NAD Introduces The Masters Series, A New Benchmark in A/V Performance and Value

The highly regarded manufacturer of high performance audio components delivers master-class engineering with a distinctive new industrial design

NAD introduces a complete new line of components called The Masters Series, which sets new benchmarks in performance, ease -of -use and design. Several years in the making, NAD's product development team, created the perfect balance of style, flexibility, ease -of -use, and investment grade value to define their best products in 33 years Conceived as complete systems, there is a new synergy of performance and luxury with the sleek components in the Masters Series. Superb "Build -Artistry™" and Master -Class engineering set these components apart from all others on the market today.

The first four components to be released in the Masters Series are the M15 Surround Preamp Processor, the M25 Seven -Channel Power Amplifier, the M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier and the M55 Universal DVD Player. By combining a variety of materials and subtle textures, the new industrial design is solid and substantial, yet fresh and exciting. The look of these Masters Series components visually reveals the dynamic performance capabilities contained within their sturdy forms.

"The industrial design must create a physical presence that is powerful, dynamic, and solid, yet refined and elegant" said Bob Brown Chairman of NAD Electronics. "We wanted a design that will still look fresh and new a decade from now, a design with classic proportions and understated details."

With 2mm thick steel panels, combined with extruded aluminum and die cast zinc parts, the chassis forms an incredibly solid foundation to reduce air and structure born vibration from reaching any sensitive electronic components residing within. Specialized vibration damping feet employ silicon rubber to further isolate the chassis from vibration. This high standard of mechanical construction assures a lifetime of trouble free use and maintenance.

The M15 Surround Preamp Processor is THX Ultra II Certified and features HDMI switching, dual differential 24 -bit, 192 kHz DACs, Dynamic Headroom Scaling for optimum digital resolution and a linear power supply. It offers the widest array of surround formats including Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES Discrete and Matrix, DTS NEO:6, THX Ultra II post -processing, along with 7.1 Matrix, Dolby ProLogic II.

The M25 Seven -Channel Amp is THX Ultra II Certified delivering 160 watts (x7) of continuous Full Disclosure Power with all seven channels driven simultaneously (20Hz - 20kHz), at less than 0.03% THD into 8 or 4 Ohms. It employs a monoblock design and incorporates NAD's proprietary Power Drive circuitry to achieve effortless sound, even at the most elevated levels.

The M55 Universal DVD Player offers superlative audio and video performance for all your optical media including SACD and DVD -A discs. It employs the Faroudja DCDi chip to upconvert to 720p or 1080i and supplies a HDMI output with HDCP encryption. DVD -Audio and SACD decoding takes place on board with comprehensive bass management. It uses professional grade 24 -bit, 192 -kHz audio D/A converters and dual 12 -bit, 216 -MHz video D/A converters to ensure highly accurate playback of delicate, low -level video signals

The M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier offers unparalleled audio performance and features such as Dual Mono design, featuring NAD's proprietary Power Drive™ circuitry, ultra precise volume, balance and tone controls, biamp output with selectable cross over frequency, seven inputs, including one balanced XLR plus a Tape /Zone 2 output. The M3 delivers 180 watts (x2) of continuous Full Disclosure Power with both channels driven

All Master Series products have the flexibility and features to meet the demands of today's complex custom installations including 12 -volt triggers, RS -232 port and IR remote inputs.

It's time to get back in touch with the most elusive part of music -the emotional part. Experience sound quality that is more spirited and inspired. It's an experience that equals or exceeds all performance benchmarks -regardless of price.

All the Master Series components can be seen in Booth 214 during CEDIA Expo 2005. All models start shipping in September 2005, the Masters Series Components will sell for the following US MSRPs:

M15 Surround Preamplifier Processor $2999
M25 Seven -Channel Amplifier $2999
M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier $2799
M55 Universal DVD/CD Player $1799

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