(July 20, 2020) NAD's Masters M33 BluOS Streaming DAC Amplifier originally debuted at CES 2020 with a projected release date in March. Of course, manufacturers around the world have been stymied by the tortures of a certain virus, so it's no surprise that the M33 didn’t officially surface until now.
Possessing a potent 200 watts per channel backed by HybridDigital Purifi Eigentakt technology, the M33 is designed to bathe the ears with powerful sound devoid of distortion and noise. That sound is enhanced through the use of Dirac Live Room Correction, which tweaks both frequency and impulse responses for incredible, life-like imaging and performance. And because the M33 allows for five different Dirac memory profiles, owners have tremendous flexibility for different acoustic scenarios and musical tastes.
While the M33 houses a variety of traditional inputs and outputs (HDMI, USB, Optical, Coax, AES/EBU, phono, sub out), it also accommodates Airplay 2 and aptX HD for streaming from computers and handheld devices. Additionally, it offers BluOS, a technology that NAD believes is the “most advanced network streaming and multi-room operating system available.” BluOS also provides access to full MQA decoding from local NAS servers, shared drives, and the most popular Hi-Res streaming services.
The M33 carries a rather hefty price tag of $4,999, but a modular design and dual expansion MDC slots practically guarantee serious longevity once it’s integrated into a system.
For more information about the M33 and other NAD products, visit www.nadelectronics.com.