Model No: NAD Master Series M17 V2i

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NAD Master Series M17 V2i

  • $6,599.00

NAD Master Series M17 V2i

Home theater preamp/processor with 11.2-channel processing, Dolby Atmos®, Apple AirPlay® 2, and Dirac Live® room correction


A home theater masterpiece

There are plenty of excellent home theater receivers out there, including some high-end models from NAD. But to get the best sound and picture possible, building a system of "separates" (including a dedicated preamp/processor) is the way to go. NAD's Master Series M17 V2i is one the finest options available.

Why choose a "pre/pro" over a receiver? 

The major difference between this unit and a traditional home theater receiver is that there's no internal amplification inside. This removes the heat and noise generated during amplification, which helps improve the quality of what you see and hear.

You'll connect the M17 V2i to your choice of external power amps, using either balanced (XLR) or unbalanced (RCA) cables. I highly recommend using XLR connections if your amps support them, because they cancel out potential noise and help feed your amp the cleanest, strongest signal possible.

Immersive, lifelike sound and picture

One reason the M17 V2i performs so well is the advancement of "object-based" surround sound formats like Dolby Atmos, which place sound effects in space around you with pinpoint accuracy. 

The M17 V2i excels at decoding and processing Atmos-encoded soundtracks. You'll hear the movie's score and special effects above, behind, in front of, and beside you — just like you would in an actual theater. 

This pre/pro's advanced video processing ensures a vivid, highly detailed picture with movies, sporting events, and video games. All HDMI inputs and one HDMI output support 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) video signals, so you can use it with confidence with your TV or projector-based home theater system.

Stay current as technology changes

The M17 V2i features NAD's Modular Design Construction, which means that its digital inputs and outputs are installed on replaceable circuit boards. This lets you protect your investment by only replacing specific parts when technology evolves, rather than replacing the entire unit.

This is one of the big reasons why I'd choose this model over other pre/pros on the market. If there's an advancement in HDMI technology, for example, you can upgrade that specific section of the unit rather than having to replace the entire machine. 

Advanced room correction

The M17 V2i includes Dirac Live — one of the industry's best room-correction platforms. This software-based system takes precise acoustic measurements of your room, and creates a customized correction curve that fine-tunes the output of your speakers and subwoofers. You get smooth, clear sound that's uniquely tailored to your space. 

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Product highlights:

  • home theater preamp/processor with 11.2-channel processing
  • supports up to 11 speakers with with external power amps
  • touch-panel display offers easy settings changes and menu selections
  • MDC (Modular Design Construction) offers the ability to upgrade components for future format and feature compatibility
  • Dirac Live advanced room correction software tailors the sound to your room with the included microphone
    • Dirac Live software requires a Windows® or Mac® computer for installation
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X™
  • 5 A/V presets for customizing sources, speakers, and settings for easy one-touch recall

Digital and streaming music options:

  • BluOS platform offers intuitive, app-based music streaming via Wi-Fi
  • includes support for Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, and more (subscription required for some services)
  • allows further multi-room expansion with Bluesound wireless speakers
  • supports high-resolution playback (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • BluOS kit includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dongles, plus dual USB ports
  • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
  • works with Amazon Alexa voice control assistant
    • Alexa compatibility requires free firmware update

Multi-room audio:

  • two-zone/two-source output
  • analog stereo outputs for zone 2
  • digital audio sources are converted to analog for playback in Zone 2
  • compatible zone 2 sources: analog inputs and optical/coaxial digital inputs
  • incompatible zone 2 sources: HDMI inputs, USB, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and BluOS
  • unused tape outputs can be used to create Zone 3 and Zone 4 outputs with independent source selection and volume control
    • zone 3 and zone 4 offer the same music source compatibility as zone 2

Connections and dimensions:

  • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 5 in, 2 out
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and one output)
  • digital audio outputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • 7 pairs of analog stereo audio inputs, including 2 with tape outputs
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • 7.1-channel balanced XLR outputs for connection to external power amps
    • 4 mini XLR outputs for front and rear left/right height channels
  • 7.2-channel unbalanced RCA outputs
    • two discrete line-level subwoofer outputs for more precise multi-subwoofer setups
  • RS-232C port for optional 3rd-party control systems
  • 12-volt trigger and remote (IR) inputs and outputs
  • detachable power cord


NAD Master Series M17 V2i

Home theater preamp/processor with 11.2-channel processing, Dolby Atmos®, Apple AirPlay® 2, and Dirac Live® room correction


A home theater masterpiece

There are plenty of excellent home theater receivers out there, including some high-end models from NAD. But to get the best sound and picture possible, building a system of "separates" (including a dedicated preamp/processor) is the way to go. NAD's Master Series M17 V2i is one the finest options available.

