If you like the warm smooth sound of NAD, than this S500 CD player will deliver that but with more detail and “energy.” It won’t sound as “laid back” as their other CD players but has a “spritely” skip to its presentation. Built quality is very good and lay out is well thought out. Analog outputs include both XLR and RCA and digital is via AES/EBU or BNC. Sonically, for the money, it is an awesome machine to own. In the sub-$3,000 range, this is probably one of the most musical sounding CD player.
Cosmetically, the player has some minor scuff marks here and there. Not major but its there when you come up close. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping. Manual is available online on NAD’s website and the original remote is included.