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NAD M17 V2 Surround Sound Preamp Processor

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Surround yourself with perfection.

No matter how your home theatre is set up, this 11-channel surround sound pre-amp is the processor to handle it.

NAD M17 V2 Surround Sound Preamp Processor

The M17 V2 carries on the enviable task of representing NAD’s finest surround sound performance. Infinite possibilities await thanks to one of the M17 V2’s most impressive features, Modular Design Construction (MDC), NAD’s proven method for preventing premature obsolescence. Dolby Atmos® and DTS-HD™ Master Audio combine with Dirac Live® Room Correction to deliver hyper-realism that captures every dimension of a performance. Add bit-perfect 4K UHD video processing and the M17 V2 delivers the most accurate sound and image experience you’ve ever had. The M17 V2 is second-to-none in terms of flexibility and up-to-the-minute latest digital technology.

Key Features:
- Fully Balanced outputs for all 11.1 channels
- Differential DAC for each channel
- Separate linear and active power supplies dedicated for analogue and digital sections
- MDC Modular Design Construction (MDC), includes AM 17 Audio and VM 300 Video modules
- 5 x HDMI Digital Audio/Video Inputs with 4K UHD full support
- Dolby Atmos® and DTS-HD™ Master Audio support
- BluOS™ Enabled for wireless multi-room music streaming (upgrade kit included)
- Hi-Res Audio playback including 24-bit/192kHz FLAC / WAV / AIFF
- 5 Custom A/V Presets
- Independent source and volume controls for Zone 2
- Eco-friendly operation with <0.5W standby power consumption
- Dirac Live® Full Room Correction Software and Calibrated Microphone

User Manual (PDF)

Fully Featured Surround

The M17 V2 offers full HDMI video switching and surround sound decoding along with 11.1 balanced outputs. Brimming with a full complement of sophisticated features like the high-resolution lossless surround formats from Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Masters Audio decoding, and now object-based audio with Dolby Atmos, the M17 provides the highest levels of performance. The surround mode of the source material is automatically detected via the digital inputs of the M17 V2, and the most advanced form of decoding, based on your setup, is switched in. Conversion of the encoded digital bitstream is performed with high resolution and extremely linear D/A converters carefully selected for their performance capabilities.

Fully Balanced Audio with Separate Linear Supply

Like all professional recording studios and sound stages, the M17 V2 offers fully balanced audio outputs for all 11 channels. Locking connectors and special interface electronics allow long cable runs without noise pickup or signal loss. The silent black background and explosive dynamics afforded by the balanced line stage amplifier adds drama and excitement to your music and movies.

Complete and Compact

The M17 V2 combines all the control and decoding functions in one compact chassis, giving up nothing to the convenience of the receiver, yet by separating the power amp stages gives a big jump in performance and flexibility. Match it with the NAD M27 Power Amplifier with the latest advancement in HybridDigital™ amplification for a powerful and smart home theatre experience.

The M17 V2 is an excellent example of the NAD Design Team’s expertise in quality in the digital decoding stages, the video processing section, and in the analogue preamp stages for the best overall performance. Along with the new touch screen and ergonomic refinements that simplify operation, the M17 V2 will be the dream command centre of your home cinema.

Modular Design Construction (MDC)

Gone are the days of replacing a preamp processor purely because the connections become obsolete. With MDC, all major digital circuits can be upgraded and replaced to keep the M17 V2 forever young and capable. This NAD innovation is a unique architecture that keeps pace with the fast-changing world of digital formats by allowing connectivity and feature upgrades as newer technologies become available. In fact, this M17 V2 is the previous M17 chassis with a new video MDC and a new audio MDC installed. MDC defies premature obsolescence, so you can keep pace with the latest developments in high-performance AV through dealer-installed modules. Your M17 V2 can be upgraded as your needs and tastes develop, and you only need to replace the module you want to upgrade, not the entire AV preamp processor.

