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Nad M51

Great Deal: $1,999.99

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Overall 6


MiltonB, Crutchfield
9 December 2012
  • Summary: Great Sounding DAC. All the reviews about the sound are right on. Really great, and works well with Sonos and streamed content, although the best sound came from streaming from my MAC through USB (with the automatically upsampling codec apparently employed by NAD but documented nowhere). I love it and will likely be keeping it, but I do have some nits to pick that I interpret as lack of thoughtful consideration for users,.
  • Pros: Sound is Beautiful! (although I am suspicious that, with all of the upsampling and undocumented magic going on within the unit, how software upsampling via USB, of CD quality output sounds so different from direct, unmolested CD quality digital coax that is only using the DAC. I wouldn't think that pre-upsampling would improve the sound from a DAC that does so much internally, but it clearly does. Which makes me wonder.... HDMI video passthrough is GENIUS! Hello Jools...
  • Cons: No display off. Remote. Documentation. No Volume control on unti, only from remote. plug and play, no options (I like to play a little, read, and understand ). Only one digital Coax input.
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Overall 5


carlbenson, Prisjakt
6 March 2012
  • Summary: Bra ljud, men alldeles högt prissatt. Ljudmässigt får du 95 % av prestandan i en DacMagic (jag har jämfört sida vid sida med identisk signalkälla). Stort plus för HDMI passthru och fjärr. Borde kosta runt 5-6000 kr kanske.
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