PIONEER FOCUSES ON HI-RES AUDIO WITH TWO NEW NETWORK PLAYERS
The combined efforts of Pioneer & Onkyo have resulted in two new audiophile-level network audio players, the N-70AE and N-50AE.
Both players have Chromecast plus Spotify Connect built-in allowing music from supported smartphone apps to be streamed to the player with album covers displayed on its 3.5-inch LCD.
Music via Chromecast, TIDAL, and Deezer is easily accessed using the system’s remote or the free Pioneer Remote App. Users can also play music directly from portable hard disks.
Simply connect a compatible plug-and-play HDD to the USB input located on the rear of both players is easily accessed using system remote or Pioneer Remote App.
Wi-Fi with 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies are built-in, ensuring a stable wireless connection which Pioneer says expedites setup compared to legacy models.
The top of the range N-70AE features dual SABRE Ultra32 DACs and a three-chamber shielded chassis that isolates the power supply for digital block and digital circuitry from the analog power supply and analog circuitry, eliminating electrical and magnetic interference.
Both models feature twin transformers in separate shielded cases that work to eliminate flux-influence for both analog and digital blocks, assuring a clean supply of power. Pioneer says high-grade parts are used throughout, including custom capacitors for the power supplies, while the N-70AE adds machined RCA terminals.
The two new players will be available locally from August 2017, however local pricing has not yet been announced.
For more information visit the Pioneer brand page.
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