Audiolab's 7000N network music player has a high-performance ESS Sabre DAC and flexible streaming options. Connect to your amplifier or receiver and you'll get clean, accurate sound with your collection of digital audio files and internet music services including Spotify® , Amazon Music, TIDAL, and more.
This player handles high-resolution PCM audio files and music streams up to 24-bit/192kHz. It also has Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in to accommodate the ways tons of people play music over Wi-Fi. And it has DTS Play-Fi for multi-room streaming to compatible components (sold separately).
The 7000N has digital outputs if you want to connect to an external DAC or digital input on another component. And you can connect to Audiolab's matching 7000A integrated amp (sold separately) with the included USB data cable to get combined control via the free DTS Play-Fi app for Apple® and Android™ devices.
Audiolab 7000N Play owner's manual
ESS Sabre32 DAC: The Audiolab 7000N Play utilizes an ESS Sabre32 Reference chip DAC (ES9038Q2M) to perform D/A conversion, featuring ESS Technology's 32-bit HyperStream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator to deliver ultra-low noise and high dynamic range. The reference-level DAC supports music file formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV. The system will recognize music files up to 24-bit/192kHz and wirelessly stream these files at up to 24-bit/192kHz to a single speaker (Critical Listening Mode) or up to 16-bit/48kHz to multiple speakers (CD Quality). Some down-sampling may occur to ensure virtually lossless distribution throughout a home network.
Wired or Wireless Network: The Audiolab 7000N Play offers an Ethernet (RJ45) port and built-in 2.4GHz+5GHz dual-band WiFi (802.11ac) to connect to your home's network and ISP (internet service provider) for access to internet radio, select online music services, and the music libraries on your Apple iOS or Android device and Windows PC or DLNA/UPnP music server via DTS Play-Fi wireless technology. It also allows for support of Apple AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect. When using WiFi, a dual-band "N" or better router is recommended for the most reliable wireless network connection. There are two methods for connecting the 7000N Play to your wireless home network.
DTS Play-Fi Wireless Technology: The Audiolab 7000N Play employs DTS Play-Fi wireless technology for wireless sound that is reliable and high-quality. DTS Play-Fi combines DTS audio and WiFi wireless technology to wirelessly stream high-definition "lossless" audio with no impact on sound quality. DTS Play-Fi will stream pure, bit-for-bit, lossless audio, for uncompromised quality sound - up to 24-bit/192kHz. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router.
Note: DTS Play-Fi offers an unparalleled selection of audio products for your home, from compact battery-powered speakers to powerful soundbars, built by the most respected audio brands in the business. No more compromising your style or taste to get a high-quality wireless audio solution. Every single DTS Play-Fi product works perfectly with all the rest, regardless of brand, so you get a huge range of options to customize your home, and one simple, elegant listening experience
Multiroom Audio: With DTS Play-Fi, you can play the same source in each zone or a different song in each room. Eight separate wireless source devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), each with its own source, are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight DTS Play-Fi playback devices. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network at one given time is recommended. Supported multiroom audio sources include -
Online Music Services: DTS Play-Fi and the Play-Fi app allows you to access a variety of online music apps and internet radio stations. Registration, subscriptions, and fees will apply.
Mobile Device Music Libraries: DTS Play-Fi provides you with the ability to stream your music wirelessly in high-quality lossless audio from your Apple iOS & Android device running the Play-Fi app. Up to eight separate wireless mobile devices running the Play-Fi app, each with its own source, are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight DTS Play-Fi playback devices. The music files must be physically stored on the Apple iOS or Android OS device (not in the cloud).
DLNA/UPnP Compliant: The DTS Play-Fi system automatically discovers and indexes music from DLNA and UPnP servers on your network. DLNA and UPnP music servers can consist of a Windows PC, Mac computer, or NAS Drive. You can select and stream files in multiple formats (MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV) via DTS Play-Fi, including premium tracks encoded at CD quality or even 24-bit/192kHz. lossless content.
AirPlay 2: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) through the Audiolab 7000N Play network audio player and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Audiolab 7000N Play. In addition, you can watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the 7000N Play network audio player.
Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect will enable Spotify users (premium or free) to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Audiolab 7000N Play from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 50 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
Front-Panel: On the front-panel of the Audiolab 7000N Play network audio player is a 2.8" IPS LCD screen and seven push-button controls.
Remote Control: The included IR (infrared) remote control provides basic wireless operation of the Audiolab 7000N network audio player. However, access to internet radio, online music services, and local media storage will require the DTS Play-Fi app (for Apple iOS 10.0+, Android OS 5.0+, or Windows PC 7-10); AirPlay 2 (for Apple iOS); and the Spotify App (Apple iOS or Android).
Analog & Digital Outputs: The Audiolab 7000N Play is outfitted with both analog & digital outputs to connect to an AV receiver, integrated amplifier, preamplifier, or powered speaker. There is one stereo RCA analog audio output, one optical (toslink) digital output, and one coaxial (RCA) digital output. The digital outputs support 2ch PCM audio up to 24-bit/192kHz. The analog RCA output can be set to Variable or Fixed.
USB Ports: The Audiolab 7000N Play features a rear-panel USB-B port for control purposes, as well as a rear-panel USB-A port for firmware updates.
Note: The USB ports cannot be used for media playback from a laptop or desktop computer, smartphone or tablet, and other USB media device.
Power Requirements: The Audiolab 7000N Play comes with a detachable 6.5' IEC 3-prong AC power cord that will need to plugged into the back of the network audio player and into an AC wall outlet or surge protector/line-conditioner (sold separately).
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