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Best music streamer under £500 - What HiFi 2019
Audiolab 6000N Network Streamer
Audiolab's 6000N Play is the ideal way to add high-performance wireless streaming to any home audio system.
The 6000N Play combines the well-established versatility and compatibility of the DTS Play-Fi wireless audio platform, found in products from companies such as Rotel, Arcam, McIntosh, Sonus-Faber and Pioneer, to name a few.
The DTS Play-Fi app provides access to a wealth of music services, such as; Spotify, Tidal, HDTracks, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon Music, Napster, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and of course Bluetooth. The network player also supports high-resolution playback up to 24-bit 192kHz and features the fantastic ES9018 Sabre32 DAC chip, which when coupled to Audiolab's own circuitry, produces ultra-low noise, high dynamic range, high-resolution music.
Thanks to the high-quality Sabre32 DAC chip, the 6000N can be connected to any system via its analogue RCA output. Alternatively, the 6000N can be connected to an external DAC or even to an amplifier with digital inputs, such as the Audiolab 6000A, which features the same high-quality Sabre32 chip.
- Wi-Fi Streaming
DTS Play-Fi streams music over standard Wi-Fi networks, delivering perfectly synchronised, high fidelity audio without a hardwired connection.
The 6000N works with a whole host of streaming services as well as being DLNA and UPnP compliant and compatible with all operating systems.
- Easy set-up
No complicated computer-based configuration. just download the DTS Play-Fi app and within minutes, you're ready to listen.
Enjoy music in every room of the house, perfectly synchronised with no lag between any DTS Play-Fi-enabled device.
- Lossless audio streaming
Stream high-resolution music up to 24-bit / 192kHz via Wi-Fi.
- High-end DAC
The 6000N uses the award-winning ES9018K2M Sabre32 Reference DAC chip to provide unrivalled performance.
- Isolated power supply
Featuring an isolated power supply to reduce unwanted noise from your Hi-Fi system.
- Ethernet connection
A wired internet connection is available for use in areas unreachable by high-speed Wi-Fi.
Who is Audiolab?
Originally created by Philip Swift and Derek Scotland over 30 years ago, Audiolab has always designed high-performance electronics at real-world prices with great build quality. The original 8000 series have been re-engineered for the 21st century and the resulting 6000 models extended to embrace digital music streaming.
Digital Output Level 500 +/- 50mVpp Output Impedance 75 ohm Maximum Resolution 192kHz/24bit Digital Output 1 x coaxial , 1 x optical Variable Output Voltage 0 – 2.1V DAC ES9018K2M Frequency Response +/-0.5dB(20Hz-20kHz,ref.1kHz) Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.003% (1kHz @0dBFS , BW=20-20kHz) Signal-to-noise Ratio (S/N) >115dB(A-weighted) Analogue Output Impedance 100 ohm Standby Power Consumption <0.5W Requirements (depending on region) 220V—240V~50/60Hz
Dimensions (LxWxH) 445 x 313 x 65.5mm Net Weight 4.9kg
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however, delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
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