NAD CS1 Endpoint Bluetooth Network Streamer

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NAD CS1 Endpoint Bluetooth Network Streamer

NAD CS1 Endpoint Bluetooth Network Streamer

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Better yet, if you decide you don’t value their app-based controls and features, you can still use them as endpoint streamers. I’m sure they’ll eventually enable hi-def - the problem being that existing devices almost definitely will not like an ‘Airplay 3’! The CS1 also has optical and coaxial outputs for sending digital audio at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution to powered loudspeakers with digital inputs, or to a home theatre receiver or external DAC. Add streaming capability to any system — or enhance your a pair of powered speakers — with the NAD CS1 endpoint network streamer.

On the front panel are four buttons that provide instant access to preset playlists and internet radio stations.Fortunately the UAPP (USB Audio Player Pro for Android by eXtream Software Development) has UPnP (in addition to USB) integrated now as well. You can’t use it as a way to pipe an external source like a turntable into your system, something both the Port and the Wiim Pro can do. It was late April when I visited, so it seemed appropriate to play “Spring” from Max Richter’s The New Four Seasons: Vivaldi Recomposed, performed by violinist Elena Urioste and the Chineke! I switched from my iPhone to my Google Pixel 4a Android phone, which does support aptX HD, opened the Tidal app, and selected the title track of jazz pianist Brad Mehldau’s wonderful album of Beatles tunes, Your Mother Should Know (24/96 MQA, Nonesuch Records / Tidal).

The 96kHz limit is displayed on the DAC but with the same track on Bluetooth from the same Qobuz App, the sample rate falls. They have no control at all because even if the CS1 has been added to Google Home, that app thinks of the CS1 as a Chromecast device and it won’t understand that the CS1 is in the middle of playing an AirPlay 2 session. For audiophiles who use Roon to stream music to a Roon Ready component in their primary systems, the CS1 is an easy way to add Roon capability to a secondary system in another room. Passages in the upper octaves had excellent clarity and sparkle, and those in the lower octaves had solid authority. Based on my experiences with NAD products, I would expect the user experience to be well thought out.Upon further listening, there is no sonic advantage over the yamaha DAC, they both sound much the same to me, and I'm years passed that level of critical listening to be bothered to compare them that thoroughly.

The CS1 features an advanced differential digital section based on Texas Instruments’ PCM5141 DAC, a design known for its wide dynamic range, low noise floor, and immunity to clock jitter.Playing UPnP through Bubble (using the FFmpeg transcoder from Flac to wav), extensive metadata let´s the CS-1 crash, better say "go through reset" when starting a respective title. So the Totem system should be able to deliver better sound through Bluetooth than we’d heard to this point. Roon subscribers can play music from their digital libraries and from streaming services with resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz. CS1 interfaces with your home network via Wi-Fi or LAN Ethernet port; Bluetooth allows it to pair with mobile devices.



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