N-70A-K/-S
N-50A-K/-S
NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
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Operating Instructions
CAUTION
WARNING
VENTILATION CAUTION
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or
shock hazard, do not place any container filled with
liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower
pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or
moisture.
When installing this unit, make sure to leave space
around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation
(at least 10 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 10 cm at each
side).
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WARNING
Operating Environment
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame
sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment.
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
strong artificial light).
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European model only
Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment and used batteries
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environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
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where you purchased the items.
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These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean
that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with
general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries,
please take them to applicable collection points in accordance with your national
legislation.
Symbol examples
for batteries
CAUTION
The /I STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not
completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect
device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the
AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make
sure the unit has been installed so that the power
cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in
case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power
cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet
when left unused for a long period of time (for
example, when on vacation).
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires
repair will be charged for even during the warranty
period.
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WARNING
Store small parts out of the reach of children and
infants. If accidentally swallowed, contact a doctor
immediately.
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POWER-CORD CAUTION
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the
plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power
cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a
short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a
piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other
cords. The power cords should be routed such that they
are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord
can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check
the power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement.
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Contents
Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly.
Before you start
About this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking what’s in the box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating range of remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5
01 Controls and displays
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
02 Connecting your equipment
About the audio connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Analog audio output connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Digital audio connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting USB storage devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using a USB cable to connect to a computer. . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting to the network through the LAN interface . . . 11
Connecting the other Pioneer devices and controlling
centrally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Plugging in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
03 Getting started
Setting the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Auto power off setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
General control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
04 iPod/iPhone playback
Confirming what iPod/iPhone models are supported . . . . 15
Playing your iPod/iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
05 USB/External HDD playback
Playing files stored on USB storage devices. . . . . . . . . . . 17
06 Network quick setup guide
Connect to the network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Try using network functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
07 Perform network settings
Network setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the network standby function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Friendly Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to the Internet radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced operations for the Internet radio. . . . . . . . . . . .
About the Spotify audio stream playback function . . . . . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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27
27
28
Playing audio files stored on computers or other
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
08 Using other functions
Using the Sound mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For greatest fidelity to the original sound . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the D/A converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjust the DAC lock range (N-70A only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch digital filter (N-70A only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set the phase (N-70A only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toggle between output/settings output for digital audio . .
Language setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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09 Additional information
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Firmware Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting this unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cautions on use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About network playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About playable file formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About iPod/iPhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Spotify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before you start
About this product
Loading the batteries
This operating Instructions uses simplified illustrations of the
product. Everything as shown in this operating Instructions
may differ from the actual display on the product.
NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
/I STANDBY/ON
SOURCE
STANDBY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit 32




Operating range of remote control
The remote has a range of about 7 m at an angle of about 30°
from the remote sensor.
N-50A
Up Sampling
5V 1A
iPod/iPhone
/I STANDB
Y/ON
STANDB
Y
DIRECT
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
5V
1A
iPod/iPho
ne
N-50A
N-70A
Checking what’s in the box
Please check that you’ve received the following supplied
accessories:
• Remote control
• Power cord
• AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries (to confirm system
operation) x 2
• RCA audio cable
• Warranty card
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety brochure
• These operating instructions (CD-ROM)
30°
30°
The batteries included with the unit have been provided to
allow you check product operation and may not last long. We
recommend using alkaline batteries that have a longer life.
WARNING
• Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other
excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a heater.
This can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch
fire. It can also reduce the life or performance of batteries.
CAUTION
• Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as
leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions:
- Never use new and old batteries together.
- Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries properly
according to the marks in the battery case.
- Batteries with the same shape may have different
voltages. Do not use different batteries together.
- When disposing of used batteries, please comply with
governmental regulations or environmental public
institution’s rules that apply in your country/area.
- When inserting the batteries, make sure not to damage
the springs on the battery’s (–) terminals. This can cause
batteries to leak or overheat.
7m
Keep in mind the following when using the remote control:
• Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote
and the remote sensor on the unit.
• Remote operation may become unreliable if strong sunlight
or fluorescent light is shining on the unit’s remote sensor.
• Remote controllers for different devices can interfere with
each other. Avoid using remotes for other equipment
located close to this unit.
• Replace the batteries when you notice a fall off in the
operating range of the remote.
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1
Controls and displays
8 
Front panel
1
2
3
4
6
5
7
8
9 10
NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
/I STANDBY/ON
SOURCE
STANDBY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit 32




N-50A
Up Sampling
5V
1A
iPod/iPhone
N-50A
Press to stop playback.
9 
Press to start playback. During playback, pause/unpause playback.
10  
Press to return to the beginning of the currently playing file. Hold down to fast-rewind.
(Depending on the input function selected, it may not be possible to return to the beginning
of the currently playing file.)

Press to skip to the beginning of the next file. Hold down to fast-forward.
11 PHONES terminal (N-70A only)
Connect headphones.
12 PHONES LEVEL (N-70A only)
Adjusts the volume of the headphone.
Tip
11
1 /I STANDBY/ON
12
N-70A
Press to turn the power on and off.
The button’s center power indicator lights when power is on.
2 STANDBY indicator
Lights when the power is standby.
3 DIRECT indicator
Lights when the DIRECT mode switched on.
Hi-Bit 32 indicator
Lights when the Hi-Bit 32 mode switched on.
Up Sampling indicator
Lights when the Up Sampling mode switched on.
4 iPod/iPhone port
Use to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone (page 15) or connect a USB device/External HDD
(page 10).
5 Remote sensor
Receives the signals from the remote control (page 5).
6 Display
7 SOURCE
Use to change the input source.
6
• While the Initial Setup screen or track select screen is displayed, the following buttons on
the unit can be used to move up and down, enter or return.
• :
• :
•  : Enter
•  : Return
1
Controls and displays
9 Play bar
Display
1
2
Music Server
DIGITAL OUT
Displays the status of file playback. May not be displayed
depending on the input or the file.
10 Repeat and Shuffle
3
Repeat all files.
1
Song 1
4
FLAC
176.4kHz / 24bit
6

7
Shuffle
Artist
Album
5
11 SOUND feature indicator
8
3:45 / -5:23
L.R.A A S R A.L.C
9
Repeat a file.
10
L.R.A
Displayed when the Lock Range Adjust setting is set to
anything other than Range 7 (Initial setting).
ASR
Lights when the Auto Sound Retriever switched on.
A.L.C
Lights when the Auto Level Control switched on.
11
1 Input source
2 DIGITAL OUT
Displayed when the DIGITAL OUT setting is On.
3 Network connection status
When the unit is connected to the network, this
indicator lights.
When the unit that is connected to the LAN cable is
not connected to the network, this indicator lights. When
the LAN cable is not connected to this unit, this indicator
does not lights.
4 Name of folder/file/artist/album/station, etc.
5 File information
Displays file format, sampling rate and quantization bitrate.
6 Play status
7 Elapsed playing time
Remaining playing time
8 Artwork
Displayed when the currently playing file includes an album
jacket image, etc.
7
1
Controls and displays
3 Hi-Bit 32
Remote control
1
STANDBY/ON
2
DIRECT
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
3
A.S.R
A.L.C
SOUND
4
iPod/USB
FRONT
iPod/USB
REAR
iPod
CONTROL
5
MUSIC
SERVER
NET
SERVICE
FAVORITES
DIG IN 1
DIG IN 2
USB DAC IN
DISPLAY
16
17
18
19
20
6
SOURCE SELECT
DIMMER
21
7
8
9
10
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
SORT






22
11
23
24
25
TOP
MENU
NOW
PLAYNG
12
26
ENTER
13
SETUP
RETURN
CLEAR
+Favorite
14
27
15
28
NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
1  STANDBY/ON
This button operates when the unit’s main /I STANDBY/ON
button is set to ON. Each time this button is pressed, the
unit’s status alternates between ON and STANDBY modes.
2 DIRECT
Directly output the input signal.
8
Press this button to turn on the SOUND mode’s Hi-Bit 32
function. Expands the dynamic range for digital audio signals.
Re-quantization of 16 bit to 24 bit audio as 32 bit produces
smoother and more detailed playback (page 30).
4 A.S.R
Used when turning the Auto Sound Retriever function on/
off.
5 Function buttons
Use to change the input source.
6 SOURCE SELECT /
Switch the unit’s input source. Each press of the button will
cycle through input sources.
7 REPEAT
Perform repeat play of files on the selected iPod/iPhone, USB
storage device/External HDD or Music Server (page 15, 28).
8 SHUFFLE
Perform shuffle play of files on the selected iPod/iPhone, USB
storage device/External HDD or Music Server (page 15, 28).
9 
Press to return to the beginning of the currently playing file.
• Depending on the input function selected, it may not be
possible to return to the beginning of the currently playing
file.
10 
Press to start playback. During playback, pause/unpause
playback.
11 
Hold down to fast-rewind the file. Depending on the input or
file, you may not be able to fast-rewind.
12 TOP MENU
Display the top menu screen for each input.
13 ///
Use these to select items, change settings and move the
cursor.
ENTER
Use this to implement the selected item or enter a setting
that you have changed.
14 SETUP
Use this to change the settings. This button is also used to
reinitialize unit settings as described in the section Reset
(page 36).
15 CLEAR
Press to clear the selected item. Use this for example if you
input the wrong number.
16 A.L.C
Use when turning the Auto Level Control function on/off.
17 DISPLAY
Press to turn the display off when you do not need it. When an
action is performed on the unit, the display will automatically
light, then turn off again after ten seconds. Press the button
once again to cancel the Display OFF mode.
18 Up Sampling
Switch Up Sampling setting (page 30).
19 SOUND
Turns Auto Sound Retriever, Auto Level Control, Hi-Bit 32
and Up Sampling on and off (page 30).
20 iPod CONTROL
Each press of the button will toggle display of music
information between the iPod/iPhone screen and the front
panel of the unit.
21 DIMMER
Adjust the brightness of the display (page 14).
22 SORT
Sort the order of tracks, when using Music Server input and
the DLNA server supports the sort function.
23 
Press during playback to skip ahead to the beginning of the
next file.
24 
Hold down to fast-forward the file. Depending on the input or
file, you may not be able to fast-forward.
25 
Press to stop playback.
26 NOW PLAYING
When pressed while the track select screen is displayed and
during playback, will switch to the playback screen.
27 RETURN
Press to return to the previous screen.
28 +Favorite
When using Internet Radio or Music Server input, register a
favorite internet radio station or track on the media server to
your Favorites (page 26).
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Connecting your equipment
CAUTION
• Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the power cord
from the power outlet whenever making or changing
connections.
• Connect the power cord after all the connections between
devices have been completed.
N-50A
Analog audio output connections
By connecting this unit’s analog audio output to the analog
audio input of an amplifier, you can use the amplifier to enjoy
analog audio produced from this unit.
Amplifier
N-70A
About the audio connection
Types of cables and
terminals
Transferable audio
signals
Digital (Coaxial)
Conventional digital audio
AUDIO INPUT
R ANALOG L
DIGITAL OUT
ANALOG OUT
R
DIGITAL OUT
L
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT
For
WIRELESS
LAN
R
ANALOG OUT
OPTICAL
L
COAXIAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT
For
WIRELESS
LAN
(5V 0.6A MAX)
(5V 0.6A MAX)
Balanced cable
(commercially
available)
Digital (Optical)
RCA Audio Cable
(supplied)
RCA Audio Cable
(supplied)
indicates the direction of the signal.
RCA (Analog)
(White/Red)
Conventional analog audio
R
L
Pre-main amplifier, etc.,
furnished with balancedtype input connectors
R
L
Pre-main amplifier with
RCA (pin plug) input
connectors connectors
indicates the direction of the signal.
Note
• The factory default setting for the balance terminal output
is 2-HOT/3-COLD. In order to change the setting, please
refer to Set the phase (N-70A only) on page 31.
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2
Connecting your equipment
Digital audio input connections
Digital audio connections
Digital audio output connections
By connecting this unit’s digital audio output to the digital
audio input of an AV receiver or D/A converter, etc, you can
use the amplifier to enjoy digital audio produced from this
unit.
By connecting a digital audio component’s audio output to
this unit’s digital audio input, this unit can be used as a D/A
converter. For details regarding the audio output of signals
input to the DIGITAL IN connectors, see the section Using the
D/A converter on page 30.
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
Connecting USB storage devices
It is possible to listen to two-channel audio using the USB
terminal on the front or the rear of this unit.
1
Connect your USB device/External HDD to the USB
terminal on the front panel of this unit.
• This unit does not support a USB hub.
Front panel
NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
DIGITAL IN
COAXIAL
/I STANDBY/ON
Digital audio
equipment, etc.
AV receiver, D/A
converter, etc.
SOURCE
STANDBY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit 32
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL
L
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
OPTI
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONT
For
OU
WIRELESS
LAN
DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
LAN
V 0.6A MAX)
indicates the direction of the signal.
Note
• Digital signal formats that can be output from this unit
include linear PCM signals with sampling rate and
quantitative bits up to 192 kHz/24 bits (Depending on the
connected device and environment, operation may not be
successful).
OPTICAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
1

