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Item: NAD M51 DAC (and digital pre)
Price: SOLD (elsewhere)
Item Condition: 8 - Very Good (operationally excellent, cosmetically has a scratch on the top plate, see photo)
Reason for selling: Shift in direction to Pre/DAC with analogue inputs too...
Payment Method: Paypal (+ fee), EFT, Pickup - Cash,
For sale is my trusty NAD M51 DAC. It offers a lovely sound, and excellent flexibility as it can operate as a digital pre-amp also (it worked beautifully into my PS Audio Stellar S300). It was well & copiously reviewed upon release around 6 years ago. I've had this unit for 3 years. It has been kept in the rack in a smoke + pet free environment.
The unit is in very good condition. Operationally, it is excellent. Cosmetically, it has a scratch on the top plate (see photo), otherwise its great. It comes with original boxes and remote.
NAD says (https://nadelectronics.com/product/m51-direct-digital-dac/):
"One of our Masters Series’ finest components to date, the M51 Direct Digital™ DAC uses the same high precision digital processing as our groundbreaking M2 Direct Digital Amplifier, but in a new format that easily interfaces with high performance analogue components, including our M22 Stereo Power Amplifier. With features such as extremely low noise, low distortion, wide dynamic range, superb linearity and exceptionally low digital jitter, the M51 will help bring your home theatre system to life. With the ability to accept PCM data rates up to 24 bit/192kHz, the M51 makes it perfect for listening to high resolution downloads, allowing you to hear your favourite songs in the best audio quality possible. Possessing two HDMI inputs and one output with video pass through, the M51 seamlessly becomes the heart of a video 2.0 system, further displaying the M51’s remarkable versatility and innovation..."
"While the M51 includes the industry standard SPDIF, AES/EBU, Optical and Coaxial inputs, it also includes the latest USB technology called USB Audio Class 2. USB Audio Class 2 supports sample rates of 192kHz releasing the previous limitation of USB at 96kHz. A device USB port is included allowing direct connection of a PC or Mac.
The M51 offers two HDMI inputs and one output with video pass through. This opens up the possibility of using the M51 Direct Digital DAC as the heart of a “Video 2.0” system using the mandatory two-channel linear PCM soundtrack from Blu-ray or DVD to make a compelling two-channel high definition theatre presentation. Many symphony orchestras and some specialty music labels are also released in HD recordings on Blu-ray or DVD. The M51 is fully 3D video compatible but there is no surround sound decoding or video processing...."
(Stereophile) "I admit to having been a little suspicious at first of the PCM-to-PWM approach that NAD has taken in the M51. That was before I'd had a chance to live with it for a couple months. Nothing raised an eyebrow, and the claimed benefits in jitter rejection and filter design have obviously paid off.
I prefer DACs that reveal as much as possible about what was captured on the tape or in the digits, and couldn't care less about adding a rose-colored tint to dodgy digital sound. In this regard, the NAD M51 succeeds with a wonderfully detailed and revealing sound best described as honest, with a friendly smile. And it was a pleasure to listen to.
In other words, bitstream brilliance."
Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/nad-m51-direct-digital-da-converter-page-2#euZkR1lJvjSOgScr.99
(What Hifi - https://www.whathifi.com/nad/m51/review)
"The M51 sounds sensational. In fact, we’d go further than that by saying it’s one of the best NAD separates we’ve heard in recent memory."
(SoundStageHifi - https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/498-nad-masters-m51-direct-digital-digital-to-analog-converter)
"The DAC market is a crowded place. To make any headway, a new entrant -- even one from a thoroughly established brand like NAD -- needs to offer something special. Feature-wise, the Masters M51 matches its competition, and ups the ante with those two HDMI inputs and its pass-through facility, making it the only high-end DAC of which I’m aware that really fits in the two-channel home-theater space ... The M51’s sound, too, is something a bit different. Other DACs take a tighter hold on the music, tease out more detail, or create a better-defined soundstage. What the Masters M51 offers is a sound that’s smooth, laid-back, and always pleasant, no matter what you throw at it. Its slight favoring of the midrange imbues the sound with just a hint of extra warmth. For many listeners, such a combination is a recipe for audio bliss."
By LWA Staff
Item: Big Summer Sale
Location: Len Walils Audio HQ, 64 Burns Bay Road. Lane Cove
Item Condition: New, Demo & Ex-display stock
Payment Method: Cash, Credit cards, PayPal, Phone orders available available - Delivery will be based on location and item purchased - though we are happy to ship anywhere in Australia.
Extra Info: Hi everyone. Just an FYI that we are currently holding our 'Big Summer Sale". This is a clean out of discontinued, ex display and demonstration stock that we need to clear for new stock coming for 2018.
