Summary: The NAD C 546BEE is the second CD player I've owned. The first one was an NAD 5000 I bought around 25 years ago; it's a model so old that few people, aside from the NAD company's archivist, have heard of it.
Summary: People wouldn't be interested in this product if they didn't genuinely care about the sound. And the sound is amazing. Too many times, even expensive players push the highs up slightly, I guess to make it sound crisper. It registers in the mind. But, listener fatigue quickly sets in.
Summary: See my review of NAD 356DAC that I paired with this via an optical cable. I'm new to the NAD brand and instantly became a loyal follower.
Pros: Great quality all around and excellent value for the money.
Cons: I listen to a lot of music that is on two discs and wish both could be loaded at the same time. A carousel is too much but two slots would be a nice convenience. Not a deal breaker by any means, I would buy the NAD again in an instant.
Summary: My 80s vintage Kyocera 710 CD player went to its reward recently and I needed a quality replacement. NADs had always interested me because of their conservative approach to unit styling and intent to place the value in the machinery.
Pros: Depth and clarity. Simple, responsive switch gear.
Summary: I've had this CD Player since the Spring of 2015, while trying to replace a great old Nakamichi CDPlayer2. I tried a Marantz 6005 that gets great reviews but sounded bright to me: just a little overbearing in the treble range.
Pros: Sounds the best of anything I could find at or near it's price (and IMHO, it wasn't close).
Cons: None, really. The USB is well designed for use with thumb drives, and the deck can be optimized with a choice of wide (better for Hi Fi) or narrow (generally better for MP3 digital filters, but doesn't work with FLAC files, which could matter to some.
Summary: This player produces a much more natural sound as compared to the Marantz cd6005. The Marantz was overly bright, which gives a false impression of detail but is fatiguing. This NAD player is tonally neutral and forgiving of old recordings, but is more detailed than the Marantz player.
Pros: Intuitive controls
Exceptional sound quality
Remarkable detail retrieval
Summary: I really wanted a great sounding CD player but I am a "kiss" kind of guy and have no use for bells, whistles, lights and curb appeal. The NAD 546BEE hits the sweet spot! Incredibly easy to set up and use and blows away my old Sony 400 disc changer.
Pros: Super easy to use, bargain price for the way it sounds, makes all my cd's alive and well again.
Cons: The remote is very simple to use as well, but maybe if it was backlit it might be better since i listen late at night in the dark, so not really a con but more of me nitpicking but the nad546bee is still worthy of the five stars.
Summary: I love that NAD sound, however, why a nonfunctional USB port? Marantz and Yamaha have USB port that iPod and iPhone can use for connection so the DAC is used. I had a Yamaha CD player and loved that function. (the Yamaha sounded too bright)
Summary: I tried the Marantz 5005 first. It sounded very exciting, up front and in your face. Great dynamics and clean. It wasn't long before I became very uncomfortable when I realized that it was artificially bright and analytical. It's drama was at the expense of naturalness.