Audiolab 6000A Play (Black) Network Stereo Amplifier

Audiolab 6000A Play (Black)

Network Stereo Amplifier

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”This is a seriously capable ‘smart integrated’ that never loses sight of the amplifier part of its remit and delivers a performance that is never less than enjoyable.” ’AV Forums’ – Recommended.

Two greats - combined

Take the award-winning Audiolab 6000A amplifier, add the network connectivity from the acclaimed 6000N Play and you’ve got a highly talented combo of the two – the 6000A Play. This wireless streaming audio player provides the hub for all your music sources, plus the amplification – just add your choice of speakers and you’re ready to go.

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 6000A Play also streams from NAS drives and PCs with DLNA support.

Plug in your CD, TV and games console
As well as streaming, the 6000A lets you hook up your other digital sources. Twin optical and coaxial input let you connect your TV, CD, Blu-ray/DVD and games console. Once connected, you not only benefit from the Audiolab’s award-winning amp tech but also the reference quality digital electronics – giving amazing clarity and detail.

Bluetooth your smartphone
For quick and easy connectivity with your smartphone, simply use the Bluetooth link. Ideal for smartphones, tablets and laptops with Bluetooth, this wireless connection gives easy access to music stored on your phone and music streaming services, such as Spotify, Tidal and Deezer.

And not forgetting your turntable
With all its digital connections, the 6000A Play still hasn’t forgotten about your analogue sources. As well as three line level inputs, there’s also a handy turntable input for decks with a MM (Moving Magnet) cartridge. The high quality, low noise phono pre-amp delivers a full-bodied balance that does justice to the warmth and depth of vinyl sound.

Award-winning, Audiolab sound
Using a substantial power supply, the 6000A Play has plenty of grunt. The Class AB amp produces 50 watts per channel, giving effortless, room-filling sound. The pre-amp section of the amp uses independent, low noise power supplies at critical stages – reducing distortion and increasing the detail. For powerful, life-like sound there’s little in its class to match the 6000A Play.

Digital filters tailor the sound
For a more tailored sound, the 6000A Play features a user-selectable digital filter. Select from Fast Roll-off, Slow Roll-off or Minimum Phase to adjust the sound precisely to your preference.

Excellent sound for your headphones
Incorporating a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry, the 6000A Play makes the ideal driver for your headphones. Dynamic and detailed sounding, the 6000A’s headphone amp is a big step-up on most amps. It also offers ample power, so it drives even the most current-hungry ‘phones.

Multi-room potential
More than just a single zone music 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.

For a networking amp combo that gets the very best from all your music speakers, just add speakers.

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Spread the cost over 6 months on this network stereo amplifier. Available from our stores by appointment, phone or video call or from our telesales team10% deposit required up-front, pay the balance in full before the end of the period and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Click here for more info. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.


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”This is a seriously capable ‘smart integrated’ that never loses sight of the amplifier part of its remit and delivers a performance that is never less than enjoyable.” ’AV Forums’ – Recommended.

Two greats - combined

Take the award-winning Audiolab 6000A amplifier, add the network connectivity from the acclaimed 6000N Play and you’ve got a highly talented combo of the two – the 6000A Play. This wireless streaming audio player provides the hub for all your music sources, plus the amplification – just add your choice of speakers and you’re ready to go.

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 6000A Play also streams from NAS drives and PCs with DLNA support.

Plug in your CD, TV and games console
As well as streaming, the 6000A lets you hook up your other digital sources. Twin optical and coaxial input let you connect your TV, CD, Blu-ray/DVD and games console. Once connected, you not only benefit from the Audiolab’s award-winning amp tech but also the reference quality digital electronics – giving amazing clarity and detail.

Bluetooth your smartphone
For quick and easy connectivity with your smartphone, simply use the Bluetooth link. Ideal for smartphones, tablets and laptops with Bluetooth, this wireless connection gives easy access to music stored on your phone and music streaming services, such as Spotify, Tidal and Deezer.

And not forgetting your turntable
With all its digital connections, the 6000A Play still hasn’t forgotten about your analogue sources. As well as three line level inputs, there’s also a handy turntable input for decks with a MM (Moving Magnet) cartridge. The high quality, low noise phono pre-amp delivers a full-bodied balance that does justice to the warmth and depth of vinyl sound.

Award-winning, Audiolab sound
Using a substantial power supply, the 6000A Play has plenty of grunt. The Class AB amp produces 50 watts per channel, giving effortless, room-filling sound. The pre-amp section of the amp uses independent, low noise power supplies at critical stages – reducing distortion and increasing the detail. For powerful, life-like sound there’s little in its class to match the 6000A Play.

Digital filters tailor the sound
For a more tailored sound, the 6000A Play features a user-selectable digital filter. Select from Fast Roll-off, Slow Roll-off or Minimum Phase to adjust the sound precisely to your preference.

Excellent sound for your headphones
Incorporating a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry, the 6000A Play makes the ideal driver for your headphones. Dynamic and detailed sounding, the 6000A’s headphone amp is a big step-up on most amps. It also offers ample power, so it drives even the most current-hungry ‘phones.

Multi-room potential
More than just a single zone music 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.

