• DLNA DLNA
  • AirPlay AirPlay
  • Router-free Router-free
  • Class Ab Amp Class Ab Amp
  • UPNP UPNP
  • Streaming Streaming
  • Power 2 x 50w

Technology

A100 Amplifier technology
  • Multi-Zone wire-less integrated stereo amplifier
  • Compatible with Apple AirPlay®
  • Airstream Direct enabled - Router free music
  • S/PDIF (Digital) optical input 
  • Stereo RCA analogue inputs
  • Stereo RCA pre/ sub-woofer outputs
  • 2 x 50 Watts Power Output
  • Audiophile quality Class A/B amplifiers
  • A100 uses external high precision crystal clock to ensure extremely low jitter
  • USB input for charging and Wi-Fi set up.
  • Simple connection to Wi-Fi network using Wi-Fi sharing
  • Software upgrades over Internet via Wi-Fi: future proofed, simple and automatic
  • Vertical or horizontal orientation – Stand included
  • White or black finish options with contrasting glass side trims.
  • IR Remote control unit
  • Totally silent operation

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Specification

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

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 (1213/16 x 35/8 x 109/16 Inches)

Dimensions (H x W x D) Laying Horizontally

5.5 x 35.9 x 20.4 cm (23/16 x 141/8 x 81/16 Inches)

Colour/Finish

Black or White

Weight

1.9Kgs (4lb 3oz)

Approvals

ETL / CE / Fcc / CB / Erp / Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi WMM / Apple MFi Certified

Hex Codes

Power: 0X11EE38C6
Volume Up: 0X11EE18E6
Volume Down: 0X11EE20DE
Play: 0X11EED826
Previous: 0X11EEE01E
Next: 0X11EEF806
Source: 0X11EE00FE
Analog Source: 0X11EE01FE
Digital Source: 0X11EE02FE
Airplay Source: 0X11EE03FE

Professional reviews

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

A100 Amplifier

December 2014

Five-star rating for the Airstream A100

Monitor Audio's Airstream A100 has been pitted against some of its peers in the latest What Hi-Fi? Magazine test on amplifiers. The A100 was reviewed back in August of this year, and it's great to see that the A100 is still leaving a lasting impression. Right from the start the A100 impresses with its stylish design and composed, insightful sound:

"The spread of sound is wonderfully open and wide - far wider than with any rival. And in that spacious soundfield the music is crisp and clear. The level of detail is stunning, and it conveys a tune - with a great deal of composure and refinement."

The review concludes for our AirPlay® Amplifier with the following:

"...The A100's smart, sleek design is gorgeous, and its spacious, insightful sound will garner many fans."

Read the full review in the December 2014 issue of What Hi-Fi? Magazine.

Red Dot Design Awards

A100 Amplifier

July 2014

A100 adds a 'Red Dot' to its Five-Star Design

Having wowed the team at ‘What Hi-Fi?’ the A100 is now recognised internationally as a supreme example of design engineering by winning a coveted ‘Red Dot’ award. One of a total of 4,815 entries from 53 countries, the compact, innovative and oh-so-connected A100 network-ready amplifier impressed the 40-strong Red Dot jury of experts with an exclusive blend of technology and style. Monitor Audio’s A100 received the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014” at a gala ceremony held at Essen, Germany on 7 July 2014. It is now on display during a four-week special exhibition at the city’s Red Dot Design Museum until 3rd August.

Trusted Reviews

A100 Amplifier

August 2014

A100: Trusted Reviews Recommended!

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."

Read the full review

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

A100 Amplifier

January 2014

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 Magazine

A100 Amplifier

July 2014

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’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.'

Read the full review in the latest issue of Hi-Fi Choice.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

A100 Amplifier

August 2014

Five-star rating for the Airstream A100

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 wouldnt even get a look in."

Read the full review in the August 2014 issue of What Hi-Fi? Magazine.

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