Audiolab 6000N (Black) Network Music Player

Audiolab 6000N (Black)

Network Music Player

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£424.95 RRP £449.0000

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”Great sounding streaming solutions needn’t cost a lot.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 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.
”Great sounding streaming solutions needn’t cost a lot.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 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.
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice network streamer My first foray into a network streamer and so far I'm impressed with the Audiolab. I'm connected via an (existing) external Rega DAC. I did listen briefly via the Audiolab DAC which was fine for a budget streamer, but it showed what a good upgrade path an external DAC is/would be. In terms of setup, the Audiolab was quick and simple to set up. It is connected via my wifi mesh hub network (fibre broadband) and it keeps a strong network connection. The only gripe I have with the player is the DTS Play-Fi software which is the 3rd party software Audiolab use to run the player. I tried playing my lossless files on my Android phone but the Android version of the app is currently pretty much unusable. If you see the reviews in Google PlayStore then it seems they botched the last update in a bad way. I was lucky to have 2 or 3 songs play before the app crashed - you can forget scrolling through your library as that will crash the app instantly. I'm now running the iOS version of the app on a 6th gen iPod touch (check the IOS version required is compatible with your device) and that is significantly better. I can actually play my files through the iOS app although it is still sluggish scrolling through your library to select your music. I've had music playback stutter due to the app on IOS once. A restart of the iPod and all has been working well again. So a good budget network streamer, easy to setup, good connectivity - but the Play-Fi app interface has it's issues.
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid piece of kit Started as an apprentice in 1987 and bought an Audiolab 8000A amp which is still going strong. This new piece of kit (Audiolab 6000N) is a beautiful addition - and I expect it to go on for as long as it's big brother. V happy. Purchased from Watford store in November - great service and expertise as I have come to expect.
Date published: 2019-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice steamer This little machine is very capable, can play most high resolution files upto 24bit 192khz with WiFi and ethernet connections. Can integrate well with most streaming services using the play fi app. One of the few devices that can actually play Amazon hd music files at its highest settings under critical listening mode on the dts play fi amp, although best to use the ethernet connection as you may experience some drop outs using WiFi connection, 24bit192khz music files.You will have no problems using standard lossless cd quality setting's. Hard presets can only be used on some services to store music files, currently most but not all streaming services. Not yet tried pnp/dnla capabilities to see if this works well with other devices as I'm just enjoying streaming directly from Amazon music and Spotify. The 6000n seems to perform well and sound very good perfect match with the audiolabs 6000a amplifier as this will show the resolution of the data stream beeing played but does not show any other info like song title etc and the 6000n has no inbuilt display but then again you wouldn't need it if using your mobile as the remote for your streaming services. One less thing to go wrong in my eyes. app also has the ability to stream direct to streamer without using your mobiles phones resources, but again this only works with certain apps, this is beeing updated by dts play fi in time with most of the streaming services currently available, but not all at this moment in time.If you just want the ability to just sit down and enjoy music at high resolution lossless and lossy files without messing around you could do a lot worse than the 6000n especially given it's price point.
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic value, great performance Bought as recommended, to match my 6000A integrated. So easy to set-up, works so well. Fantastic app with access to Tidal and Spotify. Hi-Res mode or 'critical listening' is perfect to Tidal Hifi streams. Really, really good value for the money. Wasn't aware that Play-Fi was Hifi ready but I can assure you, it is.
Date published: 2019-10-10
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(5 available across all stores)

£424.95 RRP £449.0000

SAVE

5%

 

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. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.