The NAD M10 is a high-resolution streaming amplifier we’re using to power our DynAudio Emits, DynAudio Evokes, PSB P3/P5’s, or whatever other speakers you own. It can perform the same functions that once required a rack full of components, but it’s more proficient in many ways. It’s also probably the prettiest darn thing I’ve seen on the planet.
It’s a full-touch screen amplifier with no source or volume knob. This is version two of the M10, which sounds great right out of the box with no calibration needed. The same binding post that you’ll find on the NAD M33 is on this one - making it part of the Master’s series.
When you receive this, you’ll see that it comes double-boxed. I won’t take away the enjoyment of removing it from the NAD box; I want you to experience the Apple-like packaging yourself - it’s freaking cool.
NAD has changed the sound signature with the M10, which sounds different but better than the previous version. It delivers a solid 100 watts per channel into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000Hz) at 0.03% THD (Total Harmonic Distortion).
The M10 is a premium amplifier, so you should expect it to come at a premium price. If you’re comparing the cost between this and the NAD 388, this one will be more mainly because you’ll be getting the Dirac Live Full Room Correction. A microphone is included with this, which will allow you to run a full, 20+ point room calibration that works really well. You’d just plug this into the USB output on the back of the amplifier.
I want to mention that this does have BlueOS. So, you’ll be able to access and stream lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz to every room on your home network. Of course, I’m using this solely in my garage, but the flexibility of the software gives you multiple audio playing options.
I’m really pleased with how this sounds, especially after you calibrate it.
- 100 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.03% THD
- 4-ohm stable for use with a wide range of speakers
- 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre DAC built-in
- Plays high-resolution music (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution) | Supports high-res MQA, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF files
- Color touchscreen display with proximity sensor
- Supports voice control with Amazon Alexa
- BluOS compatibility for further expansion with Bluesound wireless speakers
- Built-in two-way Bluetooth® with aptX HD for wirelessly streaming music from a compatible device or streaming to a set of Bluetooth headphones
- Connects to your home network via built-in dual-band Wi-Fi® or wired Ethernet for music streaming | Includes support for Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify®, TIDAL, Napster, Deezer, Qobuz, and more (subscription required for some services) | Free internet radio from TuneIn Radio and iHeartRadio
- Apple® AirPlay® 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music (via future firmware update) | Free BluOS controller app for iOS®, Android, Windows, and Mac OS X
- Supports Dirac Live room correction
- 2 analog stereo RCA audio inputs
- Digital inputs: 1 Toslink optical, 1 coaxial
- HDMI ARC input (2-channel PCM only; does not support Dolby Digital or DTS)
- USB (Type A) port for connecting a thumb drive or mass storage device
- Stereo RCA preamp output for connecting a separate amplifier
- 2 mono RCA outputs for connecting powered subwoofers
- Binding post speaker connectors
- IR input and 12-volt trigger in/out
Dimensions and warranty:
- 8-1/2"W x 3-15/16"H x 10-1/4"D
- Weight: 11 lbs.
- Warranty: 3 years