Amazing Sounding Wireless Player
Now with Wi-Fi network capability, the NAD VISO 1 AP adds Apple AirPlay wireless music streaming to the award-winning audio performance of the original docking NAD VISO 1. Soft touch electronic switching on the distinctive precision metal ring selects between AirPlay and aptX Bluetooth wireless streaming, USB, or optical 24/96 inputs. The USB input can also charge iPads or iPhones while providing playback for many other USB device.
The NAD VISO 1 AP is a great sounding smart music streaming dock for iPod. 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 original VISO 1 won the coveted SoundStage! 2012 Product of the Year Award for its outstanding performance in the 'iDevices and Related' category. According to Doug Schneider and Colin Smith, "The folks at NAD have long been wizards with electronic circuitry, and they enlisted the help of PSB’s Paul Barton – arguably one of the top five speaker designers in the world – to help make the NAD VISO 1 sound as good as it does. Success, and then some."
Inspired Design and Drivers
The NAD VISO 1 AP uses 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 AP, every detail of your digital music is clear with all the warmth and emotion of a live musical performance. It delivers room-filling, heart-pounding, and soul-stirring sound.
The system consists of two 2.75” full range drivers with aluminum dome/cone and dual magnetic drive, plus a 5.75” subwoofer with symmetrical magnetic drive. It delivers 80 watts of total system power, consisting of 50 watts to the subwoofer, 15 watts to the left channel, and 15 watts to the right channel.
Thanks to its superb design, the NAD VISO 1 AP looks at home no matter what the décor. Its sweeping curves not only look gorgeous, but they also enhance acoustic performance.
Wi-fi, Apple AirPlay, and Bluetooth
Wi-Fi and Apple AirPlay make wireless connection easy. Stream all your music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or stream iTunes from your networked Mac or PC.
Integrated Bluetooth aptX wireless high fidelity reception allows any Bluetooth enabled device to seamlessly integrate with the NAD VISO 1 AP. 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.
You can also use the built-in AirPlay for streaming music from your Apple iOS devices. Soft touch electronic switching on the distinctive precision metal ring selects between AirPlay and aptX Bluetooth wireless streaming, USB, or Optical 24/96 inputs.
The VISO 1 AP plays with an uncanny smoothness and accuracy. Music seems to float in three-dimensional space with vocals and instruments clearly defined and true to life. You've never heard your iPod sound this good!
"Product of the Year" 2012 - SoundStage!
"Last June, when Colin Smith reviewed NAD’s Viso 1 ($599) for SoundStage! Xperience, he called it an 'an astonishing sound machine, and an epic achievement for its product category.' He also felt it was a far better product than Bowers & Wilkins’ Zeppelin, which costs the same and is considered by many to be a benchmark iPod dock. That kind of high praise deserves an award -- this award, for Product of the Year. But the fact that the NAD VISO 1 is as good as Colin said it was shouldn’t surprise; the folks at NAD have long been wizards with electronic circuitry, and they enlisted the help of PSB’s Paul Barton -- arguably one of the top five speaker designers in the world -- to help make the NAD VISO 1 sound as good as it does. Success, and then some."
- Doug Schneider and Colin Smith, SoundStage!
"Dock of the Year Over $200" 2013 - Australia's Sound+Image
"Assisted by its excellent local pricing, NAD has leapt to the top of the superdock value chain."
"The unit is perfect for a corporate or home office (or, with graduation season coming up it could be a killer gift for your soon-to-be college dorm dweller), but sound-wise it also had no trouble whatsoever filling my modest-size living room with music."
"The VISO 1 rivals good bookshelf speaker systems with its clarity, detail and stereo separation."
"I thought the bass lines were well defined and added some much-needed warm undertone that compact speaker systems often lack."
"I found that the VISO 1 enhanced the experience by producing a nice, wide soundstage and imaging that gave equal opportunity to the many individual musicians within the mix."
- Arlen Schweiger, CEPro, May 03, 2012