NAD M12 Preamplifier / DAC

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NAD M12 Preamplifier / DAC

Built for the future, the M12 is neither a typical DAC nor a typical preamplifier. In fact, the M12 is a high-resolution digital audio hub that boasts a full roster of audiophile-grade features. Modular Design Construction allows new features and functionality to be added now or in the future. 
NAD’s DirectDigital™ processing, as well as a fully balanced Class-A buffer stage, provide amazing accuracy and transparency with a completely silent background. The M12 interfaces with all digital or analog musical sources, and renders them perfectly to power amplifiers and active loudspeakers with its balanced or single-ended outputs. 


Line-Level Input

Input Impedance: 56 kilohm + 220 pF
Input Sensitivity: 40 mV (ref. 500 mV out)
Maximum Input Signal: >8 Vrms
Signal/Noise Ratio, A-weighted: >90 dB (ref. 500mV in 500mV out, volume set to unity gain) >80dB (ref. 2V out, Volume maximum)
Channel Separation: >70 dB (ref. 1 kHz / 10 kHz)
Frequency Response: ±0.3 dB (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz, Tone Controls – On) ±0.3 dB (ref. 20Hz-20kHz, Tone Controls – Off)
Frequency Response (subwoofer out): 10-200 Hz (ref. -3 dB)


Maximum Output Level: >8 Vrms into 600 Ohms
THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100): >0.005% (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz, 2 V out)
Balanced: >2 Vrms
Standby Mode: <0.5 W