NAD Masters Series M50.2 digital music player Specifications

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Description: Roon Ready digital music server & CD ripper with TFT touchscreen. File formats supported: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MQA, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA. Supported cloud services: Deezer, HDtracks, HighResAudio, iHeartRadio, Juke, Napster, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify, Tidal, TuneIn Radio, WiMP. Internal storage: two 2TB hard disks in RAID array. Resolutions & sample rates supported: PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz (a DoP decoder for DSD files is planned). Inputs: Bluetooth aptX, Ethernet, WiFi, two USB Type A, optical & coaxial S/PDIF. Analog inputs: 1 pair. Digital outputs: AES/EBU (XLR), optical & coaxial S/PDIF, HDMI 1.4 (audio only). Control & display ports: HDMI, RS232, 12V trigger.
Dimensions: 17.125" (435mm) W by 5.25" (133mm) H by 15" (380mm) D. Weight: 17.9 lbs (8.1kg).
Finishes: Silver, Black.
Serial number of unit reviewed: H73M50201220; Bluesound app v.2.12.6, iOS app v.2.12.2.
Price: $3999. Approximate number of dealers: 100.
Manufacturer: NAD Electronics International, 633 Granite Court, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3K1, Canada. Tel: (905) 831-6555. Fax: (905) 831-6936. Web: www.nadelectronics.com.

COMPANY INFO
NAD Electronics International
633 Granite Court
Pickering, Ontario L1W 3K1
Canada
(905) 831-6555
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I enjoyed the review of the M50.2 as it was very informative. At the end of the review Mr. Atkinson said the M50.2 offered essentially the same functionality as the more expensive Antipodes and Aurender servers. I noted the absence of any comparison of sound quality between the M50.2 and the other servers. It would interesting to know how close the NAD is to the others in sound quality. In the Stereophile recommended components review, you were quoted as saying the NAD offered sound quality indistinguishable from the other servers, but I couldn't find that in your review. If you have a chance, could you address this point? Thank you very much!

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