NAD Electronics Master Series
NAD Electronics introduces the Masters Series M2 Direct Digital Amplifier, which is, reportedly, the industry’s first true digital amplifier available to consumers.
The M2 can be thought of as a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) that directly drives a loudspeaker with the same precision as the best low-level DACs. The M2 can deliver 250 Watts to each of two channels and 500 Watts dynamic power.
The M2 is also the first digital amplifier to fully exploit the resolution potential of High-Definition (HD) audio; to fully implement digital error correction; to use it to reduce distortion; and to introduce the innovative Direct Digital Feedback Amplifier architecture developed by U.K.-based Diodes Zetex Semiconductors Ltd. in collaboration with NAD. The M2 is shipping this summer for $5,999 (U.S. MSRP).