50W x 2Ch Amplifier: The Monitor Audio AirStream A100 features a
powerful Class AB power amplifier section rated at 50-watts x 2-channels into 8Ω
High-Resolution DAC: The AirStream A100 employs a high-resolution DAC
for audiophile quality sound from a variety of digital music files.
|Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad ||
AirPlay||AAC, ALAC, MP3|
|DLNA-certified Devices||AAC, ALAC, MP3, FLAC|
Wireless Connectivity: The Monitor Audio AirStream A100
features built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g) for streaming audio from your AirPlay
enabled Apple iOS devices and DLNA certified devices.
- AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly
from your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.3.3+) or from your iTunes library (10.2.2+) on
your Windows PC or Mac computer to the Monitor Audio A100, over your home's
wireless network. By downloading Apple's free
Remote App onto your Apple iOS device, you don't even need to be in the
same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop
the songs in your iTunes music library.
- AirStream Direct: If you don't have a wireless WiFi router to
connect your Apple iOS using Airplay, simply use the A100's
AirStream Direct mode to still be able to stream music from your Apple iOS
device to the Monitor Audio A100. Activating AirStream Direct mode creates a
wireless network solely between the A100 and your Apple iOS device. If a
telephone call is received while in AirStream Direct mode, music will pause
and restart when the call is ended. While in AirStream Direct mode, cellular
data will not function; so, iMessage, emails and mobile internet will not
function simultaneously. More than one device can be connected in AirStream
Direct mode, but only one device can play music in AirStream Direct mode.
- DLNA Certified: The A100 also supports DLNA (Digital Living Network
Alliance) streaming, allowing to access and enjoy digital music stored on
your Windows PC, DLNA-compliant NAS drive, and most 3rd-party DLNA apps
installed on your Android smartphone/tablet.
Note: There are a couple of different ways you can register the
A100 onto your WiFi network. One method is to use your USB-connected Apple
iOS (5.0+) device to connect the A100 to your network. The second method
lets you use your Windows PC, Mac computer, or Apple iOS (7.0+) device that
is already on your wireless network to connect the A100 to your network.
Apple Compliant USB Port: The A100's front-mounted USB
(type-A) port can be used to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone device; including 30-pin or Lightning connector Apple devices. The USB port
supports playback of stored music and music apps on your Apple device, basic playback
controls (Play/Pause/Skip), and charging of
your iPod/iPhone's battery.
Note: The USB port is not compatible with USB mass storage
class devices or Android smartphone/tablets.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Monitor Audio A100 is
"made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" and supports the following iPod/iPhone/iPad model
functions (as of 8/8/2014).
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connector Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|USB||AirPlay||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Artist/Song Tex||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this
doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Analog & Digital Inputs: The Monitor Audio AirStream A100 is fitted
with one optical (toslink) digital input and analog stereo (RCA) input for
connecting external analog and digital audio devices.
Spring Post Speaker Terminals: The AirStream A100 is equipped with
four spring post speaker terminals to connect a single pair of speakers. The
spring post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG) and pin-connectors.
Preamp Output: The A100's stereo RCA preamp output can be used to
connect an external power amplifier or powered subwoofer.
Simple Controls: Front panel controls and the A100's slender remote
control provide effortless switching between all input sources, playback control
for connected USB & DLNA devices, and system volume
Vertical or Horizontal Orientation: The Monitor Audio AirStream A100
can be mounted horizontally or vertically using the included vertical stand. The
unit measures 3.6875" (w) x 12.875" (h) x 8.8125" (d) when vertically placed;
see Specs for horizontal measurements.
Firmware Updates: Firmware and software updates can be installed via a
wireless network connection or USB. Visit
Monitor Audio's website for the latest firmware updates.
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