NAD MDC BluOS 2i Hi-Res Streaming Module
MDC Compatibility: C 368, C 388, C 390DD, M32, M12
Easily integrate Hi-Res Audio, network streaming, and music control. Featuring BluOS, the music management software developed by NAD's sister brand, Bluesound, the BluOS 2i module is a complete digital music solution at an amazingly affordable price. Thanks to the forward-looking innovation of Modular Design Construction, you can now add BluOS network and internet music streaming with advanced music management to your NAD C 390DD, NAD Masters M12 and M32 or the NAD Classic models C 368 and C 388.
Modular Design Construction (MDC) is an exclusive feature of NAD products that gives you the ability to add MDC expansion cards to expand your devices capabilities. This can be used to provide new feature and performance upgrades that may be developed in the future. This NAD design philosophy gives you peace of mind in the coming years.
Nad MDC BluOS 2i Adds Hi-Res Streaming
Use the Free App BluOS App (by Bluesound) to control your music playback on a wide range of computer devices including; Desktop Computers, Tablets and Smartphones. The BluOS is available for Apple (iOS iPad, iPhone & OSX Apple Mac), Google (Android) and Mircosoft (Windows 7,8 &10). BluOS enabled your devices inputs to play music from: Network shares, Mobile devices, Bluetooth 5.0 HD (aptX), Apple Airplay 2, USB, Streaming services, Internet radio, Podcasts and more.
Listen from Streaming Services
- Streaming services: Spotify (Connect), Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Nugs, Slacker, Wimp, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine and more.
- Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS. Hi-Res Formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF.
- Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Radio Paradise, CALM Radio.
BluOS Multiroom Expansion
The BluOS controller is able to wirelessly connect and stream to multiple BluOS enabled players all over your home. Create an intuitive multi-room music system for your home and enjoy Hi-res music, internet radio, podcasts and more synced throughout your home.
Bring Your Music Together
While the expected functions of Play/Pause/Skip are present, BluOS also brings all of your music together integrating locally stored music (like iTunes) and music streaming services. BluOS does not rely on middleware like UPnP/DLNA/AirPlay with their inherent limitations, but instead creates direct shares with music in all formats including FLAC, ALAC and WAV with data rates up to 24/192. Playlists can be created and managed right inside the BluOS App. Gapless playback is supported and the BluOS-2 module is fully compatible with Bluesound High-Res Wireless Multi-room Players to form integrated whole-house systems.
Powerful ARM Processor
The BluOS 2 module has a new more powerful ARM Processor for a quicker, more responsive user experience. As an internal module there are no external wires or power supplies required and integration with the firmware is hand-in-glove. Both Ethernet and Wi-Fi operate in asynchronous mode for lowest jitter performance and allow connection to music stored anywhere on the local network or streamed directly from the Internet using popular music services like Spotify Connect, Tidal, and TuneIn. You can also play music from a USB drive or hard drive via the USB A port. Bluetooth with aptX is also natively integrated so you can wirelessly connect to any smartphone, tablet, or Bluetooth-enabled device within range and stream your favourite music apps or libraries in high-fidelity.
Apple Airplay 2
With AirPlay 2*, you can connect multiple AirPlay-enabled devices around the house and have them communicate with each other through AirPlay. Listen to your music in perfect sync as you walk room-to-room, or play different songs in different rooms, and control everything on your Apple device. You can even say the song you want to listen to and where and let Siri take control of your music experience.
*Apple AirPlay 2 only currently available on the C 368 and C 388 when the MDC BluOS 2i is installed.
Connect instantly to your device using apt-X Bluetooth 5.0 and stream music wirelessly from your smart devices. The MDC BluOS 2i uses a high performance apt-X so your blue-tooth audio wireless signal sounds much better than a normal Bluetooth device.
Built In Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX.
Amazon Alexa Voice Control
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 whatís 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.
MDC BluOS 2i Connectivity
- Free apps for: Android, iOS, Apple Watch, Kindle Fire, Windows, OSX
- Inputs: 2 x USB-A, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
- Includes: external USB Wi-Fi dongle, USB extender, BT antenna.