NAD C 588

NAD

SKU:NAD_C588

$1,299.00 Sale price

Regular price $1,299.00

NAD C 588 Turntable

Having exact pitch (speed) is important, but human hearing is much more sensitive to momentary changes in speed which we express with the terms Wow and Flutter. As its name sounds, Wow is a slow cyclical speed variation. The most severe example is the sound of a severely warped record, where the stylus travels faster on the rising side of the warp and slower on the descending side, causing abrupt changes in musical pitch. Flutter is what we call very fast and small variations that are usually generated by the motor. The C 588 addresses both of these problems with proven and effective solutions. A specialized, high precision, synchronous clock motor is both very smooth and accurate, especially when driven from a stable AC voltage. To ensure a clean and stable AC voltage we isolate the AC Mains by first converting it to a clean DC voltage, and then electronically generating the precise AC frequency to regulate the synchronous motor. Using a specially formulated belt to drive the platter further filters and isolates any remaining vibration. All rotating parts are made from aluminum alloy machined to very tight tolerances to eliminate any eccentricity or vibration in the drive system.

The C 588 features a custom designed carbon fiber tonearm shaft with a fixed metal head shell and features a decoupled counterweight and magnetic anti-skate compensation. An Ortofon 2M Red cartridge is factory installed and offers superb tracking and a delicately nuanced full range sound. The C 588 uses a longer than usual 9” tonearm to optimize overhang and reduce the tracking angle error. To perfectly align the stylus we include adjustments for azimuth and vertical tracking angle, and include a gauge to calibrate the alignment, a rarity at this price point.

To fully realize the micro-dynamics of music requires a very tight mechanical coupling of the platter and the tonearm. This forms a triangle, as vibrations can travel from record being played, to the platter, through the shaft and bearing to the base (plinth), up the arm mount through the arm pivot and down the arm to the cartridge and stylus. There are many separate parts in this path and some of them are required move relative to one another through mechanical bearing interfaces. If there is any play in these mechanical interfaces musical energy will be lost. This why NAD has paid strict attention to precision machining, assembly, and testing that is so important in a turntable.

Reducing all spurious vibrations to a minimum is critical to getting the best result when playing vinyl. Since these vibrations can come from various sources, both internal and external, the materials and dimensions must all be carefully calculated reduce and balance all the resonances to prevent a buildup of energy at particular frequencies. To isolate external vibrations from the loudspeakers or footfalls bouncing the floor, we use a massive MDF base with specially tuned vibration damping feet, along with a thick non-resonant dust cover. The choice of glass platter, felt pad, MDF base, and carbon fiber tonearm, were carefully considered to work together to limit and reduce spurious vibration.

  • Belt Driven Turntable 33/35
  • 10mm Glass Plater with Felt Pad
  • Precision Alloy Sub Platter
  • Precision AC Motor
  • Isolated AC Power SUpply with Universal Voltage
  • 9" Carbon Fibre Tonearm with Fixed Head Shell
  • Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge Preinstalled
  • Vertical Tracking Angle and Azimuth Adjustment
  • Rigid MDF Plinth with Rubber Isolation Feet
  • Low Resonance Dustcover
  • Detachable High Quality RCA Cable with Separate Ground
  • Made in Europe

Download NAD C588 Product Sheet here.

Find out more at www.nadelectronics.com

Product Warranty

NAD: 2 Years Limited Warranty

PSB Speakers: 2 Years Limited Warranty

Bluesound: 1 Year Limited Warranty

 

Terms and Conditions

1. This warranty is applicable for products bought in Singapore and from this Online Store only.

2. This warranty of this product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects from the date of purchase, proof of purchase date is required.

3. This warranty is only applicable to the original purchaser and shall not be transferable, negotiable or assignable to any third party.

4. This limited warranty shall not be valid in the following situations.

  • The product is found to have been tampered, modified, serial number defaced, removed or repaired by an unauthorised person.
  • Malfunctions or damages resulting from natural disasters, fire, civil unrest and/or accidents.
  • Defects from using wrong electrical supply, misuse or consequential damage by negligence and abuse.
  • Usage not in accordance with instructions in the Owner's Manual.
  • Normal wear and tear.

