Variety of Sources
NAD Amplifier + PSB Speakers: The VISO 1 AP wireless AirPlay
music system combines the engineering expertise of two iconic Hi-Fi companies -
NAD Electronics & PSB Speakers.
The NAD VISO 1 AP provides smooth, accurate, & clear sound with an airy,
NAD Direct Digital Amplifier: At the heart of the VISO 1 AP
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 AP 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.
Note: 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 AP the ultimate compact music system
for your AirPlay 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).
Bass Reflex Cabinet: The VISO 1 AP wireless AirPlay
music system features a bass reflex enclosure with a side-firing port for
increased efficiency and better bass extension.
Digital Soft Clipping Circuit: The NAD VISO 1 AP 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 AP includes a special feature
that subtly reduce the amount of high frequency power to optimize performance
for "near filed" listening. You may prefer this setting if you listen at a very
close distance or have a very small room.
Variety of Sources
AirPlay Technology: Apple's AirPlay technology allows
music, downloaded to iTunes, to be streamed (wired or wirelessly) from your
Mac or PC to the NAD VISO 1 AP. You can even bypass the computer entirely,
and stream high-quality audio directly from your Apple iPod touch, iPhone,
or iPad (all without the need to dock the device).
- iTunes Streaming: The NAD VISO 1 AP is able
to play audio from your computer's iTunes account either wirelessly
(WiFi) or via a wired (Ethernet) connection using AirPlay streaming
technology. When connected to the same network as a computer running
iTunes, the VISO 1 AP can appear as an output option in the pop-up menu
at the bottom of the iTunes window. You can then browse your iTunes
collection on your computer and stream music to the VISO 1 AP. By
downloading Apple's free
Remote app onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need
to be in the same room as the NAD VISO 1 AP or your computer to play,
pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. To use the
AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes
(10.2.2 or later) connected to the same network as the VISO 1 AP.
- Apple Device Streaming: AirPlay also lets you
wirelessly stream your stored music and music apps on your
iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad directly to the VISO 1 AP; so there's no
need to dock your Apple device. The NAD VISO 1 AP's AirPlay feature
works with iPod touch, iPhone , iPad, and iPad mini with iOS 4.2.1 or
later; connected to the same wireless network.
USB (type-A) Port: The NAD VISO 1 AP's rear-panel USB
(type-A) allows connection of your USB mass storage class device or Apple
- USB Mass Storage Class Compliant: The rear-panel USB (type-A) port
allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) compliant device; such
as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB
thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback & control of music files stored
on a portable USB mass-storage class device. USB devices that can be charged via
USB will be charged when plugged into the USB port and the VISO 1 AP is turned
- USB Direct: The NAD VISO 1 AP also supports digital
music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its rear-panel USB
(type-A) port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the speaker's
rear-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad.
Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played
through the VISO 1 AP, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better
sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the included
remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or
touchscreen. The remote offers limited control (Play/Pause, Fast
Forward/Reverse, & Previous/Next
Track). Advanced music navigation and viewing song/artist information must
still be done through your Apple device. Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery
will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.
Bluetooth aptX: The NAD VISO 1 AP 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 AP. This allows wireless integration of your iPod
touch, iPhone, & iPad; as well as Android & Windows-based smartphones or
tablets. The VISO1 AP supports audio streaming from stored music and music apps
on your Bluetooth-enabled device. Music navigation and song/artist information
will still be handled by the Bluetooth mobile device (not the VISO 1 AP).
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 AP.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The NAD VISO 1 AP is "Made
for iPod/iPhone/iPad" and supports the following Apple device functionality (as
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Connection Type || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| USB || AirPlay || Bluetooth || Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Info || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N |
| 2 || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N |
| 3 || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N |
| 4 || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N |
| mini || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4 || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4S || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5 || 6.1.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this
doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Optical Digital Input: The NAD VISO 1 AP's rear-panel
optical digital input accepts up to 24-bit/96kHz music (2ch only) from external devices; such as
your televisions, disc players, & media streamers.
Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control provides
wireless operation of your connected AirPlay or USB device (not Bluetooth). 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 "coin-type"
Power Requirements: The NAD VISO 1 AP 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). 100-240V~50/60Hz,