NAD Electronics of Canada has announced the immediate availability of the latest module in the NAD Modular Design Construction (MDC) portfolio, the MDC USB DSD

The new NAD MDC USB DSD module allows users to add the convenience of high-resolution PCM and DSD computer music playback and streaming through popular NAD amplifiers

NAD Modular Design Construction MDC USB DSD Upgrade Module

NAD Modular Design Construction MDC USB DSD Upgrade Module

NAD Modular Design Construction MDC USB DSD

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. The MDC USB DSD module allows users to experience the convenience of computer music playback and streaming, in high resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz PCM and DSD up to DSD256, combined with the music performance of their NAD hifi system. It adds USB Audio 2 for both PCM and DSD playback capability to six of NAD’s most popular stereo (pre-) amplifiers – M33, M32, M12, C 388, C 368 and C 658*.

Asynchronous USB Connection

Thanks to the Asynchronous USB connection with the MDC USB DSD module, computer sound has been eliminated so music flows freely. The module bypasses the computer’s low-quality DAC, clocks and associated circuitry that cause jitter and distortion by using the higher quality DAC in select NAD amplifiers.

NAD Modular Design Construction MDC USB DSD Upgrade Module

NAD Modular Design Construction MDC USB DSD Upgrade Module in place

Streaming Music

With the ever-growing amount of high-resolution content up to 24-bit/192kHz available for download or streaming, users can enjoy the convenience of playing their favourite music from their computer’s USB connection to stream from a local hard drive, or popular music streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal or Qobuz.

* C 658 support is expected in April 2021.



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