The NAD M12 is a Direct Digital preamp and DAC.It provides outstanding flexibility via NAD’s Modular Design Construction (MDC),which means that it has back panel slots that can take numerous input modules,therefore
setting up the preamp to your requirements.
Generally,there are three slots filled as standard -one analogue module and two digital.
The first offers well balanced and line-level inputs plus a configurable phono stage for MM or MC cartridges.The second module provides digital inputs – 2 coaxial, 2 optical and 1 XLR-type AES/EBU, while the 3rd module accepts USB sources,
with both a USB type-A slot and a type-B socket for connection to a personal computer.
But,some other options are available,based on your desires. An HDMI card is available that offers three inputs for AV equipment, with 4K HDMI passthrough for the monitor.
There is additionally a streaming module,which is especially interesting because it is
completely compatible with Bluesound, NAD’s parent company’s wireless hi-fi brand name.
This implies the NAD M12 can become a fully functioning part of an extended Bluesound system – it can give good results with a Bluesound Vault,along with any USB or NAS drive, or with NAD’s own Master Series
M52 Digital Vault. And you can then use the fantastic Bluesound control application to
navigate your music collection or link up to Spotify, Tidal and some other online music
sources,as well as internet radio.Right behind all this is outstanding audio quality. All signals are raised to a high
bit-rate and remain unconverted back to analogue in a traditional feeling.The result
is an remarkably fluid sound from one of the most versatile pre-amps on the market
now, combining the all the advantages of modern streaming and digital sources,but still ready to play from LP and other
The NAD M22 digital power amplifier is the ideal companion to the NAD M12, with the two linked through balanced or line-level connections. This Class D switching amp has nearly supernatural reserves – 2 x 250-watts very conservatively rated.
It can easily power virtually any floor standing speaker to live performance volumes with no breaking a sweat,and at extremely low levels of distortion.
NAD DirectDigital™ Innovation
DirectDigital™ amplification offers the highest level of performance. The 35-bit data path with 24-bit coefficients and 62-bit accumulation, and dithered truncation back to 35-bits after DSP functions guarantee the overall 24-bit accuracy. With this degree of resolution, all preamp functions can be accomplished with a new level of precision, and all in the digital domain. This eliminates the noise and distortion prone to analogue circuits. Because of the super high resolution, even 24-bit files are processed without truncation or loss of information.
As part of NAD’s top-range Masters Series this mixture provides the company’s all-digital architecture to a
flexible and future-proof modular design with extremely effective amplification
and a very soft sound with very low distortion. And of course, the simple fact that they
look wonderfully stylish and purposeful is simply the icing on a very delicious cake.
We really suggest visiting the showroom for a demo.