The latest generation of NAD popular M10 streaming amplifier adds support for Dolby Digital Surround and includes an IR remote control. The M10 V2 features 100 watts per channel of amplification and BluOS streaming capabilities, and adds the capability to expand with Dolby Digital Surround decoding, an enclosed IR remote control, and updated gain algorithms. It ships globally in August 2021 and will retail for £2,199 (US $2,749, €2,999/).
The M10 V2 includes two independent subwoofer jacks and can be used to build a Dolby Digital surround sound wireless 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2 home theatre system using a pair of BluOS surround-enabled wireless speakers or amplifiers. The M10 V2 is capable of transmitting to rear channels wirelessly, with very low latency, making connecting wires around the room unnecessary.
The M10 V2 has a full-colour touchscreen front panel. New to this iteration of the product is an IR remote control for easy access to basic audio controls and presets. Streaming music can be controlled through the BluOS app, which includes dozens of natively integrated music streaming services and thousands of internet radio stations. The M10 V2 supports AirPlay 2, Bluetooth aptX HD, is Roon Ready, and can be used with popular voice control assistants. For smart homes, the M10 V2 can be integrated into Control4, Crestron, Lutron, and other home-automation systems, so you can control music playback, along with other home systems like lighting, shades, HVAC, and security.
Bringing everything but the speakers to the hi-fi experience, the M10 V2 features amplification and DAC, with built in sources and preamp capabilities. With an upgraded 7” IPS colour touchscreen, the M10 V2 delivers purer colours and a wider viewing angle than its predecessor. Renowned nCore amplification technology rated at 100 watts per channel is included behind the full-colour display that doubles as a touchscreen controller for volume, sources and other audio controls. The M10 V2’s updated gain algorithms allow for higher output levels with inefficient speakers. Higher gain is also included in the subwoofer outputs, which allows for a wider range of subwoofer-main speaker combinations. Its ESS Sabre DAC effortlessly handles BluOS audio streams, which processes up to 24-bit/192kHz, and supports MQA and other lossless and high-resolution audio formats from streaming services such as Amazon Music Ultra HD, Deezer, Qobuz, and Tidal.
Created by design firm DF-ID, the M10 V2 features a solid brushed aluminium chassis and Gorilla Glass top and front panels. The minimalist design allows for the M10 V2 to fit into any living space, With the addition of Dirac Live room correction, any listening room can achieve “acoustic perfection”. The enclosed calibrated microphone allows for measurement of the room’s acoustic anomalies, helping to correct peaks and dips caused by the room’s acoustics up to 500Hz (a full-bandwidth version is available through Dirac). Up to five listening profiles can be uploaded and saved to create a tailored experience if there are multiple listening positions, you have two or more channels active or want to compensate for whether or not the curtains are drawn, for example.