COAXIAL
DIGITAL IN
iPod/iPhone
5V
1A
USB storage device
(commercially available)

1
COAXIAL
DIGITAL IN
USB DAC
External HDD*1,
and such
iPod/iPhone
5V
1A
USB DAC
(5V 0.6A MAX)
10
2
L
AC IN
DIGITAL IN
2
OPTICAL
AC IN
DIGITAL IN
ANALOG OUT
R
(5V 0.6A MAX)
COAXIAL
ANALOG OUT
External HDD*1,
and such
LAN
AL OUT

Rear panel
Coaxial digital cable
(commercially available)
DIGITAL OUT
R
USB storage device
(commercially available)
Digital audio
equipment, etc.
Optical digital cable
(commercially available)

N-50A
USB cable (commercially
available)
Coaxial digital cable
(commercially available)
AV receiver, D/A
converter, etc.

5V 1A
iPod/iPhone
Optical digital cable
(commercially available)
DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL

Up Sampling
indicates the direction of the signal.
Note
• Digital signal formats that can be input to this unit include
linear PCM signals with sampling rate and quantitative bits
up to 192 kHz/24 bits. (Depending on the connected device
and environment, operation may not be successful.)
USB cable (commercially available)
*1: If the external HDD has multiple partitions,
the head partition must be formatted as FAT32.
Furthermore, only the head partition can be used.
Note
• If you are using an external HDD with a power switch, make
sure that the external HDD power is turned on before
turning on the power for this unit.
• When connecting or disconnecting USB devices, ensure
that the power to this unit is always off.
• We recommend that you connect the external HDD to the
back of this unit. When it is connected to the front of this
unit, it may take time for the unit to recognize the external
HDD if switched to iPod/USB Front Function.
2
Connecting your equipment
Using a USB cable to connect to a computer
By using a USB cable (sold separately) to connect this unit’s
USB DAC port to the USB port on a computer, this unit can be
used as a D/A converter.
For details regarding the output of signals input to the USB
DAC port, see section Playing music from a computer on
page 30.
Note
• When using this connection to input audio files from a
computer to this unit, it may be necessary to install a
special driver on the computer. For details, see the website
of Pioneer.
USB
Computer
USB cable (commercially
available)
A-type
AL OUT
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
LAN
5V 0.6A MAX)
By connecting this unit to the network via the LAN interface,
you can play back audio files stored on components on the
network, including your PC, and listen to Internet radio
stations.
Connect the LAN terminal on this unit to the LAN terminal on
your router (with or without the built-in DHCP server function)
with a straight LAN cable (CAT 5 or higher).
Turn on the DHCP server function of your router. If your router
does not have a built-in DHCP server function, you have to set
up the network manually. For details, see page 25.
Note
• In order to connect to the Internet, you must conclude a
contract with an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
• To listen to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract
with an ISP beforehand.
• Photo or video files cannot be played back.
• With Windows Media Player 11 or 12, you can even play
back copyrighted audio files on this unit.
Connecting using LAN cable
Modem
Internet
LAN
LAN cable
(commercially
available)
3
2
Computer 1
1
WAN
Computer 2
AC IN
DIGITAL IN
2
Connecting to the network through the LAN
interface

1
DIGITAL OUT
DIGITAL IN
COAXIAL
2
DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL
iPod/iPhone
5V
1A
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
USB DAC
LAN
(5V 0.6A MAX)

1
COAXIAL
DIGITAL IN
iPod/iPhone
5V
1A
USB DAC
B-type
• This unit cannot be used to play audio files from a computer
unless Media Player is installed on the connected
computer.
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2
Connecting your equipment
Connecting using wireless LAN
Wireless connection to the network is possible through a
wireless LAN connection. Use the separately sold wireless
LAN converter (Pioneer Model No. AS-WL300) for connection.
Internet
DIGITAL OUT
DIGITAL IN
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
LAN

1
COAXIAL
DIGITAL IN
iPod/iPhone
5V
(5V 0.6A MAX)
1A
Modem
USB DAC
Cable included with the
Wireless LAN converter
(AS-WL300)
LAN
3
2
1
WAN
Wireless LAN
router
Connecting the other Pioneer devices and
controlling centrally
When a Pioneer Amplifier’s/CD player’s control terminal is
connected with this unit, the connected amplifier/CD player
can be operated with the Pioneer ControlApp.
Please see the following website for amplifiers/CD players
that are compatible with the Pioneer ControlApp.
http://pioneer.jp/support/soft/iapp_controlapp/en.html (for
iPhone/iPod touch)
http://pioneer.jp/support/soft/aapp_controlapp/en.html (for
Android)
You can also centrally control Pioneer products with control input
terminals using this unit’s remote sensor. Those devices that do
not have remote sensors or devices that are located where it
cannot receive signals can also be operated remotely (*1).
*1: Using the unit’s remote sensor, you can remotely operate
the devices connected to this unit with their remote
controllers.
Control cable
(commercially available)
IN
OUT
To the CONTROL IN terminal
of other Pioneer products
with control input terminal
CONTROL
DC 5V
Ethernet
WPS
Wireless LAN converter (AS-WL300)
(commercially available)
Note
• Use only the furnished accessory connecting cable.
• For instructions on setting the wireless LAN converter, refer
to the operating instructions for the AS-WL300.
Other Pioneer products with
control input terminal
CONTROL
OUT
NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
/I STANDBY/ON
SOURCE
STANDBY
5V 1A
iPod/iPhone
12
DIRECT
Hi-Bit 32




Up Sampling
N-50A
Important
• When connecting the control terminals, please make sure
that the audio cable (analog connection) that is included
with the unit is also connected. The connection using the
control terminals alone will not allow proper operation of
the central control.
Note
• Use a commercially available cable with mono mini-plug
(with no resistance) for connection.
• When connected, the remote sensor for the amp and CD
player will cease to function, and the remote sensor on this
unit will receive the signals for the amplifier/CD player.
Point the remote control towards this unit to operate.
• When this unit’s network standby is set to off, this unit
cannot operate the amplifier or CD player. They can be
operated when the network standby for this unit is set to on.
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Connecting your equipment
Plugging in
Important
• Before making or changing the connections, switch off the
power and disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet.
CAUTION
• Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied with
this unit.
• Do not use the supplied power cord for any purpose other
than that described below.
After you’ve finished making all connections, plug the unit
into an AC outlet.
AC IN
Power cord
To AC outlet
1
Plug the supplied power cord into the AC IN socket on
the back of the unit.
2
Plug the other end into a power outlet.
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3
Getting started
Setting the unit
Auto power off setting
General control
When you use the unit for the first time, the following screens
will be displayed.
Set up the following items to customize the unit.
Power to the unit will turn off automatically if no controls are
performed for the set period of time.
• The factory default setting is 15 min.
Input function
1
Setting auto power off
Press /I STANDBY/ON.
The power indicator flashes slowly. About twenty seconds
after turning on the power, the following screen appears.
About thirty seconds are required between turning the
power on and completion of startup.
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup menu is shown on the display.
2
3
4
5
Select “Option Setting”.
6
Select “Power off Setting”.
Select “Auto Power Off”.
Use / to select time until the power automatically
turns off, then press ENTER.
Select from 15 min/30 min/60 min or Off (power will not
turn off automatically).
Press RETURN and complete settings.
When pressing SOURCE button on the unit, the current
function will change to different mode. Press SOURCE button
repeatedly to select desired function. The selected input is
displayed on the front panel display.
Headphones (N-70A only)
• When the headphones are connected, the volume will be
displayed on the screen.
• The volume cannot be changed when the headphones are
unplugged from the unit.
• Insert the headphone terminal while the headphone is not
against your ear, check the volume, and then attach the
headphones to the ear.
• Be sure your headphone has a 3.5 mm diameter plug and
impedance between 16 and 600 ohms. The recommended
impedance is 32 ohms.
• The factory default setting is 0 (MIN).
When powering up for the first time
When you turn on the power to the unit for the first time, initial
settings will be automatically performed, thus startup will take
about one minute.
• After the Pioneer logo is displayed, the screen will go dark.
The start up process is complete once the Pioneer logo is
displayed a second time.
Volume
36
Brightness control for display and each indicator
Press DIMMER button to dim the brightness of the display
and each indicator.
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4
iPod/iPhone playback
Merely by connecting your iPod/iPhone to this unit, you can
enjoy high-quality sound from your iPod/iPhone.
Playback for iPod/iPhone music can be performed from this
unit or the iPod/iPhone itself.
Confirming what iPod/iPhone models are
supported
The iPod/iPhone playable on this unit are shown below.
iPod/iPhone
Audio
Control
iPod nano 3G/4G/5G/6G/7G


iPod touch 1G/2G/3G/4G/5G


iPhone 3GS


iPhone 4


iPhone 4s


iPhone 5


iPhone 5c


iPhone 5s


•
•
•
•
1
Note
USB works with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s,
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (1st through 5th
generation) and iPod nano (3rd through 7th generation).
However, some of the functions may be restricted for some
models.
This unit has been developed and tested for the software
version of iPod/iPhone indicated on the website of Pioneer
(http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/eu/).
Installing software versions other than indicated on the
website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone may result in
incompatibility with this unit.
Features such as the equalizer of iPod/iPhone cannot be
controlled using this unit, and we recommend switching
the equalizer off before connecting.
Select “Settings” from the top menu.
You can confirm your software version by operating your
iPod/iPhone. When using iPod touch or iPhone, select
“General” after selecting “Settings”.
2
Rear panel
Select “About”.
The software version will be displayed.
DIGITAL OUT
Connect iPod/iPhone to the USB terminal
DIGITAL IN
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
Connect your iPod/iPhone to the USB terminal on the unit’s
front panel. Use the iPod cable supplied with your iPod/
iPhone for the connection.
• For the cable connection, also refer to the operating
instructions for your iPod/iPhone.
LAN
(5V 0.6A MAX)

