The Pioneer SX-S30DAB network receiver can support streaming services such as Spotify and Tidal, and play hi-res music files via its wireless connectivity or USB input.

Pioneer's new SX-S30DAB two-channel network receiver, having been already available in Europe since September 2016, has been launched in the UK, priced at £480. For that, you're getting 85 watts per channel at 4 ohms, powered by Class D amplifiers.

The SX-S30DAB can support a number of wireless streaming services: Spotify, Tidal, and Deezer. You can also play hi-res music via wi-fi, Bluetooth, or Apple Airplay.

It's also expected to have Google Cast and FireConnect multi-room audio functionality later in the year, after a firmware update.

If you prefer wired connections, this network receiver has you covered too, with four 4K UHD HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, an optical input, and a USB port able to deal with 24-bit/192kHz resolution music files.

There's even a moving-magnet phono stage if you're keen to engage with the vinyl resurgance. No word yet on whether Pioneer's future products will include cassette tape decks, though.

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soulsonic34's picture

Pioneer SX-S30DAB

Bought this amp at this year's Sound and Bristol Show on the strength of its slimline having four HDMI inputs and "supposedly" Chromecast functionality built-in.

However, much to my annoyance I've discovered that the built-in Chromecast functionality has yet to be implemented. 

Disappointed to say the least.

Otherwise the amp so far performs admirably.