NAD Now Shipping Masters Series M32 DirectDigital Amplifier

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 4, 2017 — NAD ELECTRONICS, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced the immediate availability of their Masters Series M32 DirectDigital™ Amplifier ($3999 U.S. MSRP). The M32 is an elegant, top-of-the-line, BluOS™ready integrated amplifier with a host of features that offers maximum flexibility and excellent efficiency with reduced noise and distortion. M32 also includes a phono input and a dedicated headphone amplifier to accommodate music lovers of all kinds.

NAD has a storied history in integrated amplifiers dating back more than forty years. With the M32 however, NAD is reinventing the integrated amplifier, as we know it. DirectDigital™ amplification combines all pre-amplification and power amplification functions into a single amplifying stage. With 150W X 2 on tap, the M32 is a true digital amp (not just Class D) that is computer controlled and amplifies entirely in the digital domain, converting to analog at the speaker terminals. This gives it the shortest signal path possible.

As for the M32’s advanced design architecture, flexibility and expandability are front and centre. There are four MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots with three for customization and expandability and all are 24/192 capable.

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, literally becoming part of the M32. BluOS is an advanced operating system for music management and control that includes support for local NAS drives and premium internet streaming audio services like Spotify, Tidal and many others. Of course, all the popular formats are supported including MQA, AAC, Ogg, MP3, Bluetooth aptX – wherever or however music is accessed it can be enjoyed with the BluOS equipped M32.

Users can control BluOS™ with an easy-to-use app for smartphone, tablet or desktop and can take advantage of extensive 3rd party control system integration for seamless system performance and reliability. Moreover, the M32 with BluOS is a wireless multi-room system fully compatible with the amazingly affordable Bluesound™ wireless speakers and digital music players for mix-and-match system flexibility.

Inputs include:

  • AES/EBU, Coax and Optical, USB A and USB B
  • MM Phono Input
  • Single-ended Line Inputs
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0 (24/192) Computer Input
  • AES/EBU, Coax, and Optical 24/192 Inputs

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.

“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 last year with the groundbreaking M12 Preamp DAC and M22 power amplifier” explained Greg Stidsen Director of Technology and Product Planning for NAD Electronics. “NAD has eliminated obsolescence with Modular Design Construction while expanding the frontiers of connectivity with BluOS. The M32 isn’t just future proof, it’s the future.”

On November 10, 2016, at an awards ceremony in New York City, CES announced that the NAD M32 was named a CES 2017 Innovations Awards Honouree. A preeminent panel of independent industrial designers and engineers as well as prominent members of the trade media judge products entered into this competitive program. The Innovations award honours outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

Key Features of the M32:

  • DirectDigital amplification, combining all preamplification and power amplification functions into a single amplifying stage
  • Four MDC slots with three for customisation and expandibility, all are 24/192 capable
  • MM Phono Input
  • Single-ended Line Inputs
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0 (24/192) Computer Input
  • AES/EBU, Coax, and Optical 24/192 Inputs
  • Dual Discrete Subwoofer Outputs with Configurable High/Low Pass Filter
  • Two sets of Sepaker Outputs for Bi-wiring
  • Headphone Amplifier

At the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, January 5-7, Lenbrook will feature the M32 and several other new products on display and demonstration at the Venetian Hotel Suite 30-235. Lenbrook personnel will be on hand to answer any questions about NAD or sister brands PSB Speakers and Bluesound.

About NAD Electronics

Founded in 1972 and now sold in 100 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award-winning line of high quality components for audio, home theatre and custom installation applications. The company’s products consistently deliver outstanding performance, value and simplicity. With over forty years of innovation and value, NAD products are proudly distributed worldwide by Lenbrook.

About BluOS

BluOS is a proprietary operating system shared by high-end audio brands Bluesound and NAD Electronics. Unlike other solutions that rely on 3rd party software like UPnP, BluOS is a dedicated ‘music only’ operating system that allows for interoperability among enabled devices and provides connectivity to numerous cloud and network music sources. BluOS fully supports High Resolution Audio, as well as all popular lossless and lossy codecs. It also features seamless integration with common smart home controllers like Control4, Crestron, and RTI, among others. BluOS-enabled devices can be controlled with a free app available for smartphones, tablets and desktop.

Media Contacts:

Peter Hoagland
North American Media Relations, NAD Electronics
peter@hoagland.us

Richard Stevenson
International Media Relations, NAD Electronics
richard@rspr.co.uk

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