Combining a sophisticated music streamer and powerful 100-watt-per-channel amplifier in one super-stylish component, the NAD M10 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier is made for the way people listen to music today. It is based on the BluOS multi-room music platform integrating support for dozens of streaming services. You queue up any music you want using the intuitive app, and hear it in high fidelity. The M10 V2 improves on its award-winning predecessor by adding a remote control, updated gain algorithms, and an easy upgrade path to Dolby Digital surround sound.
Along with audiophile-grade speaker terminals, it has two independent subwoofer jacks, whose output settings are adjustable from the app. Home-theater fans can configure a pair of BluOS surround-enabled wireless speakers or amplifiers to play the surround channels, while the main speakers handle the front channels, so that the M10 serves as the hub of a 4.1- or 4.2-channel Dolby Digital surround setup. It transmits the rear channels wirelessly, with very low latency, so you don’t have to run wires to connect the surround speakers.
Use the BluOS app on a smartphone, tablet, or computer to cue up music from your favorite streaming service, or music stored on USB and network drives. Stream music to the M10 V2 from an iPhone, iPad, or iTunes library via AirPlay 2. Select music by voice using the Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, or Google Assistant voice protocol. You can also stream music from a Roon Core server. It can be integrated into Apple, 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. Use the supplied remote control to adjust volume, skip tracks, and activate preset commands. Or choose tracks, select sources, and adjust volume and other settings from the M10 V2’s touchscreen.
The M10 V2 features a solid brushed aluminum chassis, Gorilla Glass top and front panels, and a bright 7″ touchscreen, with purer colors and wider viewing angle. Behind that display lies a sonic powerhouse that delivers thrilling dynamics and detail. Based on the renowned nCore technology, the amplifier is conservatively rated at 100 watts per channel. Its updated gain algorithms allow higher output levels with inefficient speakers. The subwoofer outputs also have higher gain, allowing for a wider range of subwoofer-main speaker combinations. The ESS Sabre DAC can accept streams up to 24-bit/192kHz. The M10 V2 can stream lossless and high-resolution audio from services such as Deezer, Qobuz, and Tidal; and has full MQA hardware decoding and rendering capability.
The M10 V2 has built-in Dirac Live Room Correction. Using the supplied calibrated microphone and intuitive Dirac app, you can correct peaks and dips caused by your room’s acoustics, up to 500Hz. You hear movie soundtracks and music as they were meant to be heard, free of anomalies. The M10 V2 can store up to five Dirac profiles for different listening positions, surround setups, or room conditions—for example whether the drapes are open or closed.
The M10 V2 also has RCA analog, optical and coaxial digital, HDMI eARC, and USB Type A inputs, for connecting disc players, game consoles, external drives, media adapters, flat-panel displays, and other components. It also features two-way apt-X HD Bluetooth. You can listen through wireless headphones, stereo loudspeakers, a surround-sound setup, or up to 63 BluOS-capable wireless speakers arrayed throughout your home.