Model No: NAD M32 Masters Series

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NAD M32 Masters Series

  • $4,399.00

NAD continues to re-write the book on amplifier design

Back in 2010, NAD turned the high-end audio world on its ear with their revolutionary M2 DirectDigital™ integrated amplifier. It combined the strengths of a Class D amplifier section — high efficiency and high power — with pristine sound that could compete with cost-no-object designs. Think of NAD's M32 as a "son of M2," offering a bit less brute power, but a lot more versatility and future-readiness.

This flexible multi-tool of a component gives digital audio sources top priority, and the list of inputs includes optical, coaxial, balanced AES/EBU, and asynchronous USB. You also get three analog inputs, including an excellent phono input for connecting your turntable. The power amp section is conservatively rated at 180 watts per channel into 8 or 4 ohms, which means the M32 will drive virtually any pair of speakers. And a discrete headphone amp will make your headphones sing. 

The shortest signal path between source and speaker, for reduced noise

NAD's DirectDigital amplification combines all pre-amplification and power amplification functions into a single amplifying stage. That makes the path between source and speaker much shorter and simpler.

Because the M32 handles digital audio signals directly, you won't hear the noise and distortion that's added by the analog amplifying stages found in conventional amplifiers and preamps.

Without all that noise to compete with, the subtle details you never noticed will emerge, even from tracks you've heard a hundred times. You'll get a clearer sense of the dimensions of the performance space, and be able to better appreciate the rich tonal texture of each instrument.

Unique feedback circuit cancels out amplifier distortion

Lots of people assume that all Class D amps are digital amps — that the "D" stands for digital — but that's not the case. Most Class D amps are actually analog, but the M32 is truly digital, not just Class D. Another unusual feature of the M32 is the way it uses feedback to minimize distortion in the output stage.

Here's how it works: The output signal is continuously compared to the input signal, and a mirror image of the difference (distortion) is introduced in order to cancel it out. This all happens while the signal is still in the digital domain, before it's converted to analog at the speaker outputs.

Modular design gives your system room to grow

The M32's back panel features four MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots. One has a digital audio input board pre-installed, while the remaining three are available for customization and expandability. One compelling option is NAD's BluOS™ module, which is a cool way to explore the BluOS multi-room audio ecosystem. BluOS is an advanced music management system with support for local NAS drives and streaming audio services like Spotify®, Tidal®, and many others.

Once you install the optional BluOS module, you can centralize your digital music libraries and streaming services. The free app lets you easily control playback with any smartphone or tablet.

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Product highlights:

Features:

    • 180 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.03% THD
    • 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
    • DirectDigital™ amplifier design for greater efficiency and reduced distortion
    • 4 MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots for adding additional capabilities and features (one slot has the pre-installed digital input board)
    • built-in subwoofer crossover with selectable frequency
    • independent built-in high-output headphone amplifier
    • remote control

    Connections:

    • 3 stereo RCA audio inputs, including a phono input (for use with a moving magnet cartridge)
    • stereo RCA preamp output for connecting a separate amplifier or powered subwoofer
    • digital inputs: 2 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial, 1 balanced AES/EBU (all provide up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • digital outputs: 1 Toslink optical, 1 coaxial
    • asynchronous USB (Type B) input for playback of high-resolution digital music files from a connected computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • USB (Type A) port for service only
    • 2 pairs of binding post speaker connectors for bi-wiring
    • IR input and 12-volt trigger in/out
    • RS-232C port for use with external controllers
    • full-size headphone jack
    • detachable power cord


    NAD continues to re-write the book on amplifier design

    Back in 2010, NAD turned the high-end audio world on its ear with their revolutionary M2 DirectDigital™ integrated amplifier. It combined the strengths of a Class D amplifier section — high efficiency and high power — with pristine sound that could compete with cost-no-object designs. Think of NAD's M32 as a "son of M2," offering a bit less brute power, but a lot more versatility and future-readiness.

    This flexible multi-tool of a component gives digital audio sources top priority, and the list of inputs includes optical, coaxial, balanced AES/EBU, and asynchronous USB. You also get three analog inputs, including an excellent phono input for connecting your turntable. The power amp section is conservatively rated at 180 watts per channel into 8 or 4 ohms, which means the M32 will drive virtually any pair of speakers. And a discrete headphone amp will make your headphones sing. 

    The shortest signal path between source and speaker, for reduced noise

    NAD's DirectDigital amplification combines all pre-amplification and power amplification functions into a single amplifying stage. That makes the path between source and speaker much shorter and simpler.

    Because the M32 handles digital audio signals directly, you won't hear the noise and distortion that's added by the analog amplifying stages found in conventional amplifiers and preamps.

    Without all that noise to compete with, the subtle details you never noticed will emerge, even from tracks you've heard a hundred times. You'll get a clearer sense of the dimensions of the performance space, and be able to better appreciate the rich tonal texture of each instrument.

    Unique feedback circuit cancels out amplifier distortion

    Lots of people assume that all Class D amps are digital amps — that the "D" stands for digital — but that's not the case. Most Class D amps are actually analog, but the M32 is truly digital, not just Class D. Another unusual feature of the M32 is the way it uses feedback to minimize distortion in the output stage.

    Here's how it works: The output signal is continuously compared to the input signal, and a mirror image of the difference (distortion) is introduced in order to cancel it out. This all happens while the signal is still in the digital domain, before it's converted to analog at the speaker outputs.

    Modular design gives your system room to grow

    The M32's back panel features four MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots. One has a digital audio input board pre-installed, while the remaining three are available for customization and expandability. One compelling option is NAD's BluOS™ module, which is a cool way to explore the BluOS multi-room audio ecosystem. BluOS is an advanced music management system with support for local NAS drives and streaming audio services like Spotify®, Tidal®, and many others.

    Once you install the optional BluOS module, you can centralize your digital music libraries and streaming services. The free app lets you easily control playback with any smartphone or tablet.

    READ LESS

    Product highlights:

    Features:

      • 180 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.03% THD
      • 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
      • DirectDigital™ amplifier design for greater efficiency and reduced distortion
      • 4 MDC (Modular Design Construction) slots for adding additional capabilities and features (one slot has the pre-installed digital input board)
      • built-in subwoofer crossover with selectable frequency
      • independent built-in high-output headphone amplifier
      • remote control

      Connections:

      • 3 stereo RCA audio inputs, including a phono input (for use with a moving magnet cartridge)
      • stereo RCA preamp output for connecting a separate amplifier or powered subwoofer
      • digital inputs: 2 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial, 1 balanced AES/EBU (all provide up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
      • digital outputs: 1 Toslink optical, 1 coaxial
      • asynchronous USB (Type B) input for playback of high-resolution digital music files from a connected computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
      • USB (Type A) port for service only
      • 2 pairs of binding post speaker connectors for bi-wiring
      • IR input and 12-volt trigger in/out
      • RS-232C port for use with external controllers
      • full-size headphone jack
      • detachable power cord

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