Pioneer N-50A Network Player

Pioneer N-50A Network Player

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What Hifi Awards, 2016

'Best Music Streamer £100-£500' 

Pioneer are a well known name in audio, having released a vast number of products across several industries, including DJ, car audio, hifi and home cinema. Pioneer specialise in developing the best possible performance at every price point, achieving an even balance between quality and cost. 

The N-50A has been designed with the digital era in mind, offering an exceptional performance and a wide range of connectivity options, allowing you to play music from a number of sources. Your PC, Mac or NAS drive can connect easily to the N-50A, either by a hard wired or a wireless LAN connection. AirPlay functionality means further support is provided for Apple devices in a lossless and reliable stream. 

As digital memory becomes more and more accessible, the quality-crushing format of MP3 is becoming less prominent and music listeners are beginning to value audio quality over hard-drive space (now that 1, 2 and 3TB nas/harddrives are so price-accessible). Pioneer have prepared for this, allowing support for essentially all popular music formats as well as high-res audio files via the USB input. 

The USB port found to the rear of the unit is asynchronous, which means the N-50A is able to act as a high-end asynchronous USB DAC - as well as its flexible streaming capability. Sound-enhancing features have been integrated within, while the construction is rigid and robust with a build quality typical of an audio company as well regarded as Pioneer.



Inputs 1 x Digital Optical In
1 x Digital Coaxial In (Gold-plated)
1 x USB B In (for USB DAC)
2 x USB A In
1 x LAN in 
Outputs 1 x Digital Optical Out
1 x Digital Coaxial Out (Gold-plated)
                     1 x Analogue Out (RCA Gold-plated)                       
 AirPlay Yes
 Internet Radio Yes
 Spotify Connect Yes
 Front USB Yes
 DLNA DLNA Certified (1.5) 
 Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad Yes
Wireless LAN  Yes
 Works with ControlApp for Android and iPhone / iPod touch Yes
LCD Display Yes
Remote Control Yes
Hi-bit Yes
Auto Sound Retriever Yes
Auto Level Control Yes
Twin Transformers Yes
USB DAC: Sampling Frequency 192 kHz
Line Output Level 2.2V
Frequency Range 4 - 90,000 Hz
S/N Ratio > 112 dB
Dynamic Range > 117 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0,0012%
Channel Separation > 110 dB
Weight 7,5 kg
Dimensions 435 x 99 x 331 mm
Network Standby Mode Yes
Power Requirements AC 220-240V / 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (in use/standby) 38W / 0.3W

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. 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.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*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.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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