Pioneer Audio -
Network CD Receiver in Black


An all-in-one solution for your audio entertainment, whether it be Hi-Res Audio files, music streaming services, internet radio, DAB/DAB+, CDs, or even vinyl records. Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay, and built-in Wi-Fi® let you wirelessly stream songs. Just connect the speaker of your choice, and play and listen the way you like.


Direct Energy HD Amplifier

The full-sized network CD receiver is ready to drive your speakers in quality sound, inheriting the Direct Energy Design of Pioneer’s high-end models, and equipped with the ES9016 SABRE audio DAC.


Rear Terminals for Quality Sound

The analogue audio inputs (Phono/Line), digital coaxial input, and subwoofer preout terminals are gold-plated to provide better sound quality. The specially selected high-grade speaker terminals are also gold-plated for audiophile performance.



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.



Connect with Chromecast built-in, AirPlay, and Wi-Fi

With Chromecast built-in*, 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 Chromecast-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.

* Chromecast built-in will be available with future firmware update.



Versatile Connectivity

The NC-50DAB 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 unit also has a built-in high-fidelity headphone amplifier, so you can connect your headphones and enjoy quality sound.



Plug and Play External HDD

Connect an external HDD via USB, and you can easily listen to your whole music library without using your PC.



Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network

You can play up to 11.2 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.



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.



3.5” Colour LCD Display

The NC-50DAB features a 3.5”colour LCD display with a user-friendly GUI. Enjoy viewing the album artwork while listening to the song.

*Some characters in file name/metadata of music files such as mp3 may not be supported.



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.

* Network audio player needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment.



Supports MQA high quality audio

NC-50DAB supports MQA, which fully authenticates and captures 100% of the original studio performance, while being compact size suitable for streaming and downloads. Enjoy high-quality MQA Audio via External HDD, NAS, and USB memory. MQA encoded music is available from various music streaming services such as TIDAL, and music download sites, such as Onkyo Music in the US, UK and Germany, and e-onkyo music in Japan.

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Our Price $1,299


Amplification & Design

Amplification Type: Direct Energy HD (High Fidelity Class D)

EI Transformer

50 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %)

Aluminium Front Panel and Volume Knob


Network Features

FlareConnect™ for Multi-room Audio*1

Chromecast built-in*1*2

DTS Play-Fi Ready*1

Apple AirPlay Certified

Amazon Music*3, Spotify®*4, TIDAL*4, and Deezer*4 Music Streaming Services Ready

Internet Radio (TuneIn)


Audio Features

2ch Parallel Drive with SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016)

Up to 11.2 MHz DSD Playback

Tone Control (Bass/Treble)

“P.BASS” Bass Enhancer


Connectivity & Control

Plug and Play External HDD and US B Memory via Front/Rear 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)

Bluetooth Auto Reconnect

Bluetooth Wakeup



3.5” Colour LC D Display for Album Artwork and Song Information

DAB/DAB+ Tuner

FM Tuner with 40 Station Presets


Firmware Update (USB/Network)



USB 2 In (1 Front, 1 Rear) Type A, for USB Drive/HDD

Ethernet 1 In

Phones 1 Out

Selected High-Grade Speaker Terminals (Gold-Plated)

Analogue Audio 2 In (Phono/Line, Gold-Plated)

Digital Coaxial 1 In (Gold-Plated)

Digital Optical 1 In

Subwoofer Preout (Gold-Plated)



Power Requirement: AC 220-230 V, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption: 50 W

Power Consumption During Standby: 0.3 W (2.5 W Network Standby On)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 103 x 333 mm

Weight: 6.4 kg


  • *1 Available with firmware update
  • *2 Chromecast-enabled apps required
  • *3 Amazon Music which is integrated in this product is only available in U.S., U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and Japan.
  • *4 Available services may differ depending on your area
  • *5 Supports HDD/USB memory formatted with FAT32. Not guaranteed to work with all HDD/USB memory devices
  • *6 Available for free download from the App Store/the Google Play

  • PIONEER and the logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation, and are used under license.
  • AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later. The AirPlay logo is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
  • iOS is a trademark on which Cisco holds the trademark right in the US and certain other countries.
  • Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®.
  • Spotify and the Spotify logo are trademarks of the Spotify Group, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • The product with the Hi-Res Audio logo is conformed to Hi-Res Audio standard defined by Japan Audio Society. The logo is used under license from Japan Audio Society.
  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
  • Google Play and Chromecast built-in are trademarks of Google Inc.
  • DTS, the Symbol, DTS in combination with the Symbol, Play-Fi, and the Play-Fi logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • MQA is a registered trademark of MQA Limited.