NAD’s innovative MDC architecture is a highly advanced concept, allowing customers to upgrade their NAD M17 Processor with new technology and additional features well into the future. NAD introduced MDC in 2006 featuring the then advanced HDMI 1.2 digital transfer technology. Subsequent upgrades to HDMI 1.3, HDMI 1.4 and now HDMI 2.0 have kept NAD customers at the forefront of technology while protecting their original investment.
Dolby Atmos provides the biggest step forward in surround sound since Dolby Digital® debuted in the 1990s. Using object-based decoding and additional overhead speakers, the movie director can place objects firmly and believably in three-dimensional spaces, creating the most realistic and immersive audio experience ever developed for the home. Of course DTS TrueHD, HD and Neo:6 are also fully supported while support for DTS® X will be added by a future software update. Although the AM 17 slots into NAD’s M17 chassis, it can support up to a 7.1.4 Atmos speaker configuration. This is accomplished with four channels of line level outputs used to connect to additional external amplification, like NAD’s CI 940 Amplifier. The AM 17 can also be configured to use the internal amplification to create a 5.1.2 setup.
The AM 17 employs Dirac Live™, the most advanced room correction technology available. Dirac Live is different than traditional minimum-phase room correction systems in that it corrects frequency response and impulse response, thus offering improvements in the room acoustics, the stereo image, clarity and transient reproduction of the music.
When it comes to audio quality NAD’s reputation for state-of-the-art digital engineering is on full display with audiophile-quality 24/192 DACs, delivering nearly immeasurable noise and distortion with an extremely wide dynamic range capable of fully resolving the most advanced cinematic soundtracks and Hi-Res Audio