Arcam ST60 Network Streamer
The Arcam ST60 the Cambridge maker’s debut dedicated music streamer. Enabling audio streaming from all of the major services – including Deezer, Napster, Qobuz, Spotify, and TIDAL – the ST60 is the perfect companion to a stereo amplifier, including one of from ARCAM’s own HDA series of award-winning two-channel audio engines. Delivering the absolute best experience from your digital music files is the ST60’s raison d’etre, hence it also works with Air Play 2 and Google Cast; fully decodes MQA; is Roon Ready; and handles UPnP sources.
It also supports AirPlay 2 and Google Cast, MQA, Roon and UPnP sources. Arcam engineering team deploys the ESS9038 32-bit/192kHz stereo DAC. From the impressive ESS SABRE DAC line – widely recognised as the gold standard for audiophile DACs.
ST60 supports AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, and WAV along with compressed legacy formats. It also delivers full I/P RS232 control including Control4 and Crestron, making it the latest go-to ARCAM model for custom install blueprints.
Connectivity is thorough
Digital interfaces comprise Ethernet, USB, and Wireless, and the ST60 package includes a brace of Wi-Fi antennae. The ST60 rear panel hosts Balanced XLR and single-ended RCA analogue outputs, plus coaxial and optical digital outputs, giving users a comprehensive choice of paths, with which to connect their ARCAM streamer to their chosen amplification.
ChromeCast means that 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.
The ST60 remote control puts further jurisdiction into the user’s hands and ARCAM’s MusicLife app, enabling control of music stored on supported devices and network drives, is free to download from the App Store and the Google Play Store.
ARCAM’s experience with digital audio goes deep. Arcam 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 Arcam’s amplifiers, old and new. ”
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