Audiolab 6000N (Black) Network Music Player

Audiolab 6000N (Black)

Network Music Player

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Open Box Guide Price
(7 available across all stores)

£399.95 RRP £449.0000

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Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

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

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

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.
Brand Audiolab
Colour Black
Digital Audio Output Yes - 1 x Optical and 1 x Coaxial
Weight (KG) 4.9
DLNA Compliant Yes
Remote Control No
Smartphone control Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 445 x 313 x 65.5
High Resolution Audio Yes
Optical Digital Inputs No
Headphone Output No
Wi-Fi Built In yes
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still waiting for the ‘wow’ moment There is clearly nothing wrong with the 6000N although at £400+ it replaces my old Jongo A2 which cost me £19.99 and sounds pretty much the same if I’m using Spotify Connect on either device. The 6000N is undoubtedly more capable but the fact that you need to use the Play-Fi App in order to get e.g. Amazon Prime HD (or Ultra HD haha doesn’t exist) ruins the experience for me. Play Fi just re-presents the Amazon app in a less accessible format. The app also gets confused if you switch between music services and internet radio and ends up unresponsive. Overall, OK but if you can find a JongoA2 on e-bay and are happy just connecting your phone or IPad via Bluetooth you’ll save yourself £400.
Date published: 2020-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from British design triumph. Purchased to make the most out of high resolution streaming into my veteran system. Superb on board DAC feeds into my Exposure amplification to produce sublime listening. Very impressed by the very understated styling and the sound of Internet radio is truly fantastic, so clear and well defined with none of the evening listening problems with conventional radio. Very impressed with the build quality.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from audiolab 6000N Play - audio streaming player. I replaced £3k's worth of CD deck, DAC and pre-amplifier with the stunning performance from this streamer. The results are so good that I no longer feel the need to replace my aged amps and speakers.
Date published: 2020-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound quality in my Main system At this price you can't go wrong and the customer service at Richer Sounds was brilliant.
Date published: 2020-02-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great sound but let down by Play-fi major flaw. I really like the great sound of the 6000N and would have given it five stars on this basis alone. There is a major problem with Play-fi which is used to operate this network player. There is no gapless playback. This is extremely important to me. I listen to a lot of classical music where this is a must. The Play-fi operating system is very basic to say the least and I give it zero stars. I have a Bluesound network player at the same price point and it play's gapless audio with no problems. Unfortunately I cannot keep the 6000N, I will have to return it. This is a great shame. RicherSounds and Audiolab have answered questions very quick but I cannot wait for future or if at all updates.
Date published: 2020-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs an Amazon Echo device + a pretty good phone! This review focuses on the devices's higher end capabilities as a stand alone single source renderer outputting to a high res capable dac - Don't have a view on it's abilities as a part of a multiroom ecosystem. So here we are - the future! So, say you say... "Alexa play 'In Your Eyes' by Peter Gabriel on Audiolab"..... the song plays, through the Hi-Fi without so much as a button press. Just by asking the Alexa app in the Echo dot speaker. Without a phone in sight! - WOW!!! Or say you set the Play-Fi 'app' on your phone to 'critical listening' then you'll be hearing 24/192's in glorious Hi Res from your nas; or an Amazon HD track in (deep breath) ACTUAL HD through your dac at 24/96!!. Or you can choose direct casting from Spotify Connect, or the Amazon music app or the Alexa app . Or you can play internet radio though the DTS Play-Fi ..... I was going to say 'app' again - but it not really an app - it's more an integration and control setting tool. Using it to play music through, on it's own, is a brutal experience compared to the streamer's own apps. But using the Amazon app INSIDE the Play Fi- app 'structure' is as easy as using the Amazon video app on your TV. The device is DLNA and UPnP compliant and so will be recognized by a PROPER media streaming implementation app like Bubble UpNP - but again no high-res. You only get high res output through critical listening single soiurce mode in Play-Fi THIS is the device that Amazon SHOULD be selling as their Hi-Fi capable device rather than the 'Echo Link' piece of garbage.. But and it's a big big big BIG BUT - playing music on this device isn't the same as playing a network stream from a hard disk, attached disk or a NAS - on a laptop. And it's really, really, really not the same as playing a Spotify or Apple music track on your phone. For a start to make it sing you need a really pretty good android smart phone. We are talking high end Samsung or Sony (or Huawei, - but only the ones where the Google Store works.) Mid-range smart phones won't cut the mustard, and Apple integration is frankly rubbish.. (See told you the future was here) The hi-res capabilities are very much phone defendant (for now - apparently DTS are working on this) And the ability to voice command depends on having an Alexa input device, either the Alexa app on your phone or ideally an Amazon echo dot or at least an Amazon echo 'input'. The elephant in the room. No Google integration whatsoever. None. Wont be recognized by Google home devices + no Bluetooth, so if you want to talk to it it's Amazon or nothing. If you want to cast to it - it won't be from YouTube. (you can potentially cast from Google Play Music through Bubble UPnP - Cloud services Library and into the Audiolab as the renderer. But you'd be much much happier with a Chromecast AUDIO (the one with optical spdif out - at 24/96) for the Google side of things (so get one while you can)! So why no recommendation? - because you will REALLY struggle to get it to work if you approach it from a hi fi perspective. This is a a network/cloud services music integration device with high-res capability - thinly disguised as hi-fi unit.
Date published: 2019-12-31
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(7 available across all stores)

£399.95 RRP £449.0000

SAVE

11%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.