NAD Masters Series M-17 AV Surround Sound PreAmp Processor
Surround yourself with perfection. The M17 carries on the enviable task of representing NAD‚¬„s finest surround sound performance. Infinite possibilities awaitthanks to the M17‚¬„s most impressive feature, Modular Design Construction (MDC), our proven method for preventing premature obsolescence. Dolby®TrueHDTM, DTS® Master AudioTM and NAD‚¬„s innovative EARSTM (stereo-to-surround) circuits deliver hyper-realism that captures every dimension of aperformance. Add bit-perfect video processing and the M17 delivers the most accurate sound and image experience you‚¬„ve ever had. The M17 is second-to-none in terms of flexibility and up-to-the-minute digital technology.
> Modular Design Construction (MDC)
With MDC all major digital circuits can be upgraded and replaced tokeep the M17 forever young and capable. This NAD innovation is aunique architecture that keeps pace with the fast changing world ofdigital formats by allowing connectivity and feature upgrades as newtechnology becomes available. Future video formats and surroundsound decoders can be easily accommodated with our exclusive MDC,allowing critical digital hardware and software to be upgraded. MDCdefies premature obsolescence, so you can keep pace with the latestdevelopments in high performance AV through dealer-installed modules.Your M17 can be upgraded as your needs and tastes develop, and youonly need to replace the module you want to upgrade, not the entire AVpreamp processor.
> Fully Featured Surround
The M17 carries on the enviable task of representing NAD‚¬„s finestsurround sound performance. It offers full HDMI video switching andsurround sound decoding along with 7.1 balanced outputs. Brimmingwith a full complement of sophisticated features like the high resolutionlossless surround formats from Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audiodecoding, NAD‚¬„s own renowned stereo-to-surround EARS (EnhancedAmbient Recovery System) circuit optimized for 7-channel surround,and Audyssey MultEQ setup and room correction, the M17 providesthe highest levels of performance. The surround mode of the sourcematerial is automatically detected via the digital inputs of the M17, andthe most advanced form of decoding, based on your setup, is switchedin. Conversion of the encoded digital bitstream is performed with highresolution and extremely linear D/A converters carefully selected for theirperformance capabilities.
> Fully Balanced Audio with Separate Linear Supply
Like all professional recording studios and sound stages, the M17 offersfully balanced audio outputs for all seven channels. Locking connectorsand special interface electronics allow long cable runs without noisepickup or signal loss. The silent black background and explosivedynamics afforded by the balanced line stage amplifier adds drama andexcitement to your music and movies.
> Flexible Setup
A full suite of video switching caters to all the popular video formats(HDMI, Component Video, S-Video, and Composite Video). Digital inputsand outputs are available in both coaxial and optical formats to make iteasy to attach all your digital sources. Digital inputs are converted toanalogue for use in Zone 2, and you can choose to convert unused tapeoutputs for Zone 3 and Zone 4 use with independent source selectionand volume control. We have also made it easy to add more speakersfor listening to music in additional rooms. IR repeaters, 12V triggersto automatically switch amplifiers on and off, and an RS-232 data portmakes it easy to connect to highly advanced automated control systems,such as Savant and Control4. Thoughtful features like discrete On andOff codes, direct access to inputs and FM station presets facilitates theintegration of the M17 into elaborate remote control systems.
> Customize with AV Presets
The M17‚¬„s sleek TFT touch panel display makes setup and control easierthan ever before. Unique features like AV presets and a completelyflexible input setup allow unprecedented flexibility and ease of use. TheM17 offers five independent AV presets that store speaker level and tonecontrol settings for instant recall, making it easy to custom tailor yoursystem for different types of program material. Encoded surround modeslike Dolby Digital and DTS are automatically selected if the program isso encoded. The M17 also remembers your last used settings whenswitched in and out of Standby mode.
> Complete and Compact
The M17 combines all the control and decoding functions in one compactchassis, giving up nothing to the convenience of the receiver, yet byseparating the power amp stages gives a big jump in performance andflexibility. Match it with our M27 Seven Channel Power Amplifier withthe latest advancement in hybrid digital amplification. The M17 is anexcellent example of the NAD Design Team‚¬„s expertise in quality inthe digital decoding stages, the video processing section, and in theanalogue preamp stages for the best overall performance. Along withthe new touch screen and ergonomic refinements that simplify operation,the M17 will be the dream command centre of your home cinema.
CONNECTIONS M17 HDMI Up to 1080p Optical 3 Vpp Coaxial 0.5 Vpp Ethernet RJ45 10/100 Ethernet Tx LINE LEVEL INPUT Input Impedance (R and C) 56kΩ + 220pF Input Sensitivity 40mV (ref. 500mV out) Maximum Input Signal >8Vrms Signal/Noise Ratio, A-weighted >90dB (ref. 500mV in, 500mV out, volume set to unity gain)
>80dB (ref. 2V out, volume maximum)
Channel Separation >70dB (ref. 1kHz / 10kHz) Frequency Response ±0.3dB (ref. 20Hz - 20kHz, Tone Active)
±0.3dB (ref. 20Hz - 20kHz, Tone Defeat)
Frequency Response (subwoofer out) 10 - 200Hz (ref. -3dB) OUTPUT XLR >2Vrms Maximum output level >8Vrms into 600Ω THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100) <0.005% (ref. 20Hz - 20kHz, 2V out) Tone Controls Treble
±10dB at 10kHz (ref. 2V in, 2V out)
±10dB at 100kHz (ref. 2V in, 2V out)
GENERAL Standby power <0.5W Unit Dimension (WxHxD) - Gross* 435 x 156 x 386mm
17 1/8 x 6 3/16 x 15 1/4 inches**
Net weight 10.9kg (24lb) Shipping weight 17.5kg (38.6lb)
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