The Ware for May 2010 was roundly and soundly guessed, even from just a partial photo of the system. The winner is Michael L., please email me to claim your prize.
I particularly love this snippet of his answer:
NAD is known for their single sided blue PCBs, as well. That’s what made me shout “NAD!” when I saw the picture. :)
I love my NAD C352. It’s a huge upgrade in terms of sound quality from my previous integrated Sony and rackmount QSC amps. I find the NAD C352 has a greater depth of sound at 1/10th the power of my rackmount QSC; it can deliver a sharp, punchy bassline that keeps my head bobbing through the night whilst I design circuits. The only trouble with my system is that it’s finally accurate enough to bring out the compression artifacts of 320kbps mp3s, so now I’ve got to find or make FLAC’s for my favorite music. I am also much more aware now of the production quality of music, so I’m starting to pick artists based on, in part, the quality of their producers (or finding artists that are also stellar producers).
As for my usesthis interview — that was a typo (my fault), I had swapped the last two digits of the model number when I wrote it originally. Whoops!