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NAD Now Shipping Masters M33 BluOS Streaming DAC Amp

Provides multi-room and high-res streaming capabilities.

NAD Electronics is now shipping the M33, a BluOS-enabled DAC/amplifier that can serve as the heart of a reference whole-home system. In its simplest form, the M33 ($4999 U.S. MSRP) is an ultra-high-performance streaming amplifier with audiophile sound. Or it can be combined with other players in a BluOS ecosystem of wirelessly networked music players throughout the home for a whole-home audio system.

With the employment of the new Purifi Eigentakt (self-clocking) Hybrid Digital amplifier technology, the M33 follows NAD’s tradition in developing cutting-edge amplification technology. With a minimum of 200 watts per channel on tap, the result is lifelike performance, exemplified by ultra-low distortion and noise.

With BluOS, the M33 retains all the audiophile features and further adds a range of facilities that will expand its capabilities yet simplifies ease-of-use at the same time. Operable with the BluOS app, the supplied remote control or through hands-free control with any Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device, the M33’s front panel doesn’t actually need to be touched.

Dirac comes as standard on the M33 with corrections possible up to 500 Hz, and an upgrade to the full bandwith is available for a modest fee. Supplied with the M33 is a precision microphone to measure the room and around the listening position so your system can be precisely calibrated for optimum performance.

Another compelling feature of BluOS is its multi-room and high-res streaming capabilities. The latter with full MQA decoding support from a local NAS or shared drive but also from internet streaming audio services that offer high-res content such as Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, and others. Music services such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Slacker, TuneIn, and many others are also supported.

Whether looking to connect digital or analog sources, the M33 comes well equipped to accommodate for all of these: five digital inputs and three analog inputs, including XLR Balanced, MM and MC phono. Around back, the rear panel hosts two sets of speaker outputs capable of bi-wiring and a stereo Subwoofer Output with a fully configurable Digital Crossover. AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth AptX-HD allow for local wireless streaming from a phone or tablet. The M33 also has a high-quality MM/MC Phono Input.

The M33 has a discrete headphone amplifier, which is able to drive even planar and high impedance studio phones. For those who wish to enjoy their headphones but not be tethered to a cable, the integrated Bluetooth AptX-HD module makes it simple to possible to enjoy wireless headphones, too.

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