NAD has announced that the Classic Series C 658 BluOS streaming DAC and the Masters Series M10 BluOS streaming amplifier will receive a software update for Apple AirPlay 2, allowing streaming from iOS devices to these specific models. The company has also released a BluOS 2i MDC module that can be installed into the upgrade slots in the C 368 and C 388 integrated amplifiers to add BluOS multi-room streaming and AirPlay 2 functionality to those devices.
The update on these models will arrive as a prompt to upgrade to version 3.4.20 of BluOS, the proprietary hi-res multi-room platform. When the update is complete, AirPlay 2 will be active, subsequently allowing streaming of music services, podcasts, audiobooks, movies, games etc. from iPhones, iPads and Macs. This will also allow Apple Music listeners to use Siri voice control on these products, and those with BluOS enabled devices and AirPlay2 enabled speakers will be able to set up multi-room music playback “in perfect sync.”
“We are proud to be able to offer Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility to our NAD users,” says Cas Oostvogel, Product Manager for NAD Electronics. “And we are especially proud to be able to do so with the BluOS 2i MDC module, since AirPlay 2 technology has never before been implemented in a modular solution like this, where owners of older NAD units like the C 368 and C 388 Integrated Amplifiers, which were first launched in 2016, can receive a new technology many years after their original purchase.”
You can read more on the NAD Electronics homepage.