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alaAverage 4.3

5 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of NAD M51. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 70/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 5 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: (



Best DAC £1200+, Awards 2012. This flexible DAC will bring great results for any upmarket system

Open, transparent sound ; immense levels of detail ; realistic balance ; extensive connectivity ; large, legible display

Build doesn’t quite reflect the price

The M51 sounds sensational. In fact, we’d go further than that by saying it’s one of the best NAD separates we’ve heard in recent memory.

Expert review by: Jez Ford (

NAD M51 dac review


NAD's M51 takes the company's recent Direct Digital amplification concept and applies it to a rather impressive DAC/preamp.

Thank you for searching out Sound+Image Magazine’s equipment review of the NAD M51 DAC Review originally published in Sound+Image Vol70 #3 2013

Consumer review by: Budy (

NAD M51 Masters Series DACs


This DAC sounds amazing. This is my 3rd DAC (Peachtree Dacit, Woo Audio WDS1) and it really stands out from my previous DAC's. This DAC has presence. There is a huge sound stage, with great definition of instrument location, however it does show up...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Gooney (

NAD M51 Masters Series DACs


Nad M51 sounds like hifi. As opposed to real music, as opposed to natural. Incompatibility with my amplifier maybe, but I sure do not like. The differences between firmware are huge. The latest one sound the most hifi.

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


DLNA certified: No


iPod Control: No
USB Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: No

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No