For the duration of our 45-year history, we here at NAD have always prioritized the future. In 2006, our recognition of future features and upgrades became whole when we introduced our MDC technology. Allowing customers to ensure vitality within their NAD AV Receivers or Processors, MDC guarantees that your home system will be more than capable when it comes to embracing the latest and most advanced technologies. With the VM 130i, you get 4K (UHD) video performance at 60 frames per second with 4:4:4 colour, as well as the option to wield the power of BluOS<sup>®</sup>, a music management system that sets your music library free. The VM 130i also contains the latest generation of HDMI chip, and supports HDCP 2.2, which is the copy encryption used for UHD video and is required to watch 4K contents. A great companion to any system, the VM 130i brings a new level of sophistication to your favourite music and movies.
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NAD’s innovative MDC architecture is a highly advanced concept, allowing customers to upgrade their NAD AV Receiver or Processor with new technology and additional features well into the future. NAD introduced MDC in 2006 featuring the then advanced HDMI 1.2 digital transfer technology. Subsequent upgrades to HDMI 1.3, HDMI 1.4 and now HDMI 2.0 have kept NAD customers at the forefront of technology while protecting their original investment.
This upgrade incorporates two of the hottest and most desirable new technologies into a single module that works in all NAD MDC AV products. It not only provides Ultra High Definition (UHD) video performance, but it also adds the option of network music streaming, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, allowing up to 64 zones of BluOS® compatible High Res Audio music players to be added to create the most advanced multi-room system on the planet.
Using the very latest 4K video chipsets, the VM 130i supports 60 frames per second (4K/60 @ 4/4/4) to fully support all current and future UHD formats. Many UHD AVR’s still use much slower video processing that limits performance to 4K/60 @ 4/2/0. The VM 130i also includes the latest HDCP 2.2 copy protection necessary for accessing all commercial UHD video releases. Like previous MDC video modules, NAD has chosen to take a ‘do no harm’ approach to the video signal by neither adding nor subtracting precious information, thus leaving the frame rate and colour space unaltered from the input to the output. Only the audio signal is extracted for processing and amplification by the latest state-of-the-art High Resolution Audio circuitry. The VM 130i is more flexible than ever, with AirPlay 2 built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem.
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.
Meet the BluOS upgrade kit – a small device that easily connects to the USB input of your BluOS ready NAD amplifier or receiver and lets you stream all your music with one easy-to-use app. Once set up and connected to your Wi-Fi network, you can simply use the BluOS Controller app for smartphone, tablet, and desktop to stream & control lossless music, or group with other BluOS enabled devices like wireless speakers, and add high-resolution sound to any room in your home.
More information on the VM130i upgrade can be found here
* The VM130i is BluOS Ready and requires a BluOS Upgrade Kit for activation, which includes everything needed for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Please Note-Installing the VM130i disables all Analogue Video Input decoding from Composite, S-Video and Component Video Sources
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