NAD M17 V2 Surround Preamp/ Processor Review Specs

Specs:
AUTO SETUP/ROOM EQ:
Dirac Live
VIDEO PROCESSING: None- pass-through only up to 4K
DIMENSIONS: (W x H x D, Inches): 17.2 x 6.2 x 15.25
WEIGHT: (Pounds): 38.6
VIDEO INPUTS: HDMI 2.0 (5)
AUDIOINPUTS: Coaxial digital(2), optical digital (2), stereo analog (7 L/R)
ADDITIONAL: USB, Ethernet
ACCESSORY: External Wi-Fi dongle
VIDEO OUTPUTS: HDMI 2.0 (2)
AUDIO OUTPUTS: Stereo analog XLR Balanced (12), RCA Zone 1 (9), RCA Zones 2-4 (1 each zone)
ADDITIONAL: RS-232, 12-volt trigger (3-out, 1-in), IR (4 out)
Price: $6,000

Company Info:
NAD Electronics
(905) 831-6555
nadelectronics.com

COMMENTS
drny's picture

Who would pay $6,000 for a surround processor? You and I, if we could afford it.
It's usually Stereo Audiophiles who won't blink at a $6,000 Stereo preamp, while Videophiles choke at the thought of paying more than $2,000 for an A/V receiver. That fact is what makes NAD M17 V2 a tough sell. Nonetheless, V2 it's worth every penny now with Dirac live. In my opinion only Anthem's ARC and Dirac are to be considered premiere room sound correction software for surround processing.
My problem of course is that for $6,000 I would be very close to being able to purchase a fantastic Native 4k projector (JVC NX5). And, as most Videophiles will confess, a quality Display (TOP END OLED/LED or projector & Screen), and Subs will always take precedent over preamp processor and Amps. This is why A/V receiver outsell separates by multiples.
Now, if the budget permits, NAD M17 should be the choice.

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