The next MDS module for the hardware upgrade of NAD models was called MDC USB DSD – the functions of the new product are clear from the name. NAD has been using MDS (Modular Design Construction) modules for more than 10 years. Now you can use them to update many of the company’s models, the list of which is regularly updated.
The NAD MDC USB DSD is designed to be paired with a computer and supports asynchronous USB connection. This allows you to exclude a low-quality computer DAC from the audio path. The module’s own DAC works with bitrates up to 24 bits/192 kHz with USB Audio 2 support for both PCM and DSD playback. In the latter case, a resolution of up to DSD256 is provided (DSD is converted to PCM 24 bit/192 kHz).
The company indicated that the new product can be installed in the M33, M32, M12, C 388, C 368, C 658 models. The upgrade does not require special equipment or special knowledge — the owner will be able to install the module himself. To do this, simply remove the cover on the back of the NAD device and insert the board into the slots until it stops.
In the US, the NAD MDC USB DSD module will cost $500.