50w Integrated Airplay Amplifier with Bronze 2 Speakers.
We've combined our best selling five star speaker, the Bronze 2 with Monitor Audio's new five star Airplay Amplifier, the Airstream A100. At this price point, the performance and functionality of this combination is truly unrivalled.
The Monitor Audio Airstream A100 blends true audiophile sound quality with 21st century technology and style. It’s able to drive all but the largest of speakers by generating fifty watts of powerful Class A/B amplification per channel. Class A/B is a purely analogue amplifier design used in the best high-end audio amplifiers. Whichever source you choose, the A100 will render the sound with astonishing scale, detail and drama.
The breadth of analogue and digital input options available from the A100 provides virtually unlimited system compatibility. It can be used on its own, or as part of an audio/TV based system providing great sound for TV channels and games as well as legacy support for formats such as CD. If smaller speakers are used, add bass punch with a subwoofer connected to the A100’s line outputs.
After a simple set up onto your existing Wi-Fi network, you’ll be able to navigate the music collections on your Mac® or PC, iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®, and stream uncompressed audio to your speakers in any room. Experience Spotify™, Last.FM™ and YouTube, and use the A100 in multiples to deliver the widest choice of online favourites to any number of rooms within network range. Away from a Wi-Fi router, you can still play to the A100 from your iOS device using our Airstream Direct feature.
The A100 also supports DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) streaming, allowing any third party DLNA app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone to be used.
Monitor Audio's first ever amplifier, the Airstream A100 takes centre stage in a What Hi-Fi? Magazine First Test! Right from the start the A100 impresses with sheer performance and versatility:
"This Monitor Audio delivers an unusually wide soundstage and populates it with a decent amount of precision. We're impressed by its refinement too. This quality isn't bought at the expense of treble bite, with the highs being delivered with a good amount of sparkle. The overall tonal balance is nicely even, with no part of the frequency range dominating."
The review concludes with a clear verdict for our AirPlay® Amplifier:
"...we feel the A100 deserves a five-star rating. It's a brave product that performs well and can be used in situations where conventional alternatives wouldn’t even get a look in." What Hi-Fi? Read the full review here.
"DLNA streaming of hi-res files is the cream on the cake, offering incredible scale and depth to recordings such as a 24/192 download of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major."
"Results with AirPlay are no less impressive, Silent Shout by The Knife proves that bass extension is particularly impressive, underpinning the mid-range and high notes of the synth to perfection." - Hi-Fi Choice Magazine (July 2014).
“Previous generations of Bronze 2s were class leaders. As it turns out, this one is too.” - What Hi-Fi? (July 2015). Full review here.
Airstream A100 Amplifier Features
- Multi-Zone wire-less integrated stereo amplifier.
- Compatible with Apple AirPlay®.
- Airstream Direct enabled - Router free music.
- USB input for charging and Wi-Fi set up.
- Simple connection to Wi-Fi network using Wi-Fi sharing.
- 2 x 50 Watts Power Output.
- Audiophile quality Class A/B amplifiers.
- Totally silent operation.
- High resolution DAC.
- Software upgrades over Internet via Wi-Fi: future proofed, simple and automatic.
- IR Remote control unit.
- Stereo RCA analogue inputs.
- Stereo RCA pre/ sub-woofer outputs.
- S/PDIF (Digital) optical input.
- DLNA® compatible.
- Vertical or horizontal orientation – Stand included.
- Black finish with contrasting glass side trims.
Bronze 2 Speakers Features
- New C-CAM® gold dome tweeter.
- New 6 ½” bass driver with ‘dished’ C-CAM® cone profile.
- Single bolt-through driver systems for increased cabinet rigidity and driver/baffle de-coupling.
- HiVe®II port technology to speed the transit of air from the cabinet, resulting in more dynamic bass.
- High quality crossovers with premium grade Polypropylene film capacitors used throughout.
- Rigid 18mm MDF cabinet construction employing radial and cross-bracing techniques for high rigidity and low cabinet coloration.
- Invisible magnetic grille fixing.
- Bi-wire/Bi-amp terminal configuration.
- Premium quality vinyl veneer finishes in Black Oak, Pearlescent Walnut, and a new White Ash.
Airstream A100 Amplifier
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Loudspeaker Impedance: 4-8 Ohms
- Power output (RMS): 2 x 50 watts
- A.C input voltage: 90-264 V (auto-range)
- Amplifier Category: Class A/B
- Power Consumption: 0.33 watts (Standby), 120 watts Maximum
- Models supported: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 2G, iPod touch, iPod Nano 7G, iPod Nano 6G, iPod Nano 5G, iPod Nano 4G, iPod Nano 3G, iPod Nano 2G-with iOS 4.3.3 or greater. PC or MAC running iTunes 10.2.2 or greater
- Supported File Formats: AirPlay®: AAC, ALAC, MP3. Airstream Direct: AAC, ALAC, MP3, FLAC
- Server Interoperability: DLNA 1.0/1.5, UPnP 1.0 AV Media Server, AirPlay enabled devices; PC/MAC/iOS
- Wireless network protocol: 802.11 b/g
- Dimensions (H x W x D) Vertically, placed in stand: 32.6 x 9.2 x 26.9 cm
- Dimensions (H x W x D) Laying Horizontally: 5.5 x 35.9 x 20.4 cm
- Colour/Finish: Black
- Weight: 1.9Kgs
- Approvals: ETL / CE / Fcc / CB / Erp / Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi WMM / Apple MFi Certified
Bronze 2 Speakers
- Frequency Response +/- 3dB: 42Hz - 30kHz
- Sensitivity (1W@1m): 90 dB
- Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
- Power Handling (RMS): 100 W
- Recommended Amplifier Requirements (RMS): 30 - 100 W
- Cabinet Design: Front ported bass reflex. HiVe®II port technology
- Crossover Frequency: 3.1kHz
- Drive Unit Complement: 1 x 165mm (6 1/2") C-CAM® bass mid-range driver
- 1 x 25mm (1") gold dome C-CAM® tweeter
- External Dimensions: 350 x 185 x 255 mm (H x W x D)
- Weight (Individual): 5.3 Kg
- Available in walnut, black ash and white ash finishes.
* iPad shown not included