Monday, December 10, 2012

A&L App For Android & iPhone

A&L Audio Station app is now available in both AppStore and Google Play! Just type A & L and enter search to start downloading now.

A & L Audio Station is a specialty store for music lovers who demand unparalleled sonic performance with best-in-class components. We go out of our way to find audio products that offer remarkable performance above and beyond current standards. Our fanatical dedication to spectacular gear is your guarantee of the best in-home musical experience possible. We don’t just make claims and promises. We always live up to customers’ expectations and our part of the bargain. With our app, you can: - Stay updated with the latest product additions. - Make an appointment - View the gallery of the products - Read latest news and events - Locate branches - Watch videos - and many more.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dali Epicon 8 Has Arrived In A&L Audio Station, Malaysia

The World's Best Speaker - Epicon 8 has landed in A&L Audio Station, Malaysia. Find out more about it in all our available showrooms

Thursday, November 29, 2012

dCS Product Launching at A&L Audio Station (Bangsar)


Dear All Our Value Customers,

A&L Audio Station is going to make an official dCS product launching on 15 December 2012 from 1pm to 5pm at A&L Audio Station (Bangsar) Sdn Bhd. Everyone is invited to join the launching and refreshment shall be provided. Thank you for your support.

With Regards,
A&L Audio Station

Monday, October 15, 2012

Densen Open Box Promotion


Sandy Gross, 2012 Innovation Entrepreneur Award, Small Business Executive of the Year

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Testimonial From Supra Lorad Customer



Hello Tommy and Co. at SUPRA Cables!

A while ago there was a lightning storm close to my house. Lightning struck the ground about 10m from the house. It seemed to hit a loose stone wall. One of these stones, over 10 kg heavy, was thrown 15m away and landed in the middle of the lawn. The electricity traveled from the wall to the fence and along the fence until it reached the infrared gatekeeper. The gatekeeper was split in two and the protective glass was thrown out by the force. The lightning continued from the gatekeeper into the house via the supply cables.

In the house, I had many appliances and power adapters connected. All of them were damaged in one way or another.Everything from satellite receivers to mobile chargers were damaged, even the charger to the electric razor broke. The only things that survived were the AC adapters and other equipment that was plugged into the Supra MD06-EU/SP.

I also have a similar mains block with surge protection made by Cotech, model no: *******. This also had electrical equipment and power adapters plugged in, which all broke. Both the Supra MD06-EU/SP and the Cotech ******* were plugged into the same outlet and they were placed adjacent to each other.

I am very glad that my new monitor and expensive computer were plugged into the Supra MD06-EU/SP. This mains block saved me from the costs of replacing that equipment.The electrical system in the house has recently been updated with RCD and circuit breakers.

A big thank you for making a product that can withstand a direct hit from a lightning strike!

Kind Regards
Mikael Sjökvist
Hisings Backa

Friday, October 5, 2012

PSV Issue 79



Thursday, October 4, 2012

TARA Labs - The Extreme Series - The Zero Edge


The design of the ZERO Edge uses the same RSC® conductors, Teflon® tubes and a large volume of air inside a unique construction of Teflon tubes.  The ZERO Edge is the more affordably priced ZERO Series Interconnect, but with a very high level of performance and a sonic signature that is audibly similar to the ZERO Onyx or the ZERO Gold.

• Exclusive vacuum seal Torque-Lock™ RCA or XLR
• Anti-corrosion coated SA-OF8N® copper shield.
• Supplied with TARA Labs exclusive Floating Ground Station® featuring ISM™ technology.
• RSC® Gen 2 SA-OF8N copper in line polished conductors.
• TARA Labs proprietary PTFE air-tube™.
• Revolutionary air dielectric environment.
• Optimized geometry.
• Air dielectric eliminates coloration and distortion.
• Exquisitely revealing of low-level ambient and spatial information.
• Air dielectric construction and Rectangular Solid Core® conductors create vanishingly low noise floor

The Zero Edge audio cables use SA-OF8N copper conductors. (Super-Annealed, Oxygen-Free, Mono-Crystal, Frequency-Tuned, 8-Nines-99.999999% copper conductors) All cables have: hand-polished conductors and are handmade per order in Ashland, Oregon, USA. The Zero Edge - is lifetime guaranteed. The cables arrive in a black custom padded, embroidered, canvas style padded “drum-bag” complete with foam inserts, laminated ID card with serial numbers.

