The new Airstream S200 Wi-Fi speaker concentrates state-of-the-art functionality, advanced digital processing and powerful amplification within a diminutive speaker design, smaller than the average one-box system but endowed with the latest tech to generate a deceptively big stereo sound from every conceivable audio source. With a footprint barely bigger than a DVD, the curvaceous S200 proves that genuinely engaging audio quality and lifestyle design are, in fact, beautifully compatible. Connect with extraordinary entertainment, wire-free and so living-friendly.
- Multi-Zone wireless stereo speaker system
- Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX® – Simple high performance ‘CD like quality’ Bluetooth audio playback from compatible mobile devices
- Apple AirPlay® – stream music content from iOS devices, PC or Mac
- Airstream Direct – stream music directly to S200 without the need for a Wi-Fi router
- USB input for charging, music playback, Wi-Fi set up and sharing (Apple iOS)
- High resolution DAC
- Advanced DSP with in-house designed algorithms and audio tuning
- 65 Watts of total power amplification
- Firmware upgrades over internet via Wi-Fi
- 3.5mm auxiliary input jack for TV, radio or other portable devices
- ¼” UNC (20tpi) threaded insert for wall mounting with Monitor Audio’s universal wall bracket
- Robust, high quality construction.
MA Speaker Mount
Airstream Safety Instructions
S200 AirPlay Setup Guide
S200 Manual (Chinese)
S200 Manual (German)
S200 Manual (English)
S200 Manual (Spanish)
S200 Manual (French)
S200 Manual (Italian)
S200 Manual (Dutch)
S200 Manual (Portuguese)
S200 Manual (Russian)
S200 Firmware v115
80Hz - 25kHz
Maximum SPL (each @ 1M)
101dBA (both channels driven 1W@1M)
Power Output (RMS)
Bass: 2 x 25 Watts
Tweeter: 15 Watts
2 x 3" bass drivers with C-CAM® metal cone technology
1" Gold C-CAM dome tweeter
'Race-track' profile ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) rear mounted
Auxiliary Input Impedance/Sensitivity
Signal to Noise Ratio
A.C. Input Voltage
90-264V (auto range)
0.3 watts (standby); 70 watts (Maximum); <2 watts (Networked Standby)
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch (1st through 5th generation), iPod nano (2nd through 7th generation), iPod classic (2009), iPod classic (2007), iPod classic
iOS devices running iOS 4.3.3 or greater. PC or MAC running iTunes 10.2.2 or greater.
Supported File Formats
AirPlay; AAC, ALAC, MP3
Airstream; AAC, ALAC, MP3, FLAC
Wire-less Network Protocol
Dimensions (H x W x D)
274 x 120 x 137mm (1013/16 x 43/4 x 53/8")
Charcoal Grey with black grille cloth
ETL/ CE/ Fcc/CB/ Erp/ Wi-Fi/ Wi-Fi WMM/ Apple MFi Certified
2.26 kg (5lb)
Red Dot Design Awards
Three Red Dots in Monitor Audio Design
The Brilliant S200 makes it Three ‘Red Dot’ Awards in a Row for Team MA!
The ‘Red Dot’ Award is like an Oscar in the world of product design. Any company would be honoured to receive just one, yet with the latest ‘Red Dot’ accolade for the awesome S200 wireless music system, Monitor Audio has achieved an unprecedented third citation in as many years.
We’re delighted to have been selected for a 2015 award among thousands of brand entries - many from the World’s most prestigious design-led marques, including Ferrari, Porsche and Apple. A third consecutive ‘Red Dot’ not only speaks volumes for the quality of Monitor Audio’s ideas and the skill of our dedicated in-house team, it also confirms our specialist audio brand as a world-leader in both acoustic and aesthetic innovation.
“My jaw genuinely dropped…”
The Financial Times’ exclusive consumer glossy 'How To Spend It' has featured the amazing S200. In the edition from April 4th, the paper’s gadget guru Jonathan Margolis expressed shock and delight at the functionality and sound quality of our beautifully compact, super-connected speaker, commenting that “the Airstream S200 from Essex-based Monitor Audio is a revelation. It packs a rich, gorgeous - and loud - punch, especially with music that's a bit bassy. My jaw genuinely dropped when I heard it flex its audio muscles…”
S200: Trusted Reviews Recommended!
Reviewer Danny Phillips has tested our Airstream S200 Speaker. A glowing review that earns the S200 an impressive score of 9/10.
"Monitor Audio has a knack for elegant, luxurious design and the S200 continues that trend. It’s a 274mm-high block that curves back at the top, with black cloth on the front and a charcoal grey back end, or white with grey cloth, depending on which colour option you've chosen. The sparkly toughened-glass top panel serves no purpose, but looks nice. It’s an unusual-looking speaker, but we like it."
