NAD Electronics kicks off a month-long series of activities celebrating the release of the Masters M66 BluOS Streaming DAC Preamplifier at the Shanghai Audio Show in China, ahead of shipments arriving to global retailers in the second half of November 2023. 

All Shanghai Audio Show attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to preview and demo the full features of the M66 –a high-end preamp that – according to the manufacturer – represents an entirely new category of hi-fi separates. 

The M66 will be available for purchase in November and will be available at participating NAD authorised retailers at a suggested retail price of US$5,499 / GBP£4,499 / EUR€5,999 / CDN $7,299.

The NAD Masters M66 is one of the most feature-rich and technologically advanced preamplifiers on the market today, claims the manufacturer. Its circuitry design features separate digital and analogue signal paths that add functionality like distinct volume attenuation for analogue and digital signals, a true analogue bypass for the MM/MC phono stage, and an independent headphone amplifier. 

It also boasts four independent subwoofer outputs and includes licences for Dirac Live Room Correction (full frequency) and Bass Control tools. The M66 also introduces a new proprietary technology, Dynamic Digital Headroom (DDH), that eliminates intersample clipping and relies on the widely lauded ESS Sabre DAC, ensuring only the cleanest signal is passed along for amplification. 

BluOS wireless hi-res multiroom streaming, is included, as are Apple AirPlay2, two-way AptX HD Bluetooth, and a host of other inputs and outputs.

“China has been one of NAD’s fastest growing markets and we are very excited to be able to have Chinese audiences be among the first to see the full extent of what the M66 is capable of,” explains Cas Oostvogel, NAD Product Manager, of the brand’s decision to use the Shanghai Audio Show to open the product’s official launch activities. “We chose the Shanghai Audio Show over those in Melbourne, Paris, and other locations because of the market’s embrace of the brand.”

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