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  • FM Tuner
  • Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
  • Wireless streaming & Ethernet port
  • MP3 compatible / Auxiliary
  • Alarm clock with snooze
  • 4 Presets
  • Radio Data System
  • Line in
  • Line Out
  • Headphones

Specification

Speaker

Full-range 3.5" in-house designed woofer.

Audio power output

7W Class A-B amplification.

Output connectors

3.5mm Headphone socket, 3.5mm Line out socket – For connection for play back through a hi-fi system

Format support for

MP3, WMA, Real Audio (RA), AAC

Input connectors

3.5mm Auxiliary input - for iPod or MP3 player connection, 12V DC power adaptor socket.

Display

6 line LCD display with white backlight.

Controls

6 one-touch mode/function buttons, central navigation control knob including play, pause, forward, back buttons.

Presets

4 presets for FM, Internet and DAB radio stations.

Internet Radio Portal

Search and save stations by name, favourites, country or genre.

EQ settings

6 preset sound EQ settings, (Optimum, voice, classical, pop, rock, dynamic)

Alarm

Dual alarm and clock function - Memory stored after power removed.

Aerial

Telescopic Aerial with hinge (for DAB/ FM reception. (Not required for Internet radio or music streaming)

Mains power supply

Mains powered adaptor input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 0.4A. Output 12V DC 1.5A

Power consumption

Standby 1.9W Max 18W

Dimensions (H x W x D)

125 x 330 x 95 mm

Product Weight

2 Kg

Approvals

CE/UL/Fcc. Compliant with the EMC and Low Voltage Directives (89/336/EEC and 2006/95/EC).

Professional reviews

AirStream 10

October 2010

Mini Test

'SMART, INGENIOUS AND VERY CAPABLE with excellent sound and good voice intelligibility'

AirStream 10

September 2010

A Radio to match your kitchen

"...this is beautiful, well-built and has a boatload of features that mean it will last a lifetime."

AirStream 10

September 2010

Radio Clash

'...its performance is dynamic and rich.'

'It justifies its cost thanks to its reliability, ease of use and smooth sound quality.'

AirStream 10

March 2010

Wake up to the digital world

'Futuristic looks, exceptional sound and impressive ease of use make the AirStream 10 a real delight.'

AirStream 10

November 2009

AirStream review

'Radio has a new icon. This easy-to-use, great-sounding box deserves space on your tabletop.'

AirStream 10

November 2009

High Flying

'This smart and compact piece of kit, at once futuristic and classic in appearance, is actually one of the most all-round capable audio devices we've come across in quite some time.'

AirStream 10

November 2009

AirStream review

'The AirStream 10 is an impressive network audio player...if you're looking for something stylish, the AirStream10 is a great buy.'

AirStream 10

October 2009

AirStream review

'The AirStream is a rare find in the world of radio. It seamlessly combinesstunning radical design with an easy-to-use radio set-up and a greatsound.'

AirStream 10

September 2009

AirStream review

'Unlike Girls Aloud or Sugababes, Monitor Audio's AirStream10 radio sounds as sexy as it looks.'

AirStream 10

September 2009

AirStream review

'it's the combination of features and its eminently stylish chassis at a surprisingly affordable price that makes the AirStream10 such an attractive proposition.'

AirStream 10

August 2009

AirStream review

'A British-designed radio that looks forward rather than back, the AirStream10 combines a cutting-edge design with good sound and more tuners than a piano shop in an earthquake zone.'

AirStream 10

August 2009

AirStream review

'There is so much to like here, but it comes down to the simple things that make the AirStream10 a real winner for us: good quality construction, attention to design detailing and audio that wows...in terms of design the AirStream10 beats them all.'

AirStream 10

August 2009

AirStream review

'Ladies and gentlemen meet the Monitor Audio AirStream10, the most novel way to nab tunes from your hard drive and ipod while serving up DAB and FM radio to boot. Can it live up to the hype?...its design might look like it belongs in an East London art gallery...but this is truely a piece of cutting edge kit...we'd be more than happy if the Monitor Audio AirStream10 dealt with internet radio with a dash of DAB thrown in. But it can also pull tracks from any hard drive, using UPnP streaming to serve up the tracks you want without having to feed it an ipod or CD...the internet radio easily snatches Listen again programmes...the speaker isn't a slacker either...it chucks out ample noise. Perfect for sticking in your office and bedroom...the AirStream10 is one of the hottest gadgets we've seen all year!'

AirStream 10

August 2009

AirStream review

'...this isn't just another DAB radio: it has other hi-tech functionsup its sleeve...as well as DAB and FM, the AirStream10 also offersinternet radio....15,000 radio stations are on tap instantly...theheavy duty aluminium casing means it's got a big sound.'

AirStream 10

July 2009

AirStream review

'We're loving the touch-sensitive controls, but it's the retro woodgrain-and-metal finish on this eye-catching, ear-tickling wireless that really sets the AirStream 10 apart...the best new gear money can buy!'

AirStream 10

July 2009

AirStream review

'The DAB radio proved better at picking up a strong signal than our portable Roberts receiver and the FM and internet radio functions worked well...there is only one speaker but this sounded excellent at high volumes...the AirStream's design is far from the plastic box you might expect from this kind of product...impressively made.'

AirStream 10

July 2009

AirStream review

'Once you've worked out which way to stand the unit, you can't help but be charmed by it...despite running off one speaker, it knocks out afull sound...the internet radio interface is uncomplicated while thedigital display is uncluttered.'

AirStream 10

July 2009

AirStream review

'Monitor Audio's first foray into standalone radios is one of the sexiest wirelesses we've seen!'

