Arcam ST5
Arcam ST5
Arcam ST5

Arcam ST5: High-resolution network player

The Arcam Radia ST5 network player is a high-resolution music streaming solution that pairs perfectly with the Radia A5, A15 or A25 amplifiers. Arcam ST5 has ample connectivity to most smartphones and tablets. You can also connect to popular streaming services via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet. Additionally, Arcam ST5 comes with built-in Apple Airplay 2, Google Chromecast, Tidal Connect and Spotify Connect. Arcam ST5 is also Roon ready, supports MQA and can play music via Qobuz and Amazon Music.

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A quality streamer like this Arcam Radia ST5 connects to local and remote digital audio files and is designed to play them back in the highest possible audio quality. Local files can be stored on a USB device or NAS drive. They can be accessed from your home network via Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, or Bluetooth from a smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

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Streaming services provide music from remote servers. There are several providers, the most famous of which are Tidal and Spotify. You pay a subscription to most services, and you have the option to purchase a higher quality subscription for high-resolution music. Arcam ST5 also allows you to play music via Amazon Music and Qobuz. You can also access a wide range of other online music sources, including free online radio stations and more. There are also free online music sources such as online radio stations.

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Whatever you’re listening to, the Arcam ST5’s built-in DAC converts the signal to analog and feeds it to the amplifier via a pair of RCA connectors. It can also be connected digitally via coaxial or optical wires. There are many different bit rates and resolutions for audio files. Arcam Radia ST5 uses high-quality ESS ES9018 Hi-Res chipset, which can handle 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio files and also supports MQA. Most importantly, the Arcam Radia ST5 has been carefully designed to access and play all of these streaming services with the highest possible sound quality, and when paired with a good system, it’s good proof that streaming music, whether local or remote, can sound exceptionally good.

Arcam ST5 Features

Supported High Definition Media: MP3, MP4, OGG, WMA, FLAC, WAV (LPCM), MQA, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSD (128)
Supported Sampling Rate (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
Digital outputs: 1x coaxial (RCA), 1x optical (Toslink)
Analog outputs: 1x stereo (RCA) pair
Frequency response (filter 1): 20 Hz—20 kHz ± 0.05 dB
Mains voltage: 100 V or 110- 120 V or 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption: 12 W
Power consumption: (Eco standby mode) <0.5 W
Dimensions W x D (including speaker terminals) x H (including feet): 431 x 344 x 58 m
Weight (net): 3.5 kg

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