That is good information. So headroom in bit rate, 24 bit and sampling frequency.
I trust that the practical audiophile who likes listening to music without fuss can enjoy these speakers without ever doubting SQ.
The multitude of options to adjust the cross over settings (master files) and equalizing curve (room adjustment) to your room and liking so easily (by USB stick or simple to use smart phone app) make these speakers a audiophile and music lover dream come true.
Sure purists have theoretically reasons to doubt the:
- Analog to Digital to Analog
conversion in case one plans to plug in a turntable with phono stage but in practice, anno 2021, the difference is likely not to be audible to the ears. In ones mind that might be different, but that might vanish in case a comparison is made objectively without prejudice.
I was in the lucky circumstance to listen to 2 NAD set ups:
- Audiophile set up:
- NAD C658, streamer / pre amplifier
- NAD C268 Hypex, modified UcD power amp
- ATC passive shelf speakers
- High end set up:
- NAD M33 streamer / integrated with Eigentakt power amps
- Audiovector R6 Arreté isobaric floor standing speakers
24 bit 96 kHz or 192 kHz is today’s standard for electronics components, streaming services and anything else.
And it sounded all extremely good.
Sure you can fork out thousands of extra dollars for more puristic analog chains, but considering the extreme decrease of return of investment I can not justify to invest in pure analogue chains anymore which seem to be simply much more expensive and often more vulnerable.