Why choose a "pre/pro" over a receiver? 

The major difference between this unit and a traditional home theater receiver is that there's no internal amplification inside. This removes the heat and noise generated during amplification, which helps improve the quality of what you see and hear.

You'll connect the M17 V2i to your choice of external power amps, using either balanced (XLR) or unbalanced (RCA) cables. I highly recommend using XLR connections if your amps support them, because they cancel out potential noise and help feed your amp the cleanest, strongest signal possible.

Immersive, lifelike sound and picture

One reason the M17 V2i performs so well is the advancement of "object-based" surround sound formats like Dolby Atmos, which place sound effects in space around you with pinpoint accuracy. 

The M17 V2i excels at decoding and processing Atmos-encoded soundtracks. You'll hear the movie's score and special effects above, behind, in front of, and beside you — just like you would in an actual theater. 

This pre/pro's advanced video processing ensures a vivid, highly detailed picture with movies, sporting events, and video games. All HDMI inputs and one HDMI output support 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) video signals, so you can use it with confidence with your TV or projector-based home theater system.

Stay current as technology changes

The M17 V2i features NAD's Modular Design Construction, which means that its digital inputs and outputs are installed on replaceable circuit boards. This lets you protect your investment by only replacing specific parts when technology evolves, rather than replacing the entire unit.

This is one of the big reasons why I'd choose this model over other pre/pros on the market. If there's an advancement in HDMI technology, for example, you can upgrade that specific section of the unit rather than having to replace the entire machine. 

Advanced room correction

The M17 V2i includes Dirac Live — one of the industry's best room-correction platforms. This software-based system takes precise acoustic measurements of your room, and creates a customized correction curve that fine-tunes the output of your speakers and subwoofers. You get smooth, clear sound that's uniquely tailored to your space. 

READ LESS

Product highlights:

  • home theater preamp/processor with 11.2-channel processing
  • supports up to 11 speakers with with external power amps
  • touch-panel display offers easy settings changes and menu selections
  • MDC (Modular Design Construction) offers the ability to upgrade components for future format and feature compatibility
  • Dirac Live advanced room correction software tailors the sound to your room with the included microphone
    • Dirac Live software requires a Windows® or Mac® computer for installation
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X™
  • 5 A/V presets for customizing sources, speakers, and settings for easy one-touch recall

Digital and streaming music options:

  • BluOS platform offers intuitive, app-based music streaming via Wi-Fi
  • includes support for Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, and more (subscription required for some services)
  • allows further multi-room expansion with Bluesound wireless speakers
  • supports high-resolution playback (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • BluOS kit includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dongles, plus dual USB ports
  • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
  • works with Amazon Alexa voice control assistant
    • Alexa compatibility requires free firmware update

Multi-room audio:

  • two-zone/two-source output
  • analog stereo outputs for zone 2
  • digital audio sources are converted to analog for playback in Zone 2
  • compatible zone 2 sources: analog inputs and optical/coaxial digital inputs
  • incompatible zone 2 sources: HDMI inputs, USB, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and BluOS
  • unused tape outputs can be used to create Zone 3 and Zone 4 outputs with independent source selection and volume control
    • zone 3 and zone 4 offer the same music source compatibility as zone 2

Connections and dimensions:

  • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 5 in, 2 out
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and one output)
  • digital audio outputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • 7 pairs of analog stereo audio inputs, including 2 with tape outputs
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • 7.1-channel balanced XLR outputs for connection to external power amps
    • 4 mini XLR outputs for front and rear left/right height channels
  • 7.2-channel unbalanced RCA outputs
    • two discrete line-level subwoofer outputs for more precise multi-subwoofer setups
  • RS-232C port for optional 3rd-party control systems
  • 12-volt trigger and remote (IR) inputs and outputs
  • detachable power cord

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