Pioneer-N-50 Network AirPlay Receiver

Pioneer’s new Elite N-30 and N-50 audio players are designed to upgrade your streaming tunes to audiophile territory with high-res sound and easy access to a wide range of digital file formats.

Both the N-30 ($499) and N-50 ($699) offer AirPlay and DLNA(R) 1.5 out of the box. With DLNA 1.5, you can spice up your MP3, WMA, and AAC playlists by streaming some high res 192kHz/24-bit FLAC or WAV files from your computer over your home network. When you’re ready to branch out, you can visit vTuner Internet radio to stream tunes from more than 16,000 Internet radio stations around the world.

Both units feature a clean and elegant design with a full-color 2.5″ LCD screen that displays album art and song information up front. You can connect to your home network via Ethernet, or through an optional $149.99 wireless network adaptor (AS-WL300). While you’re gearing up with extra adaptors, you can also pick up the optional $99.00 Bluetooth adaptor (in case you’re streaming from something that doesn’t support AirPlay).

While the Elite N-30 offers a good range of features, the N-50 takes it further with a higher-quality audio output, an armored chassis (to minimize noise), gold RCA jacks, and two additional audio features—Advanced Sound Retriever and Sound Retriever AIR—designed to enhance the sound quality of compressed audio files.

Priced at $499 and $699 respectively, the Elite N-30 and N-50 networked audio players are available now from Pioneer.

For more information, visit Pioneer.