NAD Electronics is kicking off a month-long series of activities celebrating the release of the Masters M66 BluOS Streaming DAC Preamplifier, launched back in May, ahead of shipments arriving to retailers later this year.
StereoNET Hi-Fi & AV Show attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to preview and demo the full features of the M66, which is pitched as a high-end preamp "so advanced, it represents an entirely new category of hi-fi separates".
The NAD Masters M66 boasts an "exceptional circuitry design" and features separate digital and analogue signal paths, adding functionality such as distinct volume attenuation for analogue and digital signals, a true analogue bypass for the MM/MC phono stage, and an independent headphone amplifier.
Additionally, the M66 offers four independent subwoofer outputs and includes licenses for Dirac Live Room Correction (full-frequency) and Bass Control tools to assist you in getting everything dialled in optimally.
The M66 also introduces a new proprietary technology, Dynamic Digital Headroom (DDH), which we are told eliminates intersample clipping and relies on the widely lauded ESS Sabre DAC. This, says NAD, ensures only the cleanest signal is passed along for amplification.
BluOS wireless hi-res multiroom streaming is onboard alongside Spotify Connect and TIDAL Connect, as are Apple AirPlay2, two-way AptX HD Bluetooth, and various other inputs and outputs. Smarthome integration support includes Crestron, Control4, ELAN, RTI, URC, and more.
The M66 is expected to sell in Australia for $8,999 RRP. You can see and hear it at the 2023 StereoNET Hi-Fi & AV Show, October 20-22, at the Pullman Hotel & Convention Centre, Queens Road, Albert Park. For a limited time, discounted tickets are available online.