1
COAXIAL
DIGITAL IN
iPod/iPhone
5V
1A
USB DAC
USB cable included with
the iPod/iPhone
Front panel
/I STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit 32
Up Sampling
5V
1A
iPod/iPhone
iPod/iPhone
USB cable included with
the iPod/iPhone
Playing your iPod/iPhone
CAUTION
• When your iPod/iPhone is connected to this unit and you
wish to operate the iPod/iPhone directly, be sure to hold the
iPod/iPhone steady with the other hand to prevent
malfunctions due to faulty contacts.
iPod/iPhone
1
Connect your iPod/iPhone.
To connect your iPod/iPhone, see Connect iPod/iPhone to
the USB terminal on page 15.
2
Press iPod/USB FRONT or iPod/USB REAR to select iPod/
USB as the input source.
iPod/USB Front or iPod/USB Rear is shown on the
display and starts playback.
Note
• When the iPod/iPhone is connected to this unit, the
playback information for the songs are displayed on the
iPod/iPhone display. Pressing iPod CONTROL button on
the remote will switch the display and display the
information on the front panel of the unit.
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4
iPod/iPhone playback
Important
• If this unit cannot play your iPod/iPhone, perform the
following troubleshooting checks:
- Check whether the iPod/iPhone is supported by this unit
(page 15).
- Reconnect the iPod/iPhone to the unit. If this doesn’t
seem to work, try resetting your iPod/iPhone.
- Check the iPod/iPhone software is supported by this unit.
• If the iPod/iPhone cannot be operated, check the following
items:
- Is the iPod/iPhone connected correctly? Reconnect the
iPod/iPhone to the unit.
- Is the iPod/iPhone experiencing a hangup? Try resetting
the iPod/iPhone, and reconnect it to the unit.
Tip
• iPod/iPhone recharging occurs whenever an iPod/iPhone
is connected to this unit. (This function is only supported
when the power is initially turned on or during Network
Standby.)
• When input is switched from iPod/USB to another
function, iPod/iPhone playback is temporarily stopped.
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USB/External HDD playback
Playing files stored on USB storage devices
This unit may not recognize a USB storage device/External
HDD, play files or supply power to a USB storage device/
External HDD. For details, see Connecting USB storage
devices on page 10.
Pioneer does not guarantee that any file recorded on a USB
storage device/External HDD will play or that power will be
supplied to a USB storage device/External HDD. Also note
that Pioneer will accept no responsibility whatsoever for loss
of files on USB storage devices/External HDD caused by
connection to this unit.
1
Press iPod/USB FRONT or iPod/USB REAR to select iPod/
USB as the input source.
iPod/USB Front or iPod/USB Rear is shown on the
display.
2
Connect the USB storage device.
The folders/files stored on the connected USB storage
device appear on the display automatically.
3
Use / to select the file, then press ENTER.
Playback starts.
• To return to the previous screen, press RETURN.
• When changing to a different input source, stop the
USB memory playback first, before changing.
• Turn the power off before removing the USB storage
device/External HDD.
Note
• The following screen appears on the display when you play
back audio files.
iPod/USB Front
Song 1
Artist
Album
FLAC
176.4kHz / 24bit
Display artist name, album name, and artwork
using WAV format
When the music file is saved in a folder structure and folder
name as shown below, the artist name, album name, and
artwork can be shown on the display using WAV format.
Artwork in .jpg file format can be shown on the display if saved
in the bottom most folder. If a large .jpg format file is saved, it
may take time until the artwork is shown.

3:45 / -5:23
L.R.A A S R A.L.C
Folder 1
Artist name
Folder 1-1
Album
name
• Depending on file type, the play bar and the remaining
playback time may not be displayed.
• Display of album names, artist names and artwork
supports the following formats.
Shown on display
Compatible file format
Album name
Artist name
MP3, WMA, Apple Lossless,
FLAC, AIFF (32 kHz to 96 kHz),
DSD
Artwork
MP3, DSD (dsf)
• Embedded images are supported for JPEG only.
• Any characters in file or track names that this unit is unable
to display will be replaced with a “#”.
file 1
file 2
file 3
.
.
.
.
.jpg file
Folder 1-2
Album
name
..
..
.
file 1-2
file 2-2
file 3-2
.
.
.
.
.jpg file
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Network quick setup guide
By connecting this unit to the network via the LAN interface, you can play back audio files
stored on components on the network, including your computer, and listen to Internet radio
stations.
3.
1
Connect to the network
• This section will explain about performing basic network settings.
• The factory default setting is DHCP On.
1.
Connect the unit and the router using a LAN cable.
Modem
Router
2
DIGITAL OUT
The power to the unit will be turned on. Confirm that the cabled LAN operation mark
displayed.
STANDBY/ON
Connect a LAN cable
Internet
Check connection
Press the  STANDBY/ON button.
is
DISPLAY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
A.S.R
A.L.C
SOUND
Press the NET SERVICE button, and select Internet Radio.
Confirm that the categories are displayed.
Internet Radio
DIGITAL IN
LAN
2
1
WAN
LAN cable
(commercially
available)
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
LAN
(5V 0.6A MAX)

1
Top Menu
COAXIAL
DIGITAL IN

3
Genres
iPod/iPhone
Countries
5V
1A
USB DAC
Computer
Podcasts By Genre
Podcasts By Location

2.
Connection settings
Automatic setting
The automatic setting is normally used.
If you are performing network settings for the first time, this is the recommended setting to use.
Connect the LAN cable and you are finished.
Proceed to Step 3, Check connection.
Manual setting
Use this setting when using a fixed IP address.
Use this setting when your router does not have a DHCP server function, or when you are
managing your network device separately.
Turn on the power to this unit and manually set the IP address (page 25).
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• If “Server Error” is displayed, there is a possibility that the router is not connected to the
internet. Check whether other connected devices, such as a computer, are able to use the
internet. If not, connect the router to the internet. Refer to the router’s user manual for
details on how to do so.
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Network quick setup guide
Try using network functions
Enjoy listening to music using the following functions when preparations are completed.
1 Listen to the Internet radio.  (page 20)
2 Listen to music using AirPlay.  (page 20)
- Listen to music on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad using AirPlay.
- Listen to music on a computer using AirPlay.
3 Listen to music on a computer or NAS (network attached
storage).  (page 22)
- Shared settings with Windows Media Player.
- Shared settings with NAS.
- Listen to music from files saved to a computer or NAS.
4 Use the Pioneer ControlApp to operate the unit.  (page 24)
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6
Network quick setup guide
1 Listen to the Internet radio.
Press the NET SERVICE button.
STANDBY/ON
Use / and the ENTER button to select a station.
Using a computer
Internet Radio
1
All Stations
DISPLAY
2 Listen to music using AirPlay.

1
3
Connect a computer with iTunes 10.2.2 or higher
installed to the same router as this unit.
07Rock
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
A.S.R
A.L.C
SOUND
iPod/USB
FRONT
iPod/USB
REAR
iPod
CONTROL
MUSIC
SERVER
NET
SERVICE
FAVORITES
1.fm Alternative Rock X Hits
Modem
Router
4
2
Internet
100.5 The Drive
100hitz - 90’s Alternative

DIRECT
Confirm that categories are displayed.
Playback will begin.
LAN
3
2
1
WAN
Internet Radio
No Title #001
Pioneer Radio.com
Top Menu

Internet Radio
mp3
24 kbps
Genres

Countries
3:45 / -5:23
DIGITAL OUT
L.R.A ASR A.L.C
Podcasts By Genre
Podcasts By Location
LAN cable
(commercially
available)
Computer
DIGITAL IN
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL IN

iPod/iPhone
LAN
5V
(5V 0.6A MAX)
Note
• If “Server Error” is displayed, there is a possibility that the
router is not connected to the internet. Check whether
other connected devices, such as a computer, are able to
use the internet. If not, connect the router to the internet.
Refer to the router’s user manual for details on how to do
so.
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2

1
COAXIAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
1A
USB DAC
Press the  STANDBY/ON button.
The power to the unit will be turned on.
STANDBY/ON
DISPLAY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
A.S.R
A.L.C
SOUND
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3
Network quick setup guide
Start iTunes, click the AirPlay mark, and then select this
unit.
Using an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
1
Connect an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (iOS version 4.3.3
or higher) to the same router as this unit.
Internet
Note
• The displayed name will change depending on the product
being used.
N-70A or N-50A will be displayed.
The above image is an example using iTunes Version 11.
Exact controls will differ depending on the version of iTunes
that you use.
iPhone
DIGITAL OUT
4
Select a track in iTunes and play it.
Playback will begin.
COAXIAL
3
2
1
is displayed.
WAN
LAN cable
(commercially available)
DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL

1
COAXIAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
Note
• Turn the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad Wi-Fi on, and connect
to the wireless LAN router.
Refer to the user manual of the mobile device you are using
for details on how to connect it.
DIGITAL IN
iPod/iPhone
LAN
5V
(5V 0.6A MAX)
2
Confirm that the Wi-Fi operation mark
LAN
2
OPTICAL
Set the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to music playback
mode.
Modem
Wireless LAN
router
N-70A
3
1A
4
USB DAC
Swipe (slide) your finger upward from the bottom of
the screen.
Press the  STANDBY/ON button.
The power to the unit will be turned on.
STANDBY/ON
DISPLAY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
A.S.R
A.L.C
SOUND
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5
Network quick setup guide
7
Tap (touch) AirPlay.
Select a track and play it.
Swipe (slide) and hide display of the Control Center.
Playback will begin through this unit.
3 Listen to music on a computer or NAS
(network attached storage).
1
Press the  STANDBY/ON button.
The power to the unit will be turned on.
STANDBY/ON
N-70A
*****
6
Once the name of this unit is displayed, select it.
2
DISPLAY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
A.S.R
A.L.C
SOUND
Connect a NAS that supports DLNA or a computer with
Windows Media Player 12 installed to the same router
as this unit.
Internet
Modem
Router
LAN
3
2
1
WAN
N-70A
Note
• The displayed name will change depending on the product
being used.
N-70A or N-50A will be displayed.
Computer
DIGITAL OUT
LAN cable
(commercially
available)
DIGITAL IN
2
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT CONTROL
For
OUT
WIRELESS
LAN
(5V 0.6A MAX)
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1

COAXIAL
DIGITAL IN
iPod/iPhone
5V
1A
USB DAC
NAS
6
Network quick setup guide
Using a NAS that supports DLNA
1
From the product name’s dropdown list, select
“Permitted” and then press “OK”.
• Network and internet
Change NAS settings to allow access to NAS.
Refer to the user manual of your NAS for more details.
Using a computer with Windows Media Player 12
installed
N-70A
1
Perform share settings for media stored on the
computer.
• Control panel
2
Press the MUSIC SERVER button.
STANDBY/ON
DIRECT
• Select media streaming options
3
DISPLAY
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
A.S.R
A.L.C
SOUND
iPod/USB
FRONT
iPod/USB
REAR
iPod
CONTROL
MUSIC
SERVER
NET
SERVICE
FAVORITES
Select the computer or NAS for which share setting
were performed.
Music Server
Top Menu

• Select options relating to home group and sharing
Note
• The above images are examples using Windows 7. Exact
controls will differ depending on the OS you are using.
Server 1
Server 2
Server3
Server4

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6
4
Network quick setup guide
Use / and the ENTER button to select a track.
is displayed.
the unit.
Music Server
1

Server 1
Install the Pioneer ControlApp.
Using an iPhone/iPod touch
xxxxxx
Access the App Store and install the Pioneer ControlApp.
xxxxxx
Using an Android Device
xxxxxx
xxxxxx
Access Google Play and install the Pioneer ControlApp.