5. This warranty shall be subject to the following limitations and exclusions.

  • The Buyer shall be fully responsible for the due delivery to us of the equipment for any work which shall need to be done pursuant to this warranty and for the subsequent collection thereof the equipment after the said work has been done.
  • This warranty does not include transport or handling charges incurred in the transportation of the equipment to and from the Service Centre.
  • Our decision on all questions relating to complains as to defects either of workmanship of materials shall be conclusive and the buyer shall agree to abide by such a decision. Any equipment or defective part which has been replaced shall become our property.
  • The buyer waives all or any claims to compensation monetary otherwise which may be entitled to and shall agree to accept any compensation whatsoever by way of additional repairs or otherwise which we in our absolute discretion deem fit to offer.

6. The following items/ accessories as specified below shall not be within the scope and purview of this warranty.

  • Remote control unit, cables/ cord assembly, antennae, batteries, adaptors, battery pack, external parts and extruded parts such as cabinets, front panel, casing, cover, phono cartridge, stylus, lid and levers, plugs, sockets, control knobs/ buttons, etc. 

7. Request for warranty services within the warranty period must be accompanied with a proof of purchase from our authorised dealers or by us.

 

Return / Exchange Policy

For Damaged or Incorrect Items Delivered only.

  • Returns are only allowed for damaged terms due to manufacturing or incorrect item delivered, we will exchange you with a new or correct set.
  • Inform us within 7 calendar days from the date you receive it.
  • Items’ value shall not be remarkably decreased due to your usage or consumption.
  • The original receipt (or gift receipt) and original packaging must be presented upon return.
  • Ensure that the item(s) you’re returning is repackaged with all the cords, adapters and documentation that were included when you received it.
  • Exchanges are subjected to stock availability.
  • For price differences, a top-up in amount will be requested or refund will be processed, where applicable.

Please feel free to contact us at (65) 6748 3137 or (65) 6295 1233 for any enquiries regarding product warranty and exchanges.

NAD C 588 Turntable

Having exact pitch (speed) is important, but human hearing is much more sensitive to momentary changes in speed which we express with the terms Wow and Flutter. As its name sounds, Wow is a slow cyclical speed variation. The most severe example is the sound of a severely warped record, where the stylus travels faster on the rising side of the warp and slower on the descending side, causing abrupt changes in musical pitch. Flutter is what we call very fast and small variations that are usually generated by the motor. The C 588 addresses both of these problems with proven and effective solutions. A specialized, high precision, synchronous clock motor is both very smooth and accurate, especially when driven from a stable AC voltage. To ensure a clean and stable AC voltage we isolate the AC Mains by first converting it to a clean DC voltage, and then electronically generating the precise AC frequency to regulate the synchronous motor. Using a specially formulated belt to drive the platter further filters and isolates any remaining vibration. All rotating parts are made from aluminum alloy machined to very tight tolerances to eliminate any eccentricity or vibration in the drive system.

The C 588 features a custom designed carbon fiber tonearm shaft with a fixed metal head shell and features a decoupled counterweight and magnetic anti-skate compensation. An Ortofon 2M Red cartridge is factory installed and offers superb tracking and a delicately nuanced full range sound. The C 588 uses a longer than usual 9” tonearm to optimize overhang and reduce the tracking angle error. To perfectly align the stylus we include adjustments for azimuth and vertical tracking angle, and include a gauge to calibrate the alignment, a rarity at this price point.

To fully realize the micro-dynamics of music requires a very tight mechanical coupling of the platter and the tonearm. This forms a triangle, as vibrations can travel from record being played, to the platter, through the shaft and bearing to the base (plinth), up the arm mount through the arm pivot and down the arm to the cartridge and stylus. There are many separate parts in this path and some of them are required move relative to one another through mechanical bearing interfaces. If there is any play in these mechanical interfaces musical energy will be lost. This why NAD has paid strict attention to precision machining, assembly, and testing that is so important in a turntable.