For a networking amp combo that gets the very best from all your music speakers, just add speakers.
Brand Audiolab
Colour Black
Remote Control yes
Coaxial Inputs 2
Bluetooth Yes
Internet Radio Services Yes
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Power Output - Watts per CH 50 x 2
Phono Input Yes - MM
Optical Digital Inputs 2
USB Input For updates only
XLR Inputs No
Power Amp In Yes
Pre Output Yes
Sub Output No
Headphone Output Yes
Speaker Sets 1
Weight (KG) 7.9
Smartphone control Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 445 x 300 x 66
Analogue RCA Inputs 3
MP3 Front Input No
High Resolution Audio Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 20 - 20,000
Tone Controls 3 x Digital filters
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set up - great sound - streaming superb I bought this 2 weeks ago and haven't stopped playing it - I was initially hesitant at replacing my Marantz amp which I'd had for a number of years, but after researching this piece of kit I took the plunge and so happy I did. Easy set up out of the box - you'll need the Play Fi app installed ( I have it on my phone and tablet) Great sound as a traditional amp fro both CD and Phone input Streaming my music now in top quality sound (and volume) Really happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent features - shame about the sound The electronic features are great and the amp is very powerful but sadly it does not, for me at any rate, seem to deliver the kind of full sound I want, instead it sounds, well, clinical.
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from DTS Play-Fi has let this good amp down I bought this replace a good workhorse NAD 3020. The 6000 is a good amp, rich tones good mid range and stylish. it was a good replacement. What lets it down is the DTS Play-Fi software. Apart from drop outs all over the place it routes through your phone or tablet rather than direct from your server. It is OK if all you want to do is stream Music services such as Amazon or Spotify but why would you spend so much money on good amp like this. The biggest bug bear is that Audiolab says it is DLNA compatible and it is totally not. Play-fi cannot see my other DLNA devices and good software such Bubble upnp cannot see the Audiolab. My advice, save some money and buy just the straight amp and spend the rest of the money on a separate streamer to go in one of the many Aux inputs. Or buy a Denon.
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all in one Amplifier/Streamer I wanted to have a reasonably priced Hifi system for the conservatory and after some research I settled on the Audiolab a6000 Play, because it includes a streaming facility. I can now listen to hi res music from Tidal without having to get out of my chair! It is a very versatile 'all in one box' system at a budget price.
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic amplifier at a great price ! Bought this from the Stockport branch 3 weeks ago who gave me the best price on the market , I doth my cap richer sounds . The audiolab 6000a play sounds amazing , the phono stage is of a very high quality and so is tidal played through the DTS play app via Wi-fi , even the Bluetooth sounded good .
Date published: 2020-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality piece of kit! Purchased this and the CDT Transport at the same time on line. I was a little worried reading on-line reviews about connectivity and the Play-Fi app, but eventually stuck to my guns and boy am I pleased that I did. Connected up to a new Audiolab 6000 CDT using a digital co-ax cable (CDT purchased at the same time from Richer Sounds on line), hooked up the speakers, connected a jack to jack cable to the trigger connectors and I was ready to go. Unlike most males, decided to read the instruction booklet first. Instructions were really clearly laid out. First downloaded the Play-Fi app to my Samsung tablet. Then connected an Ethernet cable from my router to the unit (before switching the power on). Opened the Play-Fi app, switched on (note that Audiolab do not include AAA batteries for the remote) and whilst the unit was flashing started the Play-Fi setup. The unit connected seamlessly to my router and Play-Fi discovered the unit quickly. Within a few minutes I had everything up and running. Software updates were also applied during this process... neat. Sound quality is outstanding whether listening to CDs (the 6000 CDT is an awesome partner to the 6000A Play), vinyl through my new Debut Carbon Evo or the Play-Fi App. Spotify and Amazon Music still sound great (even at the compressed bit-rates), and that's before I've even considered Hi-Res through Tidal, Qobuz or Amazon Music HD streaming services. Internet radio through Play-Fi is much better than I'd expected and Bluetooth performance is also top-notch. All in all, I am so pleased I stuck to my original choice. Totally satisfied with the Audiolab 6000A Play & 6000 CDT combo!
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, flexible amp and excellent service Delighted with sound quality, ease of set up and flexibility - using with Audiolab CD transport, some streaming form Deezer and bluetooth direct from iPad. Pity it won't access music on a Mac hard disk without a direct USB connection(it will do so on a PC) but that is an issue for all DTS streamers and knew that when I bought it. Also excellent advice from Fraser in Edinburgh store and came next day as promised!
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds good, looks good, solid build I bought this 2 weeks ago and have hooked up to some B&W610, Project 1 turntable and the CDT. Easy to set up the WiFi, but I then connected direct to the router. Using the DTS Play-Fi app. All sounds good. My Speakers are a little old and need a bigger room, probably don’t do the amp justice. A Kraftwerk CD sounded great.One niggle was neither bit of kit had any cables so had to wait till I bought a digital cable to set up the CD. As I had analogue connectors before I just hadn’t thought about it. My next decision is purchase of WIFI speakers. This is where things seem a little more difficult as DTS play fi suggest a large speaker choice but finding them is difficult unless you are in the US. Play-Fi web searches don’t throw up too much and I and not wishing to spend a fortune. Not a biggy though as I bought the Amp to play Vinyl and the added streaming in one box simply made sense.
Date published: 2020-10-28
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