One of the more nifty products at CES 2019 – the NAD Masters M10 BluOS streaming amplifier. Obviously this won’t be a full-fledged review of the MAD Masters M10 – just a few quick impressions.
The NAD M10 is probably the cleanest looking one-box-solution I’ve ever seen. From the solid brushed aluminum to the large glossy touch screen, there’s an undeniable appeal to having 160 watts of power in such an elegant – yet unobtrusive device.
But there’s more. Lots more.
The NAD M10 was driving a pair of DALI Epicon 6 loudspeakers ($14,000/pr). The sound was refined, clean, and rhythmic. There’s a tiny scoop of warmth on top of the spacious canvas – which keeps the sound from being too neutral or lean. The tonality doesn’t shift too far in any direction.
It wasn’t the fullest of sounds – but it didn’t sound flat either. Overall very smooth, articulate, and refreshing. I never once felt the system was constrained or distorted. Bass was tight, there was plenty of air around vocals, and output power was abundant.
In short, for the NAD M10’s elegant build, performance, and feature list, I was expecting a much higher price tag.
Have a listen!
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