NAD Masters Series M51 Direct Digital DAC

NAD says the the Masters Series M51 Direct Digital DAC enables music lovers to conveniently add digital audio to their existing A/V systems without compromise.

NAD Masters Series M51 Direct Digital DAC
The Masters Series M51 Direct Digital DAC offers a variety of connections, including USB for a MSRP of $2,000.

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Robert Archer · February 8, 2012

For decades NAD has been lauded by audiophiles for its high performing and affordable product line. Over the past few years the company has put a considerable amount of effort into updating its product line through new industrial designs, proprietary technologies and other innovations that are ahead of the market’s technology curve.

One of the company’s latest product releases is the Masters Series M51 Direct Digital DAC. This new digital-to-analog converter (DAC) employs the same digital processing circuitry as its M2 Direct Digital Amplifier and it is engineered to provide electronics professionals with a solution that enables them to bridge their clients’ existing A/V systems into the world of digital audio. NAD says the product is designed to perform with low noise levels, low levels of distortion, low levels of digital jitter; overall signal linearity and a wide dynamic range.

NAD says the product accepts PCM data rates up to 24-bit/192kHz, and it includes a choice of inputs such as USB, HDMI and optical, as well as balanced (XLR) and single-ended (RCA) outputs.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]

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