The NAD MASTERS M66 STREAMING DAC-PREAMPLIFIER
is an exceptional piece of audio equipment that offers a range of impressive features. Its audiophile-grade DAC and network streamer, powered by the renowned BluOS multi-room music platform, ensure high-quality sound reproduction. The M66 is equipped with various inputs, including MM/MC phono and HDMI eARC, providing versatility for connecting different devices.
One standout feature of the M66 is its incorporation of Dirac Live Room Correction and Dirac Live Bass Control. These advanced technologies enable the M66 to deliver remarkably accurate in-room sound response, surpassing any other two-channel component on the market. Moreover, the M66 boasts outstanding build quality with its durable aluminum casing, vibrant 7" touchscreen, and smooth volume control, making it a source of pride for its owners for years to come.
In terms of music playback, the M66 excels with its integration of the BluOS multi-room music management system. This grants users access to an extensive library of music, including high-resolution tracks up to 24-bit/192kHz. The M66 supports full MQA decoding and rendering, ensuring the highest audio fidelity. Controlling the M66 is effortless with the intuitive BluOS Controller app, compatible with various operating systems, and offering seamless integration with over 20 streaming services. Additionally, users can enjoy internet radio stations and access their locally stored or network-based music.
The M66 goes beyond solo listening experiences by enabling music sharing across a home network. With its compatibility with other BluOS-enabled components, up to 63 devices can be interconnected, allowing synchronized music playback throughout the house. Integration with popular smart home systems from Control4, Crestron, ELAN, RTI, and URC is also supported. Furthermore, the M66 offers convenient voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri.
For an optimized listening environment, the M66 features Dirac Live Room Correction. By connecting a calibrated microphone and using the Dirac Live app, users can analyze their listening room and apply filters to compensate for acoustic issues, resulting in improved bass response, enhanced accuracy, clarity, and precise imaging.
Taking bass performance to new heights, the M66 is equipped with four balanced (XLR) and four unbalanced (RCA) subwoofer outputs. The inclusion of Dirac Live Bass Control allows independent calibration of multiple subwoofers, achieving seamless integration with the main speakers. This ensures consistent, high-quality low-frequency reproduction throughout the listening room.
In the digital realm, the M66 incorporates the acclaimed ES9038PRO Sabre DAC from ESS Technology, renowned for its exceptional performance in terms of noise reduction, dynamic range, and time-domain accuracy. The M66's ultra-precise resistor-ladder control circuit delivers precise volume adjustments, minimizing distortions and maximizing the dynamic range. Notably, NAD's Dynamic Digital Headroom (DDH) circuitry eliminates digital intersample peak clipping distortion, resulting in more realistic instrument reproduction.
To cater to various audio sources, the M66 provides a comprehensive range of inputs. Vinyl enthusiasts can enjoy the ultra-low-noise MM/MC phono stage with accurate RIAA equalization and innovative infrasonic noise removal. An HDMI eARC interface is available for seamless connectivity to HDTVs, while multiple digital and analog inputs accommodate various devices. The M66 also offers balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for power amplifiers, along with XLR and RCA subwoofer outputs. Additionally, the M66 includes a dedicated headphone amplifier capable of driving high-impedance studio monitor headphones.
The M66's rear panel features two expansion slots, supporting NAD's Modular Design Construction (MDC2) technology, ensuring future compatibility with optional MDC2 modules.