Audiolab 7000N Play Network Steamer
The new Audiolab 7000N Play Network Steamer builds upon that legacy building introduction of wireless audio streaming to the brand with enhancements and improvements to match the step up from the established 6000 series to the new class-leading 7000 series.
Bringing hi-resolution wireless audio streaming to any home audio system, the 7000N Play further expands on the multi-format, multi-platform, multi-source compatible DTS Play-Fi system, now with Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility.
Featuring DTS Play-Fi® Technology, music can be streamed over your wireless network in high-resolution format and can be easily expanded to a multi-room system if required. You can stream from any source on your wireless network, including smartphones, tablets or PCs as well as a NAS Drive.
Besides accessing your personal music library, the DTS Play-Fi platform offers a wealth of leading online music channels from around the globe. Spotify, Tidal, HD Tracks, Deezer, Amazon Music, Napster, KKBox and Sirius XM, to name a few. Browse a radio guide with thousands of stations and podcasts, or stream from a home media server with DLNA compatibility. And thanks to the aforementioned AirPlay 2 adoption, the 7000N Play also now offers further compatibility for Apple Music users and other non-Play-Fi native platforms by way of Apple Airplay 2 connectivity, offering all of the additional convenience of the Apple platform.
Sporting a new 2.8″ (480 x 640mm) IPS LCD screen with a detailed but simple to use GUI, the audiolab 7000N Play offers a vivid representation of information including streaming service, system settings, format, folder, track details and other data. It can even be set to display a VU meter in ‘analogue’ or ‘digital’ form, showing real-time decibel levels for the left and right channels for the analogue outputs – a satisfying graphical representation of the music as it plays.
The sheer versatility, operational simplicity and wide-spanning service options from the audiolab 7000N Play make it a very appealing wireless audio streaming solution. Just like the award-winning 6000N Play; for some, it is the perfect way to stream music from the likes of Spotify, Tidal and Deezer, with all the additional functionality of Play-Fi including multi-room audio. Not to mention the expansive AirPlay 2 provisions. For others, it is simply the best way of adding radio to their hi-fi system, with the huge choice of stations available via the internet – the traditional hi-fi ’tuner’ component, reinvented for the streaming age – all with the audiolab pedigree and performance!
ESS Sabre32 ES9038Q2M Reference DAC
As seen in the award-winning audiolab Omnia and 7000A.
Isolated Power Supply
As seen in the award-winning audiolab Omnia and 6000 series.
Wired internet connection for high bandwidth applications.
See More, Do More
A full colour 2.8″ (480 x 640mm) IPS LCD screen with interactive and detailed general user interface including digital and analogue VU metres.
Over the Air
Now with Apple AirPlay 2 technology, the 7000N Play offers seamless operation with Apple devices and opens up the audiolab ecosystem to Apple Music users.
DTS Play-Fi streams music over standard Wi-Fi networks, delivering perfectly synchronized audio, with no lag and zero loss in sound quality.
DTS Play-Fi is officially rated as ‘Innovation Awards Honoreee’ by CES in 2022.
Includes all new update features including ‘transfer’ to stream without needing to keep the phone or tablet on the network. Use your smart device for other functions, leave the room or simply improve streaming performance in situations where playing from the phone or tablet can be limiting.
Mind the Gap
Now with Gapless playback for uninterrupted, gap free playback on major streaming services via the latest issue of the auto-updating Play-Fi App (from V8.1 onwards).
Any Operating System
Fully compatible with all operating systems: Apple iOS, AndroidTM, Windows® PC, and Fire OS.
No logins, no complicated computer-based setups. Just download the app and within minutes, you’re ready to listen.
DTS Play-Fi App
Simply download the free app and immediately send songs via Wi-Fi to any speaker in any room of the house.
Enjoy music in every room of your house – all at once, perfectly synchronized, with no lag. You’re in control.
Lossless Audio Streaming
Stream in Play-Fi’s Critical Listening mode, native playback of up to 24-bit/192kHz with compatible streaming services and file formats.
|General Description||Wireless Audio Streaming Player|
|Design Philosophy||ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M Reference DAC|
|and Core Technology||– Isolated Power Supply|
|– 2.8″ (480 x 640mm) Full View IPS LCD|
|– DTS Play-Fi Technology|
|– Streaming Service Support includes Amazon Music,|
|Spotify, TIDAL, KKBox, SiriusXM, Napster, Internet Radio,|
|Deezer, iHeartRadio, PANDORA, Qobuz, QQ Music and|
|– Apple Airplay 2 compatible|
|– Multi-room / Multi Speaker Group Support|
|– Android / iOS / Kindle Fire/ Windows PC Control Support|
|– Automatic Equipment Activation Via 12V Trigger And Link|
|– Wired Internet Connection For High Bandwidth Applications|
|– USB Firmware Upgrade Input|
|Digital Output Intensity||500 +/- 50mVpp|
|Output Impedance||75 ohms|
|Frequency Response||-0.01dB (20Hz-20kHz, ref.1kHz)|
|Max. Sampling Frequency||192kHz / 24-bit
|Digital Outputs||1 x Coaxial, 1 x Optical, 1 x RCA Line Output|
|D to A Converter|
|Variable Output Voltage||0 – 2.1V|
|Frequency Response||+/-0.5dB (20Hz-20kHz, ref.1kHz)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||<0.0005% (1kHz @2.1Vrms)|
|Max. Sampling Frequency||192kHz / 24-bit|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N)||>115dB (A-weighted)|
|Output Impedance||100 ohms|
|Standby Power Consumption||<0.5W|
|Dimensions (mm) (W x D x H)||444 x 340 x 78|
|Carton Size (mm) (W x D x H)||500 x 455 x 140|
|Finish||Black / Silver|
|Power Requirements||220-240V ~ 50/60Hz|
|(depending on region)||100-120V ~50/60Hz|
|Safety Regulation Conformity||20-600 ohms|
|Standard Accessories||Power Cord, USB Cable, User Manual|
Karthikeyan Ganesh –
I have this steamer connected to my home stereo system and I have to say it is an awesome-sounding unit. I can stream music from my mobile devices, my home network and the internet all to my entertainment system. I have it connected to a pair of passive speakers through my audiolab 7000A amplifier and it sounds amazing. I can hear all the details in the music and I can listen to all my favourite streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, and Amazon music. I can even connect it to my laptop and play my own playlist. The interface is simple and easy to use for all my devices. I just love this steamer and all the great music I can play on it.