Audiolab 6000N (Black)

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Audiolab 6000N (Black)

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”The 6000N Play remains proof that great sounding streamers needn’t cost a lot”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 Product of the Year.

DTS Play-Fi for effortless music streaming

DTS Play-Fi is a premium, wireless control system that brings everything under one 'roof'. Download the free app and you'll not only have access to Internet radio via Sirius XM but also popular music apps such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Amazon Music. As well as streaming from music services, the 6000N Play also streams from NAS drives and PCs with DLNA support.

Multi-room talent
More than just a single zone streamer, Play-Fi offers the potential for full multi-room music. Simply add other Play-Fi compatible sources and you'll quickly be able to build up a comprehensive music system around your home - all under the control of a powerful app.

Easy access presets
With thousands of Internet radio stations out there, the 6000N Play makes it easy to find your favourites. Six presets, located on the front panel deliver quick access to your favourite stations – especially handy when you’re using your smartphone or tablet for other things.

6000-series sound quality
Using the same, top quality ESS Sabre32 DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) that’s used in the award-winning 6000A amp, this Audiolab music streamer get off to a head start. The DAC is also compatible with Hi-Res music files, giving the smoothest and most natural sound available.

Chose the output that’s best for you
As well as standard analogue RCA phono outputs, the 6000N Play comes equipped with both optical and coaxial digital outputs. This makes it ideal for connecting to any stereo or home cinema amp. It also gives you the option of upgrading to a dedicated DAC at a later date.

Smooth style
With its minimal button count, the 6000N Play looks pure and sleek in design. A choice of silver or black, blasted aluminium finish means that the player will fit in with a wide range of other hi-fi components – especially the other Audiolab 6000-series components.

Stream music to the highest standards, with the Audiolab 6000N Play.
Smart Features
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Digital Audio Output
Yes - 1 x Optical and 1 x Coaxial
DLNA Compliant
Yes
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
445 x 65.5 x 313
Weight
Weight (KG)
4.9
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Does exactly what we wanted....very good purchase.
Date published: 2021-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audiolab 6000N Deserved Award Winner I went into Exeter, and Josh was absolutely fantastic. Neutral advice not biased in anyway at all. Fantastic streamer, easy to set up. Using Amazon HD to stream hi-res through my 6000A, Dali Oberon 5’s via Chord C-Digital every thing sounds absolutely fabulous. The A deliverers in the way I’ve come to expect. Neutral tone, huge wide open sound stage with strong, full, extended and tight bass, smooth mid and sparking treble but never harsh. The 6000N is the perfect way to introduce audiophile quality streaming into your system. Miss it at your peril. Super service as always, from the only HiFi shop I ever buy from.
Date published: 2021-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawed genius. But well worth it! I posted a fuller review on avforums But here's a quick summary. If you are researching this device, you must have read the angst from endusers regarding Play-fi. Relax. It has come a long way, and is liveable. Competitor ecosystems are undoubtedly better. But it still does the job well enough. If sound quality is what you're after, this is the unit for you. There is little this side of £1000 that has the same features. I use it purely as a digital transport and haven't sampled the onboard DAC yet. But there are few streamers that support all the streaming services, works with Alexa, and can output the full 24/192 on both coaxial and toslink. Competitors around the same price may do that on coaxial but either 24/48 or 24/96. A toroidal transformer linear power supply is worth £150 from aftermarket suppliers. And a beautiful metal case. No unnecessary displays or bluetooth radios to create unwanted electronic noise. Clean, crisp, beautiful sound. Can't fault it. After using it for the last few nights, despite the direct streaming from portable device, my ipad and phone both do not show severe battery drain after a few hours of streaming. So not bad at all! But here's something I learnt. If you're doing streaming, especially hi res, whatever digital transport, use a good router rather than the free ones provided by your ISP, and use ethernet whenever possible.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks good. Fits well with a stack of ARCAM kit. Sounds good and looks realy good at the bottom of an ARCAM amp and CD player.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dreadful software, disappointing system I bought this on the basis of very positive reviews and was extremely disappointed. When it’s working the unit sounds good, but on both wireless and wired networks I suffered frequent dropouts. The preset buttons worked occasionally or not at all. Worst is the software, the most amateurish rubbish I’ve encountered in a long time. The user interface is exceptionally poor. It seems that a good piece of hardware has been massively let down by reliance on an off the shelf poorly engineered operating system and app. I sent it back & bought the Bluesound Node2i. What a contrast.
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Well built unit, control app poor I bought this at the same time as the Audiolab 8300a, I ended up returning the 6000n for a few different reasons. Firstly i found the sound very bright, coming from an all analogue background this could have been one of the reasons why, however i have found the bluesound node 2i is much more to my taste (I appreciate this is personal opinion). Secondly the unit itself had a different finish to the 8300a, the 6000n was a matt black finish (which marked very easy, even with a finger touch) whereas the 8300a is a satin black finish. Not the end of the world but an annoyance all the same when they are close. I also would have liked the 6000n to have some digital input options which it didn’t. Finally and most importantly I couldn’t stand the control app, it was buggy and didn’t support gapless playback, i just couldn’t live with it. I’m sure it will improve in time but I didn’t want to wait for that. The unit looked great, seemed very well built and i liked the preset buttons on the front, a shame I didn’t get on with it. The staff at RS Liverpool were great as per usual, this includes the purchase and return.
Date published: 2020-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Audiolab 6000N Play I've had the 6000N for a few weeks and the more I use it, the more impressed I get. Being new to separate systems I found it was straight forward enough to get it connected to my amplifier etc. but a little less so when it came to connecting it to my devices via the Network (WiFi)... I'm not the best when it comes to technology but by no means the worst and I was left scratching my head on a couple of occasions when things wouldn't connect. With a little patience and perseverance I managed to connect the devices I wanted and have been rewarded with a great sounding and reliable streamer. So far, I've not had any concerns with the Play-fi app as mentioned in some of the other reviews, so lets hope they've sorted some of those glitches out! I've found it pretty intuitive in general use and there are instructions in the manual that have helped when needed. The only annoyance I have with the 6000N is the time it takes to start up or connect to the Wifi when you first switch it on - it seems to take a long while, enough to make a cup of tea! (this maybe the strength of my Wifi? I don't know but its certainly not a quick as bluetooth). That said once everything is connected though I couldn't be happier with the quality of the output and the overall product.
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good bit of kit Nice addition to my system, pretty fussy about sound and this lives up to my requirements. Easy to set up and 5 star review from whathifi. Recommended
Date published: 2020-06-16
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