NAD expands Master Series with seven-channel M28 power amp

NAD expands Master Series with seven-channel M28 power amp
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NAD’s top-of-the-line electronics range has gained a multi-channel power amplifier. The M28 has been designed for both hi-fi and home theater use, delivering 200 watts from each of its seven channels.

The M28 utilises the Eigentakt (meaning “self-clocking”) amplifier technology that it licenses from Danish brand Purifi and which is also found in NAD’s M33 BluOS streaming amplifier. A "further refinement" of the self-oscillating Class D technology used in previous NAD HybridDigital designs, the technology works to improve the performance of Class D amplification by essentially taking into account previously unknown effects of the output filter in the feedback loop and making the amplifier's response indifferent to speaker load and volume level. 

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Here, NAD is promising extremely low distortion (“0.003%” total harmonic distortion) and clean, stable clipping.

Connections-wise, the M28 offers both single-ended RCA and balanced XLR inputs, with locking connectors allowing for, NAD says, long cable runs without noise pickup or signal loss.

The NAD M28 costs £3999 ($4999) and is available now to order, with shipping beginning this month.


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