Once the Cabasse StreamAMP 100 has been connected to your home network via either Ethernet or WiFi, the StreamAMP 100 allows you to stream all locally stored digital music files, thousands of internet radio stations as well as Spotify and Deezer. The StreamAmp is fitted with an optical SPDIF input which can be connected to a flat screen TV or CD player, two analogue and one USB inputs. The latter enables access to music files on memory sticks or HDDs. Instant Bluetooth Aptx connection is possible with NFC enabled smartphones and tablets.
The StreamAmp is fitted with four loudspeaker outputs and a power optimisation impedance switch. The four speaker outputs allow you to choose from one or two pairs with stereo distribution or, mono distribution with two or four groups of speakers. Designed for use in a professional system, the amp can for example amplify up to eight Cabasse’s Archipel In-Ceiling speakers and of course can be controlled by Wi-Fi from any room in the house.
This attention to detail and ‘real world’ adaptability means it really is suited and optimised to the best custom installation scenario’s. Plus, the Stream Amp provides 4 types of room adaptation for Cabasse speakers. Using the app simply select which speakers are used where they are positioned in the room. The improvement, which is stunning with compact speakers thanks to the obvious low-end extension benefits, is also obvious with floor-standing speakers, with more air and definition across the entire bandwidth.
The Stream Amp utilises a very good quality and highly musical amplifier, that delivers deceptively subtle and detailed audio performance with its 2 x 50w amplifier. Most importantly though – the amplifier has been engagingly designed to work beautifully with the entire Cabasse range (all Cabasse’s speakers are conceived using the same fundamental principles, using their highly acclaimed coaxial design approach – meaning that any speaker is voiced in harmony with any other from the range), so it can be paired with any satellite, floor-stander or in-wall/in-ceiling speaker. If more low end in any zone is required – of course the Stream Amp can be suitably paired with Cabasse’s Santorin sub-woofer range as it has a dedicated sub out amongst the output stage.
This means that you can choose from the entire range, or mix and match and still maintain the best audio playback, and you will know that this performance is one that been optimised to enjoy the best audio reproduction of one of Europe’s most innovative and respected speaker manufacturers.
The Stream Amp as you would expect benefits not only from Cabasse’s signature sound – it also benefits from that French panache and design flair that others imitate, but rarely pull off. Compact streaming audio just got seriously serious!