Reviewer Danny Phillips has tested our A100 AirPlay® Amplifier in both music streaming and home cinema applications. "If you’re using the A100 with an iOS device, AirPlay setup is a piece of cake thanks to Wi-Fi sharing. Just connect the device to the USB port, press the Wi-Fi button on the back of the A100 and a dialogue box appears on the device asking if you want to share Wi-Fi settings. Job done." "...effects are dispatched with real bite but the A100’s remarkable composure means they never sound harsh or resonant, which keeps the sound listenable even at high volumes – and it certainly goes loud when you need it to. God help your neighbours." "Another of the A100’s assets is its terrific treble reproduction. Crisp, sparkling highs breathe life into every scene and keep dullness from the door, plus it brings out subtle textures that more heavy-handed amps overlook. But it doesn’t overdo it – there’s a nice balance right across the spectrum." On awarding the A100 a Trusted Reviews Recommended title, Danny concludes with the following: "We love its radical, eye-catching design, which sets it apart from virtually every other sound system on the market, while its luxurious build and generous connectivity options (including AirPlay) are other plus points. But we’re most impressed by the A100’s sumptuous sound quality, which is powerful but imbued with the sort of refinement and composure we’ve come to expect from other Monitor Audio products."
A100 SHOOTS FOR THE STARS
What Hi-Fi Magazine highlighted the A100 amongst a handful of products as one of their 'Stars of CES' "Monitor Audio has broken from tradition – and its established speaker business – by creating a modern, forward-thinking and radical-looking digital amplifier with AirPlay and DLNA streaming built in." Read the full review
HI-FI CHOICE RECOMMENDED AWARD
Monitor Audio's very own Airstream A100 has received further praise for it's versatility and ability. With both DLNA and AirPlay® streaming delivering class leading audio quality and earning an impressive Hi-Fi Choice Recommended award in the latest review. Adrian Justins, technology feature writer for Hi-Fi Choice examines our small but mighty amplifier: "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’sViolin 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.'