Stream music to multiple BluOS zones.
The CI 580 is a powerful audio distributor that unleashes the power of NAD's BluOS technology to its fullest potential.
The CI 580 packs four stereo zones into a 1U rack space to provide the most flexible and cost-effective BluOS package. WIth both digital and analogue outputs, 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.
- 4 Stereo zone source component
- Hi-quality network streaming with BluOS
- 1U rack chassis
- 1 Ethernet connection for all zones
- Fixed or variable line output
- USB input
- Universal voltage (100 ~ 240)
- Uses standard network protocols
- System-interrupt for connecting doorbells & alarms
Unlike other solutions that rely on UPnP, or are simply repackaged PCs, the CI 580 features Bluesound’s proprietary BluOS operating system. BluOS supports many popular music services with full playback of 24-bit high-res music at sampling rates up to 192kHz. A BluOS Controller App is available for smartphone, tablet, 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.
BluOS features a deep integration with several of the top control systems, including Control4, Crestron, RTI, and URC, among others. Unlike other network audio solutions, BluOS has a published API that allows a more complete and sustainable integration.
The CI 580 can be integrated into a BluOS connected home, and deliver blazing-fast music streams to any zone you select. 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 smartphone or tablet.
Analogue and digital inputs are available to add a cable box and 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.
The CI 580 is the perfect match for NAD's CI 980, but realistically it can be connected to any quality amplifier in a multi-zone audio system.
Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology built into every BluOS-enabled music player that captures and delivers master quality audio to any room in your home. All BluOS Enabled music players from NAD include a powerful decoder and audio renderer for the MQA system. 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.
In 1972, a new kind of audio company was born. NAD took form when a large group of audio-industry importers in Europe, all music lovers, set out to develop products that cut through the industry hype. The goal of NAD was to prove that excellent sound quality and excellent value could exist together. It was a formidable goal – some of the most reputable electronics brands of the time were unaffordable to most, while the affordable spectrum of the market was dominated by poor quality imports from global electronics giants. NAD’s founders remained undeterred and their original vision led to an inspiring story of how a group of specialty audio mavericks took on the Goliaths of the audio industry to carve out a unique place of their own.
Like NAD's home-theatre and Hi-Fi products, the focus of the Custom Integration (CI) range is on performance with DACs, OPAmps, and passive circuit components selected for musical sound quality. NAD is dedicated to innovation, performance, value, and simplicity in all their products.
Supported File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA, HRA
Rated Distortion: ≤0.005%
Analogue: RCA Stereo
Analogue: RCA Stereo x 4
Ethernet/LAN: Ethernet RJ45, GigE
Power: Front Panel Button
Standby Power: 6W (Network Standby Mode)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 480 x 46 x 234 mm