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Monitor Audio MA100 system does AirPlay, DLNA and high-res audio

Monitor Audio has put two and two together to come up with what looks to be, on paper at least, a neat, feature-packed desktop streaming system - the MA100.

The MA100 system comprises the five-star Monitor Audio A100 amplifier (compare latest prices) and a pair of MASS 10 speakers, which we reviewed as part of the MASS speaker package, which was our favourite style speaker package at its price in the What Hi-Fi? Awards in 2012.

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The A100 offers AirPlay and DLNA connectivity for wireless music streaming from a wide selection of sources, has a high-resolution DAC capable of playing high-res 192/24 files, and sports analogue stereo RCA and digital optical inputs.

While the MASS speakers may now be bettered by newer arrivals on the surround sound market, they still make for a good home cinema option and certainly look like they'll make a lot of sense as a desktop pair.

The Monitor Audio MA100 system is due out in September for £550.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.