New Bluesound Remote Offers Convenient Control of Music Playback

1 November 2019

The RC1 brings the most common playback options to users’ fingertips. 

November 1, 2019, Toronto, Canada – Bluesound, makers of the award-winning hi-res wireless multi-room line of audio players, has announced the availability of a new remote control called the RC1. The accessory, which will be sold separately from players, will give users of Bluesound’s Gen 2 and Gen 2i products access to the most commonly used playback controls like track forward and backward, volume up and down, play and pause, as well as up to 10 custom presets. Bluesound’s RC1 will be available in a sleek matte black finish from December 1st, in time for the Christmas shopping season, and at suggested retail price of US$59/CA$79/£49/€69 from specialty and online retailers around the world.

Unlike other IR remote controls that require programming and set-up, the RC1 is designed to work straight out of the box with any Gen 2 or Gen 2i Bluesound player, unless a user wants to assign functions to the two programmable buttons on the device. As well, the RC1 will work with BluOS Enabled products from sister brand, NAD Electronics, including the Masters M50.2 Digital Music Player, Masters M10 BluOS Streaming Amplifier, C 658 BluOS Streaming DAC (coming soon), and a number of products from the Custom Install line. BluOS Enabled products are those with BluOS built-in, while BluOS Ready products are those with BluOS added through NAD Electronics’ future-proof Modular Design Concept (MDC).


  • Intuitive and ergonomic design, featuring the most commonly used controls like play, pause, volume, 10 quick access presets, and two programmable custom buttons
  • Works out of the box with all Gen 2 and Gen 2i Bluesound Players and most BluOS Enabled devices from NAD Electronics
  • Eight IR channels available to avoid conflict with other infrared control devices in the home
  • Matte black finish with polished aluminum cursor key
  • Two x CR2032 coin cell batteries included

An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and individuals who have spent our lives in the music industry. Our founders helped pioneer HiFi in the 70s – innovation and the pursuit of perfection in audio runs deep in our collective DNA. Bluesound’s sole mission is to create innovative wireless audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-live performance music reproduction possible, utilizing the most advanced, state-of-the-art digital technology.


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