The BluOS Advantage

A unique among high-end AV Processors, BluOS®, the advanced operating system and music management software shared with NAD’s sister brand Bluesound, is included in the M17 V2. When connected to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, the M17 V2 has access to thousands of Internet radio stations and over a dozen high-quality music services including Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, and many more. With full support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology, the M17 V2 has the highest resolution audio performance available combined with the highest definition video performance.

Flexible Setup

The latest HDMI standards, including HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 colour resolution, High Dynamic Range video support, and CEC/ARC, are all included. Digital inputs and outputs are available in both coaxial and optical formats to make it easy to attach all your digital sources. Digital inputs are converted to analogue for use in Zone 2, and you can choose to convert unused tape outputs for Zone 3 and Zone 4 use with independent source selection and volume control.

With BluOS® NAD have also made it easy to add more speakers for listening to music in additional rooms. IR repeaters, 12V triggers to automatically switch amplifiers on and off, and an RS-232 data port make it easy to connect to highly advanced automated control systems, such as Crestron and Control4. Thoughtful features like discrete On and Off codes, direct access to inputs and FM station presets facilitates the integration of the M17 V2 into elaborate remote control systems.

Customise with AV Presets

The M17 V2’s sleek TFT touch panel display makes setup and control easier than ever before. Unique features like AV presets and a completely flexible input setup allow unprecedented flexibility and ease of use. The M17 V2 offers five independent AV presets that store speaker level and tone control settings for instant recall, making it easy to custom tailor your system for different types of program material. Encoded surround modes such as Dolby Digital and DTS are automatically selected if the material is so encoded. The M17 V2 also remembers your last used settings when switched in and out of Standby mode.

World's Most Sophisticated Digital Room Correction System

Dirac Live® and its powerful room correction software is built in to the M17 V2, including its own calibrated measurement microphone and Dirac Live Full for NAD. Advanced users can build the perfect listening environment that corrects for both the timing and colourations in sound, including the ability to create custom target curves for room response and the option to choose from a variety of third-party calibrated microphones.

For more info on Dirac Live, click here

About NAD

In 1972, a new kind of audio company was born. NAD took form when a large group of audio-industry importers in Europe, all music lovers, set out to develop products that cut through the industry hype. The goal of NAD was to prove that excellent sound quality and excellent value could exist together. It was a formidable goal – some of the most reputable electronics brands of the time were unaffordable to most, while the affordable spectrum of the market was dominated by poor quality imports from global electronics giants. NAD’s founders remained undeterred and their original vision led to an inspiring story of how a group of specialty audio mavericks took on the Goliaths of the audio industry to carve out a unique place of their own.

NAD are dedicated to innovation, performance, value, and simplicity in all their products.

More Information
Model Number M17V2



HDMI: Up to 4K UHD
Coaxial: 0.5 Vpp
Ethernet: RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet


Input Impedance (R and C): 56kΩ + 220pF
Input Sensitivity: 40mV (ref. 500mV out)
Maximum Input Signal: >8Vrms

Signal/Noise Ratio, A-weighted
>90dB (ref. 500mV in, 500mV out, volume set to unity gain)
>80dB (ref. 2V out, volume maximum)

Channel Separation: >70dB (ref. 1kHz / 10kHz)
Frequency Response (±0.3dB): 20Hz – 20kHz
Frequency Response (subwoofer out): 10 – 200Hz (ref. -3dB)


XLR: >2Vrms
Maximum output level: >8Vrms into 600Ω
THD (CCIF IMD, DIM 100): <0.005% (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz, 2V out)

Tone Controls
Treble: ±10dB at 10kHz (ref. 2V in, 2V out)
Bass: ±10dB at 100kHz (ref. 2V in, 2V out)


Standby power: <0.5W
Unit Dimension (WxHxD): 435 x 156 x 386mm
Net Weight: 10.9kg
Shipping Weight: 17.5kg

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