NAD Classic AV MDC Upgrades

Works with: 

  • T 758 
  • T 787 
  • T 777 
  • T 187 

Since its introduction back in 2006, NAD’s innovative MDC technology has allowed customers to seamlessly upgrade their NAD AV Receivers or Processors with the latest technologies and features. Featuring Dolby Atmos®  and DTS:X® the AM230 creates an expansive home audio experience by unleashing the power of this remarkable technology. With Dolby Atmos® you will hear your favourite movies in a whole new way and it can support up to a 7.1.4 Atmos speaker configuration. The perfect component to any home audio system, the AM230 will produce an immersive soundstage unlike anything heard before.

Modular Design Construction (MDC)

NAD’s innovative MDC architecture is a highly advanced concept, allowing customers to upgrade their NAD AV Receiver or Processor with new technology and additional features well into the future. NAD introduced MDC in 2006 featuring the then advanced HDMI 1.2 digital transfer technology. Subsequent upgrades to HDMI 1.3, HDMI 1.4 and now HDMI 2.0 have kept NAD customers at the forefront of technology while protecting their original investment.

Featuring Dolby Atmos®

Dolby Atmos provides the biggest step forward in surround sound since Dolby Digital debuted in the 1990s. Using object-based decoding and additional overhead speakers, the movie director can place objects firmly and believably in three-dimensional spaces, creating the most realistic and immersive audio experience ever developed for the home. Even if you don’t plan on adding the additional speakers required for a full Atmos Theatre, the new down mix features of Atmos are a vast improvement over the earlier Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus down mix engines. Of course DTS:X, DTS TrueHD, HD and Neo:6 are also fully supported.


When it comes to audio quality, NAD’s reputation for state-of-the-art digital engineering is on full display with audiophile-quality 24/192 DACs, delivering nearly unmeasurable noise and distortion with an extremely wide dynamic range capable of fully resolving the most advanced cinematic soundtracks and Hi-Res Audio content. Auto speaker setup makes all the adjustments for you, or you can manually set speaker levels, crossover frequency, and distances.

State-of-the-art Room Correction*

Dirac Live® is the most sophisticated digital room correction system available today, and usually reserved for use in ultra high-end components costing several times as much as the AM230 With Dirac Live® you can build the perfect listening environment that corrects for both the timing and colourations in sound using the supplied calibrated microphone and its powerful software. For more information on Dirac Live, click here.

Although the AM230 slots into NAD’s 7.1 chassis, it can support up to a 7.1.4 Atmos speaker configuration. This is accomplished with four channels of line level outputs used to connect to additional external amplification, like NAD’s CI 940 Amplifier. The AM230 can also be configured to use the internal amplification to create a 5.1.2 setup.

*Note: The AM 230 will include a license for Dirac Live with the option for advanced users to upgrade to a Pro version. Firmware version 2.12.9 or later is required to enable Dirac Live.


Add Dolby Atmos decoding to your NAD surround sound component

Upgrade your home theatre with decoding for the most immersive surround sound available. The AM230 lets you add support for a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos configuration to four of NAD's most popular surround sound components with MDC (Modular Design Construction).

With an additional amplifier, this module can even support up to a 7.1.4 Atmos setup. The AM230 also supports Dirac Live™ room correction for improved room acoustics, stereo image, and clarity.


Product highlights:

  • Add-on Dolby Atmos module for select NAD surround sound components
    • compatible with NAD T 758, T 787, T 777, and T 187
  • Creates a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos system
    • can support up to a 7.1.4 Atmos system with an additional power amplifier
  • Support for DTS:X
  • Supports Dirac Live room correction for improved room acoustics, spatial imaging, and clarity
  • Digital inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial for stereo and traditional 5.1 sources
    • Atmos sources connect to component via HDMI
  • 4 RCA preamp outputs

What's in the box:

  • AM230 MDC module
  • Auto calibration microphone with USB dongle
  • 3 Back-panel plates
  • Quick Start Guide
Optical Inputs 2
Coax Inputs 2
Outputs 4x RCA
Line-Level Outputs
for Atmos Channels

Professional installation recommended
Data Sheet

Optical Inputs 2
Coax Inputs 2
Outputs 4x RCA
Line-Level Outputs
for Atmos Channels

Professional installation recommended


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