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N-50-K Network Audio Player with DAC, DLNA and Airplay

4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
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  • Product Dimensions: 43.5 x 33 x 9.8 cm ; 7 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 Kg
  • Item model number: N-50-K
  • ASIN: B00628DFXI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Nov. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,685 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Take full advantage of digital audio. In the era of today, you have likely stored a lot, if not all, of your music on your hard drive or portable device (like an iPod or iPhone). And you might listen to Internet radio services rather than just FM stations. Connected to an AV receiver, our network audio players are made to enjoy the wide range of digital audio available today - wherever it's stored. They offer broad support for music files, several sound-enhancing features, and the option for a wireless connection to your home network. Hi-bit processing and isolated D/A power supply ensure crystal clear audio. Highlights include: AirPlay compatible USB DAC for a direct USB connection with your PC high-resolution audio playback up to 192 kHz/24-bit hi-bit 32 audio processing Auto Sound Retriever to restore compressed audio files Auto Level Control equalises volume differences between tracks front USB terminal for your iPod/iPhone/iPad ready for Pioneer ControlApp: remote app for iPod touch, iPhone and Android Bluetooth ready Wireless LAN ready High-Accuracy Master Clock Rigid under base Isolated D/A Power supply



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Hooked up & set up relatively easy. I'm using the built in DAC via the Analogue outputs. Put a high quality interconnect in the equation & you've cracked it.
Sounds very good indeed, I have no complaints.
I am feeding via network WAV files & via USB Flac files all sounding good.
Internet radio is immense.

To sum up - Buy with confidence
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Used principally for my networked music collection which sits on a Synology NAS (another 5 star product), I became converted to this way of storing and delivering music by a friend who loaned me a Squeezebox Touch together with an expensive analogue PSU. I ran the digital out from the SBT into a digital input of my Arcam AVR350 rather than using the SBT's inbuilt DAC which is sonically inferior. By contrast the analogue output from the Pioneer N50, i.e. using the N50's inbuilt DAC, I find marginally preferable to the N50's digital output via the Arcam DAC. Either way, the N50 beats the SBT hands down and requires no extra expense or tinkering to get the best out of it! If you have the network infrastructure in place already, the only additional expense I would suggest is to purchase a license for dbPowerAmp which makes accurate ripping to FLAC with good metadata a breeze. The overall result (with FLAC files) is as good as direct from my CD spinner (a mid-priced 5 star winner which has had as much as it's original cost lavished on upgrades). I am planning to buy another N50 for my second system which is currently making use of the streaming facilities in a Panasonic Bluray player to access our networked music.
The only slight negative is the Android remote control app which is rather poor but does the job just about and certainly doesn't detract from my overall rating of the N50.
I bought my N50 elsewhere for less when it was on special offer, however it is no longer available from that source. I would say it is still a bargain at the current asking price.
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Excellent 'streamer' at a very good price. Great on internet radio, USB playback etc. Could be upgraded with external DAC but with all the sound settings I've not felt this would be needed. Screen is small but useful and easy to navigate.
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This arrived within 2 days of the order being placed, and I set it up using a netgear wnce 2001. Plugged it in turned it all one and it found my network storage straight away. I have got it set up temp on a Sony all in one system , not have chance to set it up on my main system yet, but the sound is really good with clear treble and base separation.
I have also downloaded the android app for my Nexus 7 and it works great for me, the only thing missing is it does not show any album art, but it makes choosing tracks and albums easy. All in all it lives up to the reviews.
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This has to be the most important audio equipment I have bought for a long time. As someone who values the quality of reproduced sound I was skeptical of internet radio and even more sceptical of music streaming. This player has changed my views about both.

The biggest surprise is the quality of sound from internet radio. At 128kbps the sound quality from some of the jazz stations are so clean and so big I still pinch myself sometimes when l listen.

I have used the optical digital OUT from the player to feed the sound to the DAC in my Marantz KI Pearl SACD (in DAC mode) and then to the CD Input of my KI Pearl amp. The sound is just great. But even if you just play directly from the Pioneer N50, you would find the sound deeply satisfying.

Streaming music through my home network is equally superb. Of course it will depend on the compression quality or format in which your music is stored.

One thing I found; this player may sound better from the CD input of the amp than the Tuner or other inputs.
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After installing the software updates via a USB memory stick the streamer and its app worked perfectly. If you are planing on adding an external hard drive which can be attached via the front USB port. The streamer will only recognize the music files if the file format is in FAT32. format. Overall the sound is punchy with excellent clarity between low and high frequencies sources. The build quality is excellent with even the remote control which usually ends up as the poor relation when it comes to separates being solidly built.

The only negative is wireless isn't built in, so you will have to by a separate USB wireless adapter if you want to use this streamer. For some odd reason most streamer manufactures don't provide built in wireless. Note: any USB wireless adapter works with this unit so there is no need to buy pioneers suspiciously over priced wireless adapter.
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Just transferred my CDs to wave files and can now stream them from my PC or memory chip via your Remote ap. for phone and tablet. Great sound now, sold my Marantz cd 7001 and just play through my Naim Nait 5i.
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