I first was introduced to the M10 by NAD some years ago at CES 2019. The carefully curated single piece of gear was connected to a pair of Dali Epicon 6 floorstanders, undoubtedly presented in such a way to as to show of the sonic prowess that can achieved through such a small piece of claimed real estate. While 2019 might seem like just a moment ago (or a lifetime ago considering everything that has taken place in-between now and then) it is a considerable timeframe for cutting edge digital tech. And as such, the long running company announced this week that the popular NAD Masters M1 V2 Streaming Amp will take the helm, bringing along with it a few new upgrades.
The NAD M10 V2 still packs in 100 watts per channel, a BluOS base and full facing color screen, but now the tech is just a bit more refined for modern living and there is even the option to round things up to 4.2 surround sound setups via wireless connections in BluOS. Also included is Dirac Live room correction, Roon Ready and a fully capable list of streaming features. Check out the release below for all the specs.
The NAD M10 V2 includes audiophile–grade speaker terminals and two independent subwoofer jacks. Output settings for the subwoofer are easily controlled and adjusted through the BluOS Controller app. Home theatre fans can easily build a Dolby Digital Surround Sound wireless 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2 immersive home theatre system using a pair of BluOS surround-enabled wireless speakers or amplifiers. The M10 V2 is capable of transmitting to rear channels wirelessly, with very low latency, making connecting wires around the room unnecessary.
The M10 V2 offers an abundance of control options the most captivating of which is a beautiful full- color touchscreen front panel. New to this iteration of the product is an included an IR remote control for easy access to basic audio controls and presets. Streaming music can be controlled through the BluOS app, which includes dozens of natively integrated music streaming services and thousands of Internet radio stations. The M10 V2 supports AirPlay 2, Bluetooth aptX HD, is Roon Ready, and can be used with popular voice control assistants. For smart homes, the M10 V2 can be integrated into Control4, Crestron, Lutron, and other home-automation systems, so you can control music playback, along with other home systems like lighting, shades, HVAC, and security.
SMALL AND MIGHTY
Bringing everything but the speakers to the hi-fi experience, the M10 V2 features audiophile-grade amplification and DAC, with built in sources and pre-amp capabilities. Featuring an upgraded 7” IPS color touchscreen, the M10V2 delivers purer colors and a wider viewing angle than its predecessor. Renowned nCore amplification technology conservatively rated at 100 watts per channel is included behind the full-color display that doubles as an intuitive touchscreen controller for volume, sources and other audio controls. The M10 V2’s updated gain algorithms allow for higher output levels with inefficient speakers. Higher gain is also included in the subwoofer outputs, which allows for a wider range of subwoofer-main speaker combinations. Its highly acclaimed ESS Sabre DAC effortlessly handles BluOS audio streams, which processes up to 24-bit/192kHz, and supports MQA and other lossless and high-resolution audio formats from streaming services such as Amazon Music Ultra HD, Deezer, Qobuz, and Tidal.
Created by the award-winning design firm DF-ID, the M10 V2 features a solid brushed aluminium chassis and Gorilla Glass top and front panels. The minimalist design allows for the M10 V2 to fit into any living space, With the addition of Dirac Live room correction, any listening room can achieve acoustic perfection. The enclosed calibrated microphone allows for measurement of the room’s acoustic anomalies, helping to correct peaks and dips caused by the room’s acoustics up to 500Hz (a full-bandwidth version is available through Dirac). Up to five listening profiles can be uploaded and saved to create a tailored experience if there are multiple listening positions, you have two or more channels active or want to compensate for whether or not the curtains are drawn, for example.
THOROUGHLY MODERN HI-FI
The NAD Masters M10 V2 epitomizes thoroughly modern hi-fi for today’s listener featuring a variety of different playback options. Through the user-friendly BluOS app, listeners are able to play music from their favorite streaming service, as well as locally stored music. The M10 V2 includes RCA analogue, optical and coaxial digital, HDMI eARC, and USB Type A inputs, to connect compact disc players, game consoles, external drives, media adapters, flat-panel displays, and other components. Two-way aptX HD Bluetooth is also featured showcasing the versatility of the M10 V2. Listeners are further able to choose their listening medium of choice such as stereo loudspeakers, wireless headphones, a surround sound setup or a multi-room set-up of up to 63 other BluOS wireless players. The NAD Masters M10 V2 BluOS Streaming amplifier is a modern system for the modern listener.
Features and Details
NAD M10 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier
Wireless 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2-channel surround sound options
Hybrid Digital nCore Amplifier with updated gain algorithms
Continuous Power: 100W into 8/4 Ohms
Dynamic Power: 160W into 8 Ohms 300W into 4 Ohms
32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre DAC
Dirac Live Room Correction
IPS Color LCD display
Infrared remote control handset included
Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant voice control skills
AirPlay 2 integration, with support for Siri Voice Assistant
Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect
Two-way Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth
NFC Bluetooth pairing for compatible smart devices
BluOS multi-room compatible
Gigabit Ethernet; Wi-Fi 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
HDMI eARC,USB Type A inputs
Stereo line analogue and coaxial/optical digital inputs
Preamp output, two independent subwoofer outputs with updated gain algorithms
IR Input, 12V Trigger Out
Apps for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, Crestron, Control4, RTI, URC, Elan, Lutron, iPort
Wide variety of premium music services supported in BluOS app, including Amazon, Spotify,
Tidal, TuneIn, Napster, Deezer, Qobuz and many others
Support for all major lossless and lossy formats, including WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, AAC, MP3,
Ogg Vorbis, and others
MQA decoding and rendering
The NAD M10 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier will retail for $2,749 when it becomes available this month.
More info: NAD Electronics