Pioneer this week introduced two new AirPlay audio systems that can play audio wirelessly from the listener’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
The company unveiled the $499
N-30 and the $699
N-50 networked audio players on Wednesday. In addition to the AirPlay feature, both models include a 2.5-inch LCD screen to display music information—including album artwork—and both can be remotely controlled from your iOS device using Pioneer’s free iControl app. Both are Wi-Fi-ready and Bluetooth-enabled to allow playback from music libraries on any compatible computer.
In addition to those basic capabilities, the pricier N-50 also includes gold RCA jacks for improved sound reproduction, along with two features—Advanced Sound Retriever and Sound Retriever AIR—designed to offer a song’s full sound even when played from compressed digital formats like MP3 or Internet radio.