Reducing all spurious vibrations to a minimum is critical to getting the best result when playing vinyl. Since these vibrations can come from various sources, both internal and external, the materials and dimensions must all be carefully calculated reduce and balance all the resonances to prevent a buildup of energy at particular frequencies. To isolate external vibrations from the loudspeakers or footfalls bouncing the floor, we use a massive MDF base with specially tuned vibration damping feet, along with a thick non-resonant dust cover. The choice of glass platter, felt pad, MDF base, and carbon fiber tonearm, were carefully considered to work together to limit and reduce spurious vibration.

  • Belt Driven Turntable 33/35
  • 10mm Glass Plater with Felt Pad
  • Precision Alloy Sub Platter
  • Precision AC Motor
  • Isolated AC Power SUpply with Universal Voltage
  • 9" Carbon Fibre Tonearm with Fixed Head Shell
  • Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge Preinstalled
  • Vertical Tracking Angle and Azimuth Adjustment
  • Rigid MDF Plinth with Rubber Isolation Feet
  • Low Resonance Dustcover
  • Detachable High Quality RCA Cable with Separate Ground
  • Made in Europe

Download NAD C588 Product Sheet here.

Find out more at www.nadelectronics.com

Product Warranty

NAD: 2 Years Limited Warranty

PSB Speakers: 2 Years Limited Warranty

Bluesound: 1 Year Limited Warranty

 

Terms and Conditions

1. This warranty is applicable for products bought in Singapore and from this Online Store only.

2. This warranty of this product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects from the date of purchase, proof of purchase date is required.

3. This warranty is only applicable to the original purchaser and shall not be transferable, negotiable or assignable to any third party.

4. This limited warranty shall not be valid in the following situations.

  • The product is found to have been tampered, modified, serial number defaced, removed or repaired by an unauthorised person.
  • Malfunctions or damages resulting from natural disasters, fire, civil unrest and/or accidents.
  • Defects from using wrong electrical supply, misuse or consequential damage by negligence and abuse.
  • Usage not in accordance with instructions in the Owner's Manual.
  • Normal wear and tear.

5. This warranty shall be subject to the following limitations and exclusions.

  • The Buyer shall be fully responsible for the due delivery to us of the equipment for any work which shall need to be done pursuant to this warranty and for the subsequent collection thereof the equipment after the said work has been done.
  • This warranty does not include transport or handling charges incurred in the transportation of the equipment to and from the Service Centre.
  • Our decision on all questions relating to complains as to defects either of workmanship of materials shall be conclusive and the buyer shall agree to abide by such a decision. Any equipment or defective part which has been replaced shall become our property.
  • The buyer waives all or any claims to compensation monetary otherwise which may be entitled to and shall agree to accept any compensation whatsoever by way of additional repairs or otherwise which we in our absolute discretion deem fit to offer.

6. The following items/ accessories as specified below shall not be within the scope and purview of this warranty.

  • Remote control unit, cables/ cord assembly, antennae, batteries, adaptors, battery pack, external parts and extruded parts such as cabinets, front panel, casing, cover, phono cartridge, stylus, lid and levers, plugs, sockets, control knobs/ buttons, etc. 

7. Request for warranty services within the warranty period must be accompanied with a proof of purchase from our authorised dealers or by us.

 

Return / Exchange Policy

For Damaged or Incorrect Items Delivered only.

  • Returns are only allowed for damaged terms due to manufacturing or incorrect item delivered, we will exchange you with a new or correct set.
  • Inform us within 7 calendar days from the date you receive it.
  • Items’ value shall not be remarkably decreased due to your usage or consumption.
  • The original receipt (or gift receipt) and original packaging must be presented upon return.
  • Ensure that the item(s) you’re returning is repackaged with all the cords, adapters and documentation that were included when you received it.
  • Exchanges are subjected to stock availability.
  • For price differences, a top-up in amount will be requested or refund will be processed, where applicable.

Please feel free to contact us at (65) 6748 3137 or (65) 6295 1233 for any enquiries regarding product warranty and exchanges.