NAD AM 230
Add-on Dolby Atmos® module for select NAD surround sound components
Our take on the NAD AM 230 by Crutchfield's Deia Z.
Add Dolby Atmos decoding to your NAD surround sound component
Upgrade your home theater with decoding for the most immersive surround sound available. The AM 230 lets you add support for a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos configuration to four of NAD's most popular surround sound components with MDC (Modular Design Construction).
With an additional amplifier, this module can even support up to a 7.1.4 Atmos setup. The AM 230 also supports Dirac Live™ room correction for improved room acoustics, stereo image, and clarity.
- add-on Dolby Atmos module for select NAD surround sound components
- compatible with NAD T 758, T 787, T 777, and T 187
- creates a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos system
- can support up to a 7.1.4 Atmos system with an additional power amplifier
- future software update adds support for DTS:X
- supports Dirac Live room correction for improved room acoustics, spatial imaging, and clarity
- digital inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial for stereo and traditional 5.1 sources
- Atmos sources connect to component via HDMI
- 4 preamp outputs
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- MDC module
- Auto calibration microphone with USB dongle
- 3 Back-panel plates
- Quick Start Guide
Modular Design Construction (MDC): NAD's Modular Design Construction (MDC) makes future upgrades possible with interchangeable, upgradeable modules.
Compatibility: The NAD AM 230 MDC module is compatible with the following NAD AV receivers - T 187, T 758, T 777, and T 787.
24-Bit/192KHz DACs: The AM 230 MDC module incorporates audiophile-quality 24/192 DACs, delivering nearly un-measurable noise and distortion with an extremely wide dynamic range capable of fully resolving the most advanced cinematic soundtracks and Hi-Res Audio content.
Dirac Live Room Correction: Dirac Live is a sophisticated digital room correction system that helps you build the perfect listening environment by correcting for both the timing and coloration in sound using the supplied microphone and its powerful software. For more information on Dirac Live, click here.
Note: The AM 230 will include a license for Dirac Live LE for NAD with the option for advanced users to upgrade to a full version. A firmware upgrade will be required to enable Dirac Live. Check the package for more information on how to perform a firmware update and upgrade Dirac Live.
Dolby Atmos: The AM 230 MDC module adds the ability to process Dolby Atmos. Although the AM 230 slots into NAD's 7.1ch chassis, it can support up to a 7.1.4 Atmos speaker configuration. This is accomplished with four channels of line level outputs used to connect to additional external amplifiers (sold separately). The AM 230 can also be configured to use your compatible NAD AV receiver's internal amplification to create a 5.1.2 setup.
Inputs & Outputs: The NAD AM 230 MDC module is outfitted with two optical (toslink) digital inputs, two coaxial (RCA) digital inputs and four RCA pre-outs. Three back-panel plates are supplied which label the connections (only one of the plates will be used based on your model of NAD receiver).
Updates & Downloads: Click here for links to the firmware update and to download the Dirac Live software program for Windows PC or Mac.
Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.