Looking more into the features... "The S200 leaves few wireless stones unturned. Heading the bill is AirPlay support, which lets you stream music from Apple devices or a PC/Mac running iTunes on the same network as the S200. You can also stream music from DLNA servers, all thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi connection."
"Don’t let the S200’s diminutive size fool you – this compact speaker belts out a big sound. But it’s not just the power that impresses. There’s a sense of refinement, openness and subtlety that you don’t always get from a £200 speaker."
On awarding the S200 a Trusted Reviews Recommended title, Danny concludes with the following:
"With a hugely generous range of features, gorgeous build quality and stunning sound, the super-stylish S200 feels like an absolute bargain for the money. Support for AirPlay, DLNA, Bluetooth and Airstream Direct – plus USB playback and a 3.5mm input – give you plenty of connectivity options, and owners of Apple devices will find it very easy to set up and use. Monitor Audio’s compact wireless speaker boasts generous wireless connectivity, sumptuous styling and sound quality to die for. At £200, it’s an absolute no-brainer."
Stuff awards S200 with 5 stars!
Stuff.tv got their hands on our S200 and put it to the test. The verdict came back glowing, with an additional 5 stars to top that.
"This unusual-looking noise-maker has a long list of streaming features that really shouldn't be available in a unit that costs just £200. And yet, not only can you get all those features for that money, you can get terrific sound while you're at it."
"The Monitor Audio Airstream S200 is a bit of a hero. It will handle pretty much anything you care to stream at it, and it sounds brilliant into the bargain. What's more it dares to look different at the same time as providing all the quality and features a modern wireless speaker needs to have."
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Magical Miniature S200 shoots straight to the top of What Hi-Fi?’s 2014 Award line-up
The party’s well under way for the inspirational S200, as it's already wooing the world’s most influential Hi-Fi title. We’d barely taken the wraps off our classy new feature-packed debutant before the team at What Hi-Fi? proclaimed it as a class champion! Grabbing the mag’s 2014 Award for the Best Wireless Speaker in the significant £150-£300 price range, the S200 is lauded for its “excellent performance, great price and streaming features galore”. The experienced jury needed little time to spot the S200’s star quality amongst a raft of rivals: “The Monitor Audio Airstream S200 is talented - very talented. It has a long list of streaming features that seems incredible for its £200 price tag, while the large-scale and subtly dynamic sound is even more impressive considering its small footprint.”
I initially bought a wireless / Bluetooth speaker by another very well known manufacturer, I found it had far too much base along with other personal discrepancies. After a little more research I decided to try the S200 having enjoyed Monitor Audio products in the past.
A worth while decision, beautifully made, with heaps of character from design to sound.
Absolutely fabulous customer service alround.
I purchased an S200 speaker just today and I was so impressed I felt compelled enough to leave a review so quickly.
I have been searching for and testing out various Bluetooth and Wifi speakers recently and after trying out efforts from Bose, Sonos and Bowers & Wilkins I'm excited to say the S200 blows them all out of the water.
None of the previously tested speakers wowed from the off, were all sent back and left me feeling underwhelmed and disappointed but with the S200 I was more than impressed from the get go. Bass was punchy and booming at a level that was not overbearing and didn't wash out any of the mids or highs, which were very well defined.
I am not a fan of speakers that produce a tinny treble sound and luckily this speaker made a great first impression, it produced a satisfying room filling sound.
I love the numerous connection options on offer and even though the iPhone unfortunately doesn't feature aptx support it was a welcome addition as hopefully one day it might.
I will be showing off and recommending this speaker to many friends, family and colleagues and in the future when I'm in the market for another speaker I will definitely consider purchasing another from monitor audio.
I bought this specifically because it plays FLAC via DLNA. All my music is on a NAS which is used to feed my main Naim system. I've tried in vain to find a DLNA controller (currently Bubble) that works reliably and, more importantly, will play FLAC with no gaps. There are no problems of this sort with the Naim (gaps shouldn't apply to FLAC anyway; only mp3). If I use Bubble to control my Naim system I get teh same gap problem, so the issue appears to be with Bubble. However all of the controller Apps I've used show the same problem. I'd like Monitor Audio to either recommend a DLNA controller that works well with the S200 or produce their own. Other than that, the sound is excellent and allows me to listen to music anywhere in the house as it's easy to place. Nicely built. If MA can fix the controller issue then I'll buy another one.
Purchased on basis of What Hifi review and because has Apple Airplay. Easy to set up if you read the instructions carefully. Exceptional sound quality - quite outstanding
A speaker with full streaming capabilities. For it's diminutive size it really does sound fantastic. A brilliant speaker which is worth every penny. If i was a being a little critical I wish it had a touch more bass or the option to boost it, but overall at this price I think this is pretty unbeatable. Well done Monitor Audio. This is a high quality product which I would thoroughly recommend.
Best streaming speaker with powerful and punchy sound with compact design.
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