Unleashing the power of BluOS® to its fullest potential, the CI 580 BluOS Network Music Player combines four stereo zones into one compact 1U rack space. Available as a digital or analogue output, the CI 580 will easily fit into many other existing distributed audio systems. Accessed through the BluOS Controller app, or one of the many supported CI control systems, the CI 580 can be used to provide up to 64 zones, with each zone having the capability to be grouped together in perfect sync, or play individual streams in different zones simultaneously. With support for locally stored libraries and some of the most popular music streaming services, BluOS integrates all your music sources into a single, easy-to-browse user interface. Integrated with Crestron, Control4 and RTI, the CI 580 is also fully compatible with other BluOS Enabled devices, including select NAD products and those from sister brand, Bluesound.

BluOS™ Music Management
Unlike other solutions that rely on UPnP, the CI 580 features the BluOS operating system. BluOS supports many popular music services with playback of music at up to 24/96.

Hands-free Voice Control with Alexa
Add the BluOS Voice Skill inside the Amazon Alexa app and enjoy hands-free voice control of personal music collections, streaming services and more using a list of simple streamlined commands. Using an Echo device you can ask Alexa to play popular songs from Tidal, queue up saved playlists, adjust the volume in different rooms, or ask what’s playing in the Kitchen. No Echo device and want to try it out? No problem. Download the Amazon Alexa app, activate the skill, tap the speech bubble in the bottom drawer of the Amazon Alexa app and say anything from the list of commands.

A BluOS Controller app is available for mobile devices and desktop, and allows you to access, control and stream music playlists to multiple BluOS Enabled zones in the home using simple touch-screen commands.

Lag-free Multi-Zone Streaming
The CI 580 can be integrated into a BluOS connected home, and deliver music streams to any zone you select instantaneously. By focusing on how to improve musical performance while providing a seamless network music experience, the CI 580 ensures that there are no skips or delays – even when streaming and controlling music from your mobile device. Analogue and digital inputs are also available to add a cable box or other non-network sources, and make them available and selectable in every zone. The CI 580 also includes a system interrupt feature to allow for doorbells and fire alarms to be heard.

Master Quality Authenticated
Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology built into all of NAD’s BluOS Enabled CI solutions to capture and deliver MQA music to any and every room in your home. All BluOS Enabled amplifiers and systems include a powerful decoder and audio renderer for the millions of the MQA encoded songs, The MQA logo shown in the BluOS app indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and lets you know that you are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio.

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The NAD CI580 packs four stereo zones into a 1U rack space to provide the most flexible and cost-effective BluOS package. Multiple CI580s can be used to provide as many zones as required, and each zone can be grouped together in perfect sync using the BluOS Controller app, or you can play individual streams in different zones simultaneously.

4 Stereo zone source component
Fixed or variable line output
1U rack chassis
1 Ethernet connection for all zones
Ethernet in
USB input
Uses standard network protocols
Universal voltage: (100 ~ 240)

Supported File Formats

  • MP3
  • AAC
  • WMA
  • OGG Vorbis
  • WMA-L
  • FLAC
  • ALAC
  • WAV
  • AIFF
  • MQA
  • HRA

Supported Cloud Services

  • WiMP
  • Slacker Radio
  • Qobuz
  • HighResAudio
  • JUKE, Deezer, Murfie, HDTracks, Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Microsoft Groove (with OneDrive), Classics Online, KKBox.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or higher
  • Apple Macintosh OSX 10.7.5 or higher

Free Internet Radio

  • TuneIn Radio
  • iHeartRadio
  • Calm Radio
  • Radio Paradise

Integration Partners

  • Control4
  • RTI
  • Crestron
  • URC
  • Roon

Rated Distortion≤0.005%Signal-to-Noise Ratio110dBSample Rate32 – 96kHzBit Depth16 – 24

  • Analogue RCA Stereo
  • SPDIF Optical (TOSLINK)
  • USB Type A (for USB memory stick and supported peripherals – FAT 32 formatted)

Type B (for computer audio interface)
+12V Trigger IN12V ±20%
IR Input3.5mm Jack
System Interrupt For doorbell /alarms

  • Analogue: RCA Stereo
  • 4SPDIFOptical
  • 4 Coaxial

12V Trigger OUT: 12V ±20%

  • Ethernet/LAN: RJ45, GigE

User Interface

  • FREE Android and iOS App available at Google Play and Apple App Store

AC Power Supply: 100-240V 50/60Hz
Standby Power: 6W (Network Standby Mode)
Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 480 x 46 x 234mm
  • 18 7/8 x 1 13/16 x 9 1/4”*

Net Weight: 2.7kg (5.9lb)
*Non-metric measurements are approximate.

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