NAD 5425 CD player Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: MASH single-bit 4x-oversampling CD player. Frequency response: 5Hz–20kHz ±0.5dB. S/N ratio: 106dB. Separation: >100dB. Output level: 2V RMS. Output impedance: 120 ohms.
Dimensions: 16.5" (420mm) W by 3.3" (84mm) H by 9.8" (250mm) D. Weight: 11.6 lbs (5.25kg).
Price: $299 (1992); no longer available (2017). Approximate number of dealers: 300.
Manufacturer: NAD Electronics International, 633 Granite Court, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3K1, Canada (2017). Tel: (905) 831-6555. Fax: (905) 831-6936. Web:

NAD Electronics International
633 Granite Court
Pickering, Ontario L1W 3K1
(905) 831-6555

Herb Reichert's picture

Cory Greenberg wrote 763 very good words BEFORE he even mentioned the NAD CD player . . . just saying! LOL

Anton's picture

I will take your word(s) for it!


I would love to see how a rediscovered new-in-box one of these would hold up for comparison nowadays.

dougspeterson's picture

His entertaining writing led to his editorship of Audio magazine last issues, then years as tech editor at NBC Today, last seen extolling the virtues of wet shaving. The trail goes cold. Corey where are you?

Allen Fant's picture

I was just about to ask the same- dougpeterson

I began my subscription to Stereophile in 1993 (still a subscriber to date) and really enjoyed Corey's writings as well. I am not clear why he left the Audio press and/or stopped writing?
Hopefully, he is still involved w/ Audio?

Stardust Emblem's picture

Great to read that young new audiophiles come to audioland.

I played my cd collection for years on Philips CD players with much satisfying hours.
Later on i went on collecting NAD equipment and enjoy even more from music. I knew the good sides and bad sites of NAD.
What atracks me to NAD is the sobergrey finish, and than i can forget the equipment and feel the music.

It’s so fine, it kepts me not going into high end. No bling, just good sound.
But if i went on, and when i go to high end, i want it with McIntosh. I heard already a MA5300 with Sonus Faber loudspeakers, and yes it is good sound. But i realy want Dali Callisto. Much cheaper than McIntosh, and a lust for my eyes.