5
Confirm that the Wi-Fi operation mark
4 Use the Pioneer ControlApp to operate
2
Playback will begin.
Press the  STANDBY/ON button.
The power to the unit will be turned on.
STANDBY/ON
Music Server
DISPLAY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit32
Up Sampling
A.S.R
A.L.C
SOUND
4
Start the Pioneer ControlApp.
Song 1
Artist
Album
FLAC
176.4kHz / 24bit
3

3:45 / -5:23
Turn on Wi-Fi for the mobile device with the Pioneer
ControlApp installed.
Connection image
L.R.A A S R A.L.C
NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
Wired/Wireless
/I STANDBY/ON
SOURCE
STANDBY
DIRECT
Hi-Bit 32




N-50A
Up Sampling
5V 1A
iPod/iPhone
Note
• Album name/artist name and artwork may not be
displayed, depending on file format.
Wireless
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Note
• For details of how to use the Pioneer ControlApp, refer to:
http://pioneer.jp/support/soft/iapp_controlapp/en.html (for
iPhone/iPod touch)
http://pioneer.jp/support/soft/aapp_controlapp/en.html
(for Android)
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Perform network settings
Network setting
If a broadband router (with built-in DHCP server function) is
connected to this unit, you can simply turn on the DHCP
server function without having to set up the network
manually. Before you set up the network, consult with your
ISP or the network manager for the required settings. It is
advised that you also refer to the operation manual supplied
with your network component. Any changes made to a router
without the DHCP server function must be reflected to unit
network settings.
1.
Note
• If your router does not support DHCP, please manually set
the network settings. Confirm the 2. Manual setting.
2.
Manual setting
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is shown on the display.
2
Select Network Setting  Network Configuration.
Automatic setting
Make sure that the LAN cable connections has completed
(page 11).
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is shown on the display.
2
Select Network Setting  Network Configuration.
Network Setting
Network Configuration
Network Setting
Network Configuration
Friendly Name
3
4
Use / to select DHCP Off, then press ENTER.
Use /// to input the IP address, then press
ENTER.
Class A: 10.0.0.1 to 10.255.255.254 / Class B: 172.16.0.1 to
172.31.255.254 / Class C: 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254
Subnet Mask
If an xDSL modem or a terminal adapter is directly
connected to this unit, enter the subnet mask listed in
your ISP documentation. In most of the cases, enter
255.255.255.0.
Default Gateway
If a gateway (router) is connected to this unit, enter the
corresponding IP address.
Primary DNS Server/Secondary DNS Server
If there is only one DNS server address listed in your ISP
documentation, enter Primary DNS Server. In case there
are more than two DNS server addresses, enter
Secondary DNS Server in the other DNS server address
field.
• When you connect this unit to the Internet via a proxy
server, proxy server settings are required.
Select Use Proxy Server and press ENTER in step 1.
3.
Proxy Server setting
Then Enter Proxy Host Name and the port number of
your proxy server in the Proxy Port field.
Friendly Name

IP Address
Use / to select DHCP On, then press ENTER.
Select Don’t Use Proxy Server.
Network Configration
DHCP On
DHCP Off
255 .

3
255 .
255 .
255
/: Moves the adjusting digit.
/: Increases or decreases values.
IP Address
The IP address to be entered must be defined within the
following ranges. If the IP address defined is beyond the
following ranges, you cannot play back audio files stored
on components on the network or listen to Internet radio
stations.
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7
Perform network settings
Setting the network standby function
Listening to the Internet radio
Tune into a station
Allows power to the unit be turned on using the Pioneer
ControlApp even when the unit is in standby mode. It also
allows the unit to power on automatically using AirPlay and
DLNA. Follow the steps below to turn on network standby.
Power consumption increases when set to network standby
when compared to regular standby mode.
• The factory default setting is Off.
You can select and listen to your favorite Internet radio station
from the list of Internet radio stations created, edited, and
managed by the vTuner database service exclusively for use
with the Pioneer products.
1
Press NET SERVICE repeatedly to select Internet Radio as
the input source.
Begins playback from the station you last selected.
2
3
Press TOP MENU to display Internet Radio menu screen.
4
Use / to select the station, then press ENTER.
You can also select the available stations from the
internet radio menu.
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is shown on the display.
2
3
4
5
Select ‘Option Setting’ from Initial Setup menu.
Select ‘Power off Setting’ from Option Setting menu.
Select ‘Network Standby’ from Power off Setting menu.
To turn Network Standby on, use / to select ON,
then press ENTER.
To turn Network Standby off, use / to select OFF,
then press ENTER.
Note
• When the LAN cable is not connected, or the
[NoConnection ] is displayed when connected to a LAN
cable (not connected to a network), then the Network
Standby mode will not activate.
• When the LAN cable is not connected or the unit cannot
access to the network with the LAN cable connected while
Network Standby mode, the unit will switch to normal
standby mode. In such cases, automatically turning the
power ON using AirPlay or via ControlApp is not possible.
Connect to the network using the LAN interface or WLAN
antenna.
For details on the connections, see Connecting to the network
through the LAN interface on page 11.
Listening to the Internet radio for the first time
When you listen to the Internet radio first time, follow the
instructions below to tune into your desired station.
1
Press NET SERVICE repeatedly to select Internet Radio as
the input source.
Internet Radio is shown on the display.
2
Use / to select the folder and press ENTER.
Genres
Countries
Podcasts By Genre
Podcasts By Location

Friendly Name
1
2
3
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Press SETUP.
Select Network Setting  Friendly Name.
Use /// to enter Friendly Name, then press
ENTER.
/: Moves the adjusting digit.
/: Changes displayed character.
REPEAT: Switches character types.
CLEAR: Deletes one characters at a time.
Up to 64 favorite tracks on the media server and/or Internet
Radio stations can be registered in Favorites function. Note
that only the audio files stored on components on the network
can be registered.
Registering and deleting audio files and Internet
radio stations in and from Favorites
Internet Radio
Top Menu
Use / to select the folder and press ENTER.
Your can select stations from bookmarks or additional
radio stations when you have added stations to your
favorites via vTuner.
Playing back your favorite songs
1
Press NET SERVICE on the remote control to select
Internet Radio.
2
Select the track or Internet radio station you want to
register, press +Favorite on the remote control.
The selected song or Internet Radio station is registered
in Favorites.