We have multiple items available and we have created a listing of stock here: http://www.lenwallisaudio.com/knowledge-base/big-summer-sale
If you see something you like drop into store, give us a call on 02 9427 6755 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By LWA Staff
On Now: The Len Wallis Audio Secondhand Sale 2017
Location: Len Wallis Audio HQ, 64 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, NSW
Item Condition: Secondhand Items all in very good to excellent condition with 3 month warranty.
Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, Credit Cards, Bank Transfer
From this morning until close of the business on Saturday the 25th of November, 2017. We’ll are holding our Annual Second-hand Sale on all second hand items in-store.
There is a simply an incredible range of over a hundred fifty items (150) from some of the most respected and well known brands.
For more information click here to go to the full listing...
By LWA Staff
Yamaha has an illustrious history of manufacturing superlative audio equipment dating back to the late 70’s. In some ways it is unfortunate that their (very good) commercially focused products often steal the limelight.
A couple of years ago Yamaha launched a range of very high quality amplifiers and CD players competing with some of the most prestigious manufacturers on the market.
We must admit to being a little skeptical when they announced they were going to release an integrated amplifier at twice the price of a basic Krell but concerns were ill-founded!
All models are available in both silver and black fascia, but Yamaha took the unusual approach of offering a range of timber side panels in different finishes. As it transpires some of these finishes have proven to be more popular than
others, and as a result we have been able to negotiate a very heavily discounted price on the less popular colours.
The available models are:
AS1100 Integrated amplifier. Black Facia with Dark Brown side panels. RRP: $2,599 Sell: $1,699
AS1100 Integrated amplifier. Silver Facia with Gloss Black side panels. RRP: $2,599 Sell: $1,699
AS2100 Integrated amplifier. Black Facia with Dark Brown side panels. RRP: $3,999 Sell: $2,499
AS2100 Integrated amplifier. Silver Facia with Gloss Black side panels. RRP: $3,999 Sell: $2,499
AS3000 Integrated amplifier. Silver Facia with Gloss Black side panels. RRP: $8,999 Sell: $5,499
CDS1000 CD Player. Black Facia with Dark Brown side panels. RRP: $2,299 Sell: $1,699
CDS2100 CD Player. Silver Facia with Gloss Black side panels. RRP: $2,999 Sell: $1,999
CDS3000 CD Player. Black Facia with Dark Brown side panels. RRP: $7,499 Sell: $4,999
CDS3000 CD Player. Silver Facia with Gloss Black side panels. RRP: $7,499 Sell: $4,999
It is difficult to convey the craftsmanship that has gone into this product. This is truly a beautifully constructed range, the type of product that instils pride of ownership; type of components you’re likely to own for a very long time. Almost as a bonus there is more than enough performance and musically on offer match this series elegant looks.
For more information, simply contact us and find more information here: http://www.lenwallisaudio.com/products/whats-hot/yamaha-s-series-special-offer
Our January club meeting will be our usual January meeting where we have a system comprised of club member components. We’ll be featuring reel-to-reel and cassette as well as CD. Come along to enjoy some great music and great company. And if you like, feel free to bring your favourite music on R2R or cassette. Of course, you’re always free to bring the usual CD/SACD and flash drives for our BYO session.
Detail of the system…
Revox A77 Mark IV reel-to-reel (with Dolby B). We will also have several reels of music (all genres), presented by club member John Way. Refer to http://www.reeltoreel.de/worldwide/A77DolbyE1.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revox.
Nakamichi 700 Cassette deck plus music cassettes (all genres), also presented by club member John Way.
Refer to https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/nakamichi/700.shtml
B&W 801 S2 speakers with Ultimate External North Creek X-overs. Refer to
http://www.northcreekmusic.com/B-W_Crossovers/b-w_crossovers.html and http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/506/index.html. Speakers provided by club member Steve Polley.
Classe CP800 preamp – connected to the power amp via Vertere XLR. Refer to http://www.classeaudio.com/products/cp-800.php and http://www.stereophile.com/content/class233-cp-800-da-preamplifier. Preamp provided by club member Steve Polley.
Nord ONE NC500 Mono amps. Refer to https://www.nordacoustics.co.uk/product-page/nord-one-se-up-nc500mb-mono-block-black-single. Amps provided by club member Steve Polley.
Our shiny disc source for our BYO session will be an Oppo BDP-105D multi-format player. Oppo provided by club member Steve Polley.
The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on R2R or cassette if you have some tapes, alternatively CD or USB thumb/flash drives. Sorry, no vinyl this month. All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Guests are welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound.
Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park
Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping
When: Sunday 20th January 2019
Doors open 1pm
Meeting starts at 2pm
Sydney Audio Club