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The M12 Masters Series Digital Preamp By DAC NAD defies categorization as a standard DAC or preamplifier. It stands as an ultra-high resolution digital audio hub, encompassing a suite of top-tier audiophile features. Embracing Modular Design Construction, the M12 remains primed for expansion with new capabilities. This innovation incorporates cutting-edge digital audio concepts, yielding an exceptional product. Unveiling Unprecedented Precision

The M12 transcends with NAD's DirectDigital™ processing and a fully balanced Class-A buffer stage. This dynamic duo delivers unparalleled accuracy and transparency, cloaked in a serene silence. Versatile in its connectivity, it interfaces effortlessly with both digital and analog sources, meticulously channeling them to power amplifiers and active loudspeakers through its balanced or single-ended outputs.

Elevate Your Auditory Experience

Integrating the M12 into your system elevates your musical journey. It ensures your music is experienced at the zenith of audio quality, hailing from diverse sources – from the warmth of vinyl to the precision of High-Res digital. With this digital preamp it empowers you to revel in a transcendent auditory experience that brings out the best in every musical facet.

M12 Masters Series Digital Preamp DAC NAD

  • NAD DirectDigital™ Preamplifier: Anticipating Tomorrow

    Embrace the NAD DirectDigital™ Preamplifier, a pinnacle of innovation poised for the future. Leveraging DirectDigital™ amplification, it epitomizes unrivaled performance. A 35-bit data path enriched with 24-bit coefficients and 62-bit accumulation, along with precision through dithered truncation, ensure ultimate 24-bit accuracy. This stunning resolution empowers preamp functions with newfound precision within the digital realm, rendering even 24-bit files without truncation or data loss.

    Uncompromised Connectivity

    Linking versatility with excellence, this preamplifier boasts AES/EBU, Asynchronous 24/192 USB, coaxial and optical digital inputs, as well as balanced and single-ended line level inputs, including a high-performance MC/MM phono stage. It features a pure Class-A buffer with advanced Super OP Amps for low impedance balanced and single-ended connections to power amplifiers or active loudspeakers. Control is at your fingertips through a remote, complemented by IR repeaters, 12V triggers, and a serial port for seamless integration into sophisticated control systems.

    Precision Customization

    Leveraging robust computing power and a high-resolution signal path, the M12 incorporates innovative features to enhance your listening journey. The M12 provides a second-order high-pass and low-pass crossover with selectable frequencies – even customizable frequency knees for each filter – facilitating the integration of subwoofers. This level of flexibility and precision is achieved through our perfected DirectDigital architecture.

    MDC: A Glimpse into Tomorrow

    M12 pioneers Modular Design Construction (MDC), ushering obsolescence into oblivion with its upgrade path for future functionalities. Owners can embrace the optional DD HDM-1 HDMI Module with 3 inputs and 1 output, featuring 3D video passthrough, or the network audio module, DD BluOS. The latter provides music management software controllable via iOS or Android devices, offering integrated WiFi/Ethernet and aptX Bluetooth™ connections.

    Elevating the Art of Sound: MQA

    Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology, intrinsic to all BluOS Enabled music players, reshapes audio delivery. This technology brings master quality audio to any room in your home. NAD's BluOS Enabled music players decode and render MQA streams, guaranteeing an exact replication of what the artist intended. Witness the MQA logo in the BluOS app as assurance of decoding and playback of an MQA stream or file, transporting you to the heart of the studio's sound.

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