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N-50A Network Audio Player


Network audio player with vTuner, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA, USB DAC and Hi-Res audio playback

Take full advantage of digital audio.

Developed for the digital age, the N-50A connects to many different sources. Via a wired or wireless LAN connection, it allows you to stream music from a PC, Mac or NAS (Network Attached Storage), listen to internet radio stations using vTuner or seamless music via Spotify. The N-50A can also be used to stream music from an iPhone or iPod touch via AirPlay.

On top of that, it supports the most popular music formats, as well as high-resolution audio files via USB. With an asynchronous USB port at the back, the N-50A can act as a high-end asynchronous USB DAC. And thanks its sound-enhancing features and rigid construction, this network player lets you enjoy your music in crystal clear quality - no matter the source.

The N-50A is also available in silver (N-50A-S).

Audio Features

  • 2ch Parallel Drive with SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES 9011S x 2)
  • DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz Playback
  • USB-DAC (up to 192 kHz/32-bit LPCM, 5.6 MHz DSD)
  • Headphone Amplifier with Texas Instrument TPA6120
  • DIRECT Mode for Faithful Reproduction of Original Sound
  • Hi-bit32 Audio Processing
  • Up-Sampling
  • Auto Sound Retriever
  • Auto Level Control
  • Gapless Playback (WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC)
  • Digital Output On/Off Switch to Prevent Digital Noise Effect on Analogue Audio

Network Features

  • Apple AirPlay Certified
  • DLNA Certified (1.5)
  • Compatible with Windows¬ 8.1
  • Internet Radio (vTuner)
  • Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready

Operating Features

  • 3.5î Full-Colour LCD Display for Album Artwork and Song Information
  • Dimmer
  • Auto Power Off
  • Firmware Update (USB)


  • USB 2 In (1 Front, 1 Rear) Type A, for iPod/iPhone/USB Drive/ HDD
  • USB-DAC 1 In (Type B)
  • Ethernet 1 In
  • Analogue Audio 1 Out (1 Pair Gold-Plated RCA)
  • Digital Coaxial 1 In (Gold-Plated)/1 Out (Gold-Plated)
  • Digital Optical 1 In/1 Out
  • Control Out for Operating Connected Devices with Pioneer ControlApp

Other Features

  • Twin Transformers for Digital and Analogue Power Supply
  • Machined RCA Terminals
  • Rigid Under Base
  • Power Requirement: AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 38 W
  • Power Consumption During Standby: 0.3 W (2.0 W Network Standby On)

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions: 435 x 99 x 331 mm Weight: 7.5 kg


"A superstar, improved. Pioneer has done it again." - What Hi-Fi 5 Star Review

Stream with ease

AirPlay compatibility allows enthusiasts to access their iTunes music library through the AV receiver. This AV receiver is also DLNA certified (1.5) to work as a Digital Media Player and Digital Media Renderer.

Enjoy Spotify Connect

Enjoy on demand access to millions of songs with Spotify's digital streaming service. This AV receiver is ready for Spotify Connect, which lets you select songs on your Spotify app to listen to on your audio system.

Hi-Res Audio

The USB ports let you connect to your iPhone/iPod, hard disc, PC or Mac for direct music playback. Functioning as an asynchronous USB DAC, you can enjoy hi-res audio files like DSD and PCM _ even without a network connection.

Take Control

The Pioneer ControlApp lets you stream music directly to the player without using an additional app. It is freely available for your iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store and for your Android device on Google Play.

Manual Type Issue Date Languages
User Manual 20-08-2015 English Download
Quickstart Manual 20-08-2015 English Download
N-50A Datasheet Download
Download Link Date Version Size Operating Instructions History
Pioneer_N_50A_NETWORK_AUDIO_PLAYER.ZIP 12-07-16 034.037.1017.100 10.7 MB - -