NAD Master Series M17 (V2) AV Surround Sound Preamp Processor

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  • Surround yourself with perfection. The M17 V2 carries on the enviable task of representing NAD’s finest surround sound performance. Infinite possibilities await thanks to the M17 V2’s most impressive feature, Modular Design Construction (MDC), NAD’s proven method for preventing premature obsolescence. Dolby Atmos® and DTS-HD Master Audio combine with Dirac Live® Room Correction to deliver hyper-realism that captures every dimension of a performance. Add bit-perfect 4K UHD video processing and the M17 V2 delivers the most accurate sound and image experience you’ve ever had. The M17 V2 is second-to-none in terms of flexibility and up-to-the-minute digital technology.


    With MDC all major digital circuits can be upgraded and replaced to keep the M17 forever young and capable. This NAD innovation is a unique architecture that keeps pace with the fast changing world of digital formats by allowing connectivity and feature upgrades as new technology becomes available. Future video formats and surround sound decoders can be easily accommodated with our exclusive MDC, allowing critical digital hardware and software to be upgraded. MDC defies premature obsolescence, so you can keep pace with the latest developments in high performance AV through dealer-installed modules. Your M17 can be upgraded as your needs and tastes develop, and you only need to replace the module you want to upgrade, not the entire AV preamp processor.


    The M17V2 offers full HDMI video switching and surround sound decoding along with 11.1 balanced outputs. Brimming with a full complement of sophisticated features like the high resolution lossless surround formats from Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Masters Audio decoding, and now object-based audio with Dolby Atmos, the M17 provides the highest levels of performance. The surround mode of the source material is automatically detected via the digital inputs of the M17V2, and the most advanced form of decoding, based on your setup, is switched in. Conversion of the encoded digital bitstream is performed with high resolution and extremely linear D/A converters carefully selected for their performance capabilities.


    Like all professional recording studios and sound stages, the M17 offers fully balanced audio outputs for all eleven channels. Locking connectors and special interface electronics allow long cable runs without noise pickup or signal loss. The silent black background and explosive dynamics afforded by the balanced line stage amplifier adds drama and excitement to your music and movies.


    The latest HDMI features, including HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 colour resolution, High Dynamic Range video support, and CEC/ARC, are all included. Digital inputs and outputs are available in both coaxial and optical formats to make it easy to attach all your digital sources. Digital inputs are converted to analogue for use in Zone 2, and you can choose to convert unused tape outputs for Zone 3 and Zone 4 use with independent source selection and volume control. With BluOS® we have also made it easy to add more speakers for listening to music in additional rooms. IR repeaters, 12V triggers to automatically switch amplifiers on and off, and an RS-232 data port makes it easy to connect to highly advanced automated control systems, such as Crestron and Control4. Thoughtful features like discrete On and Off codes, direct access to inputs and FM station presets facilitates the integration of the M17V2 into elaborate remote control systems.


    Dirac Live® and its powerful room correction software is built in to the M17V2, including its own calibrated measurement microphone and Dirac Live FULL for NAD. Advanced users can build the perfect listening environment that corrects for both the timing and colourations in sound, including the ability to create custom target curves for room response and the option to choose from a variety of third-party calibrated microphones.


    A unique among high-end AV Processors, BluOS®, the advanced operating system and music management software shared with NAD’s sister brand Bluesound, is included in the M17V2. When connected to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, the M17V2 has access to thousands of Internet radio stations and over a dozen high quality music services including Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, and many more. With full support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology, the M17V2 has the highest resolution audio performance available combined with the highest definition video performance.


    The M17 V2’s sleek TFT touch panel display makes setup and control easier than ever before. Unique features like AV presets and a completely flexible input setup allow unprecedented flexibility and ease of use. The M17 V2 offers five independent AV presets that store speaker level and tone control settings for instant recall, making it easy to custom tailor your system for different types of program material. Encoded surround modes like Dolby Digital and DTS are automatically selected if the program is so encoded. The M17 V2 also remembers your last used settings when switched in and out of Standby mode.

    • Fully Balanced outputs for all 11.1 channels (Mini XLR for Height Channels)
    • Differential DACs for each channel
    • Separate linear and active power supplies dedicated for analogue and digital sections
    • MDC Modular Design Construction (MDC), includes AM 17 Audio and VM 300 Video modules
    • 5 x HDMI Digital Audio/Video Inputs - 4K UHD full support with 4K/60p/4:4:4/HDCP 2.2; 2 HDMI outputs (1 HDCP 2.2 with CEC, 1 HDCP 1.4)
    • Dolby Atmos® and DTS-HDTM Master Audio support
    • BluOSTM Enabled for wireless multi-room music streaming (upgrade kit included)
    • Hi-Res Audio playback including 24-bit/192kHz FLAC / WAV / AIFF
    • 5 Custom A/V Presets
    • Independent source and volume controls for Zone 2
    • RS-232 Port Interface for Advanced Control Systems
    • Eco-friendly operation with <0.5W standby power consumption
    • CompletewithDiracLive® FullRoomCorrectionSoftware and Calibrated Microphone


    • HDMI: Up to 4K UHD
    • Coaxial: 0.5 Vpp
    • Ethernet: RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet


    • Input Impedance (R and C): 56kΩ + 220pF
    • Input Sensitivity: 40mV (ref. 500mV out)
    • Maximum Input Signal: >8Vrms
    • Signal/Noise Ratio, A-weighted: 
      • >90dB (ref. 500mV in, 500mV out, volume set to unity gain)
      • >80dB (ref. 2V out, volume maximum)
    • Channel Separation: >70dB (ref. 1kHz / 10kHz)
    • Frequency Response
      • ±0.3dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone Active)
      • ±0.3dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, Tone Defeat)
    • Frequency Response (subwoofer out): 10 – 200Hz (ref. -3dB)


    • XLR: >2Vrms
    • Maximum output level: >8Vrms into 600Ω
    • THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100): <0.005% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, 2V out)
    • Tone Controls
      • Treble | ±10dB at 10kHz (ref. 2V in, 2V out)
      • Bass | ±10dB at 100kHz (ref. 2V in, 2V out)


    • Standby power: <0.5W
    • Unit Dimension (WxHxD) – Gross*
      • 435 x 156 x 386mm
      • 17 1/8 x 6 3/16 x 15 1/4 inches**
    • Net Weight: 10.9kg (24lb)
    • Shipping Weight: 17.5kg (38.6lb)





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