Pioneer SX-N30AE, SX-10AE stereo receivers released

Pioneer SX-10AE silverPioneer has announced the release of two new Stereo Receivers, the Pioneer SX-N30AE and SX-10AE.

Both of these new receivers are equipped with powerful Direct Energy Amplifier technology. Not only that, they cater for a host of analogue and digital audio sources. They also support Bluetooth (with in-built Wi-Fi connectivity on the SX-N30AE).

Furthermore, both models are ready for wireless multi-room use; both support FireConnect, DTS Play-Fi and Chromecast built-in, as well as being able to work with Google Assistant smart speakers.

The receivers pack Direct Energy Amplifiers with a discrete circuit configuration. This aims to achieve excellent signal transmission and a high signal-to-noise ratio by optimising the circuit blocks and parts layout.

This results in both receivers delivering an unusually high power output (135W/ch: N30AE, 100W/ch: 10AE).


pioneer SX-10AE blackWhen it comes to connectivity, the Pioneer SX-10AE has the essentials. Here you get four analogue inputs, one line out and a subwoofer pre-out.

The Pioneer SX-N30AE goes further. This offers six analogue inputs, a phono input (MM), two digital inputs (one optical, one coaxial), a line out and subwoofer pre-out.

Pioneer SX-N30AE black rearThe SX-N30AE also has two USB inputs (front/rear), making it possible to hook up virtually any and all audio sources to this receiver.

Further functionality

Both models support wireless playback from smartphones and the likes over Bluetooth.

Pioneer has definitely aimed at giving these receivers comprehensive functionality. The company has handed them multi-room abilities. Moreover, both offer three ways of getting your music playing round the house.


  1. FireConnect – this mirrors network audio and external analogue sources connected to the master component, from streaming services to vinyl records, on FireConnect-compatible speakers in other rooms. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management are built into the Pioneer Remote App for iOS and Android.
  2. DTS Play-Fi – This allows users to enjoy high quality, lossless music from leading streaming music services, networked media servers and personal device libraries, all delivered over Wi-Fi to any number of compatible products using the Pioneer Music Control App (available for iPad, iPhone and Android phones and tablets). Users can also control the system using the Apple Watch or Android Gear. DTS Play-Fi automatically synchronises the music in every room throughout the house.
  3. Chromecast built-in – With this, you can use your mobile device to stream your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to any compatible speakers. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device – choose from iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook.


Pioneer SX-N30AE silverAs mentioned, the SX-N30AE also has built-in network smarts and supports the wireless playback of music stored on a PC and NAS, connected to a home Wi-Fi network.

This hands you a wide variety of streaming music services such as Spotify, TIDAL and Deezer. Additionally, it also features AirPlay, allowing for the wireless playback of music from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.


Additionally, the SX-N30AE is a radio star. It not only receives and plays high quality DAB/DAB+ broadcasts, it also accessesss FM/AM (thanks to the free AS-DB100 Adapter that’s supplied). There are also hundreds of free Internet Radio stations at your fingertips, via the TuneIn service.

Prices and availability

  • SX-N30AE – £549.99, available in October
  • SX-10AE – £229.99, available in October