It’s been around two years since NAD introduced the M10, a streaming-capable integrated amplifier. Now there is the next generation of the device, the NAD Masters M10 V2, which brings some new features – at the same price.
NAD Masters M10 V2: Features
As the press release on the launch announces, the operating concept, power (2 x 100 watts continuous output, both at 4 and 8 ohms), dimensions and variety of connections have remained the same. In addition to the streaming module, there are also two analog high-level inputs, three digital inputs (Toslink, S / PDIF coaxial, HDMI ARC), a USB port for playing back mass storage media, as well as a pre- and two sub-outs.
What is new is that the streaming module can now also decode Dolby Digital surround sound understands. Home cinema fans can now integrate two additional wireless speakers and / or an appropriate amplifier via the BluOS ecosystem, so that the rear surround channels can be played while the main speakers are responsible for the front channels. This gives the opportunity to play the sound formats 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2.
Also new are the updated tuning of the amplifier, which results in improved use of the built-in Dirac Live room correction, as well as a new IPS display that draws more realistic colors and allows a larger viewing angle. And – the new offspring from NAD now also comes with an infrared remote control so that you don’t always have to use your smartphone for simple interventions.
Incidentally, the integrated Bluetooth module (aptX HD) works bidirectionally: Not only can music data from other devices be conveniently played back, it can also be passed on to wireless headphones.
The five kilogram NAD Masters M10 V2 will be available from the end of August 2021. The price: 2,999 euros