Now available in A&L Audio Station!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

NAD 356BEE HiFi-Choice Award


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GoldenEar Design by Sandy Ross

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

European High-End Audio 2012-2013 - DALI EPICON 8

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Arrival: Dali Epicon 6

Now Available In A&L Audio Station, Sg Wang

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Promotion For NAD DAC 1 Ends With Success!

A&L Audio Station would like to thank everyone for your cordial support! All 10 units of NAD DAC 1 has been sold with success. We are looking forward to serve you better in the future.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Promotions

NAD C316 BEE + Dali Zensor 1 - RM 1,690*

Normal Price: RM 2,833
*Limited for 10 units only

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Velodyne SPL-800 Ultra ( Optimum-8 ) Subwoofer Review

Saturday, March 3, 2012

mini Fills SoundStage Review with Sound


From PSB’s original budget Alpha and Stratus Gold models to their latest flagship, the Synchrony One, I’ve consistently been impressed by the high quality and value the company offers. The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, did nothing to change my mind. In fact, hearing PSB’s new Imagine mini there only reinforced my opinion of the brand -- for me, the mini was one of the highlights of the show. An obviously proud Paul Barton, PSB’s head designer, was demonstrating these little speakers, which attracted a lot of attention from everyone who entered the room. Using a stack of modestly priced NAD electronics, the minis, which cost only $760 USD per pair, were throwing up a huge soundstage and filling the room with smooth, rich sound.

Given all that, I was surprised when I realized that, while PSB has always been one of my favorite brands, I’d never owned or even reviewed one of their speakers. After listening to the minis and chatting with Barton about their design, I was determined to make the Imagine mini the first PSB speaker I would review.

Imagination Becomes Reality

Many months later, the Imagine minis finally arrived. Opening the single, relatively small box that contained both speakers, and even though I’d seen them in the flesh at CES, I was struck anew by how small they are. Although the mini is a fairly deep speaker, at CES I’d been amazed that the big sound I’d heard had come from such tiny enclosures. Each mini measures only 9.25"H x 5.75"W x 8.4"D, but weighs a solid 6.5 pounds. The front baffle is slightly convex, and the top of the enclosure slopes gently downward from front to back. The mini’s bottom is also gently curved; a lip all around provides a level surface for the speaker to rest on. The five-way binding posts are on the bottom plate, accessible through two holes in the rear lip. There’s a port near the top of the rear panel, and the removable grilles attach with pressure-fit pins. The mini is available in Black Ash, Dark Cherry, or Walnut wood veneers, and Gloss Black or Gloss White. The veneer on my review samples was of very high quality, with no obvious joins at the edges.
The Imagine mini has a 1" titanium-dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet. The 4" midrange-woofer is an injection-molded polypropylene cone filled with clay and ceramic, which is said to optimize stiffness and internal damping and have low mass. According to Paul Barton, the midrange-woofer’s Turbo-Magnet structure consists of dual magnets that increase its strength and excursion.

Overall, the handsome little Imagine mini is very well built, and looks the part of a high-quality minimonitor.

Setting Up in My Imaginarium

Like the NHT SuperZero 2.0, which I recently reviewed, the PSB Imagine mini is so small that its tweeter will be considerably below seated ear level when the speaker is placed on a stand of typical height. So, as I had with the NHTs, I placed the PSBs atop my Athena AS-B1 bookshelf speakers, which in turn sat on 24"-high stands. While unavailable at the time of review, PSB now offers dedicated stands and wall brackets at extra cost.
I toed-in the Imagine minis slightly toward my listening position, and placed them a couple of feet from the front and sidewalls. I suspect they’d have benefited from a bit of bass reinforcement had I placed them closer to the front wall, but that would have meant placing them behind the plane of my 56" RPTV, which would have adversely affected their imaging. Still, even in my midsized room, which opens into a foyer and a dining room, I was able to get reasonable bass response from the minis.

