NAD Electronics have locally released two brand new products today. The M50.2 is a Digital Music Play that plays with BlueOS enabled speakers, while the M32 is a brand new top of the line Digital Integrated Amplifier.

The M50.2 is a component sized Digital Music Player that can serve as the hub of your music system throughout your home. Your can rip and digitise while centrally storing your music library and then make it available to other BluOS-enabled components throughout the home. M50.2 will store your music in 192kHz/24Bit format on the two 2TB RAID internal hard drives.

You can then access your library thoughout the home via other Bluesound or NAD products, including Bluesound’s latest PULSE Soundbar.

If that’s not enough, stream from a cloud service, or plug in an existing digital music library from a hard drive. Either way, there’s no shortage of choice.

Also part of the Masters range from NAD, they’ve reinvented the integrated ampifier with the release of the M32 Direct Digital Amplifier. NAD’s proprietary ‘DirectDigital’ amplification is said to combine the pre-amplification and power amplification functions into a single amplifying stage. With 150W x 2 on tap, the M32 amplification stage is computer controlled and remains entirely in the digital domain, only converting to analog at the speaker terminals for the shortest possible signal path.

NAD’s Masters range, as we’ve covered previously benefits from MDC (Modular Design Construction). There are four slots available in the M32, with three for customisation and expandability and all are 24/192 capable. Add a BluOS module and the M32 becomes yet another ‘zone’ in your whole home audio system, controllable from a simple touch on your smartphone or tablet.

There’s also a dedicated high performance headphone amplifier with a ¼” jack on the front.

With a multitude of inputs, there’s also two sets of speaker outputs capable of bi-wiring and a Subwoofer Output with a fully configurable Digital Crossover.

John Martin, General Manager – Brands at NAD’s Australian distributor Convoy, told StereoNET:

NAD has redefined the modern audio component system in an entirely new way, starting with the M2 DirectDigital Amplifier a few years ago and culminating in 2015 with the ground-breaking M12 Preamp DAC and M22 power amplifier. NAD has eliminated obsolescence with Modular Design Construction (MDC) while expanding the frontiers of connectivity with BluOS. The M32 and M50.2 are not just future proof, they are the future.

As with all the Masters range from NAD Electronics, styling is modern, understated and elegantly designed, with a bright control panel and touch screen, with continuity across the entire range.

The NAD Electronics M50.2 Digital Music Player ($6,699 RRP) and M32 Direct Digital Amplifier ($6,699 RRP) are available now.

Credits: Marc Rushton

April 2017

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