Opinions on Nad M10?

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  1. Andiush

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    Hi all,
    I'd like to change my entire system and replace bulky units and tons of cables with wife-friendly all-in-one unit. Really like the look of NAD M10. Attracted by word Masters also :) Unfortunately haven't had a chance to see and hear it live, also surprised that not many reviews or tests can be found. So I'm bit worried if this tiny and lightweight box can sound as good as full sized, heavy as hell CA Azur 851 system? Don't want to win in size, but lose in quality.
     
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    I am interested in the NAD myself for similar reasons to yourself.

    I had a demo of it on Saturday along with Kef LS50, R3 & R5 speakers. It didn't have any issue driving any of those. They all sounded good but R3 & R5 better than LS50, not much between them but think the R3s edged it.

    It does look really good, love the display. Good chance will take the plunge & pick 1 up.

    There's a thread on avsforum that might be of interest to you, link below.

    https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-r...10-bluos-dac-amp-dirac-live-ces-2019-a-7.html

    And a review on stereonet Australia here.

    NAD Electronics M10 BluOS Streaming Amplifier
     
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    Another question that bothers me - why should I go for M10 if Nad C368 or C388 with BlueOs module have the same functionality, all the same streaming services, even more inputs and costs much lesso_O Yes, M10 looks much nicer and Master series should mean better components inside, but what about the sound? Wonder if anyone had a chance to compare them?
     
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    Your first post kinda answers part of the question on your last one. The m10 is tidy and one box, probably why it's more expensive that a 2 piece combo.

    These are not inexpensive units. Irrelevant of what's said here about sound quality etc you really have to try yourself.

    Having said that Nad have always been realistic with specs and usually make great components
     
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    Nad c368 or 388 with BluOs module are also just 1 box amp+streamer. Just a bit bigger and heavier.
     
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    Must have my units mixed up
     
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