"The minis did an excellent job of placing the dynamic pluck of the strings and the slap of the guitar precisely in the soundstage, while clearly and delicately reproducing the decay of each chord."
The PSBs were connected to a Bel Canto C5i integrated amplifier with built-in DAC; I used an Acer Aspire 5920 laptop computer as a digital source. Linking everything were Analysis Plus Black Oval 9 speaker cable, AudioQuest Carbon USB cable, and Essential Sound Products Music Cord-Pro ES power cords. Power was distributed and conditioned by a Blue Circle Audio Peed Al Sea Thingee and a ZeroSurge 1MOD15WI surge suppressor.

More Than You Can Imagine

After breaking in the PSB Imagine minis for a week or so with intermittent casual listening, I began my critical listening. "Keith Don’t Go," from Nils Lofgren’s Acoustic Live (CD, Vision 820761101422), sounded as good as I remembered when I first heard the minis at CES. The acoustic guitar took up a prominent place in the soundstage. The minis did an excellent job of placing the dynamic pluck of the strings and the slap of the guitar precisely in the soundstage, while clearly and delicately reproducing the decay of each chord. Lofgren’s fiery, virtuoso solo about two minutes into this track is full of energy that the PSBs presented with both power and finesse, not glossing over any of this fantastic recording’s minute details.

Some very neutral speakers can sound a little analytical or boring. The Imagine mini was neutral all right, but its sound had an undeniable "rightness," and was extremely pleasing and natural. Like many minimonitors, the pair of them threw up a big soundstage with precise imaging, but also with a remarkable sense of depth that extended well behind the speakers.

The minis reproduced voices with an amazing sense of ease and naturalness. The Spartan arrangements on Peter Gabriel’s Scratch My Back (24/48 FLAC, Society of Sound) highlight his world-weary voice. In his cover of Paul Simon and Forere Motloheloa’s "Boy in the Bubble," Gabriel’s carefully measured singing of Simon’s lyrics was hypnotizing as the words emerged from an intensely dark background. The Imagine mini reproduced just enough of the piano’s lower registers in Gabriel’s version of Lou Reed’s "The Power of the Heart" to make it a convincing and satisfying experience. John Metcalfe’s massed strings in his arrangement of Stephin Merritt’s "The Book of Love" were simply gorgeous. The absolute lack of grunge in the midrange rendered Gabriel’s strained voice with a tenderness that was somber yet uplifting. I don’t often say this about an audio component, but listening to music through the Imagine mini was often an intensely emotional experience.

"The Imagine mini was neutral all right, but its sound had an undeniable "rightness," and was extremely pleasing and natural.
The more I listened to the PSB Imagine mini, the more I appreciated its clean midrange and sparkling highs. This allowed the speakers to project images precisely into the room, and to produce large, three-dimensional soundstages that I have not experienced with most speakers many times their price. When I listened to Diana Krall’s The Girl in the Other Room (CD, Universal 0602498620465), Anthony Wilson’s electric guitar in "Narrow Daylight" was stunning in its speed and clarity. And in "Temptation," Christian McBride’s double bass was wonderfully articulated, and the percussion and guitar were placed precisely on the soundstage.

Considering the Imagine mini’s small size, it was very dynamic, playing extremely loud without sounding compressed. When it cranked out Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet (Japanese reissue CD, Universal 4988005611123), the many synthesizer and guitar riffs remained composed, sounding much better than I’d remembered hearing them in my youth. And although this recording is far from being of audiophile quality, the music was always extremely listenable through the minis. Even at high levels, they never added undue colorations, but simply reproduced the music as it had been recorded.

Although the mini had very good bass for so small a speaker, it would definitely benefit from being partnered by a good subwoofer -- but it didn’t really need one. The mini produced just enough bass to be able to stand on its own. The minis were always a joy, whether I was listening to a simple recording of acoustic music with a prominent voice or densely mixed pop.

