Sounds perfectly balanced in my system..........
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Thank god for all the different options of output and volume. The NAD M51 is a magnificent sounding piece of gear, but must definitely be fine-tuned to the other gear to make it sound good.
Right out of the box without trying different options it might sound just 'blah'.
I am still pretty impressed by the NAD after two years of ownership. It continues to feed my NAD to the Stax SR009 + BHSE system. Gotta love the perfect volume control. I think I may be able do better soundwise but I'm going to miss out on its SACD via HDMI feature as well as the perfect digital attenuation.
I feel like contributing to this thread, in my system lowering the volume definitely robes the music of DR and bass slam.
I try to keep it at 0 db or lower it as little as possible (Yamaha A-S2100 is quite sensitive as XLR is tuned at 2.8 V). Perhaps others might leverage this info.
Love your setup! Please do tell where you got that awesome winged stand!
I bought 2 from a friend who was moving and didn't have the space for them.
the other one is still in the box I can sell it to you if you want.
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