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Nad M51
9.0 out of 10

Nad M51

Great Deal: $1,999.99

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NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
10 October 2012
  • Summary: I'm truly amazed at the performance of this $2,000 DAC. It is state-of-the-art in design, but more importantly, also in performance. Its unique HDMI input, which displayed incredibly low distortion, makes this product a must-consider if you are thinking about purchasing an outboard DAC.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

21 September 2012
  • Summary: A month ago, I wrote a post on my desktop audioblog on the long awaited NAD M51 35-bit/844 kHz DAC. It's time to update that post with some first impressions, because I was so fortunate to get a 30 min. listen on it Friday.
  • Pros: Good connectivity and flexible with HDMI. Sounded very good with CD quality music.
  • Cons: Some will find the design too minimalistic. You miss a volume button on the DAC, when used a preamp
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Overall 10

NAD Masters M51

21 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Der M51 von NAD arbeitet bis zu den Ausgangsbuchsen konsequent digital. Wie sich der D/A-Wandler im Betrieb schlägt, zeigt der Test.
  • Pros: freundlicher und filigraner Klangcharakter mit feiner Artikulation
  • Cons: tonal etwas eigenwillig, nur mäßig pegelfest
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NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC

19 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Toen AND Benelux afgelopen herfst tijden de Dutch Dealer Days in Den Dolder de nieuwe M51 D/A converter liet zien en horen legde ik ter plekke een recensie-exemplaar vast. De combinatie van de bijzondere technologie en een adviesprijs die ver onder de 2000 euro lag deden mij sinds die eerste...
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