Pioneer N30AE Network Music Player/Streamer

Pioneer N30AE (Black)

Network Music Player/Streamer

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With greater streaming support than ever, including Wi-Fi, Google Cast and FireConnect, the Pioneer N30ae is their best streamer to date.

High Resolution support

At the heart of this Pioneer streamer is a top quality ESS Sabre DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). This not only provides a transparent and life-like sound but also facilitates the playback of High Resolution audio formats. The N30ae is compatible with a wide range of HD audio formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC, WAV and AIFF files up to 192kHz/24-bit for exceptional sound quality.

Google Cast for seamless streaming
New to this Pioneer streamer is Google Cast. Using the same technology behind Google's Chromecast, you can use your mobile device to cast your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to your speakers. You can control the audio from anywhere in your home using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device, be it iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook.

New FireConnect (coming soon!)
Another exciting new feature for the N30ae is support for FireConnect, Powered by Blackfire. This cutting-edge wireless technology gives multi-source, multi-room interaction between compatible devices, making it simple to set up a wireless multi-room system that also streams HD audio and will include video in the future. With our homes becoming ever 'smarter' this is the technology to integrate it all together.

Wi-Fi with Spotify and AirPlay
Connect via Ethernet or wi-fi to your home network and gain access to a whole new world of entertainment. From here you'll be able to access a massive range of Internet radio stations plus music services such as the hugely popular Spotify, Deezer and HiRes Tidal. There's also AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices, too.

Twin USB sockets with file sharing potential
Thanks to USB sockets on both front and rear, it's easy to connect up your USB music stick for quick and easy playback at the highest quality (including Hi Res). A forthcoming firmware update also allows any connected USB drive to function as a NAS (Network-Attached Storage) drive on your home network, making this the ideal heart of an impressive multi-room music system.

Free all your digital music your way, with the Pioneer N30ae.

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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. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

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With greater streaming support than ever, including Wi-Fi, Google Cast and FireConnect, the Pioneer N30ae is their best streamer to date.

High Resolution support

At the heart of this Pioneer streamer is a top quality ESS Sabre DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). This not only provides a transparent and life-like sound but also facilitates the playback of High Resolution audio formats. The N30ae is compatible with a wide range of HD audio formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC, WAV and AIFF files up to 192kHz/24-bit for exceptional sound quality.

Google Cast for seamless streaming
New to this Pioneer streamer is Google Cast. Using the same technology behind Google's Chromecast, you can use your mobile device to cast your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to your speakers. You can control the audio from anywhere in your home using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device, be it iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook.

New FireConnect (coming soon!)
Another exciting new feature for the N30ae is support for FireConnect, Powered by Blackfire. This cutting-edge wireless technology gives multi-source, multi-room interaction between compatible devices, making it simple to set up a wireless multi-room system that also streams HD audio and will include video in the future. With our homes becoming ever 'smarter' this is the technology to integrate it all together.

Wi-Fi with Spotify and AirPlay
Connect via Ethernet or wi-fi to your home network and gain access to a whole new world of entertainment. From here you'll be able to access a massive range of Internet radio stations plus music services such as the hugely popular Spotify, Deezer and HiRes Tidal. There's also AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices, too.

Twin USB sockets with file sharing potential
Thanks to USB sockets on both front and rear, it's easy to connect up your USB music stick for quick and easy playback at the highest quality (including Hi Res). A forthcoming firmware update also allows any connected USB drive to function as a NAS (Network-Attached Storage) drive on your home network, making this the ideal heart of an impressive multi-room music system.

