Apple AirPlay 2 has been making its way across so many brands recently it’s been hard to keep up. The latest integration of the software came to NAD Electronics yesterday for their Classic Series C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC and the Masters Series M10 BluOS Streaming Amplifier. The premium home audio and video manufacturer also released a BluOS 2i MDC module that can be configured to include BluOS multi-room streaming and AirPlay 2. The module will just need to be installed into the upgrade slots in the C 368 and C 388 Integrated Amplifiers.
Owners of the NAD C 658, C 368, C 388, and Masters M 10 will be prompted to update to version 3.4.20 of BluOS to activate AirPlay 2. Afterwards, they’ll be able to stream music, podcasts, audiobooks, movies, games, YouTube audio, TV sound and stored music from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The integration will also allow for playback on Apple Music and Siri voice control.
“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.”
An additional benefit for NAD Electronics’ AirPlay 2 integration is the seamless multi-room audio offering premium sound quality. Customers with additional BluOS Enabled devices or AirPlay 2-enabled speakers will be able to enjoy in-sync audio throughout their entire home.