Audiolab 6000A Play Streaming Amplifier

£799.00

Brand Audiolab

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Audiolab’s new 6000A Play combines two multi-award-winning audio components in a single chassis, to deliver a just-add-speakers streaming amplifier that handles all your analogue requirements, too. From internet radio and streaming over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the hook-up of a turntable, CD player or TV, this amp has it covered.

In a single chassis,the 6000A Play takes the circuitry from the 6000A stereo amplifier and marries it with the streaming architecture of the 6000N Play, What Hi-Fi?’s current Product of the Year in the music streamer category.The result of such a formidable fusion: a fully integrated, versatile and musically captivating streaming amplifier that delivers everything a modern music lover could ask for.

The 6000A Play’s Wi-Fi networking is powered by DTS Play-Fi: an app-controlled platform enabling high-quality, whole-home wireless audio, capable of streaming hi-res music up to 24-bit/192kHz and supported by a greater range of established audio brands than any other wireless platform. The free Play-Fi app (available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices, Windows PCs and Apple and Android smartwatches) is an intuitive gateway to a wealth of music services, including Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer, Qobuz, HDtracks, TuneIn, iHeartRadioand SiriusXM.

It is also your trusty music butler, able to serve up a streaming library stored on any DLNA-compatible NAS drive or media server on the same home network. Favourite playlists and radio stations can be assigned as shortcut ‘presets’ within the app, while Works With Alexa support enables voice-controlled playback when the 6000A Play is paired with any Amazon Alexa-equipped device. 

Play-Fi supports a wide variety of file formats,including MP3, MP4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. In standard mode, which is optimised for multi-room bandwidth, audio is streamed at up to 16-bit/48kHz akin to CD-quality. By engaging Play-Fi’s Critical Listening Mode, hi-res audio up to 24-bit/192kHz may be streamed to the 6000A Play over Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable, without transcoding or down-sampling.

There are other ways to stream music to the 6000A Play wirelessly, other than via the Play-Fi app. Spotify users can connect directly from the Spotify app thanks to Spotify Connect, while smartphones and tablets can stream to the amp without connecting to the local Wi-Fi network thanks to aptX Bluetooth.

The 6000A Play is not all about streaming, however. Those with physical music collections on CD and vinyl are equally well catered for, thanks to four stereo RCA inputs three line-level and one MM phono input. The built-in phono stage is a high-quality, low-noise design with precise RIAA equalisation, engineered especially for the 6000A Play to make the most of the marvellous music nestling within an LP’s grooves. There are five digital inputs too two optical and two coaxial, as well as Ethernet for those who prefer to connect their digital devices via cable rather than wirelessly.

Key Features

  • Full analogue and digital circuitry retained from the award-winning and class-leading audiolab 6000A integrated amplifier with built-in wireless streaming technology
  • Class AB power amplification: 2x50W into 8 ohms; 2x75W into 4 ohms aptX Bluetooth streaming
  • ESS Sabre32 ES9018K2M Reference DAC – as seen in the award-winning audiolab 6000A
  • Three user-selectable digital filters
  • Class A post-DAC active filter
  • Low noise JFET MM phono stage
  • Dedicated current-feedback headphone amp
  • Three operational modes – Integrated Mode; Pre-Power Mode; Pre Model
  • Ethernet connection – wired internet connection for high bandwidth applications
  • Dedicated high-performance MM phono input
  • Separate pre-power sections for flexibility of operation
  • Automatic equipment activation via 12V trigger
  • Auto standby function
  • Wi-Fi® Technology DTS Play-Fi streams music over standard Wi-Fi networks, delivering perfectly synchronized audio, with no lag and zero loss in sound quality.
  • Lossless Audio Streaming Stream in 24-bit/192kHz with compatible streaming services and files formats.
  • Multi-room Enjoy music in every room of your house. All at once, perfectly synchronized, with no lag. You’re in control.
  • 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.
  • Easy Setup No logins, no complicated computer-based setups. Just download the app and within minutes, you’re ready to listen.
  • Any Operating System Fully compatible with all operating systems: Apple iOS, AndroidTM, Windows® PC, and Fire OS.


6000N Play Specifications


DTS Play-Fi Technology IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Supports global, popular streaming content (Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, KKBox, SiriusXM, Napster, Internet Radio, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SoundMachine, Qobuz, QQmusic ) Supports Speaker Groups Supports Android/iOS/Kindle Fire/Windows PC Control
Analogue Inputs 3 x AUX , 1x Phono (MM), 1x Power In
Digital Input 2 x Coaxial, 2 x Toslink Optical, Bluetooth (aptX/aptX LL)
Analogue Output 1x RCA Pre Out
Gain +8dB (Line) +55dB (Phono MM)
Input Sensitivity 720mV (Line, Volume = 0dB) 3.1mV (Phono MM, Volume=0dB)
Input Impedance 10K (Line) 47K//100pF (Phono MM)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.0004% (1KHz @ 2V, Volume = 0dB)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.1dB)
Output Voltage 2.3V max. (Volume=0dB)
Output Impedance 120 ohm
Signal-to-Noise Ration (S/N) > 110dB (Line, A-weighted)
> 76dB (Phono MM, A-weighted)
D To A Converter ES9018K2M
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.0006% (1KHz @ 0dBFS)
Output Level (0dBFS, 1KHz) 2.05V
Max. Sampling Frequency 192KHz
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) > 112dB (A-weighted)
Digital Filters Fast Roll-off , Slow Roll-off , Minimum Phase
Gain +29dB
Rated Max. Power Output 2 X 50W (8 ohm, THD<1%) 2 X 75W (4 ohm, THD<1%)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.3dB)
Input Sensitivity 720mV (Volume=0dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.003% (1kHz @ 40W/8ohm)
Signal-to-Noise ratio (S/N) > 110dB (A-weighted)
Max. Output Current 9A
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.01% (1kHz, 10mW into 20ohm)
Output Impedance 2.35 ohm
Load impedance 20-600 ohm
Standby Power Consumption < 0.5W
Power Requirements (depending on region) 220-240V ~ 50 - 60Hz 100-120V ~ 50 - 60Hz
Dimensions (mm) (W x H x D) 445 x 65.5 x 300
Carton Size (mm) (W x H x D) 512 x 467 x 155
Weight 7.9kg (Net) 10kg (Gross)
Finish Black/Silver

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