|NAD's L 53 Integrated DVD/Receiver Will Debut at CEDIA 2004|
|Home Theater News DVD Hardware-Software News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 25 August 2004|
NAD, the manufacturer of high-performance audio-video components, will announce their newest lifestyle product, the L 53 DVD/Receiver, a simplified approach to home entertainment during the CEDIA Expo 2004 in Indianapolis.
Designed to complement today's advanced video displays, the L 53's Titanium finish and proportions make a sophisticated design statement and NAD has made no performance compromises in their quest for convenience and style according to the company.
The L 53 is all about the music, first and foremost, with an integrated 50 (x 2) watt, full -disclosure rated, amplifier. Despite its physical size, NAD believes the L 53 holds enough power to provide a satisfying musical performance.
What makes the L 53 unique to other lifestyle stereo components is the addition of a DVD player, which supports DVD -Video, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP-3 disks. The integrated MP-3 decoder is capable of delivering more than 10 hours of music from a single MP-3 encoded CD-R. The DVD section features progressive scan via the Component Video output.
Ideal for the two channel enthusiast who prefers not to fill their space with speakers, NAD says the L 53 is capable of providing high impact audio for today's movie soundtracks with the built-in SRS 3D circuitry that emulates surround sound using only a pair of loudspeakers.
The L 53 can operate with a range of DVD features such as Multi-Angle, Multi-Sound, Multi-Subtitle, Frame, Zoom and Repeat. The Frame Advance feature advances the picture one frame at a time and the 6 step Zoom function highlights and enlarges a particular area of the frame.
The AM/FM tuner includes 30 favorite station presets that can be custom named, or if the station supports the Radio Data System (RDS) an automatic stream of information about the station and music being played is displayed.
The L 53 can be used with any high-quality video display using the supplied Component Video, S-Video and Composite Video outputs. There are two digital inputs (one optical, one coaxial) for additional sources. For a digital connection to a CD recorder or other digital recording device, the L 53 features an optical digital output. It is also equipped with loudspeaker binding posts.
High resolution ADCs (Analog-to-Digital Converter) and DACs (Digital-to-Analog Converter) from manufacturer Crystal have been used in the L 53 to obtain the best possible performance. While most products in this category use digital IC amplifier modules, NAD's discrete high current output design allows them to achieve their specification with regard to noise (-105dB S/N ratio) and distortion (.08% THD).
All features are accessed with the supplied HTR-L 53 Learning Remote. It can operate your TV, VCR, satellite or cable tuner, and almost any other IR remote controlled device.
The L 53 DVD/Receiver can be seen in Booth # 314 at the Indianapolis Convention Center during CEDIA Expo 2004. The L 53 will ship in 4th quarter 2004 with the suggested retail price of $599.