NAD M10 V2 (Image Credit: NAD)
NAD M10 V2 (Image Credit: NAD)

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M10 V2: Compact "Masters" Amp from NAD enters the next Generation

Two years after the introduction of the compact streaming amplifier M10 from NAD's Masters series, the Canadians now introduce an improved "V2" version.

Read our review of the original NAD M10 here.

The biggest update, compared to the predecessor, probably is to be found in the newly added possibility to play Dolby® Digital surround sound in addition to classic stereo playback. Via the free BluOS™ app – which is still used to control all streaming functions of the M10 V2 – two additional wireless BluOS™-enabled speakers or a corresponding amplifier can now be integrated in order to play the two rear surround channels, while the main speakers play the front channels. In this way, Dolby® Digital soundtracks can now be played back in 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2 audio formats.

In addition, the NAD M10 V2 features an updated amplifier tuning with 6 dB higher output levels for improved use of the integrated Dirac Live® room correction, tone controls and subwoofer outputs. The IPS display of the central, 18 cm wide touchscreen is also new. This new display is said to provide more realistic colors and a wider viewing angle than the the one found on the original M10. Finally, a compact infrared remote is now added to the M10 V2's package.

As before, the streaming amplifier with its 2 x 100 watts offers access to numerous streaming providers and internet radio stations thanks to BluOS™ integration. Music playback from USB and NAS drives or via Bluetooth, as well as elaborate multi-room functions are also available on the NAD amp. Thanks to bi-directional Bluetooth, it can also deliver music to wireless headphones. In addition, the M10 V2 supports AirPlay 2, and can be added to a Roon network as a playback device.

The NAD M10 V2 will be available at authorized retailers from the end of August*, while the price is supposed to stay unchanged at around €3,000*.

*Availability and Prices for Germany.

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