Audiolab 9000N – Pictures, reviews, videos

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Network streamer from Audiolab. Based on LUMIN.

The Audiolab 9000N network streamer is an exemplar of Audiolab’s flagship 9000 Series, meticulously crafted over three years to deliver an audiophile-grade listening experience. This streamer bridges the gap between high-resolution digital audio and user-friendly operation, leveraging the intuitive interface pioneered by LUMIN to ensure ease of access to its extensive features.

It facilitates access to both stored and streaming music through various inputs, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB-B, and USB-A, and is compatible with Airplay II, reflecting its versatile connectivity options. At its core, the 9000N boasts an ESS Sabre ES9038Pro 32bit DAC, renowned for its high fidelity digital-to-analog conversion, ensuring that audio playback maintains the utmost integrity and quality

The 9000N’s capabilities extend to high-resolution audio formats, with support for PCM up to 32-bit/768kHz, native DSD up to 22.5MHz (DSD512), and various lossless formats including FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, DSF, and DIFF. Furthermore, it is equipped with MQA technology, allowing users to experience master-quality audio with compatible recordings

Audiolab has incorporated a Quad ARM Cortex-A53 core processor, running at 1.8GHz per core, to manage the streaming technology efficiently. The streamer utilizes the UPnP AV protocol with an audio streaming extension (Open Home), and includes a built-in certified MQA Full decoder for streaming services, demonstrating its readiness to handle high-quality streaming requirements

The 9000N is not just a testament to Audiolab’s commitment to quality but also to its forward-thinking approach to digital audio streaming, positioning itself as a formidable contender in the high-end audio equipment market

  • General Description: Network Player
  • Core Technology:
    • DAC: ESS Sabre ES9038Pro 32bit
    • Processor: Quad ARM Cortex-A53, 1.8GHz per core
    • Streaming Technology: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5GHz
    • Protocols: UPnP AV with Open Home, MQA Full decoder (streaming & PC USB)
  • Compatibility:
    • Streaming Services: Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio
    • Software: Roon Ready, Gapless Playback
  • Display: 4.3″ (800 x 480px) IPS LCD screen
  • App Control: iOS (11.0+), Android (4.0+); TIDAL, MQA, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio support; volume control; search functionality; playlist management; artist/album/song internet links
  • Inputs:
    • Network Streaming: Yes
    • PC USB: USB Type-B
    • Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Base-T
    • 12V Trigger: Yes
  • Outputs:
    • RCA: 1 pair
    • XLR: 1 pair
    • Optical: Yes
    • Coaxial: Yes
    • 12V Trigger (Link): Yes
  • Supported File Formats:
    • DSD: DSF, DIFF, DoP
    • Compressed: MP3, MQA
  • Sampling Frequency:
    • PCM: 44.1kHz-768kHz (via app)
    • DSD: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
  • Digital Output Specs:
    • Voltage: 500mV +/- 50mVpp
    • Impedance: 75Ω
    • Frequency Response: -0.01dB (20Hz – 20kHz, ref.1kHz)
    • Max. Sampling Frequency: 192kHz / 24bit
  • DAC Output Specs:
    • Voltage: 0 – 2.05V
    • Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB (20Hz – 20kHz, ref.1kHz)
    • THD: <0.001% (1kHz @ 2.05Vrms)
    • Max. Sampling Frequency: 768kHz / 32bit
    • SNR: >116dB(RCA), >120dB(XLR)
    • Output Impedance: 120Ω
  • General:
    • Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W
    • Weight:
      • Net: 6.2kg
      • Gross: 8kg
    • Dimensions: 444 x 89 x 333mm
    • Carton Size: 514 x 470 x 161mm
    • Finish: Black / Silver
  • Power Requirements:
    • Voltage: 220-240V ~ 50/60Hz or 100-120V ~ 50/60Hz
  • Accessories: Power Cord, Remote Control, User Manual

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