Stream Music in High Res, Enjoy Multi-Room Audio, Play MQA, Drive Your Speakers, Use Voice Control: NAD M10 BluOs Streaming Amplifier Is an All-in-One Smart-Lifestyle Wonder
Modernize or expand your existing system – or add a do-it-all foundation for a new, state-of-the-art multi-room setup – with the NAD M10 streaming amplifier. Bolstered by the wireless high-resolution BluOs network streaming/operating system and audiophile-grade 32-bit/384kHz ESS SABRE DAC, the super-unobtrusive M10 holds a BluOs streaming amplifier, Masters Series Hypex Digital nCore amplifier, and 1GHz ARM CORTEX A9 processor under its hood. The result: M10 delivers cutting-edge streaming performance while also driving practically any speaker under the sun with authority.
Remarkably efficient and look-twice powerful (continuous power is 100W into four or eight ohms; dynamic power rates at 160W into eight and 300W into four ohms), M10 relishes the details, dynamics, tones, and transparency that make music come alive. You'll hear not even an inkling of any electronic noise. And you'll undoubtedly keep busy given BluOs supports MQA as well as more than 15 subscription services (including TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, and Internet radio), locally stored libraries, and more. For a whole-house/multi-room system, simply add more BluOs speakers and use M10 to quarterback it all.
Designed for today's smart homes and smart lifestyles, M10 is compatible with Amazon Alexa Voice commands as well as Apple's Siri Voice Assistant. Two-way aptX HD bluetooth technology, mobile app control, and seamless integration with Apple, Crestron, Control4, and Lutron products come standard. Ditto forward-thinking connectivity in the form of HDMI eARC, a USB-A input, preamplifier output, subwoofer outputs, IR input, and trigger output. And M10's color TFT display features a proximity sensor and shows a variety of functions for simple navigation. Incredibly, Dirac Live Room Correction is also onboard, allowing you to carefully analyze and calibrate your M10 with state-of-the-art room-correction technology.
For now, M10 already interfaces with a wealth of entertainment sources. A pair of analog inputs invite you to connect a CD player or similar line-level source. Its optical and coaxial inputs welcome CD and Blu-ray players, cable boxes, and digital tuners. And the HDMI ARC input awaits your ARC-compatible TV and outputs the audio signal from your television. In addition, if you feel like you want to at least double M10's output power, you can operate it in bridge mode.
“[M10’s capabilities] include streaming music services, with BluOS allowing multiroom playback with Bluesound products, Bluetooth and AirPlay 2, plus digital and analogue inputs, an HDMI-ARC connection for TV sound, and even Dirac Live room correction to optimize the sound. Finally, with NAD’s HybridDigital amplification on board, the M10 will drive virtually any partnering speaker – it is a true master of modern music playback.”
—2019-2020 EISA Award, Best Smart Amplifier
“[M10] is a little cracker, with both the looks and performance to take on established rivals. The sheer flexibility may take some time to absorb, but beyond that this is an exceptionally impressive debut, and well worth exploring if you are looking for a stylish 'just add speakers' solution.”
—Hi-Fi News, Outstanding Product Review
“What it is is attractive, luxurious, simple to set up and use, small, ridiculously well-featured, and wonderfully enjoyable to listen to when connected to the right speakers for years and budget. …Highly recommended.”
—Matthew Clott, The Absolute Sound
"With its super flexibility, powerful amplifier design, big front-panel touchscreen and impressive BluOS platform, this is one of the most desirable all-in-one solutions that we've seen and is currently the design to beat."
—Hi-Fi Choice, Editor's Choice Award
"What I look for in any piece of audio equipment is a natural, engaging, dynamic, revealing, and musical presentation which ideally requires a minimum of fuss to achieve. The M10 easily checks all those boxes. So much so in fact that I ponied up the dough and purchased an M10 for myself."
—Michael Corsentino, Positive Feedback
BluOS Makes M10 Special
BluOS is the most advanced network streaming and multi-room operating system available. Part of a growing ecosystem of compatible products, BluOS tightly integrates hardware and software for an unbeatable user experience. The only wireless high-resolution multi-room system available today, BluOS supports the new standard for high-res streaming, Master Quality Authenticated (MQA). With support for over 15 free and paid subscription services, as well as supporting locally stored music libraries, BluOS makes M10 incredibly versatile. Adding additional rooms is easy and affordable using Bluesound's all-in-one speakers. Or you can add premium components from NAD, DALI, and others to provide amazing sound throughout your home.
M10 uses NAD's most sophisticated Masters Series technology to create a sonic performance second to none. HybridDigital amplification featuring the remarkable Hypex nCore amplification stage offers state-of-the-art performance along with the ability to drive any loudspeaker. Highly efficient and remarkably powerful, M10 can render even the subtlest of details with vivid realism. Effortless dynamics and a complete absence of electronic noise are hallmarks of the advanced technology.
Elegance Combined with Effortless Operation
With industrial design by award-winning design firm DF-ID, M10 takes a minimalist theme to new levels of elegance. The slender proportions are enhanced by authentic materials including solid brushed aluminum and smooth glass. Completely operable by Wi-Fi connection to the BluOS App, you need never touch M10 in order to listen to your favorite songs. As you approach M10, the high-resolution touch screen beckons as the graphic changes from 'now playing' to 'control panel,' allowing many operations directly from the front panel without opening an app. It also shows what's currently playing and what's coming up next in the play queue.
Easy Smart-Home Integration
M10 is fully compatible with today's leading smart home systems from companies such as Apple, Crestron, Control4, Lutron, and many others. This means that along with your lighting, shades, HVAC, and security, you can seamlessly control your BluOS multi-room music system from a common interface. All of our integrations are certified for reliable operation. We also have custom BluOS apps for iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as desktop control from Windows and Apple OS.
Hands-Free Voice Control with Amazon Alexa
Add the BluOS Voice Skill inside the Amazon Alexa app and enjoy hands-free voice control of personal music collections, streaming services, and more using a list of simple streamlined commands. Using an Echo device, you can ask Alexa to play popular songs from TIDAL, queue up saved playlists, adjust the volume in different rooms, or ask what's playing in the Kitchen. No Echo device and want to try it out? No problem. Download the Amazon Alexa app, activate the skill, tap the speech bubble in the bottom drawer of the Amazon Alexa app and say anything from the list of commands.
The Difference of Dirac Live
Using Dirac Live's mobile or desktop app and a measurement microphone, you can now carefully analyze and calibrate the sound of your M10 system with Dirac's state-of-the-art room correction technology. The M10 also has the ability to store up to five listening profiles which can be accessed directly inside the BluOS app.
- Continuous output power into 8 ohms and 4 ohms
- >100W (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven)
- THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
- <0.03 % (250 mW to 100 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- >90 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)
- Clipping power
- >130 W (at 1 kHz 8 ohms 0.1 % THD)
>230 W (at 1 kHz 4 ohms 0.1 % THD)
- IHF dynamic power
- 8 ohms: 160 W
4 ohms: 300 W
- Damping factor
- >190 (ref. 8 ohms, 20Hz to 6.5kHz)
- Frequency response
- ±0.6 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
- Tone controls
- Treble: ±6.0 dB at 20 kHz
Bass: ±6.0dB at 60 Hz
- Channel separation
- >75 dB (1 kHz)
>70 dB (10 kHz)
- Input sensitivity (for 100 W in 8 ohms)
- Line In: 1.0 V
Digital In: -6.2 %FS
- Standby power 0.5W