New news and as a huge fan of one box doing one job, this is something I really like. NAD has announced a new ‘endpoint’ streamer, that does everything. It has Tidal and Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay2, Google cast (yay!), Roon, full MQA rendering and decoding and built-in Bluetooth. Although I assumed immediately I could use this with BluOS to a DAC, there is in fact a modified Texas Instruments PCM5141 DAC inside. Outputs are to digital Coax, TOSLINK and RCA.
Cas Oostvogel, Product Manager of NAD Electronics, said:
Streaming has profoundly altered the way people discover and experience music. The CS1 makes it easy to add streaming to a legacy stereo or home theatre setup. Or someone could configure a low-footprint system for a den or home office by combining the CS1 with a pair of powered speakers. Streaming doesn’t get simpler than this.
The CS1 will be available in retail shops and NADElectronics.com with a retail target price of £299 in March 2023.
About NAD Electronics
Founded in 1972 and now sold in over 80 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award-winning line of high-quality components for audio, home theatre and custom installation applications. Since the beginning, NAD’s commitment to four core values – innovation, simplicity, performance, and value – has earned it a cult-like following that catapulted it to becoming a household name amongst audiophiles and music lovers alike. To this day, the brand continues to design and manufacture some of the most acclaimed and affordable hi-fi components that include modern features and technologies meant to appeal to a new generation of audiophiles.