Pioneer N-30

has anyone heard or used this digital player? I am thinking about getting one to replace my touch. The only reason for the change, is the Pioneer would look better with the rest of my Pioneer gear. The Touch is going strong and plays great, I checked ebay for other Touches and those suckers are still selling around 300 plus and some are even priced at 800. So much for a discontinued item dropping in price....WHEW!
Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
Living room 2ch:
Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
Upstairs media room:
Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
Master bedroom:
Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
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  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,547
    I had one and sent it back. Wouldn’t stay connected to the network and flacky as hell. I’m using a Marantz na6005 and an na8005. Much better in my opinion.
  • Thanks for the info
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,348
    I couldnt get the N30 to read my hard druve. No problem with Marantz and Cambridge.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,145
    That unit didn't have a long shelf life. Given the reviews thus far, maybe there is a reason.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,354
    edited November 2017
    I just ordered one of these due someone sniped my Squeezebox bid on Ebay...it comes with an 'audiophile grade' DAC.
    https://theauris.com/products/auris-blume-true-hi-fi-bluetooth-music-receiver#CraftedForStunningAudio
  • Squeezebox has spoiled me over the years, with easy to read screens (Transporter & SB3) I now have a house full of Touches, so I need to have that screen to view album art and titles. The Pioneer has a smaller screen 2.5 but all the info is there. I don't think the product is better than the squeezebox overall in the performance spectrum, but it looks better with the rest of my Pioneer gear. One last note, by replacing one Touch will give me a backup for the rest of the house.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,775
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I just ordered one of these due someone sniped my Squeezebox bid on Ebay...it comes with an 'audiophile grade' DAC.
    https://theauris.com/products/auris-blume-true-hi-fi-bluetooth-music-receiver#CraftedForStunningAudio

    Does it only have only Bluetooth? No other provision for streaming from the computer?
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,354
    It apears just Bluetooth...Im going to use it via WiFi to send intranet radio through an optical cable to the DAC of my Marantz 8004 CD player. At least that is the plan.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,354
    edited December 2017
    The Auris bluMe showed up today and so far I like it. The device simply accepts audio via Bluetooth from a phone or tablet. Right now I am using the internal DAC in the bluMe and it sounds pretty darn good for what it is. I need to hook it up via optical to the Marantz but the little door for the optical input broke off the springs and pushed back into the input...this little door needs to be removed somehow....I could used a bit advice on that one. Here are some pics....so far Im impressed for the $130 I spent on this unit
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  • Well, I pulled the trigger on the Pioneer Elite N50 for a create price. Just couldn't pass it up

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    The N50 has the digital input & outputs
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,563
    ^^^^^
    I just went and looked what a Pioneer Elite N50 does.

    WOW......I'm behind the times by a mile.

    What a great movie,music interface, decoder and relayer...( ??? I'm not digital yet so you have to excuse my elementary knowledge of that devices capabilities ).

    It deciphers signals at 7 times the quality of CD's...! :o I don't think my ears could tell the difference, because I'm over the hump. But the things that machine does is all new news to me. It sounds like a complete digital do it all.

    Congrats !
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,348
    Will you be hooking an external hard drive to the unit?
  • It will be networked with my squeezebox system in the familyroom.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,348
    It will be networked with my squeezebox system in the familyroom.

    Ah, so you will be using it more as a DAC than streamer. Should sound nice. Congrats!
  • With the inputs if gives me that option, but it will be used as a streamer mainly
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • The N-50 came in today and it hooked up flawlessly. It saw my Squeezebox server and played a tune right away. I am working on a youtube vid, so I will be posting some pics tomorrow.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • Here's a quick video of it in action



    I am still learning to navigate this device, but it found a boat load of internet Jazz stations within a minute. I need to figure out how to do playlist as I like to be able to do other things while I listen to music. The 32bit upsampling makes all tracks I listen to sound equal but that could be the new car/toy smell playing mind games on me. The app is worthless, to slow and clunky, which being able to create playlist on my cloud drive is vital, it does not read the playlist on my squeezebox LMS. I may need to look into a 3rd party software program that will bridge that gap that runs on my cloud drive or the server were my LMS runs on. For the price I picked this up $300, I could not be happier.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • After doing some research and hints from the Squeezebox community I have work out the issues of the LMS and the N50 communicating. Its nice to have that option to load up 500 tracks of any genre and sit back and enjoy. WHEW!
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • A few shots of the N50

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    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    The Auris bluMe showed up today and so far I like it. The device simply accepts audio via Bluetooth from a phone or tablet. Right now I am using the internal DAC in the bluMe and it sounds pretty darn good for what it is. I need to hook it up via optical to the Marantz but the little door for the optical input broke off the springs and pushed back into the input...this little door needs to be removed somehow....I could used a bit advice on that one. Here are some pics....so far Im impressed for the $130 I spent on this unit
    8dchbu3kkczt.jpeg
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    Hey @kevhed72 I just noticed you have this baby. I have one, had to return it because it would not stay connected to my iPhone after streaming an iTunes album. The replacement is doing the same thing. Have you experienced this? Please advise. Thanks.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,663
    All those gadgets crack me up. This doesn't connect to that, have to jump through hoops to make it work, stops working after some update or just fails completely, etc. I guess it's that shiny new thing syndrome. Waste of time and money, IMO.

    bluMe.....is that really the best name they could come up with.....lol

    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,145
    edited October 29
    F1nut wrote: »
    All those gadgets crack me up. This doesn't connect to that, have to jump through hoops to make it work, stops working after some update or just fails completely, etc. I guess it's that shiny new thing syndrome. Waste of time and money, IMO.

    bluMe.....is that really the best name they could come up with.....lol

    How many times do you have to exchange your rekkids before they meet your expectations? >:)
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,337
    F1nut wrote: »

    bluMe.....is that really the best name they could come up with.....lol

    I remember thinking that about the Blue Meanies in Yellow Submarine. Lol
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    F1nut wrote: »
    All those gadgets crack me up. This doesn't connect to that, have to jump through hoops to make it work, stops working after some update or just fails completely, etc. I guess it's that shiny new thing syndrome. Waste of time and money, IMO.

    bluMe.....is that really the best name they could come up with.....lol

    LOL! I’m getting blu’ed (in a bad way) by Auris right now.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,612
    I have to say -- I looked this bluMe gizmo up... and I wasn't really at all sure what it actually does.

    But I am an old and kinda analog (and wired, in more than one sense of the word) guy.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    So it’s a DAC and BT receiver all rolled into one. I like the BT aspect of it for when guests come over they can stream to the rig without having to enter my wireless network.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    edited October 29
    The rig in the spare room. The Auris is the only component hooked up to the Ampino.
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,607
    How much would shipping that dresser to Northwestern Vermont cost? :p
  • verbverb Posts: 4,089
    Hehe. Solid oak. No plywood except the drawer bottoms. Weighs a ton. Which is why I haven’t hid the cables yet!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,607
    verb wrote: »
    Hehe. Solid oak. No plywood except the drawer bottoms. Weighs a ton. Which is why I haven’t hid the cables yet!

    I have a semi-old school (1990s) audio rack made from solid oak. Only the shelves are oak plywood. :)
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