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Pioneer - SX-S30DAB - Network Receiver

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Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.

We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!

The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”

When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.

Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?

Is Pioneer the best?

Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?

Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.

And there SHOULD be.

Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.

It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.

Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.

You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!

That is...

Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.

Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.

Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.

What could possibly be worse?

What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.

Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.

Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?

Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?

Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?

We like to think so!

And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:

Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)

Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.

We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.

Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.

All they need to worry about, is talking to us.

Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.

We want to know the picture in your head.

That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.

A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.

The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”

Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.

What kind of budget have you set aside?

What’s the existing set-up look like?

How big is the listening room you have in mind?

How much ambient light is coming in?

Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?

What about room resonance and reflection?

No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.

To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.

We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.

Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.

Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.

Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.

TL;DR

Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:

  • The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
  • A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
  • A commitment to end-to-end service.

At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.

Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!

We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.

Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.

To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Product Description

Enjoy various audio entertainment including Hi-Res Audio files, music streaming services, internet radio, DAB/ DAB+, CDs, and vinyl records.

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Google CastTM built-in, AirPlay, and built-in Wi-Fi® let you wirelessly stream songs. If you have Chromecast or Apple TV, you can listen to songs by plugging them to the HDMI terminal. Just connect the speaker of your choice, and play and listen the way you like.

 

Features: 

Streaming Services & Internet Radio

Enjoy listening to whatever music you like with streaming services such as Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer. The unit is also preset with TuneIn for enjoying internet radio. With over 100,000 radio stations, you can listen to free broadcasts of music, sports, news and talk shows from around the world.

* Service availability depends on region

Connect with Google Cast, AirPlay, and Wi-Fi

With the Google Cast* built-in network stereo receiver, you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast- enabled apps. You can also stream songs from your music library with AirPlay, or enjoy network features via dual band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi.

* Google Cast will be available with future firmware update.

Versatile Connectivity

The SX-S30DAB is equipped with the phono MM input for a vinyl record player, as well as optical and coaxial digital inputs for connecting other audio sources. The HDMI terminal lets you plug your Chromecast or Apple TV and enjoy streaming songs.

DAB/DAB+ Radio

Enjoy radio broadcasts in crystal clear sound, free of interference. The built-in DAB/DAB+ tuner lets you listen to various programmes by automatically tuning in to available stations.

Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network

You can play up to 5.6 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) files, and up to 192 kHz/24-bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Apple Lossless files from a USB device or via wired or wireless network.

MCACC Auto Room Tuning

Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer's MCACC, developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalises response. As an innovative solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the network lter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronisation.

Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music

The SX-S30DAB will support FireConnectTM Powered by Black re* with future rmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—on optional FireConnect compatible speakers** in other rooms.

* Multi-room Audio is realized by FireConnect technology. FireConnect is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp, USA. We do not guarantee that the AV Receiver will support all devices incorporating FireConnect.

** FireConnect compatible speakers will be released going forward.

Intuitive Control with New Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)

Enjoy smooth control with album artwork using your beloved device. With the free Pioneer Remote app, you can use your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch or Android smartphone for operating the network audio player, or play back tunes stored on your device. You can also select internet radio stations, and play songs from your media server.

* Receiver needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment.

 

Specifications:

AmplificAtion & Design

  • channels: 2
  • Amplification type: class D
  • 85 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, tHD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven)

Network Features

    • google cast*1*2 Built-in
    • Apple Airplay certified
    • spotify®, tiDAl, and Deezer music streaming services ready*3
    • internet radio (tunein)
    • fireconnectTM for multi-room Audio*1

Audio Features

      • mcAcc Auto room tuning
      • phase control
      • subwoofer eQ (4 Band)
      • DsD playback via network/usB (5.6 mHz/2.8 mHz)
      • DsD Disc (sAcD) playback via HDmi (2.8 mHz)
      • Digital core engine with cirrus logic (Quad core) x1
      • Advanced sound retriever

Connectivity & control

      • HDmi 4 in/1 out
      • plug and play external HDD and usB memory via front usB*4 › Works with pioneer remote App (ios/Android)*5
      • Built-in Wi-fi (Dual Band 5 gHz/2.4 gHz)
      • Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless technology (version: 4.1, profile: A2Dp/Avrcp, codec: sBc/AAc)

Convenience

      • DAB/DAB+ tuner
      • fm tuner with 40 station presets
      • Dimmer
      • firmware update (usB/network)

Front Terminals

      • usB 1 in for usB Drive
      • phones 1 out

Rear Terminals

      • HDmi 4 in
      • HDmi 1 out (Arc)
      • ethernet 1 in
      • Audio 2 in (Assignable)
      • phono (mm) 1 in
      • mcAcc setup mic in
      • Digital coaxial 1 in (Assignable)
      • Digital optical 1 in (Assignable)
      • subwoofer 1 pre out
      • speaker out (l/r)
      • fm/DAB tuner Antenna

Specifications

    • power requirement: Ac 100-240 v, 50/60 Hz
    • power consumption: 55 W
    • power consumption During standby: 0.38 W (2 W network standby on)
    • Dimensions(WxHxD):435x78x330mm › Weight: 4.0 kg

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