NAD C 521i
There is very little that can say
about this player. No secret discoveries, no ground for cynical
sarkasm. This is probably the most honest company that ever existed,
and I think they are still in business - a well deserved success.
The construction of this player is so elegant, simple, well made that I
found nothing to criticize. There is a decent DAC chip - Technics MASH,
and only one op-amp per channel. Of course it will benefit from
lampization but even without it - it plays very good music.
Never get rid of it if you have it.
Considering the price and features - this PCB is just gigantic !
I like the blue color. Like Cambridge Audio. There are no filtering capacitors to snip.
Just compare it to the grundig Fine Arts CD-1 pictured below !!!!!!!!!!
This piece of crap above is called "fine arts" and it is the ugly blemish on the face of this otherwise fine company- GRUNDIG.
BACK TO NAD .......
This laser is very very easy to find.
The arrow points to where the DAC is hiding - underneath the PCB.