NAD Electronics introduced the VISO 1 Digital Music System, a high-end iPod speaker dock offering an inspired design combined with sophisticated audio technologies.
The VISO 1 is compact and easy to use straight out of the box with no wires or complicated setup involved. The innovative precision 'ring' design allows you to mount and operate an iPod or iPhone in a completely natural way, without compromising Apple's well thought out ergonomics. You can even take or make a call when an iPhone is in the cradle.
After plugging in the power cord to a household outlet, simply connect wirelessly or dock it in the rotating cradle, select your music, and press 'play'. When docked the supplied remote handset allows you to start or stop the music, skip tracks and adjust the volume from your listening chair.
Integrated Bluetooth reception allows any Bluetooth enabled device to integrate with the VISO 1. This allows wireless integration of the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad, as well as Android and Windows-based smartphones and tablets. Virtually any handheld device can stream music to VISO 1.
VISO 1 not only will play louder than other iPod docks, it plays with notable smoothness, combined with deep and accurate bass.
VISO 1 includes NAD's Direct Digital technology first introduced in the ground-breaking top-of-the-line Masters Series M2 Direct Digital Amplifier. The VISO 1 offers two major advances in iPod music systems: it plays the music stored on your iPod in its native digital form, completely bypassing the limiting audio circuits of the iPod, and the processing power inherent in Direct Digital technology allows the speakers to be optimized for sonic performance.
- Made for iPod Music System.
- Bluetooth aptX wireless high fidelity receiver works with any Bluetooth device.
- Optical digital input accepts up to 24/96k music from external devices like TV, Disc Player or Media Streamer.
- NAD Direct Digital amplifier eliminates all analogue circuitry and offers very high efficiency and low power consumption.
- Bi-amplified system with digital crossover and bi-amplification for lowest distortion and widest frequency response.
- Music from iPod in digital domain bypassing all analogue circuitry.
- Component Video Output sends iPod Videos to your HD TV while playing the sound track.
- Docking Cradle can rotate 90 degrees, allowing for 'portrait' or 'landscape' orientation of your iPhone or iTouch.
- 30 pin iPod connector charges your iPod while transferring audio and video signals to the VISO 1.
- USB port for software upgrades.
- IR remote control.
Price and Availability
The NAD VISO 1 will be available November 2011 for $700.