player or corresponding new model should be on the short-list of every budget-conscious audiophile.

Weakness:

* No HDMI out
* No mp3-tag text shown in the player's display
* Design. NAD should really rethink their design to match their L53-look more than this old, drab look. I think a lot of potential customers will pass up on this product for the boring design alone...

If you are the least concerned with good sound and on a budget, this player or it's corresponding successor should be on your shortlist.

Plays music with fine musicality, good sense of room/airyness as well as autorative lows.

Hook this up with either the C352 or a fine tube amplifier to bring out the best.

Picture quality via the progressive component cables is also impressive for this price range with "bang-for-the-buck" picture quality and natural colours.

I just purchased a Panasonic DVD-S99 that is supposed to be "top-of-the-range" for Panasonic. It was purchased because I'm planning to buy a HD-ready LCD soon and thus needed a player with the HDMI out. BUT the Panasonic was totally "floored" compared to the NAD in the sound department. The Panasonic sounded flat, lifeless and compressed compared to the NAD. All I can say is that if this is the best the Panasonic engineers can come up with in the sound department - then I feel sorry for them...

It was a true relief to go back to the NAD sound when playing CD's or mp3's (Surprisingly the S99 did not accept mp3's on DVD either, something that the NAD accepts.)

Similar Products Used: - Panasonic DVD-S99
- Philips DVP720SA
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
TrueEar   AudioPhile [Nov 18, 2005]
Strength:

EVERYTHING

Weakness:

NONE

The NAD 514 DVD/CD Player just like all NAD products is awesome. They are truly a high-end product maker that produces what Audophiles like myself like. Theres always better products, but when it comes to true build, sound, and user quality, NAD is hard to beat in any of the products they maker. Point Blank!

Similar Products Used: Krell, B&K, B& W, Sunfire, Pioneer Elite
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jawnotin   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 12, 2005]
Strength:

Price; quality; beautiful picture; play aton of different discs - pretty much everything but DVD-A, SACD, and HDCD.

Weakness:

Remote

So far - awesome. Bought it refurbished and have had no problems. This is replacing an old Sony. I saw that most of the new Sonys are getting bad reviews or that they only reccomend viewing on fixed pixel TVs using digital connection (HDMI). That means that Sony is putting no effort into their analog outputs - even component. So I went with a good name at a reasonable price. I will update as I go through my DVD collection. Only complaint is the layout of the remote - frequently used buttons are at the very bottom and the search and seek buttons are up and down style.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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