NAD M2 Direct Digital integrated amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Ayre Acoustics C-5xeMP, dCS Puccini disc players; Apple Mac mini (G4 processor, 1GB RAM) running OS10.4.11 for media storage & playback with iTunes 9.0, used with Bel Canto USB Link 24/96.
Power Amplifier: Simaudio Moon Evolution W-7.
Loudspeakers: Aerial Acoustics 20T V2, PSB Synchrony One.
Cables: Digital: Kimber Illuminations Orchid AES/EBU, AudioQuest VSD-4, Stereovox XV2 S/PDIF, Belkin Gold USB 2.0. Interconnect: AudioQuest Wild DBS, Ayre Acoustics Signature (both balanced). Speaker: AudioQuest Kilimanjaro, K2. AC: PS Audio Lab, manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Target TT-5 equipment racks; Ayre Myrtle Blocks; ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusor panels; Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators; Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II & PE-1, APC S-15 AC line conditioners (not power amps). AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from the breaker box.—John Atkinson

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argyle_mikey's picture

I've craved this amplifier ever since I first read JA's review. It was Class A recommended for a few years, but then just disappeared (there's usually a reason given, but on this occasion I couldn't find one). Maybe they just stopped manufacturing it. Anyway, there's one for £1750 on eBay over here at the moment and I'm sorely tempted...

It would also be interesting to know if the QA issues mentioned in the review were a one-off or whether M2's were plagued by these issues.