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NAD ELECTRONICS NAD - M50.2 CD Transport & Digital Music Player

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Versatile Digital Hi-Fi Foundation Has BluOS, MQA Playback, Wired and Wireless Connectivity: NAD M50.2 Digital Music Player Is a CD Transport, Ripper, High-Res Streamer, and Storage Device

NAD's Master Series M50.2 Digital Music Player/CD transport is built to be the digital cornerstone of any modern high-end audio system. Designed to accommodate CD libraries while also embracing today's cutting-edge high-resolution, streaming, network, and organizational needs, M50.2 is an all-in-one CD transport, high-res player, automatic CD ripper, multi-room wireless streamer, and storage device. An onboard DD-BluOS card facilitates instant integration with any Bluesound component as well as MQA playback capability and Roon readiness. Two internal 2TB hard drives in RAID configuration translate to a complete music solution that doesn't require a computer – and which is immune to the viruses and program conflicts associated with such setups. And a touch-panel display, aptX Bluetooth, and a flotilla of connectivity options further equate to utter simplicity and limitless listening pleasure. All you need to do is add the DAC of your choice.

Much more than a player and streamer, the noise-free M50.2 allows you to digitize and centrally store your music library, then access it via a smartphone, tablet, or remote. Its automatic connection to other BluOS components turns it into the anchor of a whole-house system. At the touch of a button, an endless suite of music – 24-bit/192kHz files from your ripped CDs as well as Internet radio, TIDAL, Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, iHeart Radio, Murfie, and other services – are at the ready. M50.2 decodes MQA, FLAC, ALAC, HRA, WAV, MP3, and more. Not to be overlooked is M50.2's extraordinary fidelity. Bolstered with low-power, high-performance ARM processors, it plays music with inspiring detail, grand dynamics, and engaging realism. Want to connect to M50.2 via Bluetooth? No problem. Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and HDMI are also options. You'll also find a USB2.0 Type B storage input and front and read USB2.0 Type inputs for playback. What doesn't M50.2 do or have? Well, not much. We encourage you to find out for yourself with an in-home audition, backed by our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee. Welcome to the future.

Seamless Bluetooth Connection to Streaming Services and Internal Storage
A high-resolution network music player, M50.2 is designed to house 24-bit/192kHz files, whether they stem from a CD or download site. You can seamlessly connect to M50.2 via Bluetooth, opening the doors to various streaming services. Its 4TB of internal storage, plus a mirrored backup, ensure you'll never have to sacrifice any music or worry about losing it. M50.2 also allows you to organize and store your music library while making it easily accessible and organized via the BluOS app. BluOS can be remotely updated to include new features and access to new sources of music.

Software-Defined Component Is Instantly Upgradeable, Immune to Obsolescence
M50.2 is software-defined, meaning that much of its functionality is dictated by software – not hardware. New cloud services or audio codecs can be integrated at a future date by simply changing the software stack of M50.2. This software upgrade potential involves a software roadmap that allows M50.2 to maintain its cutting-edge functionality even as new systems are developed. In addition to being able to be operated by a tablet, M50.2 includes an IR Remote and TFT touch panel display that offers conventional hi-fi component controls. The RS-232 and IR Input also allow integration with home automation systems.

Wired or Wireless Connectivity Options Pair with BluOS Music Management
You can connect M50.2 via a wired or wireless network connection, with the latter using standard Wi-Fi protocol IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. While it is possible to wirelessly stream 24-bit/96kHz music, a wired connection or local storage for HD music is recommended to avoid the possibility of dropouts. Wi-Fi capability offers the option of control from a smartphone or tablet with Wi-Fi. The M50.2 CD transport can play back or rip to internal storage; ripping is completely automatic. Using the BluOS app with a network connection to the Internet allows the music management software to fetch metadata and cover art without the need for a computer. Everything is organized and instantly available for playback. You can browse your music collection using album art or category listing, and easily create playlists on the fly.

Supported File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG Vorbis, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA, HRA
Supported Cloud Services: WiMP, Slacker Radio, HighResAudio, JUKE, TIDAL, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, Napster, Rhapsody
Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8, Apple Macintosh
Free Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio
   USB 2.0 Device (Type B) Storage (Digital Music Vault)
   Front and Rear USB 2.0 Type A for playback via USB Stick, Hard Drive
   IR Input
   12V Trigger In
   HDMI 1.4 (Audio only) *firmware update scheduled for late April 2017 will enable the HDMI audio output
   Digital AES/EBU
   12V Trigger Out
   IR Out
Network Activity:
   WiFi 802.11n/g 2.4G
   Ethernet 10/100Mbs
   Bluetooth AptX
Sample Rate: 32kHz to 192kHz, 16/24 bit
USB File Systems: FAT 32, Linux EXT
Standby Power: <0.5W
Dimensions (WHD): 17 1/8" x 4 9/16" x 12 1/16"
Weight: 17.9 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Data Sheet (PDF, 1.0 MB)

White Paper (PDF, 936 KB)

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