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Connecting to a LAN network
Your can select stations from bookmarks or additional radio
stations when you have added stations to your favorites via
vTuner.
Note
• To delete a registered song, select Favorites, select the
song you want to delete from Favorites, and press CLEAR.
The selected song is then deleted from Favorites.
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Perform network settings
Advanced operations for the Internet radio
Registering broadcast stations not on the vTuner
list from the special Pioneer site
With this unit, broadcast stations not included on the list of
stations distributed by vTuner can be registered and played.
Check the access code required for registration on this unit,
use this access code to access the special Pioneer Internet
radio site and register the desired broadcast stations in your
favorites. The address of the special Pioneer Internet radio site
is: http://www.radio-pioneer.com
1
Display Internet Radio screen.
To display the Internet radio list screen, perform steps 1 to
2 at Listening to the Internet radio for the first time on
page 26.
2
3
Use / to select Help, then press ENTER.
4
Use /to select Get access code, then press ENTER.
The access code required for registration on the special
Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. Make a memo of
this address.
The following can be checked on the Help screen:
• Get access code – The access code required for
registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is
displayed.
• Show Your WebID/PW – After registering on the
special Pioneer Internet radio site, the registered ID and
password are displayed.
• Reset Your WebID/PW – Resets all the information
registered on the special Pioneer Internet radio site.
When reset, all the registered broadcast stations are
also cleared. If you want to listen to the same stations,
re-register after resetting.
Access the special Pioneer Internet radio site from your
computer and perform the registration process.
Access the above site and use the access code in step 3
to perform user registration, following the instructions on
the screen.
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Register the desired broadcast stations as your
favorites, following the instructions on the computer’s
screen.
Both broadcast stations not on the vTuner list and
stations on the vTuner list can be registered. In this case
they are registered on the unit as favorite broadcast
stations and can be played.
Note
• Playback may stall when the computer is switched off or
any media files stored on it are deleted while playing
content.
• If there are problems within the network environment
(heavy network traffic, etc.) content may not be displayed or
played properly (playback may be interrupted or stalled).
For best performance, a 100BASE-TX connection between
player and computer is recommended.
• This unit only supports stations broadcast using HTTP.
Some stations may not play back.
About the Spotify audio stream playback
function
http://www.spotify.com/
Spotify functions may be changed without notice.
An Internet connection is required on the mobile digital
device in order to use the Spotify application. Using the
mobile telephone line for the Internet connection tends to
lead to high packet communication charges, so we
recommend subscribing to a fixed packet rate plan. For
details, contact your mobile telephone operator.
Preparations (2) Connecting this unit to the
network
• Connect this unit to the network and also to the Internet.
For instructions on connecting, see this unit’s operating
instructions.
• Connect the mobile digital device by Wi-Fi to the wireless
LAN router of the same network as the one to which this
unit is connected. For instructions on connecting, see the
operating instructions of the mobile digital device and the
wireless LAN router.
In order to use the Spotify audio stream playback
function from the Spotify application
Spotify is a music streaming distribution service managed
and operated by Spotify Ltd. and distributing music over the
Internet.
Spotify audio streams can be enjoyed using this unit and your
smartphone or other mobile digital device.
To use the Spotify audio stream playback function, select this
unit on the Spotify application.
When Spotify audio streaming starts, this unit’s input
automatically switches to Spotify.
Preparations (1) Installing the Spotify application
on mobile digital devices and registering a
Spotify Premium account
• Even if you are away from home, if you start Spotify audio
streaming to play music on your mobile digital device and
this unit is selected, the sound will be output from this unit.
Depending on the volume level, the output may be loud, so
be sure to check the audio output selection carefully before
starting audio streaming. In addition, if you accidentally
select this unit and play the sound on it, switch the audio
output selection to the mobile digital device.
Important
• The Spotify application must be installed on mobile digital
devices and you must have registered a Spotify Premium
account (for a charge) in order to use the Spotify audio
stream playback function on this unit.
For registration procedures, see the Spotify website.
http://www.spotify.com/
http://www.spotify.com/connect
For information on the countries and regions where Spotify
services can be used, see the website below.
CAUTION
Note
• A separate contract with/payment to an Internet service
provider is required to use the Spotify audio stream
playback function.
• This unit’s name is displayed as the playback device on the
Spotify application. Also, this unit’s name can be changed
at “Friendly Name” in the network settings.
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Perform network settings
• When this unit is selected with the Spotify application, the
account information is registered on this unit as well.
When disposing of this unit, reset this unit’s settings in
order to delete the account information registered on this
unit. For instructions on resetting, see Resetting this unit
on page 36.
Use the unit to listen to Spotify audio stream
1
Press NET SERVICE repeatedly to select Spotify as the
input source.
Spotify is shown on the display.
Playback will begin automatically. If playback does not
begin, press .
Note
• In order to use the unit to listen to Spotify audio stream, you
must register the account information to the unit. In order
to register the account information, use the Spotify
Application and select the unit.
This unit can play audio files stored on computers or other
components on a Local Area Network (LAN).
Introduction
This unit allows you to listen to audio files on a computer or
other component connected to the unit via LAN interface. This
chapter describes the setup and playback procedures
required to enjoy these features. It is advisory that you also
refer to the operation manual supplied with your network
component.
Note
• Photo or video files cannot be played back.
• With Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player
12, you can even play back copyrighted audio files on this
unit.
About playable DLNA network devices
This unit allows you to play music on media servers connected
on an identical Local Area Network (LAN) as the unit. This unit
allows you to play files stored on the following devices:
• Computers running Microsoft Windows Vista with
Windows Media Player 11 installed
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• Computers running Microsoft Windows 7 or 8 with
Windows Media Player 12 installed
• DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on computers or
other components)
Files stored in a computer or DMS (Digital Media Server) as
described above can be played via command from an external
Digital Media Controller (DMC). Devices controlled by this
DMC to play files are called DMRs (Digital Media Renderers).
This unit supports this DMR function.
When this unit is selected as a DMR and DMS playback is
begun, the unit’s input automatically switches to DMR.
During DMR input, the currently playing track name, artist
name, album name, and album art will appear on the unit’s
display (some information may not be displayed, depending
on the file being played).
Using AirPlay on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and
iTunes
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS
4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, and PC
with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
To use AirPlay, select your unit on your iPod touch, iPhone,
iPad or in iTunes and start playback. For more information,
see the Apple website (http://www.apple.com).
• Pause/resume, next/previous track, and shuffle/repeat
from the remote control of the unit. The display will not
show the Play Status, Repeat, or Shuffle icons.
• Display of the currently playing track information on the
unit’s display, including artist, song/album name and
album artwork. It may not be displayed other than song
name.
Tip
• A network environment is required to use AirPlay.
• The unit’s name that shows up in the AirPlay UI on iPod
touch, iPhone, iPad and iTunes can be changed by
Friendly Name from Network Setting.
• AirPlay provided on this unit has been developed and
tested based on the software versions for the iPod touch,
iPhone, iPad and the software versions for iTunes that are
indicated on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not be
compatible with iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or iTunes
software versions other than those indicated on the Pioneer
website.
About the DHCP server function
To play back audio files stored on components on the network,
you must turn on the DHCP server function of your router.
In case your router does not have the built-in DHCP server
function, it is necessary to set up the network manually.
Otherwise, you cannot play back audio files stored on
components on the network or listen to Internet radio
stations. See Network setting on page 25 for more on this.
Authorizing this unit
This unit must be authorized to enable playback. The unit is
automatically authorized when it is connected to a computer
over a network. If not, please authorize this unit manually on
the computer. The authorization (or permission) method for
access varies depending on the type of server currently being
connected. For more information on authorizing this unit,
refer to the instruction manual of your server.
Playing audio files stored on computers or
other components
Connecting to the LAN network
Be sure to connect computer or other components to the
network using the LAN interface before you use this function.
For details on the connections, see page 11.
Playback with Music Server
Important
• You cannot access a computer on a network while you are
logged onto a domain that is configured in a Windows
network environment. Instead of logging onto the domain,
log onto the local machine.
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Perform network settings
• There are cases where the time elapsed may not be
correctly displayed.
1
Press MUSIC SERVER to select Music Server.
All available servers are shown on the display. “Please
wait” will be displayed until an available server is found.
• Check your network environment if “Please wait”
continues to be displayed.
If your DLNA compatible digital media server supports the
Scan function.
Press and hold the  button or  button to Fast Forward
or Rewind.
Use / to select the server that the file you want to
play is stored on, then press ENTER.
The folders/files stored on the server are shown on the
display.
You can perform the following sort functions by pressing
SORT, as long as your DLNA compatible digital media server
supports the Sort function. The sort function may not work on
certain screens.
- If tracks are sorted by title, change to sorting by track
number.
- If tracks are sorted by track number, change to sorting by
title.
- If tracks are sorted by anything other than title/track,
change to sorting by track number.
2
3
Use / to select the file you want to play, then press
ENTER.
Playback starts.
Music Server
Song 1
Artist
Album
FLAC
176.4kHz / 24bit

