Review Atoll ST300 streamer and Atoll AM300 power amplifier

Pros

  • Fine playback
  • Beautifully made
  • Complete
  • Versatile
  • Works flawlessly
  • Roon

Cons

  • None
  • Price: € 5600

    Build quality
    Usability
    App
    Sound
    Price

    Set-up and installation

    Contents

    The Atoll ST300 replaces our streamer, dac, preamp ánd headphone amplifier in the reference system below. Damn, that’s a lot of components and cables left unused. Everything is attached to an Audioquest Powerquest 3 and there is a Cisco switch with Sbooster between the router and streamer. Network cables are custom made and double shielded.

    Hardware:

    Cabling:

    Software:

    Roon Core on a Nuc

    Type test
    Single Test
    Inputs
    • Analog RCA
    • Digital Coaxial
    • Digital Optical
    • Digital USB
    • Streamer ethernet
    • Streamer wifi
    • Bluetooth
    Outputs
    • Analog RCA
    • Analog XLR
    • Digital Coaxial
    • Digital Optical
    Product type
    Streamer
    Max samplingrate
    192 kHz
    Max bit depth
    24 bit
    Weight
    7 Kg
    Dimensions
    • Width: 44 cm
    • Depth: 26 cm
    • Height: 9 cm
    Production country
    France
    Amplifier type
    Power Amplifier
    Amplifier technology
    Class AB
    Bridgemode
    Yes
    Amplifier inputs
    • Analog RCA
    • Analog XLR
    Power
    Specification #1
    • Resistance: 8 ohm
    • Value specified: 150 watt
    • Value measured: 0 watt
    Specification #2
    • Resistance: 4 ohm
    • Value specified: 280 watt
    • Value measured: 0 watt
    Dimensions
    • Width: 44 cm
    • Depth: 36 cm
    • Height: 10 cm
    Weight amplifier
    19 Kg
    Production country
    France
     
     

    4 Comments

    1. Can someone please clarify Geoffrey’s comment “ You can dim the screen or even turn it off but we think that’s only necessary if you’re streaming via Nas and don’t get cover art”

      What exactly does he mean?

      With my ST200 you get full cover art support but the cover art must be present on the attached NAS drive.

      Brian

        1. Thank you Geoffrey, please report back or maybe update your review if possible. I have zero issues with my ST200 Signature with our attached Buffalo NAS drive and cover art.

          The only issue or complaint I would have with Atoll streamers and I reported this to Atoll already is the limited support for attached USB or NAS drives when it comes to searching for artist (extremely slow).

          It is highly recommend to use some type of server software like: MinimServer or Jriver to help speed things up.

          Thanks again,
          Brian

      1. I think it is a best practice to use UPnPServer software like JRiver, AssetUPnP, Audirvana or MinimServer if you like to stream local content to a streamer or streamer/DAC combination. Or choose Roon if that is supported and you like its functionality.

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