Free all your digital music your way, with the Pioneer N30ae.
Active Subwoofer Output No
Apple AirPlay Yes
Audio Inputs 2 (USB)
Audio Outputs 1 (RCA)
Bluetooth No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 435 x 300 x 100
DLNA Compliant Yes
HDD No
HDMI No
Headphone Output No
High Resolution Audio Yes
Internet Radio Services Yes
Pre Output No
Remote Control yes
Smart Remote Control No
Smartphone control Yes
App Control Yes
Text Display yes
Tone Controls No
Tuner Radio Internet
Weight (KG) 3
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Pioneer
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right Tool for the Job I was looking for an easy way to stream from my phone and to use services like Spotify and Tidal. The interface to set up the WiFi was fairly crude but once connected it works really well for AirPlay, CromeCast and with Spotify and Tidal. I haven't tried it with any files >CD rates or linking to home NAS but for an easy way to stream it does the job nicely.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Device Had mine delivered today from the Belfast store. As always the service is top notch from the lads. This is a fantastic item. You can add Tidal directly to the streamer and then have an almost infinite supply music at the touch of the remote. HiRes sound too with Tidal - that is if you have the hi-fi account. It has the Google Chromecast integrated, allowing you to stream from your smartphone or tablet. The sound compares well with a CD player at the 200/300 pound price point and is about what I would expect at the price paid for a highly flexible piece of kit like this. Money well spent for anyone who has a steaming account and wants to make the most of it with their hi-fi setup.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I’d bought it sooner! Running this through an old NAD amp- it is an excellent addition to my system. Sounds great and will stream pretty much anything- great bit of kit!
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First impressions are certainly favourablet. This technology is new to me, and I have not yet become familiar with its full range of capabilities. However, what I have achieved with it has exceeded my expectations, vague though they were. As a receiver for UK radio stations I cannot fault it, and would expect the same to apply to off-shore stations. It is for that reason that I am more than willing to grant it five stars.The only caveat I could add is that I have a very strong internet signal, so am unable to comment on its performance in areas of poor internet signal, but that is more a comment on internet coverage, not this apparatus.It appears to display great promise, when I have learned more about how to use it.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great I received the Network Player about a week ago. I found it fairly easy to setup but I did have to go online to download the manual first as only a quick start guide is supplied which is of limited use. Finding the radio stations I wanted using TuneIn Radio took a bit of time and one of my favourites, Radio 4, keeps dropping out except in its LW version. It is great to be able to play my iTunes library wirelessly from my PC. Today, though, when I tried to use the player I could get nothing to play at all until I restored the unit to its factory settings. It then worked fine but it meant I had lost my radio presets and had to re-input the WiFi password. If that turns out to be a recurring problem it will be very annoying. So far, then, my verdict is good, but not great.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value music streamer Brought from Cambridge branch, great service, was held for me until I arrived to collect. Pioneer music streamer works great so far, the app on iOS also seems to work a treat with this device, I play a mix of mp3 and flac files both sound fine through my system. Good value device compared to a lot of other streamers, recommended
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb This machine is superb. We bought it along with an Onkyo A-9010 amp. The amp is a serious improvement on our ageing Audio Innovations jobbie, but the Network player really makes the system. After a fair bit of testing a year or so back, we had settled on iTunes storage of Apple Lossy files on an iMac coupled with Airplay playback. After a year or so experimenting with inexpensive receivers (Airmusic and Cobblestone) to resolve network issues and to make improvements in Wi-Fi, we decided that the way ahead was to also incorporate some contingency to cope with Apple and possible network challenges. The N-30AE is near perfect for the job. A breeze to set up with an iPhone, within minutes it had located our NAS server (with a copy of our complete music library) and attached itself to our network as an identifiable Airplay device. The real bonus is the ability to play from an HDD permanently attached to the rear USB, and therefore free from any possible network/music server vagaries. I am now having a merry time overwriting iTunes and the HDD libraries with Apple Lossless files. Yep, this modest system reveals an improvement! Why only near ideal? No digital inputs to provide for potential future needs/to take advantage of the DAC etc.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pioneer N30AE I bought this a month ago and am quite pleased with it. Richer Sounds had priced it well and it does everything I hoped it would. It does have one issue - it sometimes looses its WiFi connection and needs manual intervention to recover. The internet radio selection is hampered by the nature of the interface, but adding favorites solves this to a large extent, but still slower than a tuner preset. Otherwise, it provides good quality sound for internet radio and other online resources.
Date published: 2018-03-01
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

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. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge