Integrated Amplifiers

NAD M3 Integrated Stereo Amplifier

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Conclusions

The M3 is not only an excellent integrated amplifier, it is an unusual one as well. The distortion measurements did not change much between 8 ohm and 4 ohm loads, which means the output tended not to move into areas that the power supply could not handle. This was by design, and it’s no wonder that the M3 is still around after five years, with only minor changes. It’s great. I am not sure anything else needs to be changed.

If I lived where space was a consideration, an integrated amplifier would be appropriate, and based on the listening and bench tests, this is the one I would choose.