Monitor Audio http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio/reviews en-GB Monitor Audio Airstream S200 http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio-airstream-s200/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There are many ways to stream your music to the Monitor Audio Airstream S200 - but all sound great </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="899" title="As Hi-Fi goes, these guys have some serious heft." alt="Monitor Audio Airstream S200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stuff_Airstream_Main%20.jpg?1415892981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/whathifi" title="View user profile.">WhatHiFi</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new generation of wireless speakers need to do more than simply stream your tunes. They need to sound great too. Enter the impressive Monitor Audio Airstream S200</p> <p>This unusual-looking noise-maker has a long list of streaming features that really shouldn&rsquo;t be available in a unit that costs just &pound;200. And yet, not only can you get all those features for that money, you can get terrific sound while you&rsquo;re at it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £200.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-url"> <div class="field-label">What Hi-Fi? review URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.whathifi.com/monitor-audio/airstream-s200/review </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sounds brilliant for the money </div> <div class="field-item even"> Streaming ability - it ticks all boxes </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Simplicity itself to set up and use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks a touch unconventional </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tower bridge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A wireless speaker that looks like a 1:1000 scale skyscraper might seem a touch unconventional, but the Airstream S200&rsquo;s unusual design means it can house all the necessary technical gubbins while fitting in to most rooms fairly easily, with a relatively compact footprint.</p> <p>Besides, it needs to be quite chunky to get the two 7.5cm mid/bass drivers inside. These sit alongside a 20mm tweeter and a techy-sounding &lsquo;race-track&rsquo; bass driver, in a combination that proves good and powerful.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/these-gorgeous-spherical-speakers-look-good-they-sound/news" target="_blank">These gorgeous spherical kebab speakers should sound as good as they look</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2953" height="1969" title="Monitor Audio Airstream S200" alt="Monitor Audio Airstream S200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/14928096144_ae6fb5f28f_o.jpg?1415892981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Island in the stream </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And this unit streams via pretty much whatever method you would care to chuck at it. AirPlay and Bluetooth streaming aren&rsquo;t found together often, but here they share streaming duties with Monitor Audio&rsquo;s Airstream Direct (a handy way of creating its own wi-fi network if you&rsquo;re not already in a zone). There&rsquo;s a USB input that will charge your device as well as play back from your iPod, iPhone or iPad, and a 3.5mm input for everything else.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/deezer/sonos-and-deezer-elite-will-massage-your-eardrums-streaming-high-resolution-audio/news" target="_blank">Sonos and Deezer Elite will massage your eardrums with streaming High-Resolution Audio</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5760" height="3840" title="The pick-n-mix of ports" alt="Monitor Audio Airstream S200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Monitor_Audio_S200-06.JPG?1415892981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In-play setting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are buttons on the side of the unit to help with set-up as well as control volume and which input the S200 is using. A light on the front of the speaker shows which input is currently active. As there are so many possibilities you&rsquo;ll probably have to memorise a few, but it&rsquo;s not too taxing. We&rsquo;re relieved to report, for instance, that the &lsquo;Bluetooth&rsquo; input colour is a light blue.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/denon/dont-let-size-fool-you-denons-miniature-speaker-system-punches-well-above-its-weight/news" target="_blank">Denon&#39;s miniature speaker system wants to be your all-in-one PC speaker solution</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5668" height="3779" title="Turn it right on up.." alt="Monitor Audio Airstream S200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Monitor_Audio_S200-05_0.JPG?1415892981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monitor Audio Airstream S200 Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Claimed power</strong>: 65W</p> <p><strong>Connections</strong>: Airplay, aptX Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA, USB, aux-in</p> <p><strong>Remote</strong>: No</p> <p><strong>Finishes</strong>: black, white</p> <p><strong>Dimensions (hwd)</strong>: 27x12x14cm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 2.25kg</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sound investment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All the inputs in the world would be irrelevant if the Airstream S200 sounded mundane. But, of course, it doesn&rsquo;t. It sounds remarkable for the money, belting out a spacious, confident sound that, while quite capable of being ballsy, is subtle too, when it needs to be. That authority is enhanced by a surprising and welcome amount of bass oomph &ndash; helped by the unit&rsquo;s innovative shape, no doubt.</p> <p>Stuff being Stuff, we pushed the S200&rsquo;s volume to see what it could do, and it goes impressively loud &ndash; easily room-filling &ndash; but never edges into harshness. It&rsquo;s very well-rounded even when being driven at full chat, with no uncomfortable bright edges to the sound.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-fidelio-e5-s-wireless-speakers-take-stress-out-surround-sound/news" target="_blank">Philips Fidelio E5&#39;s wireless speakers take the mess out of surround sound</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5760" height="3840" title="Why opt for a quiet life?" alt="Monitor Audio Airstream S200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Monitor_Audio_S200-03.JPG?1415892981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monitor Audio Airstream S200 Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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.</p> <p>What&rsquo;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.</p> <p><strong>REVIEWED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR SISTER SITE <a href="http://www.whathifi.com/" target="_blank">WHATHIFI.COM</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.whathifi.com/monitor-audio/airstream-s200/review" target="_blank">Read their full Monitor Audio S200 review here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hi-fi-streaming/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 best Hi-Fi and Streaming Devices in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A wireless speaker that gives your music the care it deserves &ndash; and a superb streaming solution</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio-airstream-s200/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio-airstream-s200/review#comments Airstream S200 Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Monitor Audio Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:09:13 +0000 Emily P Burt 1452871 at http://www.stuff.tv Icon – Monitor Audio i-deck http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio/icon-%E2%80%93-monitor-audio-i-deck/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Self-adjusting auto acoustics? Talk about a clever dock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="954" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Monitor_Audio_i-deck_0.jpg?1364401637" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3042.jpg?1364401637" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Another dock. I'm bored already...</strong></p> <p>Prepare to be blasted from your lethargy with not only four ceramic-coated alloy drivers each powered by its own amp, but staggeringly good looks combined with sound to make even the most humourless audiophile twitch at the corners of his mouth.</p> <p><strong>How?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-monitor-audio-i-deck </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio/icon-%E2%80%93-monitor-audio-i-deck/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio/icon-%E2%80%93-monitor-audio-i-deck/news#comments Monitor Audio Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:56:50 +0000 Luke Edwards 417224 at http://www.stuff.tv Monitor Audio AirStream 10 http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio-airstream-10/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monitor Audio’s new AirStream 10 internet wireless re-invents radio design. But does it have a first-class sound to match? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="560" height="363" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monitor-audio-airstream-10.jpg?1364299516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Respected loudspeaker manufacturer, Monitor Audio, has been trading in hi-fi boxes for over three decades but its first ever radio, the AirStream 10, shows the company daring to break free from rigid audio tradition with an audacious design.</p> <p>It’s clear the AirStream rebels against the Radio-3-loving retro cabinets of close rivals like the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Pure-Digital-Evoke-Flow/" target="_blank">Pure Evoke Flow</a> and the Tivoli Network, flaunting a striking wave design that can’t escape comparison with a curvaceous Tetris-block. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £225.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio has got itself a new icon. This easy-to-use, great-sounding fuzzbox deserves space on your tabletop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/monitor-audio-airstream-10 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio-airstream-10/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio-airstream-10/review#comments AirStream 10 Monitor Audio Streaming Fri, 31 Jul 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12927 at http://www.stuff.tv