Step 1: Connect the M10 V2 to your network. Step 2: attached speakers. Step 3. Play music.
That’s basically it. You may want to add some software-based services and set some features but getting started playing music on a hifi that contains the NAD M10 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier means — just add speakers.
In addition to WiFi, Ethernet, and aptX Bluetooth, you can connect up to two analog sources and three digital sources to the M10 including your eARC TV. A USB port provides for play back of files from USB storage, while a PRE OUT and SUB OUT (x2) allow for expansion.
The BluOS app also supports Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, AirPlay 2 with support for Siri Voice Assistant, Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant voice control, Control4, Crestron, and Lutron home automation systems, 4.1- or 4.2-channel Dolby Digital surround setup (just add more speakers), Dirac Live Room Correction, BluOS multi-room playback, and MQA. There’s much more to talk about in terms of features and settings, but we’ll dig into the manual stuff in the review proper.
The M10 V2 offers 100W per channel (into 8 and 4 Ohms) of output power from its Hybrid Digital nCore Amplifier, a 7″ IPS color LCD touchscreen display, and a space-friendly 8 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 10 1/4 inches form factor.
The only question remaining is — which speakers should I add? Stay tuned.
NAD M10 V2 BluOS Streaming Amplifier
Company Website: NAD
LINE INPUT, SPEAKER OUT
Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms: >100W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz): <0.03 % (250 mW to 100 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >85.1 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)
Clipping power: >130 W (at 1 kHz 8 ohms 0.1 % THD), >230 W (at 1 kHz 4 ohms 0.1 % THD)
IHF dynamic power: 8 ohms: 160 W, 4 ohms: 300 W
Damping factor: >190 (ref. 8 ohms, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
Frequency response: ±0.6 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Tone controls: Treble: ±6.0 dB at 20 kHz | Bass: ±6.0dB at 60 Hz
Channel separation: >83 dB (1 kHz), >70.5 dB (10 kHz)
Input sensitivity (for 100 W in 8 ohms): Line In: 456 mV, Digital In: -13.23 %FS
Standby power: <0.5W
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Supported audio file formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS
Hi-Resolution audio formats: MQA, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, Supports converted DSD playback via the BluOS desktop app (only)
Sampling rate: up to 32 bit/192 kHz PCM
Bit depths: 16 – 24
Supported operating systems: Plays music from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 to current Windows Operating Systems and Mac OS X versions
User interface mobile operating system BluOS: BluOS – Free Android and iOS App available online at Google Play and Apple App store
Supported cloud services*: Amazon Alexa, Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, HDTracks, HighResAudio, Murfie, JUKE, Napster, Slacker Radio, KKBox, Bugs
Free internet radio*: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise
Bluetooth quality: Bluetooth aptX HD built-in
Bluetooth connectivity: Two-Way (Receive and Headphone modes)
Network connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Wi-Fi 5
DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
Gross dimensions (W x H x D)**: 215 x 100 x 260 mm | 8 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 10 1/4 inches
Shipping weight: 5 kg (11 lbs)
* – Supported audio file format, cloud services and free internet radio are subject to change without notice.
** – Gross dimension includes feet and extended rear panel terminals