3:45 / -5:23
L.R.A AS R A.L.C
• When the file you want to play is in the folder, select the
folder first.
• If you press RETURN during playback, the previous
(folders/files) screen will be displayed.
• To add your favorite file to Favorites function, press
+Favorite on the remote control.
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Using other functions
Using the Sound mode
For greatest fidelity to the original sound
This function allows you to utilize various sound modes during
playback.
• This function cannot be used when the DIRECT mode is on.
• Digital audio will not be output when DIRECT mode is off.
The DIRECT mode allows audio signals to be played via the
shortest playback circuit without passing through the DSP,
thus reducing noise and producing playback sound with
greatest fidelity to the original.
• The factory default setting is On.
1
2
3
Press SOUND to show the Sound option menu.
Use / to select the setting, then press ENTER.
Use / to select On or Off then press ENTER.
The factory default settings are Off.
Note
• The remote control buttons can also be used to toggle on/
off.
- A.S.R button: Toggle the Auto Sound Retriever function
on/off.
- A.L.C button: Toggle the Auto Level Control function
on/off.
- Hi-bit32 button: Toggle the Hi-bit32 function on/off.
- Up Sampling button: Toggle the Up Sampling function
on/off.
Settings
What it does
Auto Sound
Retriever
With the Auto Sound Retriever function, DSP
processing is used to compensate for the loss
of audio data upon compression, improving the
sound’s sense of density and modulation.
When On is selected, the Auto Sound
Retriever effect is optimized based on the
bitrate information of the contents input to the
USB/External HDD, Music Server and
Internet Radio to achieve high sound quality.
Auto Level
Control
In the Auto level control mode, this unit
equalizes playback sound levels.
Hi-bit32
Creates a wider dynamic range with digital
sources. Smoother, more delicate musical
expression can be achieved by requantizing 16
bit to 24 bit audio signals to 32 bit.
Up Sampling
This function raises the sampling frequency for
playback, making possible clear, highly
transparent audio playback.
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1
Press DIRECT to switch the DIRECT mode on or off.
Note
• If DIRECT mode is turned Off when the DIGITAL OUT
setting is On, digital audio output will also stop.
Using the D/A converter
Digital signals input to the rear-panel DIGITAL IN 1, DIGITAL
IN 2 or DIGITAL IN USB DAC connectors are converted to
analog signals and output from the ANALOG OUT
connectors.
Playing music from a digital audio component
Outputs digital signals input to the DIGITAL IN 1 (COAXIAL)
or DIGITAL IN 2 (OPTICAL) connectors.
1
Make a digital input connection.
See Digital audio input connections on page 10.
2
Press DIG IN 1 or DIG IN 2 to select Digital In 1 or Digital
In 2 as the input source.
You can also perform the same operation by pressing the
SOURCE on the front panel repeatedly.
When Digital In 1 is selected, digital input signals from the
COAXIAL connector are played; when Digital In 2 is selected,
digital input signals from the OPTICAL connector are played.
Note
• Digital signal formats that can be input to this unit include
linear PCM signals with sampling rates and quantitative
bits up to 192 kHz/24 bits (depending on the connected
device and environment, operation may not be successful).
Playing music from a computer
Use this function to play digital audio input to the unit’s
DIGITAL IN USB DAC port.
1
Connect the unit to a computer via USB cable.
See Using a USB cable to connect to a computer on
page 11.
2
Press USB DAC IN select USB DAC IN as the input source.
You can also perform the same operation by pressing the
SOURCE on the front panel repeatedly.
3
Begin playback on the computer.
Note
• When using a USB cable to connect this unit to a computer
to play back music files, the unit supports the following
signals.
Linear PCM
- Quantitative bits: 16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit
- Sampling rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4
kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz (N-70A only), 384 kHz (N-70A
only)
DSD
- Sampling rates: 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz
• Playback cannot be controlled from this unit during use of
this function; use your computer to control playback.
• When disconnecting the USB cable, always stop playback
on the computer first.
• Sound may not be produced if your computer does not
support USB 2.0 HS.
• This unit does not support use of a USB hub. Always use a
USB cable to connect the unit directly to the computer.
• When using DIGITAL IN USB DAC terminal to playback a
PCM file with a computer sampling frequency that is larger
than 192 kHz, audio cannot be output. Set the sampling
frequency to less than 192 kHz. (N-50A only)
Important
• When using the DIGITAL IN USB DAC port to input audio
files from a computer to this unit, it may be necessary to
install a special driver on the computer. For details, see the
website of Pioneer. Please view the installing instructions
as well as computer setting instructions that are included.
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Using other functions
Adjust the DAC lock range (N-70A only)
Switch digital filter (N-70A only)
Use this function to make fine adjustments in the pursuit of
higher audio quality. Even using clock input with the same
jitter, incidental noise can be reduced and overall sound
quality increased by narrowing the lock range. However, if you
set the lock range too narrow, then an input signal with severe
jitter may release the lock and interrupt the audio or generate
noise. If that happens, expand the lock range again while
listening to the audio until you can hear it correctly. In regard
to the audio interruption or generation of noise when the lock
range setting is too narrow (aside from normal setting), this is
not covered by the unit’s guarantee of operation. Increase the
lock range setting so that the audio does not cut out. The unit
will remember lock range settings for each input.
• The factory default setting is Range 7.
You can perform separate settings for input signals PCM and
DSD.
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is shown on the display.
2
3
Select Option Setting  Lock Range Adjust.
Use / to select the value you wish to set, then press
ENTER.
You can choose from one of 7 ranges.
Note
• Please note that Range 1 – Range 3 are settings intended
for expert users, allowing for more detailed adjustment of
sound quality but also greatly increasing the frequency
with which audio may cut out. In particular, if you are
playing a series of tracks with different sampling
frequencies or bitrates, the audio may cut out depending
on the track.
• Even if Up Sampling has been set and the sampling
frequency raised, sound will still be prone to dropouts.
• If signal dropout occurs, try readjusting the lock range to a
wider value so that the sound appears normal. Narrowing
the width of the lock range setting (other than in normal
conditions) is considered outside the range of warranted
operation as regards signal dropout. In such cases, widen
the lock range setting until dropouts do not occur.
• If you have selected anything other than Range 7, the L.R.A.
Icon will be shown on the display.
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is shown on the display.
2
3
4
Select Option Setting  Digital Filter.
Select either DSD or PCM.
Use / to select a setting, then press ENTER.
After selecting DSD
High frequency attenuation outside of the audible range
will be reduced, in order of settings Mode 1  Mode 2
 Mode 3.
• The factory default setting is Mode 1.
After selecting PCM
SHARP: A harder sound, with a skeletal feeling
SLOW: A soft and gentle sound
SHORT: A sound that rises quickly and pushes forward
• The factory default setting is SLOW.
Set the phase (N-70A only)
Switch the phase for the balance output terminal.
• The factory default setting is 2-HOT/3-COLD.
ANALOG OUT
R
L
3
Use / to select either 2-HOT/3-COLD or 2-COLD/3HOT, then press ENTER.
Note
• When 2-COLD/3-HOT is selected when switching the
phase, the RCA output phase will reverse by 180°. When
connecting with an RCA connection, choose 2-HOT/3COLD.
Toggle between output/settings output for
digital audio
Toggle between output and settings for digital audio.
• The factory default setting is On.
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is shown on the display.
2
3
Select Option Setting  DIGITAL OUT.
Use / to select either On or Off, then press ENTER.
Note
• Digital output, allowing for output of high quality digital
audio, can only be used when DIRECT mode is turned On.
• When DIRECT mode is turned Off, turning this setting On
will also automatically turn DIRECT mode On.
• During analog audio output, switching off the digital output
will suppress the effect that the digital noise has to the
analog circuit in terms of audio quality, resulting in a higher
quality audio playback.
• When the DIGITAL OUT setting is turned On, the DIGITAL
OUT icon is shown on the display.
Language setting
1
3
2
DEFAULT SELECTED
GND
1 GND
COLD (−)
2 HOT (+)
3 COLD (−) HOT (+)
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is shown on the display.
2
Select Option Setting  BALANCE OUT.
Select the language used on the display.
• The factory default setting is English.
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is displayed on the display.
2
3
4
Select ‘Option Setting’ from Initial Setup menu.
Select ‘Language’.
Use / to select the language to be displayed, then
press ENTER.
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Additional information
Troubleshooting
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and
malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with
this component, check the points below. Sometimes the
trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other
components and electrical appliances being used. If the
trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks
listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service
center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
• If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects
such as static electricity disconnect the power plug from
the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating
conditions.
General
 When a button is pressed, the unit does not respond.
 Set the unit to the power standby mode and then turn it back
on.
 If the unit still malfunctions, reset it (page 36).
 Settings you have made have been cleared.
 Was the power cord unplugged forcibly while this unit’s power
was on? Be sure to press /I STANDBY/ON and wait for the
POWER indicator on the front panel display to turn off before
unplugging the power cord.
 This unit cannot be operated with the remote control.
 Are you operating from far away? Operate from within a
distance of Operate within 7 m, 30° of the remote sensor on the
front panel (page 5).
 Is the remote control sensor exposed to direct sunlight or
strong artificial light from a fluorescent bulb, etc.? The remote
control signals may not be received properly if the remote
control sensor is exposed to direct sunlight or strong artificial
light from a fluorescent bulb, etc.
 Are the batteries dead? Replace the batteries (page 5).
 Is the power to the unit turned off? Turn the power to the unit
on.
 The unit suddenly switches off.
 When the Auto Power Off function is working, the power will
automatically turn off. Check the setting for the Auto Power Off
function (page 14).
 Audio cuts out. (N-70A only)
 The lock range under the Lock Range setting is too narrow. In
regard to the audio interruption when the lock range setting is
too narrow (aside from normal setting), this is not covered by
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the unit’s guarantee of operation. Expand the lock range until
the audio does not cut out any more.
 No digital audio output.
 The DIGITAL OUT setting is Off (The digital output status icon is
not shown). Turn the DIGITAL OUT setting On, and confirm
that the digital output status icon is displayed.
 A DSD file is being played back. Digital output cannot be used
with DSD files.
When a USB storage device/External HDD is
connected
 USB storage device/External HDD is not recognized.
 Is the USB storage device/External HDD properly connected?
Connect the device securely (all the way in).
 Is the USB storage device/External HDD connected via a USB
hub? This unit does not support USB hubs. Connect the USB
storage device/External HDD directly.
 This is not a problem with this unit. Turn the power off then
back on. Some USB storage devices/External HDDs may not
be recognized properly. This unit only supports USB mass
storage class devices. Only the FAT16 and FAT32 file systems
are supported. Other file systems (ex. FAT, NTFS, etc.) are not
supported. This device does not support the use of external
hard disc drives.
 The USB storage devices/External HDDs is split into multiple
partitions. Confirm whether the head partition format is FAT12,
FAT16, or FAT32. If the head partition is NTFS, HFS, or HFS+, it
cannot be playbacked by this unit.
 Much time is required to recognize the USB storage device/
External HDD.
 What is the USB storage devices/External HDDs capacity?
Some time may be required to load the data when large
capacity USB storage devices/External HDDs are connected
(this could take several minutes).
 Audio playback is undesirably stopped or disturbed.
 You may be using a USB 1.0 compatible device. We
recommend you use a USB 2.0 compatible device.
 File cannot be played.
 Is the file copyright-protected (by DRM)? Copyright-protected
files cannot be played.
 This is not a problem with this unit. Files stored on a computer
cannot be played. It may not be possible to play some files.
 When connecting the USB storage device/External HDD,
this unit switches off.
 Is Timer indicator flashing? The USB storage device does not
work or power consumption is too large. Disconnect the USB
storage device/External HDD and turn this unit on.
 The album or artist name is not displayed.
 Display of album names and artist names supports the
following formats.
MP3, WMA, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF(*), DSD.
*In the case of AIFF, display of files with a sampling frequency
of 176 kHz or 192 kHz is not supported.
 Album art is not displayed.
 Display of artwork is supported for MP3 and DSD (DSF only).
Embedded images are supported for JPEG only.
 Cannot perform gapless playback.
 Confirm that the conditions for gapless playback have been
met (page 39).
When an iPod/iPhone is connected
 Can’t operate the iPod/iPhone.
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected correctly (refer to
Connect iPod/iPhone to the USB terminal on page 15). Also,
try disconnecting the iPod/iPhone then reconnecting it.
 Confirm that the connected iPod/iPhone is supported by this
unit.
 If the iPod/iPhone is experiencing a hangup, try resetting the
iPod/iPhone, and reconnect it to the unit.
Network
 Cannot access to the network.
 The LAN cable is not firmly connected. Firmly connect the LAN
cable (page 11).
 Check that no restrictions have been placed on your router’s
MAC address.
 Cannot access to the component or computer connected
via network.
 Internet security software is currently installed in the
connected component. There are cases where a component
with Internet security software installed cannot be accessed.
 The audio component on the network which has been
switched off is switched on. Switch on the audio component
on the network before switching on this unit.
 The component connected to the network is not properly set. If
the client is automatically authorized, you need to enter the
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corresponding information again. Check whether the
connection status is set to “Do not authorize”.
 There are no playable audio files on the component connected
to the network. Check the audio files stored on the component
connected to the network.
 Wireless Accessory Configuration fails.
 If the iOS device is not connected via Wi-Fi, connect the iOS
device via Wi-Fi.
 If the iOS device and router are connected via 5 GHz, change
the connection between the iOS device and router to 2.4 GHz,
or use a different setting method.
 Playback does not start.
 The component is currently disconnected from this unit or the
power supply. Check whether the component is properly
connected to this unit or the power supply.
 The computer or Internet Radio is not properly operated.
 The corresponding IP address is not properly set. Switch on the
built-in DHCP server function of your router, or set up the
network manually according to your network environment
(page 25).
 The IP address is being automatically configured.
 The automatic configuration process takes time. Please wait.
 The audio files stored on components on the network, such
as a computer, cannot be played back.
 Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player 12 is not
currently installed on your computer. Install Windows Media
Player 11 or Windows Media Player 12 on your computer
(page 28).
 Audio files were not recorded in a format playable on this unit.
