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NAD M51 DAC and Digital Preamplifier

One of our Masters Series’ finest components to date, the M51 Direct Digital™ DAC uses the same high precision digital processing as our groundbreaking M2 Direct Digital Amplifier, but in a new format that easily interfaces with high performance analogue components, including our M22 Stereo Power Amplifier.

With features such as extremely low noise, low distortion, wide dynamic range, superb linearity and exceptionally low digital jitter, the M51 will help bring your home theatre system to life. With the ability to accept PCM data rates up to 24 bit/192kHz, the M51 makes it perfect for listening to high resolution downloads, allowing you to hear your favourite songs in the best audio quality possible. Possessing two HDMI inputs and one output with video pass through, the M51 seamlessly becomes the heart of a video 2.0 system, further displaying the M51’s remarkable versatility and innovation.

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  • 35-bit/844kHz up-sampling digital-to-analog converter operating in differential mode for precise sound
  • Asynchronous USB technology for reduced jitter and better sound with computer-based audio
  • Front-panel vacuum fluorescent display shows sampling rate to verify source quality
  • Preamp function with selectable inputs and remote volume control
  • 35-bit DSP-based volume control maintains full 24-bit resolution sound
  • Phase-inversion (polarity) switch to compensate for out-of-phase recordings or phase-inverting amplifiers
  • HDMI connections with video pass through to allow two-channel home theater with a Blu-ray or DVD player source
  • Remote control


12 Months Warranty by ATLAS

Return Policy

All sale items sold are non-exchangeable, non-returnable and non-refundable.