Streaming is freedom for music fans: network players surpass format limits and transform music files of all origins into the best possible sound. They allow huge collections to be stored with full quality in the smallest possible space while nevertheless accessing every title in a matter of seconds. With the N-30 AE, downloads can even be in high-resolution format or even DSD. Nothing changes in terms of streaming convenience and the player with its elegant AKM converter guarantees the full potential of even the most sophisticated recordings. Those who do not want to purchase a NAS can simply connect a USB hard drive directly to the N-30 AE. Then the player uses it as a full-fledged server and even makes it accessible via the network. Anyone who wants to complement a local collection with an inexhaustible online archive or even replace it entirely can choose between Spotify, Tidal, and Deezer. All three music subscription services are supported natively by the N-30 AE and the latter two even offer loss-free streaming in full CD quality. Naturally, the N-30 AE also connects to smartphones and tablets using Airplay and also via Chromecast built-in. So much the better that the N-30 AE is going to support the FlarConnect multi-room standard as well. This allows you to tap into all music sources connected to it, anywhere in the building.
For those who love to have music around, the N-30AE is an ideal streamer for all kinds of audio sources, including Hi-Res Audio files, music streaming services, and internet radio programmes. You can easily stream songs from compatible devices by AirPlay and built-in Wi-Fi®, or plug and play from an HDD via USB connection. Enjoy album artwork on the 3.5” colour LCD, and smooth operation with Pioneer Remote app.
Streaming Services & Internet Radio
Enjoy listening to whatever music you like with streaming services such as Amazon Music*, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer. The unit is also preset with TuneIn for enjoying internet radio. With over 100,000 radio stations, you can listen to free broadcasts of music, sports, news and talk shows from around the world.
* Function available with a firmware update
The N-30AE comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to the player. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook™. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audio apps.
* Chromecast built-in will be available with a firmware update.
AirPlay Wireless Audio
AirPlay—Enthusiasts have complete access, control and playback of their entire iTunes music library wirelessly through the N-30AE. You can quickly and easily enjoy all your music with song information and album art simultaneously displayed on the LCD display.
* Available features depend on iPod/iPhone/iPad model
Built-in Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Enjoy network features such as Hi-Res Audio streaming via wireless LAN connection. The built-in Wi-Fi is dual-band, supporting both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency channels. By using the 5 GHz band, you can enjoy steady and uninterrupted streaming of large Hi-Res Audio files.
Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network
You can play up to 11.2 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) files, and up to 192 kHz/24-bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Apple Lossless files from a USB device or via a wired or wireless network.
Plug and Play External HDD
Connect an external HDD via USB, and you can easily listen to your whole music library without using your PC.
Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music
FlareConnect shares are audio from network and external audio* input sources between compatible components. Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the Pioneer Remote app**.
** Download is free from the App Store or Google Play.
3.5” Colour LCD Display
The N-30AE features a 3.5” colour LCD display with a user-friendly GUI. Enjoy viewing the album artwork while listening to the song.
* Album artwork may not be available depending on file type
Intuitive Control with New Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)
Enjoy smooth control with album artwork using your beloved device. With the free Pioneer Remote app, you can use your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch or Android smartphone for operating the network audio player or playback tunes stored on your device. You can also select internet radio stations and play songs from your media server. * Network audio player needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment.
Supports MQA high-quality audio
N-30AE supports MQA, which fully authenticates and captures 100% of the original studio performance while being compact size suitable for streaming and downloads. Enjoy high-quality MQA Audio via External HDD, NAS, and USB memory. MQA encoded music is available from various music streaming services such as TIDAL, and music download sites, such as Onkyo Music in the US, UK and Germany, and e-Onkyo music in Japan.
Construction and design
- Aluminium Front Panel
- FlareConnect™ for Multi-room Audio*2
- Chromecast built-in*1,2
- DTS Play-Fi Ready*1
- Apple AirPlay Certified
- Amazon Music*3, Spotify®*4, TIDAL*4, and Deezer*4 Music Streaming Services Ready
- Internet Radio (TuneIn)
- 2ch DAC Parallel Drive
- Up to 11.2 MHz DSD Playback
- Up to 192 kHz/24-bit WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless/AIFF Playback
- Digital Filter with 3 Modes (SHARP/SLOW/SHORT)
- Gapless Playback (WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC)
Connectivity and control
- Plug and Play External HDD and USB Memory via USB*5
- Works with Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android) *6
- Built-in Wi-Fi (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
- 5” Colour LCD Display for Album Artwork and Song Information
- Auto Power Off
- Firmware Update (USB/Network)
- USB 2 In (1 Front, 1 Rear) Type-A, for USB Drive/HDD
- Ethernet 1 In
- Analogue Audio 1 Out
- Control Out for Operating Connected Devices with Pioneer Remote App
- Power Requirement: AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 19 W
- Power Consumption During Standby: 0.19 W (1.89 W Network Standby On)
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 103 x 300 mm
- Weight: 3.4 kg