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"Product of the Year, 2011" – Best Streamer up to £1000 – What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision Magazine
Fully Unleash the Power of Digital Music
Cambridge Audio's NP30 network music player is designed to unleash the potential of digital music stored on computers and home networks, allowing premium quality 24-bit playback anywhere in the home through any hi-fi or home entertainment system. In addition the NP30 offers fast and easy access to a wide range of streaming music services and over 20,000 Internet radio stations via its built-in UuVol Radio internet radio service.
Simple network connectivity is critical in this fast-evolving sector, and the NP30 leads the way. Using UPnP, the NP30 instantly connects to any home network via either Ethernet or wireless 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
"Expansive and Detailed, Exciting Yet Controlled"
The NP30 won a "Product of the Year, 2011" award in the 'Best Streamer up to £1000' category from England's What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision magazine. "From 320kbps Linn Classical radio right up to the maximum-supported 24 bit/96kHz content, the NP30 sounds superb… Expansive and detailed, exciting yet controlled, it draws you in and wills you to browse through more music to enjoy its work."
"Set-up Was Simplicity Itself"
"Setting up the player was simplicity itself," notes Daniel Kumin in the September 2011 issue of Sound and Vision magazine. "No fuss, no muss… boy, has home media interoperability come a long way!"
For the ultimate in control, UuVol Remote, an App for the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad enables access to all of the NP30 features and functions including network stored media, streaming services, podcast, and more from anywhere within the home network. Housed in a compact, low resonance all-metal chassis, the NP30 is intuitive to operate from its clear, four-line LCD display. Its lightning quick, logical operation guarantees the easiest set-up and enjoyable daily use.
An Organic Digital Platform
The NP30 is part of a new organic digital platform from Cambridge Audio called UuVol, designed to provide all that's required to enjoy your favorite music from multiple digital sources in the highest quality.
The NP30 network music player, together with its supporting UuVol Website/Portal, UuVol Radio and UuVol Remote, offer today's discerning music lover an easy, versatile and affordable way to unleash the full potential of their digital music, whether stored on their computer or streamed over the internet.
First and foremost you'll benefit from the NP30's ability to playback your hard-drive centric music collection in amazing quality. Via our home network, the NP30 allows you to enjoy music and podcasts stored on any UPnP equipped netbook / laptop / PC, Mac or NAS hard drive through your home entertainment system.
Supports a Huge Array of Audio Formats
The NP30 supports a huge array of audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, and OGG Vorbis. What's more, you can experience 'better than CD' 24-bit, 96 kHz playback quality thanks to its ability to support uncompressed WAV and FLAC CODECs. This amazing advance makes the NP30 truly unique among its peers. If you think that digital music files lack realism compared to other formats, you just haven't heard uncompressed 24-bit, 96 kHz audio yet!
Of course, audio performance is at the heart of everything Cambridge Audio believes in. So the NP30 provides a bit-perfect signal path and jitter suppression technology to guarantee outstanding sound quality.
Simple sharing of centrally stored music collections is a breeze; either wirelessly or by Ethernet and the NP30's ability to connect wirelessly to home networks adds huge advantages since multiple NP30 devices can be used across the home with virtually no set-up required. Furthermore, the NP30 is compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11 'b', 'g', and critically, the latest 'n' wireless standard which guarantees interruption-free wireless streaming of music files.
And just as importantly, the NP30's compact form factor makes it perfect for any room in the home. The NP30 has been designed with all family members in mind and its quick, logical control guarantees the easiest possible set-up and daily operation.
In the past, navigating the world of Internet radio has been at times frustrating and sometimes impossible. UuVol Radio and the NP30 vastly simplify the process with a 20,000 tried-and-tested roster of stations from around the planet which are searchable by title, genre and region. Before inclusion on UuVol Radio, all stations are thoroughly tested for reliability and quality.
Favorite stations, preferences, and more can be managed via the UuVol website and you can also suggest new stations which, once validated, are added to UuVol Radio for all NP30 customers to enjoy.
Uuvol Remote App
The UuVol Remote seamlessly brings together the NP30's full functionality from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Rather than using a traditional control point (which would only control the UPnP functionality of the NP30), UuVol Remote allows full control of the NP30 including streaming services, UuVol Radio, favorites, etc.
The customizable layout allows instant switching between each source. Presets can also be added, and a queue of favorite tracks can be set which will even continue to play if the iPhone is switched off or loses its network connection.
Streaming Services Support
Music streaming services have grown at a staggering pace and one of the NP30's key strengths lies with its ability to provide direct connection to a range of the world's most popular streaming services without the need for a PC. With subscription and set-up management accessible from the UuVol website, subscribed services can be quickly accessed using the UuVol Remote App or the NP30's ergonomic front panel or remote.
In North America, the NP30 ships with a range of the most popular services onboard. These include Pandora, Rhapsody, MP3Tunes and Aupeo! Additional services will continue to be added via UuVol and registered users notified. And taking note of the exponential growth of podcasts, the NP30 also allows PC-free connection to some of the world's leading services including Podcast.com, Blog TalkRadio, Mediafly and BBC Podcasts.