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Nuvo Grand Concerto

Posted on Dec. 27th, 2010

I have been looking for a whole house audio solution for my home since moving in two and a half months ago and I finally pulled the trigger today. I ended up buying a new Nuvo Grand Concerto along with a separate NV-D2120 Digital Power Amplifier. The Grand Concerto features 8 zones and 6 sources along with 6 OLED displays for in-wall control (see picture to right). Each of the displays can show up to 8 lines of text so that you can see the current song playing along with the artist and album. Source number 6 can optionally be used as a paging zone that I plan to use with my text-to-speech from the main controller. You can preset paging volumes in each zone so that the current volume level for music is not used for the TTS output. This is very handy when I have the music up loud and the house needs to say something without blowing my eardrums up in the process. There is also a feature where you can send text to be displayed on the keypads in specific rooms. I plan on using this to show the last TTS message for 30 seconds in each room that the main controller speaks in. I will also be writing an iTunes interface that will interface the keyspads directly and show the current song playing in iTunes along with full play/stop/next/previous control if that source is selected. Nuvo offers a similar device called the MusicPort that offers the same exact functionality with interfacing Nuvo Grand to iTunes, but in my opinion it is way overpriced. Once I get everything installed I will get a writeup of my configuration and how I'm using all of it's features. Hopefully it will meet all my expectations as I am certainly excited about adding it to my setup!

Tags: grand concerto, itunes, audio

3 Comments on Nuvo Grand Concerto...

Feb. 1st, 2011
This system looks interesting, let's see how easy it is to control from mh. Unfortunatly I don't have wires for a central amplifier in my house, that's why I brought a Sonos system.
by Aggie89go 4:48PM • #1
Oct. 16th, 2012
The Nuvo Grand Concerto is nice, I have one myself at home also (my company also sells them in Thailand), it would be very interesting to see how you got on with your itunes interface. The music port server is very good but pricey. www.h3-digital.com (my smart home company in Phuket, Thailand)
by Ben Hobbs 11:01AM • #2
Jan. 3rd, 2013
Hi, this blog is really instructive. I would like to know more about this.Thanks for sharing.
by Milehigh 1:13AM • #3

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