Pioneer Elite launch SX-N30 Network Stereo Receiver
Pioneer has announced its Elite SX-N30 Network Stereo Receiver, for the US market, at CES 2016
The SX-N30 is designed for the growing hi-res audio market and can handle a multitude of formats, including WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA Lossless, WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, and MP3. The unit is DNLA-certified and features wireless playback via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple Airplay, so owners can easily stream music from a variety of compatible devices such as smartphones, laptops and network storage devices. Internet radio is also an option, as are streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. An FM/AM tuner can handle up to 40 pre-set stations.
The receiver is equipped with high power amplifiers with 80W/ch, a large EI transformer and two large 8,2000 μF capacitors that are all designed around the “Direct Energy” concept of achieving excellent signal transmission and high S/N by optimizing the circuit blocks and parts layout.
The SX-N30 features an anti-vibration oval chassis and is equipped with four gold-plated digital inputs (two optical and two coaxial), six gold-plated analogue inputs with a dedicated connection for turntables. Gold-plated analogue audio outputs include Line, Pre and Zone2 Pre terminals. Finally, the USB memory connection terminal is at the front side of the receiver for ease of access.
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