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MUNICH SHOW: Cambridge Audio NP30 network music player on sale in UK next week

Cambridge Audio's long-awaited NP30 network music player, revealed at CES 2011 in January, will finally go on sale in the UK next week for £399.95.

The NP30 enables 24-bit audio playback, has access to streaming music services and internet radio stations, and offers a free remote control app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It can be connected to your home network via ethernet or wi-fi.

We have also been given a sneak preview of an Android version of the app here in Munich. It's still in the development stage but should be available later this year.

As part of the launch the company is unveiling 'a new organic digital platform' called UuVol. This platform groups together the streaming services, internet radio and remote control.

It ships with a range of popular internet services onboard, including Aupeo!, BBC iPlayer Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody and MP3Tunes. Additional services will continue to be added to UuVol, says Cambridge Audio.

The NP30 will also stream audio from any UPnP-equipped device, including 24-bit/96kHz support for studio quality uncompressed files, plus AAC, FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and WAV formats.

Our news ed Joe Cox is in Munich with Cambridge Audio today, so we'll bring you more details as soon as we get them.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.