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BRISTOL SHOW 2012: Chapter Audio unveils AirPlay streaming amps

Chapter NotePad Air

Yesterday we saw new streaming products from Chord Electronics and Naim, and today it's the turn of Chapter Air Audio with its Note range of AirPlay streaming amplifiers making their UK debut.

The NotePad 250 (£1495) and NotePad Air (£995) are 125W and 95W amplifiers respectively (measured into 8 Ohms), each designed to be driven by any Apple iOS device using AirPlay.

They will also stream up to 24-bit/192kHz high-definition tracks using UPnP (universal plug and play).

Chapter is also be showing its NotePower 400 and 600 mono analogue Class-D amplifiers.

Other (non-AirPlay) products in the Chapter range include the Precis 250 integrated amp (2 x 225W), Sonnet-S CD player, Preface S preamp and Couplet 250S power amp (2 x 225W).

You can check out the complete Chapter Electronics line-up in the display just outside the Bristol Suite here at the show.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.