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Monitor Audio Airstream 10 Internet Radio with radical design. Only £97 delivered by Hughes Directvia Amazon.
Monitor Audio Airstream 10 Internet Radio with radical design. Only £97 delivered by Hughes Directvia Amazon.

Monitor Audio Airstream 10 Internet Radio with radical design. Only £97 delivered by Hughes Directvia Amazon.

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I saw this, it seemed a good deal because I've wanted an internet radio for a while but didn't want something that just looked like a plain and ugly black box.

Can be laid on it's side for peculiar "z" type look or stood on it's end.

Gets really excellent reviews.

I've ordered mine and I'm looking forward to tuning into some great stations.

I was looking at it for £99.99 but then I checked again and found it had been reduced to £97.

Some places are charging £130 or so.

Anyway, I think it's iconic.

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Original Poster

http://www.prlog.org/10222926-the-airstream-10-from-monitor-audio.jpg

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http://www.hifigear.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/400x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/i/airstream-10.gif

That looks lovely - if only I had a spare £97...........

looks a bit mong to me.

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martinelsen

looks a bit mong to me.




Fair point martin/martine - style is something that not all can appreciate........

So I've tracked down something a little more suitable for you.

http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!CCumP4QCWk~$(KGrHqF,!h0E0Ew3oKKIBNMH3m7!Tg~~_35.JPG

Radical

I actually really like it and if I didn't already have a Roberts internet radio I'd seriously consider it. For anyone who wants an internet radio, make sure it's got DAB/FM too. Mine doesn't have DAB or an FM Tuner and when the internet connection drops or the stream from a station is flaky, it's definitely missed.

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This has FM though the DAB version is about £50 more, which I thought was a bit excessive for me, especially as I already own a few DAB radios. (There is a very cool white DAB/Internet version though, with a stove enamelled finish)

I often prefer listening to radio rather than mucking about trying to find something on the box to watch.

Plus I'm looking forward to listening to stations from the various places I've visited over the years.

I know you can do this sat in front of your PC but that sort of misses the point in my mind.

thanks HUKD, another radio I probably didn't need for the house. Had my eye on these since they were introduced at £200 odd. Just need more rooms in the house...

It would be nicer if it didnt look like it was trying to go up a staircase.

Fantastic brand, i would love a set of speakers from them but they cost a bomb im sure this will sound gr8

Banned

This would go so well with the MA speakers in my sunroom.

Hot Price !!

how do you connect them? my loft ladder broke so i bought a few of these.

I had one of these. A classic case of style over substance. The sound quality grated to teh extent that I eventually bought a Pure DAB. Sound quality is much better.

another odd design, looks like the work of a student (or another OEM from China?)

design process:
draw the Z shape face in 2D, then press the extrude function in CAD. done.
Oh lets use mix material since I read about it ...

Yuck

Looks smart to me, gutted if it is style over substance.

flyingbear

another odd design, looks like the work of a student (or another OEM from … another odd design, looks like the work of a student (or another OEM from China?)design process:draw the Z shape face in 2D, then press the extrude function in CAD. done.Oh lets use mix material since I read about it ...



Pity you say that, they are one of (the few?) bespoke UK engineering firms still making hi-fi, and are usually pretty darn good at it (certainly speakers anyway). They also are a pioneering company in composite material design, coming from their work on loudspeaker cones.

I'd hope it was a case of style and substance, although one should be wary of ever expecting a really good sound from internet radio!

I think it's gorgeous, very chic, the reviews on Amazon are positive. I have an old ramshackle "ghetto blaster" CD/FM Radio/tape monstrosity in the kitchen but I rarely listen to anything in there.

if i put my cup of tea on the top part, will it fall over?

scrumpypaul

Fair point martin/martine - style is something that not all can … Fair point martin/martine - style is something that not all can appreciate........So I've tracked down something a little more suitable for you.



Oh dear, getting all emotional about your special deal?

Don't get your tena-lady in a twist sweetheart.

Original Poster

The lady doth protest too much methinks...

martinelsen

looks a bit moog to me.



Fixed.

Original Poster

leefal

Fixed.





haha - well done!!

Original Poster

Okay.

None at £97 though you can still get it at Amazon for £99.

I've set mine up - first impressions are extremely favourable.

Well packaged. Four different plug plates for adaptor, so it is effectively a world radio. Includes ethernet cable as well as an aux cable.

Plugged it in, very, very easy to set up. Had it up and running playing some Greek radio within about 5 mins.

Sound quality is very good, even at it's first play. And this is in it's strange Z position where the speaker faces down! Volume goes up to 20. I currently have it at 13 and I am listening to the downstairs radio whilst upstairs. Very clear sound with no distortion at higher volumes. I haven't played around with any EQ.

Wide range of stations available with just a few clicks. Loads of local/BBC etc. Podcast support which is very easy to use/search. Couple of clicks gets foreign radio, again very easy to search.

The radio itself is beautiful. Better than I had expected even. Very solid build, very substantial piece of kit and I feel like I have made a really good and pleasing purchase for £97. It really is a little work of art, so now I just have to find a way for it to be on show rather than just plonked beneath the TV.



If any of you guys ended up buying one, I hope you're as pleased as I am.





Oh, and Martin/e...........sorry if I sound a bit dewy-eyed about my "special deal" and I will try my very best not to ssip myself at your witticisms............
Edited by: "scrumpypaul" 30th Nov 2011

scrumpypaul

Okay.None at £97 though you can still get it at Amazon for £99.I've set m … Okay.None at £97 though you can still get it at Amazon for £99.I've set mine up - first impressions are extremely favourable.Well packaged. Four different plug plates for adaptor, so it is effectively a world radio. Includes ethernet cable as well as an aux cable.Plugged it in, very, very easy to set up. Had it up and running playing some Greek radio within about 5 mins.Sound quality is very good, even at it's first play. And this is in it's strange Z position where the speaker faces down! Volume goes up to 20. I currently have it at 13 and I am listening to the downstairs radio whilst upstairs. Very clear sound with no distortion at higher volumes. I haven't played around with any EQ.Wide range of stations available with just a few clicks. Loads of local/BBC etc. Podcast support which is very easy to use/search. Couple of clicks gets foreign radio, again very easy to search.The radio itself is beautiful. Better than I had expected even. Very solid build, very substantial piece of kit and I feel like I have made a really good and pleasing purchase for £97. It really is a little work of art, so now I just have to find a way for it to be on show rather than just plonked beneath the TV.If any of you guys ended up buying one, I hope you're as pleased as I am.Oh, and Martin/e...........sorry if I sound a bit dewy-eyed about my "special deal" and I will try my very best not to ssip myself at your witticisms............



dong dong dong falling down the stairs

Original Poster

"dong dong dong falling down the stairs"



You've lost me there Major............
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