Streaming music to your hi-fi usually requires a special app. That means the choice between systems like Bluesound, HEOS and more, where you typically have to create an account. Which can be an unnecessarily cumbersome way when you just want to play music from the Tidal or Spotify app that you already have on your phone.
Argon Audio Solo can upgrade your classic analog amplifier with proper quality audio streaming.
The NAD CS1 is a simple streamer without multi-room features or its own app, but with the ability to receive streamed audio in many ways. The CS1 has Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity and supports Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, UPnP, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect and Roon. The CS1 can play high-resolution audio, up to 24-bit/192kHz, and also manages to decode MQA recordings for “master quality” listening on Tidal.
The NAD CS1 has an analogue line output (stereo RCA) and both coaxial and optical digital outputs if you prefer to use the amplifier’s DAC.
The NAD CS1 will be available in March, priced at EUR 399.