This ad is for 1 Nad M2 integrated amplifier with digital inputs. Retail
is $5900 US and this unit is in excellent condition
with very little use. One owner with original packaging. I never say
mint but I can say this unit has less than 100 hours on it.
NAD’2 M2 is characterized by:
• Text-book low distortion with a tendency toward flow and elasticity over rhythmically angular or crackling.
• Developed tone colors with solid textures.
Immaculately sorted, three-dimensionally locked staging against a very
black background and properly scaled sizing and scale. Stage width is
occasionally a tad narrower than with other amps.
• Freedom from
edges for ideal long-term use yet still highly resolved. Ultimately
somewhat soft rather than freshly crisp in the treble.
• Full-featured, the M2 is optimized for its digital inputs.
• Flawless bass on extension and weight, neither soft nor poster child for brutality.
• Impeccable build.
• Weight: 20.2 kg
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 148 x 502mm
• Trim: Silver grey
• Output power: 2 x 300/250/200 Watt into 2/4/8 Ohm
• Digital inputs: 1 x AES/EBU, 2 x coaxial, 2 x optical
• Analog inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x RCA
• Digital outputs: 1 x RCA, 1 x optical
Other: Speaker terminals accept bananas or spades, 7-stage impedance
matching, fixed gain feature for use with preamp, selectable sample
rates for analog inputs, 24/192 data acceptance for digital inputs
• Idle power consumption: 80 watts, 1 watt in standby
M2 is Mister Clean for sure but despite it, not boringly sterile. Quite
the contrary in fact. By avoiding all hazing and grey blurs, the
resultant sonic image becomes exceptionally elastic, musical, color rich
and very non-technical or non-artificial.
I had changed my system approach, the NAD M2 provided many nights of
extended listening, with one album leading to just one more. And one
more. While the M2 is relatively large and heavy for a class-D
amplifier, runs warmer than you might expect, and is not inexpensive,
when fed high-quality PCM data it offers sound quality that competes
with that of the best conventional amplifiers. Given my long-term
skepticism about the sonic benefits of PWM amplifiers, that was not what
I was expecting. NAD's Masters Series M2 is a winner all the way.
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costing one-tenth as much as my reference system (all the components of
which are outstanding), the M2 was extremely engaging musically.
Overall, I preferred the reference system, but not by as much as the
price disparity would suggest. I usually wouldn’t judge a $6000 product
against one costing more than $50k, but the M2’s outstanding performance
in many areas invited the comparison. Moreover, the M2 represents a
radically different approach to amplifier design, digital-to-analog
conversion, and system architecture. As such, I evaluated how the M2
sounds not just in comparison with similarly priced conventional
amplification and digital-to-analog conversion, but how its new
technology stacks up on an absolute basis. (You should consider this
when reading how the M2 falls short of a reference-quality system. I
included those observations not to diminish the great achievement the M2
represents, but to put this new technology in context.) As for the M2
as an alternative to a $3500 conventional integrated amplifier and a
$2500 digital-to-analog converter, it’s a slam dunk.
Shipping is set at $80 for Canada and the US.
Phone; Bob 519-619-9924