Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

NAD L53 Integrated DVD/Receiver


A compact, affordable entertainment system for both music and movies in one simple and stylish component

NAD announced their most affordable lifestyle product, the L 53 DVD/Receiver, a simplified approach to home entertainment during CES 2005 in Las Vegas.

The L53 may well be the perfect solution for people who demand superb performance combined with elegant style and simple operation. Whether your primary interest is listening to music, or if your enjoyment comes from watching the latest Hollywood blockbusters, the L53 is fully up to the task.

Designed to complement today’s advanced video displays, the L53’s gleaming Titanium finish and elegant proportions make a sophisticated design statement and NAD has made no performance compromises in their quest for convenience and style.

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, the L 53 is more than powerful enough to provide a satisfying musical performance. Whether relaxing to your favorite CDs or rocking to the latest hits, the L53 delivers NAD’s signature sonic performance that has made them one of the most renowned audio/video component manufacturers in the world.

What makes the L53 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 space conscious, discriminating buyer who prefers not to fill their space with speakers, L 53 is capable of providing the movie lover high impact audio for today’s dynamic movie soundtracks with the built-in SRS 3D circuitry that emulates surround sound using only a pair of loudspeakers.

The L 53 is extremely simple and straightforward to set up and operate with a wide 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, Composite, and S-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 sports an optical digital output. Taking the L 53 a step further than many other compact designs it is equipped with high quality loudspeaker binding posts.

As one would expect from NAD, only high quality components have been used, such as high resolution ADCs (Analogue-to-Digital Converter) and DACs (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) from renowned manufacturer Crystal, to obtain the best possible performance.. While most products in this category use digital IC amplifier modules, NAD’s discrete output design allows them to achieve their exceptional specification with regard to noise (-105dB S/N ratio) and distortion (.08% THD).

All features are easily accessed with the supplied HTR-2 L53 Learning Remote. It can operate your TV, VCR, satellite or cable tuner, and almost any other IR remote controlled device. The logical layout and illuminated keys make operating you’re A/V system straightforward and enjoyable, and the HTR-L53, with its ability to learn the remote commands of up to eight different devices, eliminates the clutter of multiple remote handsets.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The L 53 is currently shipping with the suggested retail price of $599.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like


Just what can one buy in 2024 for $4,500? The DALI Oberon 5 and NAD C 3050 make some serious music together on the...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

NAD has 8 Vintage Listening Sessions scheduled across the U.S. and Canada in October and November. Find one near you.

Digital Music Systems

Deal adds significant audio patents and codecs to Lenbrook's IP portfolio.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Canadian amplifiers from NAD and Bluesound win their respective categories at the 2023-2024 EISA Awards.


The Best CD Players for 2023 include some fantastic units from NAD, Naim, Rotel, Marantz, Audiolab, Cambridge Audio and more.


Looking for an affordable way to get into hi-res streaming this year? We have 10 digital streaming options from $219 to $2,200 that offer...

New Products

Flagship component offers leading-edge capabilities like BluOS high-resolution music streaming, Dirac Live Room Correction, Dirac Live Bass Control and four independent subwoofer outputs, a...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

NAD'S C 3050 blends retro industrial design with a HybridDigital UcD output stage along with modular options to keep this unit relevant for years...


ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2024 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

SVS Bluesound PSB Speakers NAD Cambridge Audio Q Acoustics Denon Marantz Focal Naim Audio RSL Speakers