Audiolab 6000N (Black) Network Music Player

Audiolab 6000N (Black)

Network Music Player

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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.

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Get a FREE Cyrus soundKey USB DAC / headphone amplifier, worth £59 when you buy this product. Offer available from all stores by phone & video call and from our telesales team. Valid until 26.01.21, or while stocks last. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products. Not in conjunction with any other offer.


”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.
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 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
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
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For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months 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. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

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