What they say:
The Classic STREAM is a fully featured streaming music player that utilises the renowned BluOS operating system and BluOS controller via iOS, Android, Kindle, Mac or PC computers. It allows music playback from all the major audio streaming services such as Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify and dozens of others as well as Roon Ready (pending), Airplay2 and MQA decoding.
Using advanced technologies, the Classic STREAM can wirelessly transmit lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz at lightning-fast speeds across your home network with no lag and zero loss in sound quality, and also allows you to connect with your own digital music library, all via the intuitive BluOS app.
The DAC output stage of the Classic STREAM features our award-winning QXR DAC, which includes a high-speed analogue buffer stage. The QXR DAC design is based on the ESS ES9038Q2M chipset, which has had every component analysed by our engineering team, coupled with the layout being fully optimised to tune the DAC to achieve the highest possible performance. The result is a DAC that reconstructs the analogue signal with incredible accuracy and precision, revealing layers and depth that will have you listening back through your complete music collection.
Roon brings all your music together, so you don’t have to worry about where it’s stored, what format it’s in, or where you stream it from. Roon supports music files stored on internal and external hard drives and NAS, your iTunes library, live radio stations and streamed content from Tidal and Qobuz.
With Airplay2 on the Classic STREAM, you can connect multiple players around the house and have them communicate with each other through AirPlay. Listen to your music in perfect sync as you walk room-to-room, or play different songs in different rooms, and control everything on your iOS device. You can even say the song you want to list to and where and let Siri take control of your music experience.
Built into the Classic STREAM is a revolutionary end-to-end (studiospeaker) technology known as Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), which captures and delivers master quality audio from your favourite artists’ recording sessions to any room in your home the Classic STREAM includes a powerful decoder and audio renderer for the MQA system, allowing you to hear exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio.
The Classic STREAM includes a port for the PSX-R2 power supply. Power from the PSX-R2 is routed internally to the analogue stages to provide a more stable, low-noise power supply for the post-DAC stages of the D/A converter.