NAD MASTER SERIES M55 REVIEW

You make the subwoofer low-pass selection in the subwoofer setup first, and the other channels automatically switch to the same frequency. It Isn’t High-definition A tiny “HD” light on the M55’s front panel display lights up whenever the player is set to p or i. Log in or register to post comments. The new setting—SACD or CD—will appear in the player’s front panel display and in the on-screen menu you’re not using. Speaker switching for two pairs of speakers and very flexible tone controls are provided, as is a Zone 2 output with its own independent set of commands and dedicated ZR 3 remote control. The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Push and hold it longer and the image goes blank for a couple of seconds, then pops up again in another resolution, cycling from i component only through p, p, and i. The added resolution is immediately apparent, like an absolutely first class, and very, very expensive redbook rig.

Skin tones have a natural look with a healthy glow, and the high contrast gives a very good perspective of depth. No further issues since. As this renders the claimed response limits of the format lower than DVD-Audio, it suggests both are processed identically and SACD will typically come off worse under this scenario. Either check the OSD or hope for the best. When I inadvertently switched the HDMI output Off and the picture disappeared, connecting the composite output to my video display let me see the menus again so I could reverse the setting. Of course, his experience was a pure 2-channel audio one, while mine expands to the multichannel audio and home theatre applications of the M All reported here in another thread The last time I had an issue they had me ship it to a repair facility in NJ where they replaced the transport.

There is a massive synergy that seems to elicit the best of both components in a way that mixing and matching only tends to achieve on a luck basis. The digital audio feed from the M55 to a processor has to be wired in electrical or optical digital cable rather than break-out of the HDMI lead unfortunately, but I have found this is a better option acoustically anyway. If you want to go directly to a specific title or chapter, you push the DISP Display button it only works if there’s movement in the on-screen image and enter the title number directly.

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If only there were enough software to make me care. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Despite the fact that I had this downmix control turned Off, however, the M55 consistently defaulted to two-channel playback on multichannel SACDs.

The redbook alone is worth the price. Yes, my password is: They said they’d test it thoroughly and replace the belts, which may have hardened due to age and lack of use – they told me the unit was virtually unused – and it looks it.

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So analog sounding… very, very smooth. Front panel controls use a multi-function knob and buttons to quickly navigate all amplifier functions. The buttons do glow in the dark slightly, but not brightly enough to read their nd labels. This eliminates mutual interference between the Progressive and Interlaced signals and allows both Standard Definition and High-definition pictures to be output simultaneously.

Totem Acoustic Sky Loudspeaker Review. Setup is via an onscreen menu system that comes second only to Yamaha’s top-flight DVD players for sheer visual splendour. Funny, NAD continues to get very good reviews in the various stereo mags In general, the M55 picture is very natural and film-like, not over-saturated, the excellent grey-scale performance leading to very subtle colour gradations in real-world viewing.

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NAD M55 review

Played DVD-A and redbook back and forth. The sense of grip, control and depth is lessened without the NAD.

Your name or email address: For what it’s revied, I only do two-channel. Inside, the M55 has all the latest design wrinkles, plus at least one that isn’t usually found in universal players.

Skin tones have a natural look with a healthy glow, and the high contrast gives a very good perspective of depth.

November 29, Category Tags: No Shortage of Blu-ray Players…Yet. Do you already have an account? There is no p offered, either from component or HDMI, and in common with most mastfr such players the component output is limited to p.

Sedies course, his experience was a pure 2-channel audio one, while mine expands to the multichannel audio and home theatre applications of the M I had numerous issues with my M55 having returned 3 of them for replacement.

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I’ve found that it is best to just leave this thing turned off and unplugged when not in use. HiFi GuyDec 16, I Serues some information for my vintage speaker if you have som. They do things with clarity and soundstaging The p and i outputs from the M55—and from every other upconverting conventional DVD player as well, including those with p upconversion—are not high-definition because they originate from a DVD, a standard definition i source.

The added resolution is immediately apparent, like an absolutely first class, and very, very expensive redbook rig.

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