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New MA100 system delivers hi-fi sound to all online music fans
Stream to the Dream Team!
Cool, compact and connected, the new MA100 system delivers hi-fi sound to all on-line music fans…
With an award-winning provenance, Monitor Audio’s MA100 system is equipped to raise levels of sound quality, design and value for web-connected music lovers. It teams the celebrated ‘red-dot’ approved A100 network amp with the acclaimed MASS 10 speakers to create a compact, stylish, high performance replay system for music files stored on computer, smartphone or NAS, or streamed from online sources.
The progeny of Monitor Audio’s in-house design team, both proven system elements embody a dazzling union of rigid polymer and die-cast aluminium, and employ decades of award-winning audio design to realise a wide, dynamic response from file resolutions up to and including high definition 24/192. Acoustically and aesthetically compatible, they combine in a potent partnership of compact style and size-defying performance.
By combining superior digital and analogue circuit topology, the AirPlay™ and DLNA enabled A100 is able to generate clean, room-filling dynamics from its MASS 10 speaker partners. Within its radically-curved enclosure, an elite Cirrus Logic DAC is governed by a precision crystal clock over advanced multi-bit Delta-Sigma architecture to process and preserve the fidelity of lossless music files up to and including 24/192 resolution. Supported by high quality OP amps, grounding and layout, the A100’s powerful 50W/channel Class A/B amplification stage is the perfect match for its low-jitter digital processing. We believe that the A100 is the only design in its price class to pay so much respect to sound quality; in fact it may well be the only Class A/B Airplay/DLNA amplifier in the world!
All the music, anywhere, anytime
The breadth of analogue and digital input options available from the A100 provides virtually unlimited system compatibility. Using Airplay, navigate the music collections on Mac or PC, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and stream uncompressed audio to the MASS 10 speakers. Away from a Wi-Fi router, you can still play to the A100 from your iOS device using Airstream Direct. The A100 also supports DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) streaming, allowing any third party DLNA app for iOS, Android and windows mobile to be used. In addition, the A100’s wealth of connections can be deployed to upgrade legacy audio/ TV-based systems for great sound from TV channels and games as well as disc formats such as CD.
Front panel controls and the A100’s slender remote control handset provide effortless switching between all input sources. A front-mounted USB connection gives you easy access for charging your mobile device and provides Wi-Fi sharing setup feature.
Perfect Speaker Partners
Matching the style of the A100, the compact, curvy MASS 10 satellite speakers have an eye-catching design, which is ribbed internally and enhanced by variable wall thickness to produce the most inert enclosure for twin C-CAM drivers: a newly developed 1” tweeter and 4” bass/midrange.
The 1” high frequency transducer is adapted from a new generation of ultra-compact low-profile designs, conceived to maximise performance in reduced cabinet volumes. It vents through a custom-formed housing and around the outside of a high power Neo magnet system to a rear-loading chamber, reducing resonance to a point way below the crossover frequency.
Adopting innovation first applied to our flagship Platinum speaker range, the 4” bass/mid driver is mounted on a tie-bolt fixed to the back of the cabinet. This configuration has the effect of cross-bracing the structure for added rigidity while avoiding front fixings, which can transfer unwanted resonances to the system. Monitor Audio’s award-winning Platinum blueprint is also represented by the Hive® reflex port, rifled to optimise airflow and reduce turbulence.
Blending big style with compact appeal, the perfectly bijou MA100 system has all the virtues of a next-gen Monitor Audio music system, custom-tuned to supply the wider on-line music community with hi-fi quality sound. It combines the latest network tech with finest audio design to deliver a world of digital music to any home.
Features at a glance:
A100 Multi-Zone wire-less integrated stereo amplifier / Compatible with Apple AirPlay™ / Airstream™ Direct (connect directly to iOS devices without a router) / USB input for charging and Wi-Fi set up / Simple connection to Wi-Fi network using Wi-Fi sharing / 2 x 50 Watts 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 / White or black finish options with contrasting glass side trims.
MASS 10 Speakers / 4” bass midrange driver featuring C-CAM® cone technology / Specially developed 1” C-CAM tweeter / Damped polymer moulded cabinet with internal ribbing / Single bolt-through driver and bracing system for increased rigidity / Rear-mounted port featuring HiVe® technology for clean, powerful, punchy bass / Black cloth finish with contrasting solid aluminium end caps / Optional floor-stand with internal (pre-wired) cable management system
Monitor Audio MA100
Approx. retail price (inc VAT): £550
Availability: September 2014
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