Arcam debuts Roon-ready ST60 network streamer with MQA

posted on Monday, 14th September 2020 by Steve May

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UK Hi-Fi specialist Arcam has unveiled the ST60, its first dedicated network streamer.

Offering full IP RS232 control, including Control4 and Crestron, it streams from Deezer, Napster, Qobuz, Spotify, and Tidal, and is also compatible with AirPlay 2 and ChromeCast.

Format support is wide, covering AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, and WAV, along with all the usual compressed legacy formats. The new streamer is also MQA compliant and Roon Ready. Under the lid is an ESS9038 32-bit/192kHz stereo DAC, from the ESS SABRE line – widely recognised as the gold standard for audiophile DACs.

Arcam ST60 Render

Digital interfaces comprise Ethernet, USB, and Wireless. Rear panel connectivity includes Balanced XLR and single-ended phono analogue outputs, plus digital coaxial and optical digital outputs.

With Chromecast built-in, users can stream from Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Mac, Windows and Chromebooks, while AirPlay 2 compatibility means full support of Apple’s latest version of its wireless streaming protocol.

“Arcam’s experience with digital audio goes deep,” says Nick Clarke, Senior Director, Global Engineering Luxury Audio at Harman International. “We have been making CD players for almost 30 years, and ST60 design journey saw the team apply this extensive experience into creating a truly high-performance digital music source. Of course, Arcam is also rightly recognised for its excellence with amplification and the ST60 is the perfect partner for our amplifiers, old and new. ”

The Arcam ST60 begins shipping Q4,priced £1,199.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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