Comparison

My current real-world reference speaker system comprises NHT’s SuperZero 2.0 minimonitors and Super 8 powered subwoofer, which provide some serious sound for only $547. With its DSP-controlled sub, the NHT system provides nearly full-range sound that is tonally balanced from top to bottom. The PSB Imagine mini costs a little more and lacks a subwoofer, instead concentrating on maximizing the performance of the mid and upper frequencies. However, the Imagine mini has enough bass to be suitable for listening without a sub; by itself, the SuperZero 2.0 produces almost no bass at all -- a subwoofer is required for serious listening.
Christian McBride’s double bass in "Temptation" had more depth and punch through the NHT system, as expected, but Diana Krall’s voice just couldn’t match the effortless quality it had through the PSBs. The NHTs sound very clean, but they couldn’t compete with the PSBs’ midrange, which was impeccable. Krall’s voice was more distinct from the well-recorded percussion through the minis, with an authenticity that was breathtaking in its purity.

Cyndi Lauper’s The Body Acoustic can be problematic for its closely miked, dynamic recording of her voice. "True Colors" is a wonderful ballad, but though Lauper’s voice tested the Imagine minis’ capabilities, they were able to reproduce it at higher-than-realistic levels without wavering. Through the NHTs, Lauper sounded slightly strained and edgy. You’d think that the NHT system, with its powered sub, would have better power-handling capabilities, but unless the recording had deep bass, the PSBs were better able to handle dynamic recordings. In the more low-key "Time After Time," in which Lauper again sings with Sarah McLachlan, the PSB’s slightly more relaxed sound was better able to unravel the intertwining voices and acoustic instruments.

The NHTs’ soundstage was a little more closed-in and two-dimensional than the PSBs’. When I listened to the minis, the soundstage really opened up. It had greater height, and images were placed at different depths within it. This provided a holographic sound unlike anything I’ve experienced with any other speaker at so reasonable a price.

Despite its tininess, the Imagine mini reproduced a great deal of recordings’ weight and body. Instruments such as the double bass and acoustic piano were missing their lowest octaves but still sounded genuinely authoritative. For example, the piano in Peter Gabriel’s cover of "The Power of the Heart" sounded bigger and fuller with the NHT system’s powered sub, but the PSB minis still did a credible job of reproducing it.

The NHT SuperZero 2.0s with Super 8 sub can really party, and make a fantastic budget speaker system. But when I wanted to feed my soul and connect with the artistry of the music, I always turned to the PSB Imagine minis.

"The more I listened to the PSB Imagine mini, the more I appreciated its clean midrange and sparkling highs."

Conclusions

If you’re looking for a high-performance minimonitor at a reasonable price, the PSB Imagine mini should be at the top of your list. Its midrange and treble performance are magnificent, and comparable to those of far more expensive speakers. It also produces just enough bass that it can be used without a subwoofer. Other than its lack of low bass, it was difficult to find fault with the Imagine mini -- a high-end minimonitor that can be used as a real-world speaker with few compromises. Supremely refined sound at a reasonable price: the PSB Imagine mini is an incredible audio bargain.

Monday, February 27, 2012

C 390DD Paves Way for Digital Revolution By Janne Van Rompaey

Audiovideo2day experienced the introduction of the Class D amp. It all started with Ice Power modules, developed by Bang&Olufsen. That caused a revolution. Not exactly on the consumer market, but rather the internal one. An amplifier, as big as a fat computer chip, that can deliver the power of a rough 500 Watts. Wow! Later on, names such as Tact Audio, NuForce, Lyngdorf Audio and other appeared... In the latter stages of development, the point was more to give the immense, rough amplifying power finesse, emotion and musicality. More and more manufacturers succeeded. This is the way to go, clearly. Compact, a huge amount of power and close to no heat development. Class D amplifiers led the market to proper, digital amps.

Not so long ago, NAD presented such an amplifier in the Master Series: the M2. With a moderate retail price of roughly €6.000, this amplifier produces a lot more music than its price suggests. That is why, when you read our review of the M2, you deal with a Buying Tip. You can surely understand why we were eager when Cas Oostvogel (Managing Director AND Benelux) asked us to be the first to review the newest digital amplifier, a direct successor of the M2. "Bring us that NAD C390DD" was yelled throughout the office!