Check whether the audio files were recorded in a format
supported by this unit (page 38).
 Are you trying to playback a MPEG-4 AAC or FLAC file using
Windows Media Player 11? It is not possible to playback a
MPEG-4 AAC or FLAC file using Windows Media Player 11.
Please use a different server.
 Are you trying to playback a FLAC file using Windows Media
Player 12? It is not possible to playback a FLAC file using
Windows Media Player 12. Please use a different server.
 The component connected to the network is not properly
operated. Check whether the component is affected by special
circumstances or is in the sleep mode. Try rebooting the
component if necessary.
 The component connected to the network does not permit file
sharing. Try changing the settings for the component
connected to the network.
Additional information
 The folder stored on the component connected to the network
has been deleted or damaged. Check the folder stored on the
component connected to the network.
 Network connections could be restricted due to the
computer’s network settings, security settings, etc. Check the
computer’s network settings, security settings, etc.
 Cannot access Windows Media Player 11 or Windows
Media Player 12.
 In case of Windows Media Player 11: You are currently logged
onto the domain through your computer with Windows XP or
Windows Vista installed. In case of Windows Media Player 12:
You are currently logged onto the domain through your
computer with Windows 7 or 8 installed. Instead of logging
onto the domain, log onto the local machine.
 Audio playback is undesirably stopped or disturbed.
 The audio file currently being played back was not recorded in
a format playable on this unit. Check whether the audio file
was recorded in a format supported by this unit. Check
whether the folder has been damaged or corrupted. Even audio
files listed as playable on this unit may sometimes not be
played back or displayed (page 38).
 The LAN cable is currently disconnected. Connect the LAN
cable properly (page 11).
 There is heavy traffic on the network with the Internet being
accessed on the same network. Use 100BASE-TX to access the
components on the network.
 When in the DMR mode, depending on the external controller
being used, playback may be interrupted when a volume
operation is performed from the controller. In this case, adjust
the volume from the unit or remote control.
 There is a connection routed through a wireless LAN on the
same network. There may be a shortage of bandwidth on the
2.4 GHz band used by the wireless LAN. Make wired LAN
connections not routed through a wireless LAN. Install away
from any devices emitting electromagnetic waves on the 2.4
GHz band (microwave ovens, game consoles, etc.). If this does
not solve the problem, stop using other devices that emit
electromagnetic waves.
 Cannot listen to Internet Radio stations.
 The firewall settings for components on the network are
currently in operation. Check the firewall settings for
components on the network.
 You are currently disconnected from the Internet. Check the
connection settings for components on the network, and
consult with your network service provider if necessary
(page 11).
 The broadcasts from an Internet Radio station are stopped or
interrupted. Some Internet radio stations on the list of Internet
Radio stations for this unit (page 27) may occasionally not be
available for listening.
 The unit only supports broadcast stations that use HTTP. It may
therefore be unable to playback certain broadcast stations.
 Cannot pause at Music Server/DMR.
 For some DLNA server software/NAS, or file formats being
played, you many not be able to pause. Please contact the
DLNA server software manufacturer or NAS manufacturer that
you are using.
 Music Server (DLNA) album names and artist names are not
displayed.
 Metadata such as album names and artist names have to be
approved by the server and distributed to the unit, which
depends on the NAS you are using and the specs of DLNA
server software. Supported files differ depending on NAS and
DLNA server software. For more details, please contact the
NAS manufacturer or DLNA server software manufacturer.
 Music Server (DLNA) artwork is either displayed or not
displayed.
 In the case of the Music Server, this depends upon the specs
of DLNA server software.
Supported files differ depending on DLNA server software. For
more details, please contact the DLNA server software
manufacturer.
 This unit cannot be selected from the Spotify application.
 An Internet connection is required for both the mobile digital
device and this unit.
 Connect the mobile digital device by Wi-Fi to the wireless LAN
router of the same network as the one to which this unit is
connected.
 A Spotify Premium account (for a charge) must be registered
on the Spotify application.
 When this unit is in standby, it cannot be selected from the
Spotify application.
 The sound of the Spotify audio stream is not produced.
 Check whether this unit is selected on the Spotify application.
 Check that contents are playing on the Spotify application.
 If the above does not solve the problem, turn this unit’s power
off then back on.
 This units volume does not increase when the volume
slider in the Spotify application is raised.
 There is an upper limit to the volume to prevent the volume
from being too high accidentally. To raise the volume higher in
this case, do so by operating the remote control. When using
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an application such as Pioneer ControlApp, the volume can
also be increased from the application.
 Playback continues on this unit when the Spotify
application is quit.
 The Spotify audio stream continues from this unit, even when
the Spotify application is quit. To operate again, relaunch the
Spotify application.
 Cannot perform gapless playback.
 Confirm that the conditions for gapless playback have been
met (page 39).
Wireless LAN
 Network cannot be accessed via wireless LAN.
 Wireless LAN converter’s power is not on. (Wireless LAN
converter’s Power, WPS and Wireless indicators are not all
lit.) Check that the USB cable connecting the wireless LAN
converter to the player’s DC OUTPUT for WIRELESS LAN
terminal is properly connected (page 12).
 W-LAN Error is displayed on the unit’s display window. There
is a problem with the wireless LAN converter’s power supply.
Turn the unit’s power off, then disconnect the USB cable,
reconnect the USB cable and turn the unit’s power back on. If
W-LAN Error is still displayed after repeating the above
procedure several times, there is a problem with the unit or the
USB cable. Unplug the unit from the wall and call a Pioneer
authorized independent service company.
 The LAN cable is not firmly connected. Firmly connect the LAN
cable (page 12).
 Wireless LAN converter and base unit (wireless LAN router,
etc.) are too far apart or there is an obstacle between them.
Improve the wireless LAN environment by moving the wireless
LAN converter and base unit closer together, etc.
 There is a microwave oven or other device generating
electromagnetic waves near the wireless LAN environment.
Use the system in a place away from microwave ovens or
others device generating electromagnetic waves. Avoid using
devices generating electromagnetic waves as much as
possible when using the system with the wireless LAN.
 Multiple wireless LAN converters are connected to the
wireless LAN router. When connecting multiple wireless LAN
converters, their IP addresses must be changed.
 Wireless LAN connections cannot be established between the
wireless LAN converter and base unit (wireless LAN router,
etc.). The wireless LAN converter must be set in order to
establish wireless LAN connections. See Connecting using
wireless LAN on page 12.
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Additional information
 Network cannot be accessed via wireless LAN.
 The IP address settings of the player and wireless LAN
converter do not match the settings of the wireless LAN router,
etc. Check the IP address settings of the player and wireless
LAN converter (including the DHCP setting). If the player’s
DHCP setting is on, turn the player’s power off, then turn the
power back on. Check that the IP address of the player and
wireless LAN converter matche the settings of the wireless
LAN router, etc. If the player’s DHCP setting is off, set an IP
address matching the network of the base unit (wireless LAN
router, etc.). For example, if the wireless LAN router’s IP
address is “192.168.1.1”, set the player’s IP address to
“192.168.1.XXX” (*1), the subnet mask to “255.255.255.0”, the
gateway and DNS to “192.168.1.1”. Next, set the wireless LAN
converter’s IP address to “192.168.1.249” (*2).
(*1) Set the “XXX” in “192.168.1.XXX” to a number between 2
and 248 that is not assigned to other devices.
(*2) Set the “249" in “192.168.1.249” to a number between 2 and
249 that is not assigned to other devices.
 Try making the wireless LAN converter’s advanced settings.
The wireless LAN converter can be connected to a computer to
make the advanced wireless LAN settings. For details, see the
CD-ROM included for the wireless LAN converter. Check the
settings of the wireless LAN router, etc., then change the
settings of the wireless LAN converter. Note, however, that
making the advanced wireless LAN settings will not
necessarily improve the wireless LAN environment. Be careful
when changing the settings.
 The access point is set to conceal the SSID. In this case, the
SSID may not be displayed on the access point list screen. If
not, set the SSID, etc., by making the wireless LAN converter
settings on the receiver manually.
 The access point’s security settings use WEP 152-bit length
code key or shared key authentication. The player does not
support WEP 152-bit length code key or shared key
authentication.
 Network connections cannot be established even when the
above measures are taken. Reset the wireless LAN converter.
After this, redo the wireless LAN converter's settings.
About resetting
1. Check that the wireless LAN converter’s power is on.
2. Press the wireless LAN converter’s reset button for at least
three seconds.
3. Release the reset button.
When the wireless LAN converter is restarted, the resetting
procedure is completed.
USB DAC
 No sound output from the USB DAC In input.
 Is your computer currently set to select a different device?
Check the settings on your computer.
 Is your computer set to mute? Check the settings on your
computer.
 Is it connected properly? Check the connection.
 The computer does not detect the unit. If you switch to the
unit’s USB DAC In input after connecting to your computer,
your computer’s sound settings may be set to something other
than this unit. In this case, reselect the unit.
 File format, OS or software are not supported. Check
supported OS, software and file sampling frequencies.
 The special driver is not installed on your computer. You must
have the special driver installed on your computer. Please visit
the Pioneer home page for more details.
http://www.pioneer.co.uk, http://www.pioneer.eu
 The sampling frequency from the USB DAC In input is
always exactly the same.
 Depending on the settings on your computer, even files with
differing sampling frequencies may be output after being
converted to the same sampling frequency. Check the settings
on your computer.
 Computer sounds other than music can be heard through
the USB DAC In input.
 Depending on the settings on your computer, sounds such as
your computer’s boot up noise and error sounds by also be
played through the unit. Check the settings on your computer.
 No audio form computer software is played back for any
input other than the USB DAC In input.
 Your computer will only recognize the unit when you are using
the USB DAC In input. Switch to the USB DAC In input and
then reselect the unit under your computer's sound settings.
 When using the USB DAC In input, cannot play back high
quality sound files (files exceeding 48 kHz/24 bit, or DSD
files).
 The special driver is not installed on your computer. You must
have the special driver installed on your computer. Please visit
the Pioneer home page for more details.
http://www.pioneer.co.uk, http://www.pioneer.eu
 When using the USB DAC In input, there is no audio output
when performing playback on the computer.
 Is the volume setting for your OS or application low? Increase
the volume setting.
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 If the audio output on your OS set to mute? Check the settings
on your computer and turn off the mute setting.
 Are you running multiple applications at the same time?
 Close the applications that you are not using.
 The OS or application audio output destination is not set up
correctly. Select “Pioneer N-70A N-50A USB Audio” for Sound
Device.
Additional information
Firmware Update
Firmware Update messages
Use this procedure to update the unit’s software. You can
update the software via a USB storage device.
Updating via a USB storage device is performed by
downloading the update file from a computer, reading this file
onto a USB storage device then inserting the USB storage
device into the USB port on the unit’s front panel.
If an update file is provided on the Pioneer website, download
it onto your computer. When downloading an update file from
the Pioneer website onto your computer, the file will be in ZIP
format. Unzip the ZIP file before saving it on the USB storage
device. If there are any old downloaded files or downloaded
files for other models on the USB storage device, delete them.
Status messages
Description
File Not Found.
No update file was found on the USB
storage device. Store the file in the USB
storage device’s root directory.
Important
• Connect the USB storage device to USB terminal on front
panel of this unit.
• DO NOT unplug the power cord during updating.
• When updating via a USB storage device, do not
disconnect the USB storage device.
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is displayed on the display.
2
Select Option Setting  Firmware Update  Start, then
press ENTER.
Firmware Update
Firmware Update using Web browser
You can update this unit’s firmware via Web browser.
Download the latest firmware at Pioneer website.
1
Be sure this unit and your computer are connected to
the same wired or wireless network.
2
3
Launch Web browser on your computer.
Display the Network Setup menu.
For Safari
Press Bookmark icon (
). Click Bonjour list (a), and
then select this unit’s name (“Friendly Name”) (b) in
Bookmark.
If Bonjour list is not displayed, access the IP address
“http://(the unit’s IP address)” from Safari.
Note
• The displayed name will change depending on the product
being used.
N-70A or N-50A will be displayed.
a
Start
Cancel
N-70A
b
3
To update, select OK.
The updating screen appears and updating starts.
Once the update is completed, power to the unit will
automatically turn off.
N-70A
Other than Safari
Enter “http://(the unit’s IP address)” into your web
browser’s address bar.
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Note
• Confirm the unit’s IP address as follows:
1. Press NET SERVICE  SETUP.
2. Select System Info.
3. Confirm the IP field.
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Additional information
6
Click Network Setup  Firmware Update.
Browse the latest firmware on your computer (a) and
then press Upload (b).
The confirmation screen is displayed. If you continue the
firmware update, press Yes. Once the firmware update
process starts, you can’t stop it. Wait until the file is
uploaded (about one minute may be required depending
on your LAN connection environment).
a
Resetting this unit
Use this procedure to reset all unit settings to the factory
default.
Important
• Disconnect all components connected to this unit before
the operation.
1
Press SETUP.
The Initial Setup screen is displayed on the display.
2
3
Use / to select Factory Reset.
Select Start.
“Reset?” screen appears. Press ENTER to reset the
system.
All the settings will be reset to the factory default next
time the unit is turned on.
b
Cautions on use
5
Press Start.
The firmware update prepare screen is displayed. If the
screen does not switch automatically, click Click here.
7
The firmware upload status screen is displayed. Press
Ok.
“The upload process finished successfully.” will be shown
when the update is completed.
Unplug the the power cord from the AC outlet after the
update is completed.
When moving this unit
When moving this unit, press  STANDBY/ON on the unit or
the remote control, wait for the power indicator on the front
panel display to turn off, then unplug the power cord. Then
disconnect everything else connected to the unit. Damage
may occur if the unit is transported or moved with anything
still connected to it.
Place of installation
Choose a stable place near the TV or stereo system being used
with this unit. Do not place this unit on top of a TV or color
monitor. Also install it away from cassette decks and other
devices easily affected by magnetic forces.
Avoid the following locations:
Note
• This setting for the network has been confirmed for Mac OS
X 10.7 and Safari 5.1.
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Places exposed to direct sunlight
