NAD Masters Series M25 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

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nad-master-series-m25.gifHigh Points
• The NAD Masters Series M25 has the power and headroom to be able to drive even tough impedance-load speakers to beyond-cinema levels, even from the most demanding sources, like DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. THX's Ultra2 certification backs those claims up with third-party verification that you can trust.
• The NAD  Masters Series gear comes with the look and industrial design that you might expect from a $5,000 power amp.

• The openness of the NAD M25 is better than expected, considering its price.

Low Points
• For the money, there are other amps (ugly ones by comparison) that offer more power for the dollar. Not that dollars per watts should be your main consideration, but there are bigger beefcakes out there. It is also possible that, in order to get the highly sought-after THX Ultra2 certification, NAD needed to very conservatively rate the M25.

Conclusion
The NAD Masters Series M25 is an "instant classic" NAD product as, despite the Masters Series move towards the high end, the M25 is a significant value when compared to other multi-channel amps from the big boys, namely Krell, Classe Audio, Mark Levinson and Halcro. In the end, you could fairly put the NAD Master Series into a blind taste test with any of the big-dollar players and you might just come home with the NAD. The NAD Masters Series M25 is one hell of an amplifier.

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HTR Product Rating for NAD Masters Series M25 Seven-Channel Amplifier

Criteria Rating

Performance

4.5

Value

4

Overall

4.5

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