The NAD CS1 is simple network streamer that will add streaming capability to most hi-fi amplifiers either via it’s analogue RCA or digital outputs. It offers great value for money and superb sound quality.
The NAD CS1 is not a Bluesound device.
There are many ways to play music through the NAD CS1 Endpoint Network Streamer. Listeners can use Bluetooth to pair the CS1 with a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
The CS1 offers many options for playing music over a home network. Listeners can use AirPlay 2 to stream CD-resolution audio from any app on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, or from an iTunes library on a Windows PC. With GoogleCast, users can cue up music in any Cast-enabled app on a mobile device or personal computer, then transfer playback to the CS1.
Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect users can cue up music in the apps for those services, then easily transfer playback to the CS1. Roon subscribers can play music from their digital libraries and from streaming services with resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz.
The NAD CS1 Endpoint Network Streamer delivers the audio performance for which NAD is renowned. It features an advanced differential digital section based on Texas Instruments’ PCM5141 DAC, a design known for its extremely low noise, excellent dynamic performance, and immunity to clock jitter. It also has full MQA rendering and decoding capability for playing master quality music from Tidal.
Plug and Play
A compact, minimalist design, the NAD CS1 has a pair of line-level analogue RCA outputs for connection to a stereo receiver, integrated amp, preamplifier, or a pair of powered speakers. Alternatively, you can use the CS1’s optical or coaxial output to send digital audio to an AV receiver, external DAC, or a pair of powered speakers with digital input, at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.
You can connect the CS1 to your home network via Wi-Fi or hardwire its LAN Ethernet port to your network router or an access point, or use Bluetooth® to pair the CS1 with your mobile device.
Stream Your Way
You don’t have to install special apps to play music through the NAD CS1 Endpoint Network Streamer. Using Bluetooth, you can steam audio from any app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
You’ll get even better sound via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. The CS1 supports AirPlay 2, so you can stream CD-resolution audio from any app on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, or from an iTunes library on a Windows PC. With GoogleCast, you can choose the music you want to hear in any Cast-enabled app on a mobile device or personal computer, then transfer playback to the CS1 at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution.
Spotify and Tidal subscribers can cue up music in the apps for those services, then transfer playback from their device to the CS1. Roon subscribers can play music from their digital libraries and from streaming services supported by Roon.
Users can connect the CS1 to their home network via Wi-Fi or hardwire its LAN Ethernet port to their network router. The CS1 has a pair of RCA analogue outputs for connection to a stereo receiver, integrated amp, preamplifier, or a pair of powered speakers. The CS1 also has optical and coaxial outputs for sending digital audio at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution to powered loudspeakers with digital inputs, or to a home theatre receiver or external DAC.
“Streaming has profoundly altered the way people discover and experience music,” said Cas Oostvogel, Product Manager of NAD Electronics. “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.”
Key Features of the NAD CS1 Endpoint Network Streamer:
- Compact, minimalist design
- Built-in Bluetooth 5.0
- Dual-band Wi-Fi plus LAN Ethernet port
- Support for network sharing via DLNA/UPnp* protocols
- Stereo analogue, optical digital, and coaxial digital outputs
- Premium differential DAC design based on Texas Instruments PCM5141 DAC, with support for 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution audio and MQA decoding
- Apple AirPlay 2 support allows CD-resolution streaming from any audio app on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac
- GoogleCast support allows playback at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution from any Cast-enabled app on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer
- Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect support lets users cue up music on a smart device, then transfer playback to the CS1
- Roon subscribers can stream audio to the CS1 from their personal libraries and online services supported by Roon in hi-res
- THD + N (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
- <0.03% 20-20 kHz -1dBFS output
- Signal-to-Noise ratio
- -94dB (ref 2V)
- Frequency response
- 20-20 kHz +/-0.3dB; 50 kHz -3dB
- Native sampling rate
- Up to 192 kHz
- Bit depth
- Supported audio file format
- LPCM, MP3, AC3, Ogg Vorbis, HE-AAC, MQA & WMA decode capability
- Supported 3rd party service provider
- Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, DLNA, Roon
- TI PCM5254
- ARM® Cortex™ -A53, Quad-Core, 1.5GHz per core
- AC adapter
Input: 100-240V AC 0.3A
Output: 5V DC 1A
- Network connectivity
- Ethernet RJ45 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac 2.4GHz/5 GHz)
- Bluetooth 5.0
BT Profiles: A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3, SPP, HFP, HSP, HOGP
- NFC for easy Bluetooth connection
- 12V Trigger Out
- 3.5mm Mini-jack x 1
- Analog Out
- RCA x 1
- Coaxial Out
- RCA 75 ohms
- Optical Out
- TOSLINK x 1
- USB IN
- USB C for AC adapter
* Certification in progress as of publishing date
- Status Indicator
- Front Panel LED
- Function Button
- Front Panel Function Button
- Power Consumption
- 0.5W Network Standby
DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
- Gross dimensions (W x H x D)**
- 140 x 140 x 55 mm (5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/16 inches)
- Net Weight
- 1.5 kgs / 3.3 lbs
- Shipping Weight
- 1.7 kgs / 3.8 lbs
** Gross dimension includes feet and other extended front and rear panel terminals.