ConclusieAtoll Electronique hasn't rested on its laurels. They have improved everything that was good about the Atoll ST200 Signature and put it in the St300. Dual mono construction, dual mono dac chips, dual analogue volume control and so on. Actually, the ST300 Signature (€3000) goes further in every way. The build quality, the components used and the thoughtful design make it a top performer. We never felt inclined to take the ST300 Signature out of the system and that is the biggest compliment we can give this device. Fewer components, fewer cables, fewer powercords and less clutter. Less is indeed more. Alpha Approved.
We’ve been testing a lot of all-in-one devices lately. The Cambridge Evo 150, Lyndorf 2170 or Marantz 40N to name but a few. The Atoll ST300 can stand proudly amongst them. Even more so we find it to be one of the best in class and could easily live with it. Both in terms of playback, usability and versatility. The dac is excellent and now that Roon is on board, there is nothing stopping Atoll Electronique from becoming a serious player on the streaming market. If you’re currently unsatisfied with your individual components, ask for a demo of the ST300 Signature. You will be surprised how far you can get with these devices nowadays. You’re also going to suffer far less “audiophillia nervosa” and spend more time with your favorite music. If the ST300 is just out of reach for you, the ST200 Signature will be an excellent “second” choice. We think the difference in playback between the two won’t be that big. But that’s just the nature of this hobby. You can always do a little bit better.