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. The M10 V2 is based on the acclaimed BluOS multi-room music platform, which has integrated support for dozens of streaming services. You can queue up any music you want using the intuitive BluOS app, and hear it in glorious high fidelity through your favourite loudspeakers. 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.
NAD Masters M10 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier Just Add (More) Speakers
Like the original M10, the M10 V2 exemplifies the “Just Add Speakers” revolution in hi-fi. But it takes that revolution a giant step further. Along with audiophile-grade speaker terminals, it has two independent subwoofer jacks, whose output settings are adjustable from the BluOS app. The M10 V2 adds Dolby Digital surround-sound decoding. Home-theatre 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 V2 serves as the hub of a 4.1- or 4.2-channel Dolby Digital surround setup. The M10 V2 transmits the rear channels wirelessly, with very low latency, so you don’t have to run wires around your room to connect the surround speakers.
There are many ways to operate the M10 V2. Use the BluOS app on a smartphone, tablet, or computer to cue up music from your favourite streaming service, or music stored on USB and network drives. Choose some songs from the Spotify or Tidal app on your computer or smart device, then shift playback to the M10 V2. 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. The M10 V2 is Roon Ready, so you can stream music from a Roon Core server. The M10 V2 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. In addition, the M10 V2 can learn commands from your favourite IR remote control.
The Power and the Glory
Created by the award-winning design firm DF-ID, the M10 V2 features a solid brushed aluminum chassis, Gorilla Glass top and front panels, and a bright 7″ touchscreen, with purer colours and wider viewing angle than the screen on the original M10. Behind that gorgeous display lies a sonic powerhouse that delivers thrilling dynamics and exquisite detail. Based on the renowned nCore technology, the M10 V2’s Hybrid Digital 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.
With its compact form factor and elegant minimalist design, the M10 V2 will blend beautifully into any living space—not just visually, but sonically as well. Like the original M10, 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 (a full-bandwidth version is available through Dirac). That way, you hear movie soundtracks and music as they were meant to be heard, free of anomalies caused by the listening environment. 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 is the perfect amplifier for the Internet era. With the user-friendly BluOS app, you can play music from your favourite streaming service, as well as locally stored music. But the M10 V2 also plays nicely with external components. It has RCA analogue, 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. With the M10 V2, you can listen through wireless headphones, stereo loudspeakers, a surround-sound setup, or up to 63 BluOS-capable wireless speakers arrayed throughout your home. Hi-fi doesn’t get more modern than this.
LINE INPUT, SPEAKER OUT
Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms >100W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz) <0.03 % (250 mW to 100 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >85.1 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)
Clipping power >130 W (at 1 kHz 8 ohms 0.1 % THD) >230 W (at 1 kHz 4 ohms 0.1 % THD)
IHF dynamic power 8 ohms: 160 W 4 ohms: 300 W
Damping factor >190 (ref. 8 ohms, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
Frequency response ±0.6 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Tone controls Treble: ±6.0 dB at 20 kHz, Bass: ±6.0dB at 60 Hz
Channel separation >83 dB (1 kHz), >70.5 dB (10 kHz)
Input sensitivity (for 100 W in 8 ohms) Line In: 456 mV, Digital In: -13.23 %FS
Standby power <0.5W
ESS Sabre 9028 DAC
Supported audio file formats MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
Hi-Resolution audio formats MQA, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, Supports converted DSD playback via the BluOS desktop app (only)
Sampling rate up to 32 bit/192 kHz PCM
Bit depths 16 – 24
Supported operating systems Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 to current Windows Operating Systems and Mac OS X versions
User interface mobile operating system BluOS BluOS – Free Android and iOS App available online at Google Play and Apple App store
Supported cloud services* Amazon Alexa, Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, HDTracks, HighResAudio, Murfie, JUKE, Napster, Slacker Radio, KKBox, Bugs
Free internet radio* TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise
Bluetooth quality Bluetooth aptX HD built-in
Bluetooth connectivity Two-Way (Receive and Headphone modes)
Network connectivity Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Wi-Fi 5
DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
Gross dimensions (W x H x D)**215 x 100 x 260 mm, 8 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 10 1/4 inches
Shipping weight 5 kg (11 lbs)