Safe, Secure, Optimized Digital Music Storage
Possessing exact copies of an artist's studio master recordings has been an audiophile dream since the beginning of high-fidelity playback. Not that long ago, it seemed impossible. But with HD downloads becoming more common, it is now possible for anyone who loves music to hear the exact copy of the studio master recording. But you need to experience the recording through audio components that can deliver its full sonic potential.
NAD Masters Series rises to the occasion. High Definition wireless music listening, streaming, storage, and playback can be achieved by NAD's perfectly coordinated suite of high performance components. These are brilliantly designed noise-free components that provide a complete digital music solution, offering state-of-the-art performance.
Until now, the only way to download and store your precious recordings has required the use of a computer. But computers are designed as business machines and are not built for audio performance. With the Masters Digital Music Suite, NAD introduces a new way to enjoy HD music downloads that does not require the use of a computer.
'Self-Healing' M52 Digital Music Vault
Finally, there is a safe and convenient way to store your music files for direct playback to your music system. Anyone with a computer knows that hard disc drives can fail without warning and destroy all the precious data stored. If you have spent many hours creating your music collection from CDs and downloads, the prospect of losing all that hard work and value, plus starting all over again, is simply unthinkable.
The NAD M52 Digital Music Vault provides enterprise-level protection for your valuable 24-bit, 96 kHz music collection. Using a Redundant Array of Independent Discs (RAID 5) technology, the M52's three hard disc drives make it nearly impossible to lose or damage your music. Front panel LED indicators display the status of the hard drives and alert you in the unlikely event that there is a drive failure. Even if a disc drive somehow fails, you won't lose data in this self-healing system. Simply replace the drive, and the system automatically reconfigures itself.
Huge Storage Capacity
Inside the rugged steel chassis resides an ultra-low noise 3x 1TB (Terabyte) hard disc drive array. How much music can it hold? Lots and lots! It will accommodate approximately 18,000 songs in high resolution studio master-quality 24-bit, 96 kHz FLAC format, 45,000 songs in CD-quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV format, or 200,000 songs in 256k MP3 mode.*
Ultra-Quiet Vibration-Suppressing Drives
Special low RPM media drives run cool and completely quiet. Unlike hard drives made for general computing, the M52 drives do not require fans for cooling. Engineered to suppress vibration, the chassis looks and feels like the high-end, high-performing audio component it is. The M52 even has an energy-saving program to reduce energy consumption, yet still allows for fast wakeup.
With its convenient size and sleek design, the M52 Digital Music Vault can happily reside in the listening room next to NAD's M50 Digital Music Player and NAD's mighty M2 Direct Digital DAC/Amplifier – or NAD's M51 Direct Digital DAC – for the most advanced high-definition digital music playback. This Masters Series Digital Suite represents true digital innovation.
*Note: Actual song capacity varies by content, encoding method, and bit rate.