Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North Shore of central Long Island, NY (Stony Brook)
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Having newby trouble with my C368. I've posted elsewhere, and also on the BluOS help line, and nothing, so I am going to repost here.
Last year I bought a Pulse Flex, and it works fine although I find the iDevice interface a little kludgy. I found it worked better hard-wired rather than WiFi, but that's another issue.
Wanting to expand my system, I found a NAD C368 amplifier with the BluOS module on sale at a local audio store, brought it home, and am trying to use it now. My Pulse is in my vacation/retirement home and I'm in my primary home now, trying to figure out how it works. I plugged an ethernet cable into the C368\BluOS and am able to stream tidal and other sources to it. Even though I could find no mention of this capability, I tried plugging a USB flash drive with many audio files into the USB port of the BouOS module and it works; I guess if I got a powered hard drive, that would also work.
However, I tried plugging my SACD player and the audio output of my TV into the two optical inputs of the C368 but nothing. I tried running an analog cable from the stereo RCA outputs of the SACD player to the analog inputs, and that did work. How do I get the optical connections to work? I had never used the optical outputs from the SACD player, but I did have the optical cable from the TV into one of the optical inputs of my ancient Yamaha AVR and that does work. I sent a message to the BluOS support line but no answer so far (but to be fair, I sent it about 2 hours before their closing time yesterday (Friday)).
Another issue is that on my Windows computer I have a number of audio files so I shared that folder (using Windows), but the C368 can't find it.
An issue which may come up is in my final setup in my vacation home, I won't have a computer in the same room, and I find the iDevice interface poor (or else I'm too ancient to understand how to easily use it!).
My biggest complaint with the controls is that there are four ways to control things on the 368 - front panel, included remote, iOS app on my iPhone, and BluOS application on my Windows computer. None of these will control everything: e.g. when I want to listen to a streaming radio site, I first turn on the 368 with its power button, I then have to first switch to the BluOS input using the front panel or the remote, then turn on my phone to select the stream source.
Last edited by MTVhike; 06-12-2019 at 06:26 AM.