A hybrid of NAD’s renowned M50 and M52, the M50.2 Digital Music Player offers everything you need to hear the music you love in the best quality possible. Harnessing the power of BluOS®, the M50.2 allows you to organize and store your music library, while making it easily accessible via the BluOS app. A high resolution network music player, the M50.2 was designed to house 24/192 files whether it be from a CD or music download site. The M50.2 CD transport can playback or rip to internal storage, and ripping is completely automatic. You can also connect to the M50.2 via Bluetooth®, opening the doors to virtually any music streaming service. The M50.2 brings you closer to your favourite music and makes it remarkably simple to access it. A wondrous integration of hardware and software, the M50.2 has 2TB of storage and a mirrored backup, ensuring you’ll never have to sacrifice any music or worry about losing it.
When we introduced the M50/M51/M52 Digital Music Suite in 2012 (in honour of our 40th anniversary) we were betting that audiophiles around the world would embrace the new digital format of High Resolution Audio. These ‘highest quality’ recordings were just becoming available to consumers. For music lovers it was a dream come true. Exact copies of the Studio Master could now be easily downloaded, stored, and played back at any time in the home. Music lovers could finally get all the music the artist created. The Masters Suite makes it easy to download these high-res music files and securely store them, without reverting to using a computer for this task.
A lot has changed since we introduced the original Masters Digital Music Suite, but the M50 has kept abreast of these changes because of the incredible power of BluOS. This proprietary music-only operating system can be remotely updated to include new features and access to new sources of music. BluOS brings all your music together, from timeless CDs to cutting edge 24/192 downloads; all are organized and easily accessed via the BluOS app.
Now, high-res music listening, multi-room wireless streaming, 24/192 storage and CD ripping can all be found in one beautiful component: the M50.2. With 4TB of internal redundant storage featuring programmable RAID backup, this is a complete music solution that does not require a computer and is not prone to the viruses and program conflicts encountered when using a multi-purpose computer for music storage and playback. The M50.2 is a noise-free component that offers state-of-the-art digital performance and requires no additional programs to buy. Just add the DAC of your choice and enjoy.
Digital Music Player
The M50.2 is a “software defined” product, meaning that much of the functionality of the system is defined by software not hardware. This means that new cloud services or audio codecs can be integrated at a future date by simply updating the software of the M50.2. This software upgrade potential means that there is a software ‘roadmap’ that allows the M50.2 to live on and maintain its cutting edge
Wireless (Wi-Fi) and gigabit Ethernet inputs
Automatic ripping of CD to internal RAID of two 2TB hard drives
Real time playback of CDs
Decodes FLAC, ALAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, Ogg
SPDIF Outputs; AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical
1x front and 2x rear USB Type A inputs
RS-232 for external control
TFT touch panel display
Software defined product with upgrade path
Supported File Formats
MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG Vorbis, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA, HRA
Supported Cloud Services
WiMP, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Microsoft Groove (with OneDrive), Classics Online, KKBox.
Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or higher, Apple Macintosh OSX 10.7.5 or higher
Free Internet Radio
TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise
Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon
USB 2.0 Device (Type B) Storage (Digital Music Vault)
Front and Rear USB 2.0 Type A for playback via USB Stick, Hard Drive
AES/EBU 110 Ohms
Coaxial 75 Ohms
HDMI 1.4* (Audio only)
IR Out 12V Trigger Out
* Does not support I2S DACs
WiFi 802.11n/g 2.4G
Sample Rate 32kHz to 192kHz, 16/24 bit
USB File Systems FAT 32, Linux EXT
Auto Standby ON and Network Standby OFF – 0.8 Watts*
Auto Standby ON and Network Standby ON – 7.4 Watts**
OFF mode (Power switched OFF) – 0 Watts
Weights & Dimensions
Dimensions (WxHxD) 435 x 133 x 380mm (17 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 15”)
Net Weight 8.1kg (17.9lb)