NAD Electronics has launched its new M23 Hybrid Digital stereo power amplifier, which builds on the Purifi Eigentakt amplification technology first introduced in the M33 BluOS streaming amplifier.
The Masters M23 Hybrid Digital stereo power amplifier features Eigentakt amplifier technology, manufactured by NAD under license from Purifi. This new technology nearly eliminates harmonic and intermodulation distortion and allows for an even, wide, and load-invariant frequency response.
“The sonic character of the M23 is reinforced in the story told by the numbers,” says Cas Oostvogel, NAD’s Product Manager. “This is an amazingly powerful and transparent amplifier bringing new levels of refinement and dynamics at any level and sets a new benchmark for performance and value in its category.”
In common with the previous generations of NAD Hybrid Digital technology but unlike most Class D amplifier designs, the M23 offers a minimum of 200W per channel with reserves of dynamic power at lower impedances. It is capable of beyond 260W dynamic power per channel even into 8 ohms, and beyond 520W into 4 ohms. It can power loudspeakers to live performance levels with efficiency and low power consumption.
The M23 in bridge mode combined with an M33 BluOS streaming amplifier can create a 2 x 700W system; it’s also an easy upgrade to power any high-performance separates system. The unit has RCA and XLR balanced inputs, bridge mode, three selectable gain levels, 12v trigger, and auto sensing.
The M23 features switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages that are linear over a wide bandwith, and provide consistent performance into all speaker loads, says NAD.
Finished in all alloy casework with rigid panels and magnetic iso-point feet, the NAD M23 hybrid digital stereo power amp will be available in January for an MSRP of $4,599.