NAD CI 580 BluOS Network Music Player

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Unleashing the power of BluOS®to its fullest potential, the CI 580 BluOS Network Music Player combines four stereo zones into one compact 1U rack space. Available as a digital or analogue output, the CI 580 will easily fit into many other existing distributed audio systems.

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$ 2,499.00

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Stream Music to Multiple BluOS Zones  

The CI 580 packs four stereo zones into a 1U rack space to provide the most flexible and cost-effective BluOS package. Multiple CI 580s can be used to provide as many zones as required, and each zone can be grouped together in perfect sync using the BluOS Controller app, or you can play individual streams in different zones simultaneously.

BluOS™ Music Management  

Unlike other solutions that rely on UPnP, the CI 580 features the BluOS operating system. BluOS supports many popular music services with playback of music at up to 24/96.

Hands-free Voice Control with Alexa  

Add the BluOS Voice Skill inside the Amazon Alexa app and enjoy hands-free voice control of personal music collections, streaming services and more using a list of simple streamlined commands. Using an Echo device you can ask Alexa to play popular songs from Tidal, queue up saved playlists, adjust the volume in different rooms, or ask what’s playing in the Kitchen. No Echo device and want to try it out? No problem. Download the Amazon Alexa app, activate the skill, tap the speech bubble in the bottom drawer of the Amazon Alexa app and say anything from the list of commands.  A BluOS Controller app is available for mobile devices and desktop, and allows you to access, control and stream music playlists to multiple BluOS Enabled zones in the home using simple touch-screen commands.

Lag-free Multi-Zone Streaming  

The CI 580 can be integrated into a BluOS connected home, and deliver music streams to any zone you select instantaneously. By focusing on how to improve musical performance while providing a seamless network music experience, the CI 580 ensures that there are no skips or delays – even when streaming and controlling music from your mobile device. Analogue and digital inputs are also available to add a cable box or other non-network sources, and make them available and selectable in every zone. The CI 580 also includes a system interrupt feature to allow for doorbells and fire alarms to be heard.

Master Quality Authenticated  

Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology built into all of NAD’s BluOS Enabled CI solutions to capture and deliver MQA music to any and every room in your home. All BluOS Enabled amplifiers and systems include a powerful decoder and audio renderer for the millions of the MQA encoded songs, The MQA logo shown in the BluOS app indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and lets you know that you are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio.

Key Features

  • 4 Stereo zone source component
  • Fixed or variable line output
  • 1U rack chassis
  • 1 Ethernet connection for all zones
  • Ethernet in
  • USB input
  • Uses standard network protocols
  • Universal voltage (100 ~ 240)

BluOS Features

  • Supported File Formats
  • MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG Vorbis, WMA-L, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA, HRA
  • Supported Cloud Services
  • WiMP, Slacker Radio, Qobuz, HighResAudio, JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Microsoft Groove (with OneDrive), Classics Online, KKBox.
  • Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or higher, Apple Macintosh OSX 10.7.5 or higher
  • Free Internet Radio
  • TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise
  • Integration Partners
  • Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, roon

Audio

  • Rated Distortion
  • ≤0.005%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • 110dB
  • Sample Rate
  • 32 – 96kHz
  • Bit Depth
  • 16 – 24

Connections

Input

  • Analogue
  • RCA Stereo
  • SPDIF
  • Optical (TOSLINK)
  • USB
  • Type A (for USB memory stick and supported peripherals – FAT 32 formatted)
    Type B (for computer audio interface)
  • +12V Trigger IN
  • 12V ±20%
  • IR Input
  • 3.5mm Jack
  • System Interrupt
  • For doorbell /alarms

Output

  • Analogue
  • RCA Stereo x 4
  • SPDIF
  • Optical x 4 (TOSLINK)
    Coaxial x 4
  • +12V Trigger OUT
  • 12V ±20%

Network

  • Ethernet/LAN
  • Ethernet RJ45, GigE

User Interface

  • FREE Android and iOS App available at GooglePlay and Apple App Store

General Specifications

  • AC Power Supply
  • 100-240V 50/60Hz
  • Standby Power
  • 6W (Network Standby Mode)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 480 x 46 x 234mm (18 7/8 x 1 13/16 x 9 1/4”)*
  • Net Weight
  • 2.7kg (5.9lb)
  • Shipping Weight
  • 3.8kg (8.4lb)

*Non-metric measurements are approximate.

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New Zealand NAD Official Product. Come with NAD Manufactures Warranty.