The Classic STREAM is a network streaming DAC that perfectly complements the Classic series, providing loyal owners of classic products the opportunity to add a high performing streamer to their systems. From the outside you will recognise the very familiar classic look, but there is definitely no shortage of innovation on the inside.
Utilising the renowned BluOS streaming platform, the Classic STREAM comes fully packaged with all the features and benefits you would expect from a modern streamer. The ongoing development and support for BluOS is secured by a third party, providing a guarantee that the BluOS software will be maintained and developed well into the future, should new streaming options become available.
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.
Available for iOS, Android, Kindle, Mac or PC computers, the app allows music playback from all the major audio streaming services such as Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Spotify and dozens of others as well as Roon (pending), Airplay2 and also allows for MQA decoding.
The Classic STREAM is our most affordable streamer benefitting from engineering concepts developed for the XR series, being applied here though in a cost-efficient manner to offer an outstanding product for its price.
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.
The Classic STREAM does not only provide the ability to stream your favourite music from a large selection of music services or internet radio direct from the BluOS app, you can also easily connect to your personal music collection via your home network.
The ease of using the BluOS platform is one of the key benefits of the Classic STREAM, but if you do find yourself needing some assistance, BluOS provide a number of article covering different subjects on their support pages.BluOS SUPPORT
Stereo i Kolorowo (Poland)
Classic STREAM’s great advantage is its first-class resolution and playing accuracy. The precision and detail of the sound deserve great praise and recognition. This is Classic STREAM’s strong point. As well as a great ability to differentiate recordings, analyse them and create artistic / panoramic portraits. The player does not try to be flashy, but produces neutral, well-balanced and convincing sound of good quality. It does not colour or warm. It is objective to sound, true to the music. Clean.Read Full Review