Posts Tagged NAD M17 V2 SURROUND SOUND PREAMP PROCESSOR REVIEW
“My complaints are less than minor. Stereo subs would be nice though from my perspective, I don’t have a large enough room to benefit from them. And the remote, though extremely competent and beautifully made, would benefit from a little machining to remove those sharp corners.
These are not things that would give me even a moment’s pause. The M17 V2 is not inexpensive but I think it’s worth every penny. Had I the funds, it would not leave my theater. It is truly a reference-level product and with support for HDMI 2.0 and Dirac Live room correction, it appears ready for the future. It requires an investment of both money and time, but I promise you, the results are worth it. It doesn’t just deliver great sound, it provides a great experience. The NAD M17 V2 Surround Sound Preamp Processor receives my highest recommendation.”
After confirming operation with test tones, I turned to Dirac Live setup. The first task was to update the processor’s firmware and BluOS. NAD includes a Wi-Fi module to plug in the USB port, but I opted to use the RJ45 jack for a direct connection to my home network. The update took only a few minutes. Then, I added the M17 V2 as a BluOS player in the iPhone app. It allows access to vast amounts of streamed content from carriers like iHeart Radio and Spotify.
I’ve already detailed the running of Dirac Live in my previous reviews of the T 758 and T 777 receivers, so I won’t rehash it here. I was anxious to try the additional features of the full version though. The extra room layouts are intriguing because my theater doesn’t really resemble a sofa configuration. Chair is closer to my actual seating arrangement. And I wanted to hear the effect of correction at frequencies higher than 500Hz.”