NAD Electronics has announced the latest module in its Modular Design Construction portfolio, the MDC HDM-2.
Available now for an MSRP of US$299, the MDC HDM-2 adds HDMI switching and audio capability to five of NAD's most popular models: the M12, M32, C 368, C 388 and C 390DD.
With NAD's Modular Design Construction (MDC), adding the latest technology can be as simple as a software upgrade and adding a new hardware module into your stereo amplifier. Based on the latest 6GHz HDMI chip, the MDC HDM-2 includes full support for UHD (4K) video pass through to a video monitor. While it's no substitute for a full-blown AVR in a home theatre setting, notes NAD, adding video capability to a stereo system is often the better solution for customers who prefer simplicity, but demand high performance.
With Consumer Electronic Control (CEC), Audio Return Channel (ARC) and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) support, the MDC HDM-2 and its host NAD Amplifier, can be controlled by the TV's remote control for seamless integration and ease-of-use.
As its answer to technology obsolescence, digital audio and video circuits are on replaceable modules. With MDC, all major digital circuits can be upgraded and replaced.
"The MDC HDM-2 joins the MDC BluOS-2 High Res Network Audio Module, making NAD's stereo amplifier line the most versatile on the market today," says Greg Stidsen, Director of Technology and Product Planning for NAD. "From playing vinyl records, to streaming high res MQA, to making games and TV shows sound their best, NAD amplifiers are the complete solution to modern entertainment at the highest level".
Key Features of the NAD MDC HDM-2 include three HDMI In (stereo only, no surround decoding); one HDMI Out (Video pass through); UHD 4K Support with 4:4:4 @ 60Hz; HDCP 2.2; HDR10 Support; CEC and ARC support; and audio resolution up to 24/192.