Harnessing the power of NAD's BluOS™, M50.2 Digital Music Player 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. You can seamlessly connect via Bluetooth, opening doors to various streaming services. High-res music listening, multi-room wireless streaming, 24/192 storage and CD ripping can all be found in one component.
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. 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. 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. Software upgrade potential means that there is a '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 more. It 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 variety of devices.
The hardware includes the latest generation of low power, super high performance ARM processors. These have more computing power than a PC, yet they run cool and do not require noisy fans. Many different digital formats are supported in the hardware including SPDIF, USB and HDMI.
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. 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. 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.