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Hi-Fi News Highly Commended Award for M12 M22

March 19, 2015

award-winning pre power amplifier

In their latest review, British magazine Hi-Fi News test the new NAD Masters M12 Digital Preamp DAC/M22 Stereo Power Amplifier and hand the pre/power combo its sought-after "Highly Commended" award. Reviewed by the experienced and well-respected reviewer Andrew Everard in the April issue of the magazine, the NAD Masters M12/M22 package was said to deliver a "vivid presentation" of 24-bit/96kHz music and brought out "every element of the piece while keeping that live feel" when paired with the Everard's test loudspeakers.

Rated at a modest 250W by NAD, the M22 was measured by Paul Miller in the magazine's bonus lab report, which, in fact, found the power amplifier to clock in at "295W/8ohm and 360W/4 ohm with dynamic outputs of 400W/8ohm and 780W/4ohm". Miller's lab findings were "very impressive for this class of amp as is the spectacularly low 0.005ohm outputs impedance. THD [Total Harmonic Distortion] is as low as 0.0004% midband".

Download the full Hi-Fi News review here.

Comments (1)

2015-03-20 15:17
Dan - NL

brilliant review! I've been very pleased with this combo at home for the last few weeks, so I did know the outcome beforehand :-). I've seen a C390DD in action with the Bluesound module inside; PLEASE add a source select feature to the BluOS module, the volume reacts to the app even when the module is not playing but there's no possibility to switch sources on the amp itself, that would make this combo ultimately brilliant.
Thanks for listening,

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