Small M2 with Options

Compared to the innovating M2, the NAD C390DD Direct Digital Powered DAC Amplifier is not in a Master Series housing, but rather in the well-known, decent housing of the performance hifi- and home cinema productline of NAD. The housing of the Master Series offers more firmness and deals with interferences more ferociously (negative influences from outside, such as, e.g. from electromagnetic fields). With a price setting of less than half an M2 (an NAD C 390DD has a suggested retail price of €2.500), the manufacturer can obviously not deliver a direct copy of the M2. For instance, an M2 has 2 poweramps per channel in a BTL (bridge tied load) formaton, to reach the high amount of power. An NAD C 390DD creates music with a single poweramp per channel. That's why the M2 gives that bit of extra power: 2 x 250 Watt vs. 2 x 150 Watt. Yet the NAD still manages to keep some genetic information in the C 390DD. And then some... In certain areas, the brand new C 390DD is even more revolutionary than the mighty M2. I'll call it a small M2 with options.

Plug and Play

Which options? Players with discs (e.g. cd's) are part of the past, thanks to the C 390DD. And why not? The present day consumer resolutely chooses for current technology and ultimate user comfort. That same present day consumer looks at the NAD C390 and sees both united. A modern music set up can, thanks to the newest of the NAD offspring, only exist out of two things anymore: the NAD C390 and a couple of speakers. Where does the music come from then, one might ask. What is the source? Just like a Sony PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360, this amplifier is just about completely plug and play. NAD has been working with modular designs for a while, all in function of the consumer and a technologically quickly evolving market. I'll explain: on the front is a USB-port, which you can use easily for a USB stick or key. You can then easily browse your music, select your favourite tracks and play them, all on the highest quality possible! In the middle of the front is a display that is big and clear enough even from a decent distance, on which you can clearly follow every action and movement in the menu. An A-B compare between certain cd-tracks and their equal WAV-brother, played from a USB stick, are, at the very least equally good. And to think that in this test a high quality player was used, more expensive than the NAD C 390DD itself...

On the back is another USB-port, which is useful to connect a computer or a laptop. Luckily the NAD clock overrules the PC or laptop one. This is called an asynchronous connection. High quality sound guaranteed! Presenting HD audiotracks (24-bit/96 kHz)* becomes child's play this way. The source materiel is digital, signal processing digital, amplification digital... that promises one hell of a listening experience! Lots of dynamics, very little distortion, lots of resolution and hardly any signal affection. These are a few of NAD's core ideas made reality.

The NAD C 390DD is mainly a digital machine. Standard wise you'll find a AES/EBU entrance, 2 optical ins and 1 out, 2 coaxial ins and 1 out. An extra asset is the dubbel subwoofer pre-out and double exectued speakerclamps for bi-wire options.

Modular Futureproof

Whoever thinks of passing their TV sound throughout the amp will not be disappointed with the NAD C 390DD. Or whoever wants to listen to his vinyl collection digitally, has modular options. NAD offers, for a democratically priced surcharge of €249/module, HDMI and analogue modules. These can be built in from the start, or later on. Using a difficult term, NAD calls this MDC design. Such a HDMI module adds 3 HDMI ins and one out. If you add an analogue module, you get a cinch, XLR and phono in. By the way, RIAA corrections happens completely in the DSP part. The option to have access to modules that have technological possibilities, adapted to the needs of the moment, now and tomorrow, give the consumer a clear guarantee for the future. This way you get everything out of your musical investment!

Listening Digitally

Listening digitally starts with a USB-key, with some popular songs of Trendmöller, Selah Sue and Youn Sun Nah. The digital NAD amp completely controls the pair of Bowers&Wilkins CM9. Music is made in a powerful and dynamic way. A very open and clear sound image is presented inbetween the speakers. The lows on the Trendmöller tracks sound very tight, with loads of pressure. Voices are placed nicely in the surrounding space. Because of this, Selah Sue sounds breathtakingly intimate, and later on even bitchy. Musical flavours on request. Youn Sun Nah is known for her close micing recordings. This is reflected perfectly with the display. I close my eyes and I can feel the outlines of her face. Despite the fact that on this level a decent amount of attention goes into musical details, I feel a hunger for more. The NAD C 390DD has more in stock, and can't wait to show that off.

