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NAD MDC HDM-2

Add-on HDMI module for select NAD stereo components

Item # 745HDM2

NAD ingeniously designed their components to accommodate user-installed circuit boards, so you can keep up with...

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About the NAD MDC HDM-2

High-performance two-channel home theater

NAD ingeniously designed their components to accommodate user-installed circuit boards, so you can keep up with changing technology or add capabilities to your existing NAD components. The MDC HDM-2 lets you add HDMI switching and audio capability to five of NAD's most popular stereo amplifiers with MDC (Modular Design Construction).

High-performance two-channel home theater

NAD ingeniously designed their components to accommodate user-installed circuit boards, so you can keep up with changing technology or add capabilities to your existing NAD components. The MDC HDM-2 lets you add HDMI switching and audio capability to five of NAD's most popular stereo amplifiers with MDC (Modular Design Construction).

This add-on module uses the two-channel linear PCM soundtrack encoded on Blu-rays and DVDs for high-resolution two-channel home theater sound. Full support for 4K pass-through to a compatible TV, along with ARC and CEC, provide seamless integration with existing components and remote controls.

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Product highlights:

  • add-on module for select NAD stereo components
  • HDMI audio/video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • supports HDR10
    • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) for easy integration with existing components and remote controls
  • PCM resolution: up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • supports 2-channel audio only; does not decode surround sound
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # HDM-2

What's in the box:

  • HDMI upgrade module
  • 2 Screws

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HDMI 4K added to C658 in two minutes

Lawrence from Palmdale, CA on 2/10/2019

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Always heard of NAD Modular Design Construction ( MDC) available in many of their products for future upgrades but this was my first time taking advantage of this feature. Purchased incredible NAD C658 (5-star review available on Crutchfield) and always planned on adding HDMI. Just installed MDC HDM-2 into C658, powered on and C658 instantly added HDMI 1,2 & 3 to input selection without any software updates. Installation took less than 2-min. Note: No installation instructions are included, common sense needs to be followed. After unplugging power and all connecting cords, 1) Remove MDC plate cover from C658. 2) Remove yellow plastic tape covering MDC card leads, see picture. 3) Align MDC card with guide rails (see picture) and with mounting screw holes. 4) Gently push card into C658 using both thumbs on left and right outer edge of card until fully seated. Card should be flush with C658, see picture. 5) Secure with mounting screws. 6) Reconnect all cords and power, power on and notice input selection has now added three HDMI inputs, enjoy.

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Excellent addition to my M12

Pete from Leander, TX on 1/15/2019

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This simple NAD MDC add-in is intended to add basic HDMI switching to someone who has a stereo system based on a NAD product like the M12 stereo preamp (rather than a Home Theater system, for which an M17 gives much more power and convenience - and channels). My audio system is primarily a stereo system, with music coping from a MacMini with Roon, an FM tuner, a CD/DVD player, or a turntable. I chose the NAD M12 because as delivered it could handle all these (analog and digital) sources. But neither it, nor other preamps I've seen, allow the intermixing of HDMI audio, digital audio and analog. The NAD HDM2 fixes the gap in the NAD M12's capability. It's simple to install (it just plugs into any spare module slot from the back of the M12 - but what plugs in is the bare circuit board edge - which is wrapped in sticky protective film that you MUST remove before installing)(luckily, if you forget, it simply doesn't plug is - well, perhaps it would if one exerted way too much force). Once installed and the modules screws tightened down to hold it in place, it just works (as long as you have software version 2.58 or later installed in your M12). So - adds important capability, easy to install, not very expensive, and it just works. Highly recommended.

Pros: Adds very useful functionality Not too expensive Easy to install It just works

Cons: None.

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NAD MDC HDM-2 Upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Waukee, IA on 12/18/2018

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HDM-2 card was very easy to install in to NAD M32. No software to upgrade, just plug and play. Only part I had to watch was ensuring the card was aligned with the slot rail. Easy way to add HDMI inputs to my integrated amp without having to buy a whole new amp. Use it to play SACDs from my blu-ray player. Sounds great!

Pros: Easy to install No software update needed on NAD M32

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Van Alstyne, TX on 8/31/2018

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NAD M12 system. Purchased 4K TV and new card, HDM-2, was needed to pass 4K picture. Updated the software and then was basically plug and play. Better than having to buy a new processor...