AirStream 10

July 2009

AirStream review

'Monitor Audio has created a classic...with its handsome real wood veneer - something MA's speakers are famous for - and heavy metal construction...it's definitely at the cutting edge of internet radio tech...the suprisingly expansive single speaker manages to fill the room with a full and snappy sound that plastic portables can't quite manage...it can rock out at almost full volume without distorting...this web radio is a little simpler than the hi-tech Evoke Flow...this slick web, DAB and FM wireless presents a whole lot of functionality in a singularly stylish way...a modern classic design perhaps? We think so.'
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User reviews

Andreas Risi Monitor Audio UK

AirStream 10

September 2013

I enjoy to listen to Classic broadcasts with my Airstream 10 Internet Radio connected to my Hifi System.
The higher the Stream Rate the better the Sound Reproduction. So tune to Linn Classical or Linn Jazz,
two stations using 320 Kbs high stream quality. Both
programmes are UK based.

Stephen Keefe Monitor Audio UK

AirStream 10

November 2012

Have owned this for a year now. Very happy with the radio - both in function, performance and looks. Loudness is sufficient to fill the room without distortion. I use it daily as a.m alarm and p.m. snooze. When placed by the bedside, Volume 1 is a little loud. (Could this not be fixed with a software update to create Volume 0.1 -> 0.9? The volume knob has no end stop). Function selection can be a little fiddly, but no more so than other makes I have used. Maily used in Internet radio mode as we live in Denmark and I cannot seem to break away from UK radio stations!

adrian pope Monitor Audio UK

AirStream 10

November 2012

Generally happy with sound, and functions, limited presets a bit annoying. The power connector is already falling apart at the joint with the mains plug and is now shorting. The plug into the radio connects poorly, clearly the power supply is a cheaply made product. Other than that v happy.

Chris Clarke Monitor Audio UK

AirStream 10

June 2012

A joy to own and listen to. Surely a design classic in the making. Fills my kitchen with clean distortion free quality sound. I also use this on holiday with an i-pod docking bay, have many envious friends... many with Bose equipment! And did I mention how well built it is? Love it!

JOSE HERRERO DE ALDANA Monitor Audio UK

AirStream 10

June 2012

Only one speaker, so mono sound ... it is more like a radio snoozer, the sound is nice but lacks power. The menus are complicated and you have only 4 presets, so you will have to deal with the menu a lot, I thought the dialer would change directly from your favorites, but it does not, you have to navigate first through the menu. No usb or ipod connection either. So it is quite a limited device. Navigation from your network works fine, but again no shortcuts are available so you have to work from the root of your PC.

Andreas Larsson Monitor Audio UK

AirStream 10

April 2012

I have now (April 2011) owned the Airstream 10 (version without DAB) for 2 months and have used it extensively.

SOUND
The mono speaker does its job and the quality of the sound is good. I am sure that there are radios in the same price-range with better sound, but I am very happy with the sound. I use the radio mainly in the lying down position (speaker facing down) and find that this works excellent for me.

DESIGN
It feels quality all through. I agree with other reviewers that the positioning of power cable etc makes the radio a bit unstable when in the lying down position. The design was one big reason for me when buying it. The volume control is graded from MUTE, 1-20. Some people might find the lowest volume of 1 still being to loud if using the radio on the bedside table

CONTROLS
I find the radio easy to use. BBC channels are already pre-set into the menu (more abt BBC later)and it is easy to add channels through "Frontier Silicon WIFI Radio portal" web-page. The touch buttons and volume/select dial are nice to use. To coast through the menus are very much like using an Ipod. The screen is ok, can be hard to read from certain angles.

PODCASTS/BBC ON THE DEMAND
I use Itunes and an Ipod to listen to a lot of podcasts. I can pause, fast forward etc. Using podcasts on Airstream is a bit more complicated. The easy way is to add on podcasts through "Frontier Silicon WIFI Radio portal" web-page. If the podcasts is not on the web-page it gets much more complicated....at the moment I do not know how to be able to do it. There is no way to pause, fast forward, rewind. If you stop listen the you have to start all over again.

BBC on demand is something many people have discussed in this forum. I listen a lot to BBC but I tend to listen live or on podcasts. I have never really used on demand. As I said before a lot (possibly all?) of BBC channels are pre-installed in the menu. If you choose a for example BBC 4 you will see the following on the screen:

BBC Radio 4
Podcasts>

If I here choose podcasts I will see a long list of program names. If we take the program "A point of View" I get 2 different entries:

A point of View>
A point of Viev-podcast

It seems like the top entry is the actual on demand service cause it only have very few of the latest programs while the podcast option have loads. Another example is the program "A good read" that does not have a podcast option but the the 2 latest shows available.

To summarise; there seem to be some kind of "on demand" radio available. Feel free to ask in the comment field about the options for a particular show

LACK OF DAB
I personally see no use in paying extra for the DAB version since I have a very stable internet connection and another DAB radio already. I would only suggest to someone to buy the DAB version if the do not already own a DAB radio.

CONCLUSION
I am very happy with my purchase and can warmly recommend it to anyone that have done some research and knows what other radios are out there in the same price range. I love the design and have it going for hours everyday.

Robert Esdale Monitor Audio UK

AirStream 10

January 2012

I have two Airstream 10s, which I think are excellent. Pity you did not get the balance quite right for sitting flat on a bedside cabinet.

Martyn Keighley Monitor Audio UK

AirStream 10

November 2011

Clean, stylish and easy to use. In my view as iconic and well designed as the iPod

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