So you know we were pleased to hear about their new 6000A Play Wireless Audio Streaming Player, which is a combination of the two!
Like the 6000A Integrated Amp, the 6000A Play has 2x50W of Class AB ampliﬁcation, aptX Bluetooth streaming, and an ESS Sabre32 ES9018K2M Reference DAC chip. It also has the same user-selectable DAC filters. There are some upgrades too, like an MM phono input and new dedicated headphone amp.
But unlike the 6000A amp, on the 6000A Play, you also get a variety of streaming functions taken from Audiolab’s 6000N Play Music Streamer. DTS Play-Fi is on board, which does lossless streaming over Wi-Fi, along with Multi-room capabilities and remote control via the Play-Fi app (Apple iOS, AndroidTM, Windows® PC, and Fire OS)
This new combo provides a high-end just add speakers option, which lists at a very reasonable sub-£1000 price point (U.S. pricing unknown at the moment). If it performs anything like it’s separate predecessors, then it should be killer.
For more info on the 6000A Play, visit https://www.audiolab.co.uk/6000a-play/
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