A truly amazing amplifier. From the moment you begin to unpack the product you realize that you are in possession of something special. Set up was simple and when connected to my 30 year-old Acoustat Spectra 22 electrostatic speakers and ML subwoofer I was completely knocked over. These speakers are extremely revealing, especially at the high and mid frequencies and it was as if a veil had been lifted compared to all previous amps I had used over the years. This amp is expensive but worth it.
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Truly amazing. Replaced a Denon receiver that I thought sounded good until I got the M32. It sounds like I got an new set of speakers. Every aspect of my music sounds better.
Pros: A great amp. Very Clear.
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Better than the NAD C320BEE that it replaced and more headroom. Using my Mac mini as a server and Audirvana software to stream to the built-in DAC everything works and the sound is sublime. Also playing vinyl from my old Denon DP-61F with Dynavector 10x2 high output cartridge and am enjoying it tremendously. Crutchfield has been terrific! The accepted the return of the C388 I originally ordered when I decided to upgrade to the M32 after a few weeks. Great people to work with. There has been a single hiccup, though: Updated the software to the current version and the next morning on turning on the amp was greeted with an error code and a message to turn it off. Did so, then turned it back on and, to my relief, the error did not recur and hasn't since (but it's only been about a week).
Pros: Good, clean power Good looking Lots of options
Cons: No moving coil pre-amp.
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I have been a long time NAD user. My first NAD 7240PE was purchased in 1986 and worked flawlessly until I sold it in 2003. My NAD C270 is still working. I wanted to move to a higher end NAD M32. This will be a very significant upgrade, I expected. I bought a M32 with a BluOS card. The card did not play any sound in the first slot I tried. It did work when I moved it to the next slot. Crutchfield was nice enough to send me a replacement M32. That unit had a washed out display and sounded quite 'brittle' and noticeably worse than the first unit. Once again Crutchfield as nice enough to send me a replacement with excellent heavy duty packaging. The third unit is effectively dead on arrival. It turns on but within a few seconds displays a message "system protect! over voltage! please turn off! Error Code #101." The original unit works on the same outlet. The voltage at the outlet is 122 volts. NAD M32 uses a switched-mode universal power supply that accepts 100-240v, 50/60Hz power. I think I will be send this unit as well and start looking for some other brand. I am very very disappointed with NAD.
Pros: Wonderful sound that is pleasing to your ears.
Cons: NAD quality control issues prevents me from getting a unit that is fully functional.
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I couldn't be happier with this purchase. It delivers phenomenal performance, is relatively lightweight, doesn't generate much heat, ties into the larger BluOS ecosystem, and drives a difficult speaker load with ease. I purchased with the option BluOS MDC card. For reference, I own Cary (300B SE mono blocks), Bryston, Halo and McIntosh (MC275).
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