Literally and figuratively a level higher, there's a pair of Bowers&Wilkins 800 Diamond, shining in wait. Curious, but without any high expectations, I connect the NAD C 390DD to these giants. I get the same sound levels as any other amplifiers, without problems. The amount of control in the lows baffles me. The fact that the NAD M2 matches with these top of the line speakers in itself is a miracle. Same goes for its little brother. It creates music vividly and with lots of certainty. The great fun begins when I switch to HD audiofiles. Yes, the better stuff, 24 bits / 96 kHz*, using USB through the laptop. It seems a whole new world has opened. This is what digital amplifiers were made for: maximal resolution, maximal information. Great listening! You just look in and through the music. The Bowers&Wilkins 800 diamond translate everything flawlessly to my pampered ears. An NAD M2 opens up the display just bit more, with that bit more calmness. Compare it to a spunky 6-cylinder versus a V8. Nothing but driving fun. Technically the NAD C 390DD is in perfect capability to control a pair of B&W 800, but they're not the ultimate pair. You'd probably get the best out of a B&W 805 or 804 diamond with it, now that we are talking about Bowers&Wilkins. Myself, I'm most pleased about the high resolution and the experience that comes with it. Piano music, for instance, gets more body, more realness, better timingand more depth. Overall, it seems the display depth has doubled! The sound display seems to climb higher as well, and the timbres sound so very natural. Voices tend to get more air, shape and expression. I almost forgot a stronger amount of "layeredness", which makes it easier to distinguish between different musical components, without the loss of homogenity. Whether we are talking about the big drums of Kodo, the virtual piano playing of Mari Kodama, the sweet-voiced voice of Sarah K, the NAD C 390DD brings nothing but musical pleasure.

Nice to know: the digital NAD amp is sensitive to power cables. Investing in a decent powercord almost certainly leads to an even better experience. Connect your amp to a battery, and the party's on! You get, respectively, more rest and a pitch-black musical background. You should also experiment with different USB cables to connect your laptop. The best result is probably obtained with a Audioquest Diamond. These last thoughts are food for though, especially for audiophiles...

Nothing but Upsides

  • Available power/power reserve
  • Sound quality
  • Musical resolution (24 bit/96 kHz via USB)*
  • Tight design
  • Functional display
  • Plug and play/ease of use
  • Modular design (MDC)
  • Price

Conclusion

I, myself, find the NAD C 390DD even more revolutionary than the M2. The apparatus has, technically speaking, a lot of the M2-genes. Soundwise, this NAD offspring gets the best marks of its class, and even above that. I would call the high plug and play level at least contemporary. The device is ready for the future, thanks to its MDC design. Whoever wants to listen to music in a modern and very qualitative way nowadays, just can't avoid the NAD C 390DD. The label 'Product of the Year' was created especially for exceptional devices such as this digital NAD amp. Buying Tip and a must have for every music lover! Honestly, I look forward to the next batch of derived M2 products (e.g. AV receivers)...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

DAC 1 - SmartHouse Best DAC of The Year

At NAD, we are proud to announce that our DAC 1 Wireless USB DAC has been honoured with a "Smart Award" as this year's Best DAC! The DAC 1 has been highly respected and reviewed in the industry throughout 2011, cementing NAD's dedication to pouring their heart and soul into innovative, new products for the growing world of digital music.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Norma Audio Now Available In All A&L Audio Station Branches

The long awaited Norma Audio is finally here. Now you can audition the following Norma Audio's models:

at all A&L Audio Station's branches.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

NAD VISO 1 Now Available In All A&L Audio Station Branches

We have good news to all our customers who have been supporting us all these while. To show our gratitude, we are giving out special price for the first 12 customers who buy VISO 1 from us.

Yes, you heard it right. For a limited time, we are offering VISO 1 for RM 2,995 to our first 12 customers on first comes, first serves basis. Get it now and show off your new VISO 1 on this coming Chinese New Year. Hope you all have a whale of time and Happy Chinese New Year to you all.

