|NAD Masters Series to Compete With High-End Giants|
|Home Theater News Power Amplifier News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Monday, 24 October 2005|
NAD is introducing a whole new line of components called the Masters Series – the first four components to be released in November are the M15 Surround Sound Processor ($2,999), the M25 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier ($2,999), the M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier ($2,799) and the M55 Universal DVD Player ($1,799).
The design of the Masters Series has a strong industrial influence, the chassis with its two millimeter thick panels and extruded aluminum and die cast zinc parts forms a solid foundation to reduce air and structure born vibration from reaching any sensitive electronic components within.
Glass epoxy circuit boards with thick OFC copper traces and extensive ground planes are used to keep low impedance operating condition. Discreet devices from top manufacturers are used in the high power stages while surface mount devices and large scale integrated circuits are used on multi-layer PCBs. NAD wants the Masters Series to set the benchmark for high-end audio with its sleek stylings and technical proficiency.