ARCAM has unveiled the ST60, a launch that marks the Cambridge maker’s debut dedicated network player. Enabling audio streaming from all of the major services — including Deezer, Napster, Qobuz, Spotify, and TIDAL — the ST60 works with Air Play2 and Google Cast. It fully decodes MQA, is Roon Ready, and handles UPnP sources. Under the hood, the ARCAM engineering team deploys the ESS9038 32-bit/192 kHz stereo DAC. The ST60 also supports AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, and WAV along with compressed legacy formats. The ST60 will also deliver full IP and RS232 control, including Control4 and Crestron.
Connectivity is thorough. Digital interfaces comprise Ethernet, USB, and wireless, and the ST60 package includes dual Wi-Fi antennae. The ST60 rear panel hosts balanced XLR and single-ended RCA analog 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.
Google Chrome Cast enables streaming from Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks, while AirPlay2-compatibility delivers full support of Apple’s latest version of its wireless streaming protocol. The ST60 remote control places 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 Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store.
The ARCAM ST60 will begin shipping early Q4 2020 at a retail price of $1499.
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