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NAD Masters M33 integrated amp announced at CES 2020

Gory details on NAD's press release, the highlights to me are 200WPC from new Purifi amps, HDMI ARC, Dirac Live and it even comes with a remote control!

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CES 2020, Las Vegas, NV January 6, 2020 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, unveils another new and unique Masters Series product here. The M33, a BluOS™ enabled DAC/amplifier that can serve as the heart of a reference whole-home system. In its simplest form, the M33 (US$4999/€4999/£3999 MSRP) is an ultra-high-performance streaming amplifier with superb audiophile sound. Or it can be combined with other players in a BluOS ecosystem of wirelessly networked music players throughout the home for an outstanding whole-home audio system. The M33 will be available in March 2020.


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As soon as I saw the press release yesterday, I called my local dealer and he indicated he ordered a demo for the store. I’m so excited to listen and read reviews.


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I like it, I'm always glad to see 2-channel gear with hdmi and room correction. One thing that bugs me is no USB in. I can stream to my gear using SMB or the like, but I prefer the simple files on a 256 gb thumb drive method.

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I like it, I'm always glad to see 2-channel gear with hdmi and room correction. One thing that bugs me is no USB in. I can stream to my gear using SMB or the like, but I prefer the simple files on a 256 gb thumb drive method.
I believe there's a USB port beneath the LAN port, it doesn't mention local playback in the press release but the M10 can do it (page 7 of the manual) and has the same layout so I'd imagine this would as well.
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$4999

"....superb audiophile sound"


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I believe there's a USB port beneath the LAN port, it doesn't mention local playback in the press release but the M10 can do it (page 7 of the manual) and has the same layout so I'd imagine this would as well.
Yea, I see it now. Kind of a bad place to put it in the rear of unit. But at least they have it.

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I'd love to audition one of these in my rig. Such a hassle though...

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I like it, I'm always glad to see 2-channel gear with hdmi and room correction. One thing that bugs me is no USB in. I can stream to my gear using SMB or the like, but I prefer the simple files on a 256 gb thumb drive method.
I would just take advantage of the M33's inherent capabilities with BluOS for streaming via Ethernet. On my network, for instance, is my Bluesound Vault 2 (on another system in an upstairs bedroom) that holds my own digital library. Being able to stream directly from myriad services is what gets most of my music playing time.

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I like it, I'm always glad to see 2-channel gear with hdmi and room correction. One thing that bugs me is no USB in. I can stream to my gear using SMB or the like, but I prefer the simple files on a 256 gb thumb drive method.
Aspecially USB B input...
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Why not a simple USB-to-HDMI adapter if it's that important to you? Is it too hard to find one in "audiophile quality"?

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