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NAD Masters Series M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amp

by September 09, 2006
Filed under: Amplifiers

The NAD M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier features two 180 watt channels, internal switching for two pairs of speakers and tone controls as well as a second Zone 2 output with independent commands and even its own remote control.

Front panel controls allow for direct access of all features as well. Performance features include a precision volume attenuator with 0.5dB steps and a range of 87.5db, a remote balance control with 0.5dB steps, and a Mode control which allows stereo, left only, right only and mono settings. There are also a second set of preamp outputs and a switchable high-pass filter for the internal amplifier, to allow easy implementation of any active subwoofer or for bi-amplification.

M3 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier Features

  • 180 watts X 2, 10Hz - 20kHz, with 0.03THD, both channels driven into 8 or 4 Ohms
  • Dynamic power of 280 watts at 8 Ohms, 480 watts at 4 Ohms, and 785 watts at 2 Ohms
  • PowerDrive
  • Dual stage high current/high voltage power supply
  • Dual Mono topology
  • Twin NAD Custom-Made "Holmgren" Toroidal transformer
  • Ultra precise multi-stage electronic volume control using discreet resistors
  • 7 inputs, including 1 balanced XLR
  • Tape/Zone 2 output (independent source selection, no volume control)
  • Speakers A B with custom 5 way binding posts
  • Biamp mode with selectable 40, 60, 80, 100 Hz crossover frequency on Pre Out 1
  • Powered subwoofer
  • Main Amp input
  • Remote Bass and Treble controls with Spectral Tilt option
  • Remote Balance control with 0.5 dB steps
  • Selectable Mono, Left, Right, and Stereo options
  • RS-232 interface for advanced custom installations
  • 12V Trigger for advanced control options, 1 Out
  • 3.5mm IR Control jacks, 1 In and 2 Out
  • Detachable AC cord
  • M3 System Remote Control
  • ZR 3 second zone remote

The M3 has a MSRP of $2799. For more information visit www.nadelectronics.com .

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Over the years J. has constantly found himself to be an "early-adopter," spending way too much money on "new" technologies such as Compact Disc, LaserDisc, and DVD. He is one of the few people who actually purchased (and still owns) a CORE programmable remote control (bonus points if you remember this product).

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