NAD Masters Series M22 power amplifier Associated Equipment

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Manhattan System
Digital Sources: Oppo BDP-105 universal BD player; Baetis XR2 PC-based music server; exaSound e28, Merging Technologies NADAC+ multichannel D/A processors; QNAP TS569L NAS.
Preamplifier: Audio Research MP1.
Power Amplifiers: Benchmark Media Systems AHB2, McIntosh Laboratory MC303, Parasound Halo A 31.
Loudspeakers: Bowers & Wilkins 800 Diamond.
Cables: Digital: AudioQuest Vodka (HDMI) & Carbon (USB), van den Hul Flat 180 (HDMI). Interconnect: AudioQuest Earth balanced, Kubala-Sosna Anticipation (RCA/XLR). Speaker: AudioQuest Oak biwire. AC: AudioQuest NRG-10, JPS Aluminata, Kubala-Sosna Emotion.
Accessories: CyberPower 850PFCLCD AC filter (supplied with Baetis server), Environmental Potentials EP-2450 power conditioner.

Connecticut System
Digital Sources: Oppo BDP-103 universal BD player; Apple Mac mini server running Boot Camped Windows 7, JRiver Media Center; miniDSP U-DAC8 DAC; UpTone Audio USB Regen USB repeater.
Preamplifier-Processor: Marantz AV8802a.
Power Amplifier: Bryston 9BSST2.
Loudspeakers: Monitor Audio Silver 8.
Cables: Interconnect: AudioQuest Vodka (HDMI), Kubala-Sosna Anticipation (RCA) & Fascination (XLR). Speaker: Kubala-Sosna Anticipation & Fascination. AC: Kubala-Sosna Emotion.—Kalman Rubinson

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CharlieG's picture

...and I sent it back for a replacement. Maybe my finger didn't have the magic touch on that standby button either! But here's another easy fix: if your front end has a 12v trigger output, connecting it to the trigger input on the back of the M22 will also disable that pesky switch, and allow you to toggle the amp between on/standby by simply turning the front end on/off. Convenient!

Kal Rubinson's picture

That's an excellent idea.

My son-in-law is doing exactly that with his M27. Unfortunately, I cannot.

pablolie's picture

I agree on the touch button on the M22. Terrible idea. The delay means one pushes it repeatedly, and both the user and (seemingly) the M22 end up confused. I did connect the 12V but now in the end I have just left it in auto-standby mode. The M22 is very reliable in detecting music streams and it turns itself back on (with a 3 sec delay or so after it clicks), and why not save some power when (honestly) I can't tell a difference in sound between cold and "warm" state (you truly have to crank up the volume to feel something resembling truly warm temp).

Anyhow it is a phenomenal amp.

wannarock2's picture

i got the M22-V2 thanks to Kal’s review on this M22. thanks Kal.
the lively and exciting thing was the decider