NAD M12 / M22
NAD M12 Digital Preamp DAC
Built for the future, the M12 is not a typical DAC and it is not a typical preamplifier. The M12 is an ultra-high resolution digital audio hub that boasts a full roster of audiophile-grade features that leverage some of the most advanced digital audio thinking on earth. 24/192 Asynchronous USB offers modern connectivity options from any source imaginable. Moreover, NAD’s DirectDigital™ processing and a Class-A buffer guarantee real-time, 24-bit accuracy from the very first to the very last bit. The M12 interfaces with all digital or analogue musical sources, and renders them perfectly to power amplifiers and active loudspeakers.
One of NAD’s most innovative technological advancements— Modular Design Construction (MDC)—does away with obsolescence by providing a simple upgrade path to add future features and functionality. M12 owners can add an optional DD HDM-1 HDMI Module with 3 inputs and 1 output (3D video pass-through) and/or the network audio module, DD BluOS, with music management software that is controlled with an iOS or Android device. The DD BluOS MDC Module allows streaming of a variety of music services, HD streaming from a NAS device; plus it gives you full control of your music library. Integrated WiFi/Ethernet and aptX Bluetooth™ connections are also offered with the DD BluOS Module.
NAD M22 Stereo Power Amplifier
Connect to the emotion of live performance through detailed sound with amazing control and transparency. This is the M22. It is easy to find amplifiers that can excel in one or two areas, but the M22 is truly an amplifier that does everything well. Wide open-loop bandwidth, extremely low-phase shift, almost non-existent noise, harmonic and intermodulation distortion independent of load (load invariant), high current capability, low output impedance (high damping factor) uniformly at all audible frequencies-it all adds up to incredible performance. You just have to hear it to feel it.
The NAD M12 and M22 amps impressed me more than any amplification component I have reviewed in the last several years.
The M12/M22 products offered a sound that was always liquid and emotive. The sound was reminiscent of good old Class A amplification in this regard. They thankfully differed from Class A in being able to deliver huge gobs of power with a lifelike microdynamic structure which impressed me more and more each time I listened to the amps. And the frequency balanced held up even when I pushed the amps.
Sensible, Serious, Masterful.
The sound remains beautifully free, natural, rich in detail and tight, provoking me to write compliment after compliment in my notes.