NAD Is known for its innovative, high -quality yet affordable turning tables. While the basic control of a turntable seems simple, the extracting of all musical energy on the record sizes requires both science and art without exciting destructive resonances. Below we look at each of the elements of the C 588 with an explanation of the choices that NAD made.
Electronic speed control
Having an exact pitch (speed) is important, but the human hearing is much more sensitive to short -lived changes in the speed we express with the terms wow and flutter. As the name already sounds, Wow is a slow cyclical speed variation. The most serious example is the sound of a highly distorted plate, where the stylus moves faster on the rising side of the skew and slower on the downy side, creating abrupt changes in the musical pitch. Flutter is what we call a very fast and small variation that is usually generated by the engine. The C 588 tackles both problems with proven and effective solutions. A specialized, very accurate, synchronous clock engine is both very flexible and accurate, especially when it is driven from a stable alternating voltage. To ensure a clean and stable alternating voltage, we insulate the alternating voltage by first converting it to a clean direct voltage and then generating the precise alternating current frequency electronically to control the synchronous engine. With the help of a specially composite belt, the dish is further filtered and any remaining vibrations are insulated. All rotating parts are made from an aluminum alloy that has been processed with very narrow tolerances to eliminate any eccentricity or vibration in the drive system.
Forearm and cartridge
The C 588 is equipped with a customized carbon-fiber-tonal shaft with a fixed metal main scale and is equipped with a disconnected counterweight and magnetic anti-skate compensation. An Ortofon 2M Red-Cartridge is installed in the factory and offers excellent tracing and a delicate-nuanced full range sound. The C 588 uses a longer 9 "forearm than usual to optimize the overhang and reduce the tracking angle error. To perfectly line the stylus, there are adjustments for azimut and vertical tracking corner, and there is a meter to align the alignment Calibrate, a rarity at this price point.
Closing the triangle
To fully realize the micro dynamics of music, a very tight mechanical coupling of the dish and the forearm is required. This forms a triangle, because the vibrations can move from the plate that is played, to the dish, through the shaft and the lower to the base (base), up through the armrest and down through the arm to the pattern and the needle . There are many separate parts in this path and some of them have to move in relation to each other via mechanical lower interfaces. If there is any play in these mechanical interfaces, musical energy will be lost. This is why NAD Strict attention has paid to precision processing, assembly and tests that are so important in a turntable.
Resonance control and insulation
Limiting all false vibrations to a minimum is crucial to get the best results when playing vinyl. Since these vibrations can come from different sources, both internally and externally, the materials and dimensions must all be carefully calculated in order to reduce and balance all resonances to prevent an energy structure at certain frequencies. To insulate the external vibrations of the speakers or the footsteps bouncing on the floor, we use a solid MDF foot with specially coordinated vibration-damping feet, along with a thick non-resonant dust cover. The choice of the glass plate, the feltpad, the MDF foot and the carbon fiber tonal has been carefully considered to work together and thus limit and reduce false vibrations.
Recipe or ingredients?
They say that a large chef can make delicious food from very basic
Ingredients, while a cook without training can make a mess of even the finest and most exotic ingredients. NAD is a Five Star Chef in the audio world and has been designing award -winning products for 45 years. We think that the C 588 is a nice place to perform and appreciate by using very simple high -quality parts and to exactly engine it to work together in perfect harmony. We believe that the result is a feast for the ears that will take years and give a new life to your existing record collection while maintaining the future.