Our last “premium” CD player from NAD was the S500 from their Silverline Series. It was a very impressive player but the M5 you see here raised the bar even higher. The M5 has the same RCA and XLR outputs but because it reads SACDs, it offers multi channel output (a rarity these days) where you can fully immerse yourself into the enveloping sound of a well pressed SACD disc. Design has taken a new cue and gone is the “slim” design and in its place a more “macho”, industrial look. On board DAC is a 24Bit/192KHz with DSD mode. And all these for a mere $300 (at MSRP) more than the S500 CD player…a truly amazing bargain of a player!
Cosmetically, the player has some minor scuff marks here and there. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping. Manual is available online on NAD’s website and the original remote is included.