Cordial Wishes,
A&L Audio Station

Inspired Design

Pure and simple: the NAD VISO 1 is the best sounding smart music streaming dock in the world. It’s a digital music system that combines the innovative digital audio technology with renowned NAD performance, simplicity and value. Integrated Bluetooth means you can wirelessly play your music from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The NAD VISO 1 is inspired design married to some of the most sophisticated audio technologies in the world today. The result is a new way to experience your mobile music collection. With the NAD VISO 1, every detail of your digital music is clear with all the warmth and emotion of a live musical performance. It’s room-filling, heart-pounding, and soul-stirring sound.
Simple, elegant. Timeless. The NAD VISO 1 looks at home no matter what the décor. Its sweeping curves not only look gorgeous, but also enhance acoustic performance.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

The NAD VISO 1 is compact and easy to enjoy right out of the box. No messy wires or complicated setup. The innovative precision 'ring' design allows you to operate your iPod in a completely natural way, without compromising Apple's well thought out ergonomics. After plugging in the power cord to a household outlet, simply dock your iPod in the rotating cradle, select your music, and press 'play'. The supplied remote handset allows you to start or stop the music, skip tracks and adjust the volume from your listening chair.

Wireless Options

Integrated Bluetooth aptX wireless high fidelity reception allows any Bluetooth enabled device to seamlessly integrate with the NAD VISO 1. This allows wireless integration of the iTouch, iPhone and iPad, as well as Android and Windows-based smartphones and tablets. Virtually any handheld device can stream music to NAD VISO 1 for great convenience.

Astounding Performance

NAD VISO 1 not only will play louder than other iPod docks, it plays with an uncanny smoothness and accuracy. Music seems to float in 3 dimensional space with vocals and instruments clearly defined and true to life. You've never heard your iPod sound this good!

NAD Direct Digital

This awesome little system came from our undeniable passion for clean, pure, vivid music. At the heart of the NAD VISO 1 is our proprietary Direct Digital amplifier technology—the same technology introduced in our top-of-the-line M2 Direct Digital Amplifier, and critically acclaimed worldwide. The NAD VISO 1 offers two major advances in iPod music systems: it plays the music stored on your iPod in its native digital form, completely bypassing the limiting audio circuits of the iPod, and the processing power inherent in Direct Digital technology allows the speakers to be optimized for sonic performance. We teamed up with our award-winning sister company, PSB Speakers, to make the NAD VISO 1 the ultimate compact music system with reduced cabinet resonances and enhanced acoustic radiation giving it the same musical authenticity and acoustic performance that has set PSB designs apart from all others over the last 40 years. Completely software-defined and controlled, the NAD VISO 1 Wireless Digital Music System is the ultimate performance in a brilliant design.

The best sounding Smart Music™ system in the world. Period.

Features:
  • Made for iPod Music System.
  • NAD Direct Digital DAC/Amplifier - 35 bit/844kHz, 0.005% THD
  • Frequency Response - 33Hz – 28kHz (-6dB) Anechoic, 50Hz to 20K
  • Bluetooth aptX wireless high fidelity receiver works with any Bluetooth device.
  • Optical digital input accepts up to 24/96k music from external devices like TV, Disc Player or Media Streamer.
  • NAD Direct Digital amplifier eliminates all analogue circuitry and offers very high efficiency and low power consumption.
  • Bi-amplified system with digital crossover and bi-amplification for lowest distortion and widest frequency response.
  • Music from iPod in digital domain bypassing all analogue circuitry.
  • Component Video Output sends iPod Videos to your HD TV while playing the sound track.
  • Docking Cradle can rotate 90 degrees, allowing for 'portrait' or 'landscape' orientation of your iPhone or iTouch.
  • 30 pin iPod connector charges your iPod while transferring audio and video signals to the VISO 1.
  • USB port for software upgrades.
  • IR remote control.

VISO 1 Wireless Digital Music System - English Manual
FAQ - NAD VISO 1 Wireless Digital Music System