Humid or poorly ventilated places
Extremely hot places
Places exposed to vibrations
Places in which there is much dust or cigarette smoke
Places exposed to soot, steam or heat (kitchens, etc.)
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Do not place objects on this unit.
Additional information
DLNA
Do not place any objects on top of this unit.
Do not expose to heat.
Do not place this unit on top of an amplifier or other
component that generates heat. When rack mounting it, to
avoid the heat given off by the amplifier or other audio
component, place it on a shelf below the amplifier.
Cleaning the product
• Unplug the power cord from the power outlet when
cleaning this unit.
• Clean this unit using a soft cloth. For tough dirt, apply some
neutral detergent diluted in 5 to 6 parts water to a soft cloth,
wring out thoroughly, wipe off the dirt, then wipe again with
a soft, dry cloth.
• Alcohol, thinner, benzene, insecticides, etc., could cause
the print or paint to peel off. Also, leaving rubber or vinyl
products in contact with this unit for long periods of time
could mar the cabinet.
• When using chemical-impregnated wipes, etc., read the
cautions included with the wipes carefully.
About copyrights
This item incorporates copy protection technology that is
protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights of Rovi Corporation. Reverse engineering and
disassembly are prohibited.
About network playback
The network playback function such as Internet Radio or
Music Server of this unit uses the following technologies:
Windows Media Player
See Windows Media Player 11/Windows Media Player 12 on
page 28 for more on this.
DLNA CERTIFIED™ Audio Player
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry
organization of consumer electronics, computing industry
and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides
consumers with easy sharing of digital media through a wired
or wireless network in the home.
The DLNA certification logo makes it easy to find products
that comply with the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. This
unit complies with DLNA Interoperability Guidelines v1.5.
When a computer running DLNA server software or other
DLNA compatible device is connected to this player, some
setting changes of software or other devices may be required.
Please refer to the operating instructions for the software or
device for more information.
DLNA™, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED™ are
trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital
Living Network Alliance.
Content playable over a network
• Even when encoded in a compatible format, some files may
not play correctly.
• Movie or Photo files cannot be played back.
• There are cases where you cannot listen to an Internet radio
station even if the station can be selected from a list of
radio stations.
• Some functions may not be supported depending on the
server type or version used.
• Supported file formats vary by server. As such, files not
supported by your server are not displayed on this unit. For
more information check with the manufacturer of your
server.
Disclaimer for Third Party Content
Access to content provided by third parties requires a high
speed internet connection and may also require account
registration and a paid subscription.
Third party content services may be changed, suspended,
interrupted, or discontinued at any time without notice, and
Pioneer disclaims any liability in connection with such
occurrences.
Pioneer does not represent or warrant that content services
will continue to be provided or available for a particular period
of time, and any such warranty, express or implied, is
disclaimed.
About playback behavior over a network
• Playback may stall when the computer is switched off or
any media files stored on it are deleted while playing
content.
• If there are problems within the network environment
(heavy network traffic, etc.) content may not be displayed or
played properly (playback may be interrupted or stalled).
For best performance, a 100BASE-TX connection between
player and computer is recommended.
• If several clients are playing simultaneously, as the case
may be, playback is interrupted or stalled.
• Depending on the security software installed on a
connected computer and the setting of such software,
network connection may be blocked.
Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the player
and/or the Music Server features due to communication
error/malfunctions associated with your network connection
and/or your computer, or other connected equipment. Please
contact your computer manufacturer or Internet service
provider.
Windows Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
This product includes technology owned by Microsoft
Corporation and cannot be used or distributed without a license
from Microsoft Licensing, Inc.
Microsoft®, Windows®8, Windows®7, Windows Vista®,
Windows®XP, Windows®2000, Windows®Millennium Edition,
Windows®98, and WindowsNT® are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
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Additional information
Authorizing this unit
FLAC
In order to be able to play with Music Server, this unit must be
authorized. This happens automatically when the unit makes
a connection over the network to the computer. If not, please
authorize this unit manually on the computer.
The authorization (or permission) method for access varies
depending on the type of server currently being connected.
For more information on authorizing this unit, refer to the
instruction manual of your server.
FLAC Decoder
Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009 Josh Coalson
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or
without modification, are permitted provided that the
following conditions are met:
• Redistributions of source code must retain the above
copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
disclaimer.
• Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials
provided with the distribution.
• Neither the name of the Xiph.org
Foundation nor the names of its contributors may be used
to endorse or promote products derived from this software
without specific prior written permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT
HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FOUNDATION OR CONTRIBUTORS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA,
OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT
OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Apple Lossless Audio Codec
Copyright © 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. You may
obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/
licenses/LICENSE-2.0
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About playable file formats
The unit supports the following file formats.
• In some cases, the unit may be unable to playback even a
supported file format.
• If you playback a file format that is not supported by the
unit, the audio may cut out or generate noise. If this occurs,
confirm that the file format is supported by the unit.
• Supported file formats differ depending on the connected
device (server). File formats that are not supported by the
connected device will not be displayed. Please contact the
manufacturer of the device (server) for more details.
• Certain servers may be able to convert (transcode) file
formats not supported by the unit and output them. Please
see the server’s user manual for more details.
• Playback of internet radio may be influenced by the status
of your internet network. When so influenced, even the
following file formats may not be able to be played.
Category Extension Stream
MP3a
.mp3
LPCM —
MPEG-1/2 Sampling
frequency
Audio
Layer-3
Quantization
bitrate
LPCM
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
8 kbps to 320
kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/
Supported
Sampling
frequency
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz,
96kHz, 176.4
kHz, 192 kHz
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
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Additional information
Category Extension Stream
WAV
WMA
AAC
.wav
.wma
.m4a
.aac
.3gp
.3g2
Apple .m4a
Lossles .mp4
s
LPCM
WMA2/7/
8/9b
MPEG-4
AAC
MPEG-4
HE AAC
(aacPlus
v1/2)
ALAC
Gapless playback
Category Extension Stream
Sampling
frequency
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96
kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling
frequency
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
5 kbps to 320
kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/
Supported
Sampling
frequency
FLAC
AIFF
.flac
.aiff
.aif
FLAC
AIFF
Sampling
frequency
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96
kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling
frequency
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96
kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling
frequency
2.8224 MHz,
5.6448 MHz
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization
bitrate
1 bit
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
16 kbps to 320
kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/
Supported
Sampling
frequency
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96
kHz
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
DSD
.dff
.dsf
DSD
The unit can use USB memory/External HDD or a music
server for gapless playback of the following file formats.
WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC
• Gapless playback can be used with a sequence of files for
which the file format, sampling frequency, quantifying bit
number and number of channels are all identical.
• In regard to playback on a music server, gapless playback
cannot be used if the server has converted the file type into
any other than the above supported types.
• If information on the file currently being played back is not
displayed on the unit’s display, it is being played back using
LPCM.
• For more details on LPCM playback, please see the server’s
user manual.
• Gapless playback cannot be used in DMR mode.
a “MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.”
b Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be
playable but some parts of the specification are not
supported; specifically, Pro, Lossless, Voice.
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Additional information
The USB-DAC function of this unit supports the following file
formats. Note that some file formats are not available for
playback although they are listed as playable file formats.
N-70A
Windows 8
About iPod/iPhone
This product is Windows 8.1 Compatible and Windows 8
Compatible.
Category Extension Stream
LPCM
DSD
LPCM
DSD
Sampling
frequency
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96
kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz, 352.8
kHz, 384 kHz
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit,
32 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling
frequency
2.8224 MHz,
5.6448 MHz
Quantization
bitrate
1 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling
frequency
32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96
kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization
bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit,
32 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling
frequency
2.8224 MHz,
5.6448 MHz
Quantization
bitrate
1 bit
Channel
2 ch
N-50A
Category Extension Stream
LPCM
DSD
40
LPCM
DSD
Windows® and the Windows logo are trademarks of the
Microsoft group of companies.
“Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an
electronic accessory has been designed to connect
specifically to iPod or iPhone, respectively, and has been
certified by the developer to meet Apple performance
standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod or iPhone
may affect wireless performance.
USB works with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s,
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone, iPod touch (1st through 5th
generation) and iPod nano (3rd through 7th generation).
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS
4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, and PC
with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
Apple, AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod nano, iPod touch,
iTunes, Safari, Bonjour, Mac, Mac OS and OS X are trademarks
of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The AirPlay logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.
App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
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Additional information
About Spotify
Specifications
The Spotify software is subject to third party licenses found by
the following procedures.
Analog audio output
1
Be sure this unit and your computer are connected to
the same wired or wireless network.
2
3
Launch Web browser on your computer.
Enter “http://(the unit’s IP address)/notice.html” into
your web browser's address bar.
Note
• Confirm the unit’s IP address as follows:
1. Press NET SERVICE  SETUP.
2. Select System Info.
3. Confirm the IP field.
Output level
RCA jack (L/R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.2 V rms (1 kHz, 0 dB)
BALANCE jack (N-70A only) (L/R) . .4.2 V rms (1 kHz, 0 dB)
Frequency response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hz to 90 kHz (–3 dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
RCA jack (N-70A) (L/R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 dB
BALANCE jack (N-70A) (L/R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 dB
RCA jack (N-50A) (L/R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 dB
Dynamic range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 dB (24 bit, 32 bit)
Total harmonic distortion
RCA jack (N-70A) (L/R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0012 %
BALANCE jack (N-70A) (L/R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0008 %
THD + N
RCA jack (N-50A) (L/R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0012 %
Channel separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 dB (1 kHz)
Headphones output (N-70A only)
Output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 mW + 100 mW (32 )
Compatible impedance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  to 600 
Frequency response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hz to 80 kHz (–3 dB)
THD + N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.01 %
Digital audio output
Coaxial digital output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RCA jack
Optical digital output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optical jack
Digital audio input
Coaxial digital input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RCA jack
Optical digital input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optical jack
USB DAC terminal . . . . . . . . . . .USB2.0 High Speed (Type B)
iPod/iPhone terminal (Front/Rear)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USB2.0 High Speed (Type A) 5 V, 1 A
Network
LAN terminal . . . . . . Ethernet jack (10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX)
DC output terminal for WIRELESS LAN . . . . . . . . 5 V, 600 mA
Auto Power Down. . . . . .15 min (default), 30 min, 60 min, Off
Weight (without package)
N-70A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.5 kg
N-50A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.5 kg
Dimensions
N-70A . . . . . . . . . . 435 mm (W) x 121 mm (H) x 338 mm (D)
N-50A . . . . . . . . . . . 435 mm (W) x 99 mm (H) x 331 mm (D)
Operating temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .+5 °C to +35 °C
Operating humidity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 % to 85 %
Accessories
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Type AAA (R03) dry cell batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
RCA audio cable (red/white plugs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Power cord
CD-ROM (Operating instructions)
Quick Start Guide
Safety Brochure
Warranty card
Note
• The specifications are applicable when the power supply is
230 V.
• Specifications and the design are subject to possible
modifications without notice, due to improvements.
• Corporation and product names mentioned herein are
trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective
corporations.
• This product is not designed for use in Japan.
• This product includes FontAvenue® fonts licensed by NEC
Corporation. FontAvenue® is a registered trademark of NEC
Corporation.
• iOS is a trademark on which Cisco holds the trademark right
in the US and certain other countries.
• Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
Centrally controlled section
Control output terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . . ø3.5 mini-jack (mono)
Generalites
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Network Audio Player
Power requirements . . . . . . . . AC 220 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption
N-70A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 W
N-50A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 W
Power consumption
In standby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 W
In standby mode (Network standby on) . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 W
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