|NAD Introduces The Masters Series|
|Home Theater News Power Amplifier News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 15 November 2006|
Audio-video component manufacturer NAD has introduced a complete new line of components called The Masters Series. The first five components to be released in the Masters Series are the M15 Surround Sound Processor, the M25 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier, the M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier, the M5 CD/SACD Player and the M55 Universal DVD Player. By combining a variety of materials and subtle textures, the new industrial design is solid and substantial, yet fresh and exciting according to NAD. The look of these Masters Series components visually reveals the dynamic performance capabilities contained within their sturdy forms.
“The industrial design must create a physical presence that is powerful, dynamic, and solid, yet refined and elegant” said Bob Brown Chairman of NAD Electronics. “We wanted a design that will still look fresh and new a decade from now, a design with classic proportions and understated details.”
With 2mm thick steel panels, combined with extruded aluminum and die cast zinc parts, the chassis forms a solid foundation to reduce air and structure born vibration from reaching any sensitive electronic components residing within. Specialized vibration damping feet employ silicon rubber to further isolate the chassis from vibration. This high standard of mechanical construction assures a lifetime of trouble free use and maintenance.
Glass epoxy circuit boards with thick OFC copper traces and extensive ground planes assure uniformly low impedance operating conditions for all circuits. Very high current circuits make liberal use of copper buss bars to assure maximum performance. Selected discreet devices from the world’s top electronic component manufacturers are used in the high power stages while SMD (surface mount devices) and LSI’s (large scale integrated circuits) are used on multi-layer PCBs to achieve state-of-the-art performance in low level and digital stages.
NAD components have always had superb technical specifications, yet they have clearly outdone themselves with these new Masters Series components. Setting new standards for low noise and low distortion, these components utilize new techniques and the latest precision parts to achieve these lofty performance goals.
All Masters Series Components are currently shipping and are selling for the following US MSRPs:
M15 Surround Preamplifier Processor $2,999
M25 Seven-Channel Amplifier $2,999
M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier $2,799
M5 CD/SACD Player $1,799
M55 Universal DVD/CD Player $1,79