The nad platform allows you to control a NAD receiver through RS232, TCP and Telnet from Home Assistant.

To add an NAD receiver to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry for RS232 configuration
  - platform: nad
    serial_port: /dev/ttyUSB0
# Example configuration.yaml entry for TCP configuration
  - platform: nad
    type: TCP
    host: IP_ADDRESS

Configuration Variables


(string)(Optional)Type of communication. Valid types are RS232, Telnet or TCP

Default value: RS232


(string)(Optional)The serial port. (for RS232 type only)

Default value: /dev/ttyUSB0


(string)(Optional)The IP address of your amplifier. (for TCP and Telnet types)


(integer)(Optional)The port number of the device. (for Telnet type only)

Default value: 53


(string)(Optional)Name of the device.

Default value: NAD Receiver


(integer)(Optional)Minimum volume in dB to use with the slider.

Default value: -92


(integer)(Optional)Maximum volume in dB to use with the slider.

Default value: -20


(list | string)(Optional)A list of mappings from source to source name. Valid sources are 1 to 10. (for RS232 and Telnet types)


(integer)(Optional)The amount in dB you want to increase the volume with when pressing volume up/down. (for TCP type only)

Default value: 4

The min_volume and max_volume are there to protect you against misclicks on the slider so you will not blow up your speakers when you go from -92dB to +20dB. You can still force it to go higher or lower than the values set with the plus and minus buttons.

On linux the user running home-assistant needs dialout permissions to access the serial port. This can be added to the user by doing sudo usermod -a -G dialout <username>. Be aware that the user might need to logout and logon again to activate these permissions.

A full configuration example could look like this:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: nad
    serial_port: /dev/ttyUSB0
    name: NAD Receiver
    min_volume: -60
    max_volume: -20
      1: 'Kodi'
      2: 'TV'