NAD Electronics has begun shipping its first networked audio component, the $800-suggested C 446 digital media tuner.
NAD's $800-suggested C 446 digital media tuner connects to networked PCs and a variety of other new music sources, including Internet radio and stereo Bluetooth devices.
The C 446, which is shipping, also connects to a variety of new music sources.
The device features analog AM/FM tuner, Internet radio, ability to stream music from networked PCs and NAS drives incorporating Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) and DLNA standards, Ethernet port, and embedded Wi-Fi. It also has USB audio playback and connection to an optional iPod/iPhone dock for music playback. The C446 lacks an amplifier.
The component decodes the MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV and AAC compressed-music formats.
Other features include 24bit/192kHz audio DAC, an RS-232 serial interface port for integration with home automation systems, and ability to convert analog FM/AM to a S/PDIF digital output.
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