The M50.2 Digital Music Player offers everything you need to hear the music you love in the best quality possible. Harnessing the power of NAD's BluOS™, it allows you to organize and store your music library, while making it easily accessible thanks to the BluOS app. As a high resolution network music player, the M50.2 was designed to house 24/192 files whether it be from a CD or music download site. Furthermore, you can seamlessly connect via Bluetooth, opening the doors to various music streaming services. A wondrous integration of hardware and software, the M50.2 has 2TB of storage, plus a mirrored backup, ensuring you'll never have to sacrifice any music or worry about losing it.
Now, high-res music listening, multi-room wireless streaming, 24/192 storage and CD ripping can all be found in one beautiful component: the M50.2. With 4TB of internal redundant storage featuring programmable RAID backup, this is a complete music solution that does not require a computer and is not prone to the viruses and program conflicts encountered when using a multi-purpose computer. It's is a noise-free component that offers state-of-the-art digital performance. Just add the DAC of your choice and enjoy.
The M50.2 is a "software defined" product, meaning that much of the functionality of the system is defined by software not hardware. New cloud services or audio codecs can be integrated at a future date. This software upgrade potential means that there is a software 'roadmap' that allows the M50.2 to live on and maintain its cutting edge functionality.
The original M50 has added TuneIn internet radio tuner, Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, iHeart Radio, Murfie, and many more. NAD also includes 'direct download' of High Res Audio from HDtracks.com and HighResAudio.com, allowing you to purchase and download new music within the BluOS App. The M50.2 uses the same BluOS software, but has added some hardware features like a new, more powerful processor and Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX for direct audio streaming from a wide variety of popular devices.
The hardware includes the latest generation of low power, super high performance ARM processors. These have more computing power than a PC from just a few years ago, yet they run cool and do not require noisy fans. Many different digital formats are supported in the hardware including SPDIF, USB and unusually for a stereo audio component, HDMI. NAD included HDMI because it is a secure encrypted format that supports multiple channels of 24/192 High Res Audio in PCM's native I2S format.
There is a choice of wired or wireless network connection, and these use standard Wi-Fi protocol IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. While it is possible to stream 24/96 music wirelessly, we recommend a wired connection or local storage for HD music to avoid the possibility of dropouts. The Wi-Fi capability does offer the option of control from a smartphone or tablet with Wi-Fi, which is a fantastic way to enjoy your music collection. The M50.2 CD transport can playback or rip to internal storage, and ripping is completely automatic.
Using the BluOS app allows this music management software to fetch metadata and cover art, without the need for a computer. You can browse your music collection using album art or category listing, and easily create playlists on the fly. The RS-232 and IR Input allow integration with home automation systems as well.