NAD CS1 Endpoint Bluetooth Network Streamer
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However the metadata might be missing as that’s held in a proprietary format inside the core and separate from the files themselves.
Output from the DAC is going to the Moor Amps Angel Preamplifier that in turn is feeding the Moor Amps Angel 6, driving the Serhan Swift Mu2 MkII loudspeakers with Black Rhodium Charleston cables. PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA, JANUARY 24, 2023 – NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio-video components, today announced the NAD CS1 Endpoint Network Streamer, a compact, minimalist design that makes it easy to add streaming capability to any music system. NAD Electronics International, a division of Lenbrook Industries Limited (“NAD”) furnishes this software and/or program, and online documentation, licenses their use to you as provided in this Agreement.Once I adjusted for the different levels on the analog and optical connection, they sounded virtually identical. The CS1 is a departure for Lenbrook Industries, the Canadian company that owns the NAD, PSB, and Bluesound brands. The KEF LS60 Wireless active speaker system in my living room and the Q Acoustics Q Active 200 system in my home office are both Roon Ready; and they also support AirPlay 2 and Chromecast.
The CS1 supports Google Chromecast (24-bit/96kHz), Apple AirPlay2, Spotify and Tidal Connect as well as Roon, Bluetooth 5. Roon is an amazing digital music platform with a wide feature set that caters to audiophiles in particular. I'm about to pull the trigger not the Wiim Pro as I'd like to add Airplay 2 into my main rig via digital RCA Coax.It offers a streaming platform for most of the leading 3rd Party audio providers, like Spotify and Tidal via Apple and Google casting platforms. Pro tip: If you’re an iOS user and you want to use the CS1 as a Chromecast audio device in addition to AirPlay 2, you can simply use the Google Home app and save yourself a step. The Node has analog line-level, optical S/PDIF, and HDMI eARC inputs, and a subwoofer output with bass management via the BluOS app. The 96kHz limit is displayed on the DAC but with the same track on Bluetooth from the same Qobuz App, the sample rate falls.
If you observe any problem while using the product, you have the possibility to contact our friendly service team. 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. And it’s also an appealing solution for adding streaming to a legacy entertainment system like the one in Ian and Roberta’s lakeside home. Unfortunately, Bubble did not recognize the CS1 as a DLNA-compatible device, so it defaulted back to Chromecast.
I streamed a 24/96 FLAC version of the same song to the CS1 from the Qobuz app on my iPhone 14 via Chromecast. As I said in the intro, it can be tough to get a sense of a network streamer’s sound quality, because it ultimately depends on the gear to which it’s connected. Still, those instructions won’t be needed for long once you get them — getting the CS1 set up is very easy.