Compatibility: The NAD BluOS Kit is compatible only with NAD's
VM300 MDC module (sold separately) for select NAD AV receivers &
preamplifiers. The BluOS Kit plugs into either module via USB.
- VM130 MDC Module: The VM130 MDC module works with the T757 and
T758 AV receivers from NAD.
- VM300 MDC Module: The VM300 MDC module works with the T187,
T777, & T787 AV receiver; as well as the NAD M15 & M17 AV preamplifiers
BluOS: You can now add BluOS network and internet music
streaming with advanced music management to select NAD receivers and
preamplifiers using the NAD BluOS Kit. Featuring BluOS, the music management software
developed by NAD's sister brand, Bluesound, the BluOS Kit turns your compatible
NAD receiver or preamplifier into a complete digital music solution.
Note: Up to 16 Bluesound devices can be connected in a
strictly wireless environment. If you want to connect more than 16 Bluesound
devices, you will need to connect the Bluesound devices to your network
using a wired connection. Bluesound can then control up to 64 devices in a
strictly wired environment.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The NAD BluOS Kit
supports a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection when using the VM300
MDC module, but only a wireless connection when using the VM130 MDC module. The
BluOS Kit comes with a pre-installed WiFi (802.11 b/g/n dongle). The Ethernet
(RJ-45) port for the wired connection is actually found on the VM300 MDC module
and not on the BluOS Kit. Either network connection allows you to stream music
from your Windows or Mac computer and NAS drive (such as the Bluesound Vault, sold separately); as
well as stream select online music services.
Note: The included WiFi dongle is pre-installed in the
BluOS Kit. If you experience poor WiFi reception, unplug the WiFi dongle and
plug in the included 23" USB extension along with the WiFi dongle to
extend the BluOS Kit's WiFi range.
Bluesound Controller App: The
Bluesound Controller App turns your Apple iOS (7.0+) iPod/iPhone/iPad,
Android (OS 4.0+) smartphone/tablet, Windows (Vista higher) PC or Mac (OS X
10.7+) computer into a full-featured remote control for the Bluesound wireless
music system. The Bluesound Controller App on your compatible device uses your
home's WiFi network to connect with Bluesound devices, so you can play all the
music you love anywhere in your home for a wireless multiroom music experience.
Get on-demand access to your music libraries on your home network, stream live
Internet radio from almost any place in the world, or listen to one of the many
music services available on Bluesound, all from the palm of your hand with the
easy-to-use Bluesound Controller App.
Supported Music Formats: The NAD BluOS Kit and
Bluesound eco-system supports both low-res and high-res audio files; including
MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, FLAC, ALAC, WMA Lossless, MQA, WAV, and AIFF. Bluesound has
been designed to work with today's larger music collections, and has
indexed libraries up to 100,000 songs in demonstrated practice (this will depend
on the music's metadata & artwork). Bluesound also offers gapless playback by
default for all supported file music types.
| Compression || File Type || Sampling Frequency || Bit Rate or Bit Depth |
| Compressed || Lossy ||MP3 ||16-48kHz ||192-320
| Lossless ||WMA-Lossless ||up to 96 kHz ||up to 24-bit |
|FLAC ||192 kHz ||up to
| Uncompressed ||AIFF ||up 192 kHz ||up to
Note: Bluesound cannot index or play AAC files with the
extension ".m4p". These files were purchased in iTunes prior to 2009 and are
subject to copy protection. Apple Consumers with an iTunes Match
subscription can delete and re-download these files free of charge from
their iTunes Cloud
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated): Bluesound is the first
wireless multiroom audio system to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated).
MQA is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master
quality audio in a file that's small enough to stream or download. Bluesound
worked closely with MQA to implement technology inside each Bluesound component
to ensure the listener will hear MQA encoded music and streams exactly like the
source and the way the artist intended you to hear it when it was approved in
Note: MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) support will
require a firmware update.
Online Music Services: With a network and internet
connection, the NAD BluOS Kit lets you access select online music services
& internet radio. The Bluesound Controller app on your Apple iOS or Android
device will serve as the controller for these apps and provide song/artist
information with Album Art.
Spotify Connect: If you subscribe to
Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your
Apple iOS or
Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify to the Bluesound system.
Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of
the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and
counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share
music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or
most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in
high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or
$19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music
library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at
The Bluesound eco-system includes access to more than 70,000 free internet
radio streams from all corners of the globe via the TuneIn radio service.
Just select the TuneIn logo from the main Music menu and browse among the
70,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a
station that appeals to your mood.
- iHeart Radio:
iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital radio and music streaming
service that lets you listen to thousands of live stations from across the
country and allows you to create personalized custom stations featuring
songs from the artist you select and similar music.
Napster is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10
per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on
demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without
having to purchase or download the music.
Get the sound quality that you deserve with the new Slacker Radio® music
library available in high-quality AAC audio on Bluesound. Listen to music
streams at a bitrate of 320kbps and enjoy all your favorite Slacker stations
in pristine MP3-quality.
Note: Availability of online music services may vary by
region. Not all services may be available at time of purchase. Some services
may be added or discontinued from time to time based on decisions of the
music service providers or others.
Music Library From Your Mobile Device: From the Bluesound
Controller App, you can stream music directly over WiFi from your Apple iOS or
Android device to your compatible NAD receiver or preamplifier and the rest of your Bluesound components around your home. The app
gives you complete control of your compatible mobile device's music library with
song/artist information and album art.
Computer Audio: The NAD BluOS Kit will pull music from
an existing digital music library across the network on your Windows PC or Mac
computer using Windows or SMB File Sharing (SAMBA) and the Bluesound Controller
App for Windows & Mac.
- Windows: Music files stored on a Windows desktop or
laptop can be accessed by Bluesound using Windows File Sharing. You will
need to download the Bluesound Share Utility for Windows -
Bluesound Share Utility Windows v1.6.zip. This utility will work on
Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
- Mac: Music files stored on an Apple iMac or MacBook can
be accessed by Bluesound using SMB File Sharing. You will need to download
the Bluesound Share Utility for OS X -
Bluesound Share Utility OSX v1.2.zip.This utility will work on any
version of Apple OS X 10.8.x and higher.
Bluetooth w/ aptX: The NAD BluOS Kit features built-in
Bluetooth 4.0 with support for wireless music streaming from your
Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows
PC/Phone, Mac computer/laptop, and more. You'll be able to stream stored music
and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled device to your compatible NAD receiver or preamplifier. In addition, the NAD BluOS Kit offers
aptX for CD-quality sound from Android (OS 4.0+) devices. You can even
distribute Bluetooth audio to the rest of your Bluesound wireless audio system
throughout your home or office over WiFi.
Note: The included Bluetooth dongle is pre-installed in the
Dual USB-A Ports: The NAD BluOS Kit features two USB
(type-A) ports to directly connect your USB mass storage class (MSC) device;
such as a thumbdrive or external hard-drive. The unit's USB ports support music
playback from these compatible USB devices formatted in FAT 32. Not only can USB
audio be played back on your compatible NAD receiver or preamplifier, but can also be wirelessly distributed to the rest of your
Bluesound components throughout your home for multiroom playback. The USB port
is not compatible with the direct connection of an Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or