NAD Masters M28 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier Review
February 12, 2021 § Leave a comment
But how would the NAD compare with a well-regarded separate class-A/B amp in the same two-channel, no- subwoofer setup? For that I turned to the Parasound Halo A 52+, a five-channel amp I’ve used in many of my recent audio reviews. At matched levels, my back-and-forth listening comparisons favored the NAD by a hair. The Parasound was slightly darker and warmer (though not by much), and the NAD dryer, with more incisive leading edges on high frequency transients. Any given listener’s preference here might easily shift depending on the system. I ultimately leaned in the direction of the NAD but could live happily live with the Parasound (and have for some time now). The five-channel Parasound does have a $2,000 price advantage ($3,000, or $600/channel), while the NAD offers a premium cosmetic design and seven channels ($4,999, or $714/channel).