Overview: The NAD VISO 1 is a digital music system for your
Apple iPod or iPhone, & Bluetooth enabled device. The VISO 1 digital music
system combines the engineering expertise of two iconic Hi-Fi companies - NAD
Electronics & PSB Speakers. The NAD VISO 1 provides smooth, accurate, & clear
sound with an airy, 3-dimensional soundstage.
NAD Direct Digital Amplifier: At the heart of the VISO 1 is NAD's proprietary Direct Digital amplifier technology.
NAD's Direct Digital amplifier technology eliminates all analog circuitry &
offers very high efficiency & low power consumption.
Bi-Amplification: Each loudspeaker in the NAD VISO 1 is directly
coupled to its own amplifier channel (50W sub, 15W right speaker, 15W left
speaker), eliminating power-robbing passive crossover components. Since the
exact load condition for each amplifier channel is known, power output can be
optimized to make the most efficient use of the overall power available. The system's total amplifier power output is 80 Watts (50 watts to sub & 15 watts to each speaker).
PSB Speakers: NAD teamed up with its award-winning sister company, PSB
Speakers, to make the NAD VISO 1 the ultimate compact music system for
your iPod/iPhone or Bluetooth enabled device; with a pair of advanced full-range
drivers & a single high power-handling woofer.
- Two Full-Range Drivers: The full-range drivers
utilize a focused neodymium magnet system & a 1" voice coil with fiberglass
former to give it both high sensitivity & high power handling. There is a
unique black anodized aluminum dome/cone assembly attached to the motor,
which is terminated with a soft rubber surround. The total diameter is 2.75"
with a one-inch dome in the center. This provides enough cone area to extend
response down to 180Hz, yet the dome allows excellent high frequency
dispersion & extension to 28kHz. These drivers have their own separate
enclosures that are optimized for a low frequency cut-off of 500Hz. This
allows for ideal integration with the woofer response while lowering
distortion at high playback levels.
- Single Woofer: The woofer uses a very powerful magnet
& specially designed pole piece to improve sensitivity & lower distortion. A
1.25" voice coil moves the 5.75" cone on a high temperature fiberglass voice
coil former. By carefully integrating the driver, enclosure, & amplifier, a
highly effective sixth order alignment is utilized to extend bass response
to below 50Hz (with the -6dB point at 33Hz).
Note: The system's total frequency response is 50Hz to 20,000 Hz
or 33Hz to 28,000 Hz (-6dB).
Digital Soft Clipping Circuit: The NAD VISO 1 also employ
a Digital Soft Clipping circuit to prevent harsh distortion & possible speaker
damage when playing at loud volume levels.
Near Field: The NAD VISO 1 includes a special feature that subtly
reduces the amount of high frequency power to optimize performance for "near
field" listening. You may prefer this setting if you listen at a very close
distance or have a very small room.
Bluetooth aptX: The NAD VISO 1 uses a new version of Bluetooth called
aptX, which is a "Hi-Fi" version offering the same performance as a wired
connection. The built-in Bluetooth aptX wireless high-fidelity reception
allows many Bluetooth enabled device to seamlessly integrate with the NAD VISO 1.
This allows wireless integration of your iPod touch, iPhone, & iPad; as well as
Android & Windows-based smartphones or tablets.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the VISO 1.
iPod/iPhone Dock: The NAD VISO 1 features a 30-pin Apple connector
which allows you to dock your iPod or iPhone for audio/video playback, remote
control, & battery charging. The system's docking cradle can rotate 90°,
allowing for 'portrait' or 'landscape' orientation of your iPod or iPhone. The
NAD VISO 1 plays the music stored on your iPod or iPhone in its native digital
form, completely bypassing the limiting audio circuits of the iPod/iPhone. As a
result, your iPod/iPhone's audio is optimized by the NAD VISO 1's Direct
Digital technology for pure sonic performance.
Component Video Output: The system's rear-panel Component Video Output
sends iPod/iPhone video to your connected HDTV while playing the sound track.
The Component Video Output supports 480p & 576p resolution.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The VISO 1 is compatible with the
following iPods, iPhones, & iPads (as of 6/5/2013).
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connection Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
Dock Connector||Audio||Video Output||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track # |
- *Requires Apple's
Lightning to 30-pin cable (sold separately) in order to dock
with this system. Does not work with Apple's Lightning to 30-pin
adapter; will not fit in dock.
- Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results.
If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head
unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work,
you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control provides
wireless operation of your docked iPod/iPhone or Bluetooth connected device. The
remote offers basic playback controls; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind,
& Skip Previous/Next. The remote also provides Source, Volume Up/Down, & Mute
controls. The remote is powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium
Optical Digital Input: The NAD VISO 1's rear-panel optical digital
input accepts up to 24/96k music from external devices; such as televisions,
disc players, & media streamers.
USB Port (software upgrades only): The NAD VISO 1 is fitted with a
rear-panel mini-USB (type-B) port for software upgrades only.
Power Requirements: The NAD VISO 1 operates off of standard household
current using the supplied 6.5' AC power cord. There are two detachable power
cords supplied (one for North America & the other for Europe).