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NAD M51 - any news of Mk2 ?

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It has been nearly 4 years since the M51 came out and even longer since the D/A tech became available in the M2, does anyone have any thoughts on when NAD might do the next revisions of these components. 

It would be a real shame if I were to get a new M51 today and hear about a new model soon afterwards. I realise it hurts dealerships with existing stock when this sort of news comes out but from the customer's perspective, it is wiser to go for say the Benchmark DAC-2 which is more recent and compares well with the M51.

 

On the same topic, please let me know if anyone has any leads on an ex-dem or used NAD M51 at a good price.

 

Many thanks!

 

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RE: NAD M51 - any news of Mk2 ?

Hi,

I have an immaculate NAD M51 for sale which you can find on hififorsale.com. I am keen to sell and buy a Linn Sneaky DSM instead (the ad says I am after an Oppo but the Sneaky seems a better way to reduce boxes!) I am based in South West London

Feel free to call me on 07722 871945 or martinatwerp@gmail.com

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Martin

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RE: NAD M51 - any news of Mk2 ?

Hi Theo,

 

I can confirm that there are are no plans to release a mkII version of the NAD M51 at the current time. I can understand your reasons for asking as there is nothing worse than "buyers regret"! The M51 is still a great performing dac with some great features and please visit the NAD website dealer page http://nadelectronics.com/dealers to access a list of UK retailers who will be more than happy to help you.

All the best,

Simon

 

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RE: NAD M51 - any news of Mk2 ?

Hello Simon,

this question has nothing to do with the M51 but do you know a release date for the new D3020 amp ?

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Hi,

The NAD D 3020 is going to be available later this month, I haven't got a fixed arrival date yet but we will be getting them as soon as we can! Its well worth the wait and I will post again once I have more news.

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Simon

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Hi,

The NAD D 3020 is going to be available later this month, I haven't got a fixed arrival date yet but we will be getting them as soon as we can! Its well worth the wait and I will post again once I have more news.

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Simon

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Hi Simon, Thanks for confirming!

Can I also ask, do you have any other DAC products (at or higher calibre than M51) planned for the next year or two ? I would have expected NAD to throw in more R&D to the product technology in M51 especially as it has proven so popular and I don't mind waiting Smile If you prefer, you can reply direct to audio.perfecto@gmail.com

 

Hi Martin, I did pm you via hififorsale but got no reply.

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RE: NAD M51 - any news of Mk2 ?

Hi Theo,

I have sent you a reply via eimail.

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Simon

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RE: NAD M51 - any news of Mk2 ?

NAD UK wrote:

Hi Theo,

I have sent you a reply via eimail.

Kind Regards,

Simon

 

Hi Simon,

I love my NAD M51. It's a high performing and versatile unit. In my own set up it replaced the esteemed Chord 64 DAC. I've had no qualms about the move to NAD. 

 

One question: are there any plans to fully enable DSD playback in either disc or download format? I'm not that tech savvy, but I presume it would have to be via the HDMI, if it were possible. 

 

Charlie

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Hi Charlie, It is possible

Hi Charlie,

It is possible to decode DSD files and as you mention, this will nee to be done via the HDMI input. If you need more information, please refer to the link below.

http://nadelectronics.com/products/dac/M51-Direct-Digital-DAC#heading-do...

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Hi Cypher,

 

Good news, we have had a small number of D 3020's arrive and am expecting more this week so please do not hesitate to contact your local NAD retailer who will be happy to let you know once their stock arrives.

 

KIndest Regards,

Simon

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RE: NAD M51 - any news of Mk2 ?

Sheer misinformation by the folk at Sevenoaks. Its barely two months since I got my M51 and I hear of a new M12 coming out. Okay if Simon never repplied to my query or replied saying honestly he didn't know but instead what did he do, he says no there are no plans to upgrade M51.

I would never ever buy a product from Sevenoaks, I would import direclty if I had to really, very dissapointed.

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/nad-m12-direct-digital-preampdac

 

 

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