The M32 Direct Digital Amplifier from NAD
NAD Electronics has made two additions to its Masters Series. The M32 Direct Digital Amplifier is a BluOS ready integrated amplifier with features that offer flexibility and efficiency with reduced noise and distortion. M32 also includes a phono input and a dedicated headphone amplifier.
The M50.2 Digital Music Player offers high-resolution music, multi-room wireless streaming to other BluOS enabled speakers, 24/192 storage, and CD ripping. M50.2 is a BluOS enabled player that is an extension of the company’s 40th anniversary M50/M51/M52 Digital Music Suite combining the functions of both the M50 and M52. Offering only digital outputs, but including AES/EBU and HDMI, all that it needs is a complementary DAC or digital preamp.
Among the most compelling features on the M32 is that it is multi-room and high-res ready with the optional BluOS module that can occupy one of the MDC slots and fully integrate, thereby becoming part of the M32. BluOS is an operating system for music management and control that includes support for local NAS drives and premium internet streaming audio services like Spotify and Tidal.
Users can control BluOS via smart phone or tablet and can take advantage of third party control system integration. Moreover, NAD products are fully compatible with Bluesound Wireless Multi-room systems for complete wired/wireless mix-and-match system flexibility.
On the output side, for personal audio aficionados, there is a dedicated high performance headphone amplifier with a ¼” jack on the front. Around back, the rear panel hosts two sets of speaker outputs capable of bi-wiring and a subwoofer output with a fully configurable digital crossover.
The M50.2 Digital Music Player is an upgrade on the company’s M50, introduced four years ago.