Reviews

NAD's Masters M33

2020-07-21

NAD's Masters M33 is now shipping, six months after being announced. The streaming box of tricks was unveiled back in January.

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NAD C 658

2020-06-16

If you are looking to build a streaming music system from scratch, one of the more interesting decisions to make is whether to follow the time honoured tradition of building a setup with a dedicated source, amp and loudspeakers or combining the first two components in some way. Increasingly, preamp functionality is being added to source components, and the need for separate units is diminishing.

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With this device, the Canadian NAD presents their vision of the AV receiver of the future. Is it a totally new concept, like the HEOS AVR that appeared a few years ago? No, not that. However, NAD took the classic AV receiver and improved it in several areas to create a machine that marries good performance with functions that match the expectations that everyone has today thanks to mobile devices.

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The M10 appears to be a proverbial Swiss Army knife. The onboard touchscreen is beautiful and takes up the entire front of the unit. The M10, however, begs to be front and center on a pedestal I further intuited setting up the Dirac Live Room Correction using the included microphone.

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There are plenty of choices on the market when it comes to AVRs, but at the end of the day they all support various flavors of surround sound including 3D immersive audio from the two big brands: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, with some models also supporting Auro-3D (but not this one). In this case, were looking at an AV receiver with seven amplified channels and 11.1-channel 3D immersive sound processing.

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Some audio companies are notable for the fact that, if their name is on a given product, you know it's going to sound great. PSB is one such company. Be it headphones, bookshelf speakers, or floorstanders, whether you pay $299 or over $5,000, you're going to get state-of-the-art engineering and exemplary sound quality.

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NAD Electronics, the acclaimed high fidelity audio brand, particularly recognized for its innovations in amplifiers, announced that it will be the first international brand to incorporate and launch Purifis new patent-pending class-D technology into its product family.

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Looking for a high-quality, no-nonsense AV receiver that's built to last? The NAD T777 V3 offers an intriguing alternative to the big brands.

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The earphones have a sultry female's voice that provides status updates like low battery, paired, master, slave, etc. This was a very nice and luxurious touch.

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Taking home the gold for Amplifier of the Year, the NAD C 368 has already received accolades from The Absolute Sound and AVS Forum.

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EISA, the European Imaging and Sound Association, is an independent body of 50 specialist interest magazines across the continent. The award winners are chosen as the best of the best in their category from the thousands of products tested and reviewed by EISA member magazines over the year.

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NAD C 328

2019-04-01

Switching to vinyl, Seydor decided to use Singapore-based artist Jacintha's tribute album to James Taylor and found that he "was instantly seduced," describing the vocal reproduction as rounded and dimensional.

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NAD D 3020 V2

2019-04-01

"If you're wondering how good a $400 stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC and Bluetooth can sound, I'm here to tell you it can sound damn good."

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NAD HP70

2019-04-01

Featuring three built-in listening modes, Bluetooth aptX HD, and NAD's innovative RoomFeel technology, the HP70 was designed to deliver a detailed soundstage that allows listeners to hear their favourite songs in lush, vivid realism.

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Featuring three built-in listening modes, Bluetooth aptX HD, and NAD's innovative RoomFeel technology, the HP70 was designed to deliver a detailed soundstage that allows listeners to hear their favourite songs in lush, vivid realism.

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PSB M4U 8

2019-04-01

Harley goes on to say that "what makes the M4U 8 so compelling is its combination of an easy-going top end with excellent resolution of detail and transient information." Harley concludes that the PSB M4U 8 "is not only a great performer, it is also a spectacular value."

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The new, slimline disc player links latest-generation digital-to-analogue technology to robust construction and quality electronics, the company claims. The C 538 uses a 24-bit Wolfson DAC chipset, a solidly constructed chassis, and carefully designed electronics featuring short signal paths, selected circuit components and active power supplies. Read More

The Node 2 presents a greater prospect to those wireless links offered by many other multi-room designers: as a streamer it is also, effectively, a source - a functioning cog of your hi-fi system rather than the bolt used to hold it and the cloud together.

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