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NAD C558 Turntable: On The Hunt For Leaky Energy

“We don’t want the energy to ‘leak’ into vibrating the tonearm or the platter; we want it all to become pure musical energy bursting forth from your speakers,” said the company, rather confidently. So, how has it purported to do this?

Reportedenly, the power supply transforms AC alternating voltage of your wall socket into a pure DC voltage that, “…powers a precision clock motor to achieve nearly perfect speed consistency and smoothness,” it said.

The motor also uses a specially developed rubber belt that is flat ground “for precision” and drives a non-resonant sub platter that is machined for “smooth rotation”. This sits in a brass bearing with a hardened steel shaft.

The 9” tonearm allows VTF and Azimuth adjustment while the platter is glass and the plinth is constructed from MDF. An Ortofon OM10 is supplied.

Weighing in at 5kg, the turntable will be available in November 2017 for £449.

To learn more, click www.NADelectronics.com

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  • Reply
    19th December 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Hi have you had the chance to hear this? It would be great to have a review. Also, is it based on/manufactured by Pro-Ject or Rega?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      19th December 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Chris – not yet and cannot confirm either way but I have put in a request. Fingers crossed.

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    1st January 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I’m guessing Pro-Ject. Other than the Hanpin tables, this is the only turntable under $500 with adjustable VTA, azimuth, tracking force, and a real anti-skating dial. For that reason alone, it’s interesting. Waiting to buy a turntable until this one gets reviewed somewhere.

    • Reply
      Dan Martin
      26th August 2018 at 3:23 pm

      me too! I like the fact that it has these adjustments as well since most Pro-Ject and Regas do NOT! I have been searching and have found very little info out there so far.

      • Reply
        Paul Rigby
        26th August 2018 at 6:37 pm

        I did ask for a review sample of this one and nothing appeared but I will try again 🙂

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    Dan Miller
    16th August 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I bought one! First impressions are positive, it’s a very well constructed turntable, easy to set up & sonically, very clean. I’m no expert on these matters but compared to my old Sony PS-FL3 (which it’s replaced) it’s fabulous! I also managed to get an ex-display for £350 so very pleased.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      16th August 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Good stuff – thanks for the update and insight Dan, appreciate it.

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