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Pioneer N-30

Pioneer N-30
alaScore 92

41 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analysed 9 expert reviews and 32 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 63/100 and users rate it 90/100. The average review date is 03-06-2015. We have compared these reviews to 256061 reviews from other Media Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: 14-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer N-30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Pioneer N-30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size. The design also gets good opinions, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

price, design, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer N-30-S Network Audio Player with Front USB - SilverPioneer N-30-S Network Audio Player with Front USB - Silver

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer N-30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Pioneer N-30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. There are some mixed reviews about the usability and price, whereas there are some critical comments about the size.

size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer Elite N-30 Audiophile Network Audio Player with AirPlay & DLNA 1.5Pioneer Elite N-30 Audiophile Network Audio Player with AirPlay & DLNA 1.5

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Pioneer N-30AE review

 

Simple to use, and nice features, but this Pioneer streamer won't grab your attention

Plenty of features ; Ease of use ; Display is useful

Uninspiring sound

A competent music streamer in many ways, but one that fails to inspire

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Pioneer N-30 review

 

First came the wax cylinder , followed by the LP , eight-track , cassette, CD, MP3, and now the digital stream. While most of the types of media on that list have dedicated players, the last two have sort of floundered when it comes to dedicated...

The Pioneer Elite N-30 Network Audio Player certainly looks like a $500 item, with a solid build and a stylish remote. Its sound quality is a clear head and shoulders above entry-level media players. iPhone control is free.

The 2.5-inch screen is too small and the flawed smartphone app doesn't do much to make up for it. Adding wireless adds a hefty $150 to the bill. You may find that the onboard sound of your receiver is every bit as good as the Pioneer's analog outs.

As the first "affordable" hi-fi streamer, the Pioneer N-30 puts on a good performance, but the controls could be so much easier to use.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Pioneer N-30 review: Pioneer N-30

 

Pioneer N-30

The ; certainly looks like a $500 item, with a solid build and a stylish remote. Its sound quality is a clear head and shoulders above entry-level media players. iPhone control is free.

The 2.5-inch screen is too small and the flawed smartphone app doesn't do much to make up for it. Adding wireless adds a hefty $150 to the bill. You may find that the onboard sound of your receiver is every bit as good as the Pioneer's analog outs.

As the first "affordable" hi-fi streamer, the Pioneer N-30 puts on a good performance, but the controls could be so much easier to use.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Pioneer N-30

 

First came the wax cylinder , followed by the LP , eight-track , cassette, CD, MP3, and now the digital stream. While most of the types of media on that list have dedicated players, the last two have sort of floundered when it comes to dedicated...

The Pioneer Elite N-30 Network Audio Player certainly looks like a $500 item, with a solid build and a stylish remote. Its sound quality is a clear head and shoulders above entry-level media players. iPhone control is free.

The 2.5-inch screen is too small and the flawed smartphone app doesn't do much to make up for it. Adding wireless adds a hefty $150 to the bill. You may find that the onboard sound of your receiver is every bit as good as the Pioneer's analog outs.

As the first "affordable" hi-fi streamer, the Pioneer N-30 puts on a good performance, but the controls could be so much easier to use.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer N-30 review: Pioneer N-30

 

Pioneer N-30

The ; certainly looks like a $500 item, with a solid build and a stylish remote. Its sound quality is a clear head and shoulders above entry-level media players. iPhone control is free.

The 2.5-inch screen is too small and the flawed smartphone app doesn't do much to make up for it. Adding wireless adds a hefty $150 to the bill. You may find that the onboard sound of your receiver is every bit as good as the Pioneer's analog outs.

As the first "affordable" hi-fi streamer, the Pioneer N-30 puts on a good performance, but the controls could be so much easier to use.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Pioneer N30 Network Audio Player Review,Price in India

 

Pioneer N-30 Network Audio Player uses the Ethernet port to download music and you will need to spend another $150 for the proprietary wireless adaptor. Bluetooth is optional too and costs an additional $99

With features like free iphone control, pretty good sound quality, solid build, stylish remote and sleek looks, Pioneer N 30 gives you quite a good performance for a just about affordable media player. The competition for the Pioneer N-30 Network Audio...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

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...

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

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...

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

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!

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

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...

May, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio Decoders:DSD
Dynamic range:111
Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:4 - 80000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):111
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.002

Design

Built-in Display: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Silver

Display

Backlight: Yes
Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.89

Ergonomics

On/off switch: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
USB direct playback: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV
Image formats supported:JPG

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s): No
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.002

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Power LED: Yes
USB ports quantity:2

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Bluetooth: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
HDCP: No
Interface:USB
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB port: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.19 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):19 / 31

Radio

Internet Radio: Yes

Storage

Built-in storage media: No
Storage media type: No

Technical Details

Built-in storage media: No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Internet radio services supported:vTuner
USB port:2
Wireless Connection: Yes

TV tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Video

Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:300 / 33
Dimensions (WxDxH):435 x 330 x 99
Height :103 / 9.9
Weight:3.4 / 5
Width:43.5 / 435