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NAD MDC HDM-2

Stephen from Dallas, TX on 5/15/2018

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Purchased the HDMI-2 mdc board for my NAD C368 and new 4K TV. It's not entirely plug and play. I had to update the C368 software before the new card was recognized. Another software install to load the HDMI-2 software. You need a usb thumb drive for the updates. Works well with the ARC HDMI on my Sony TV. Only the board is limited to PCM 2-channel audio.

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Jonas from Jackson Heights, NY on 3/11/2018

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Love this. Was looking for a way to get my projector, Apple TV, Roku and more hooked up to my NAD C368.

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4k video for the M32

Alan from Redmond, WA on 2/12/2018

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I installed it in my M32. Not much to say, just plug and play, works well like it a lot , good addition to the system.

Pros: easy to install, no real setup, picture and sound as you would expect from NAD.

Cons: None

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Features

MDC (Modular Design Construction): With NAD's innovative Modular Design Construction, adding thelatest cutting-edge technology can be as simple as slipping in a new hardware module into your integrated amplifier or preamplifier. The MDC HDM-2 is the latest MDC module from NAD and adds HDMI switching and audio capability to six of their most popular integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. Based on the latest 6GHz HDMI chip, the MDC HDM-2 includes full support for UHD (4K) video pass through to a video monitor.

Compatibility: NAD's DD HDMI-1 module is compatible with select NAD C series digital integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers, as well as NAD's Masters series digital preamplifiers.

HDMI Module (HDM-2): The NAD HDM-2 is a HDMI upgrade module for select NAD digital integrated amplifiers, BluOS preamplifiers, and Masters series direct digital stereo preamplifiers. The  HDM-2 offers three HDMI inputs and one output with video pass-through.

  • 24-Bit/192kHz 2Ch PCM: The MDC HDM-2 uses the mandatory two-channel linear PCM soundtrack (up to 24-bit/192kHz) from Blu-ray or DVD to make a compelling two-channel high definition theatre presentation. There is no surround sound decoding.
  • UHD 4K/HDR Compatible: The NAD MDC HDM-2 supports up to HD 4K video resolution with 4:4:4@60 Hz. The MDC HDMI-2 also supports HDR10 for High Dynamic Range video. In addition,  it is HDCP 2.2 compliant.
  • CEC & ARC Support: The NAD MDC HDM-2 supports Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) and Audio Return Channel (ARC) via HDMI connectivity. 

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Upgrade to HDM-1 for NAD M12 [ Wayne  Jun 21, 2018 ]
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Making my stereo integrated into a mini-AVR, the perfect device for my setup. [ Gregory  Apr 30, 2018 ]

3 questions already asked

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I'm trying to connect my Roku Ultra and Blu Ray player to the MDC HDM-2 and can't seem to get it to work. I have a Samsung TV with a one connect box and the only thing connected to it is the arc in to the hdmi of on the MDC HDM-2. What am I doing wrong? Obviously, I need help. Thank you for your time
[ Bill  Sep 03, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Sep 13, 2019 ]  Staff
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Can anyone tell me if the hdmi out is the port used to connect to hdmi arc on my one connect box? I have a Samsung TV with a one connect box that has an hdmi arc in port. Thank you for your time
[ Bill  Aug 29, 2019 ]
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HDMI OUT is the ARC channel. Works very well!
[ Stephen  Aug 30, 2019 ]
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Yes, the HDMI IN will support ARC, and CEC. Keep in mind that this device only supports Stereo decoding, and will not function with Surround encoding. This caused some frustration for me, as I was unable to force certain applications on my Android TV (such as Netflix) to output in Stereo mode. This resulted in *no* audio output at all from those applications.
[ Garett  Aug 29, 2019 ]
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Can I use an HDMI splitter to connect this to universal disk player? Any recommended?
[ Greg5  Jul 19, 2019 ]
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This HDMI circuit board i for use with specific NAD stereo receivers. This allows you to have HDMI switching capabilities in the NAD receivers that did not have it to begin with. You can connect a disc player to these HDMI ports when used in a compatible NAD receiver to transmit audio and video signals. If you want to discuss this further or want more specific information, one of our friendly advisors would love to help you out! https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Calvin  Jul 31, 2019 ]  Staff

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