The manufacturer calls them "streaming amplifier & all in one system" – the term "receiver" is nowadays rather used for AV-devices. But wouldn't "all in one" usually also include a CD drive and built-in speakers? In any case, the two "Playstreams" can play high-definition music from the home network and from the streaming services Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer and Napster, as well as receive web radio and FM/DAB+ stations. They can also be grouped with other Advance streaming devices to form a multi-room setup. They are controlled via an app or using the included remote control and the front display located between the two pointer instruments. In addition to 5 line sources, 3 optical and one coaxial S/PDIF source, a turntable with MM or MC and, in the case of the large Playstream A7, also a TV can be connected via HDMI-ARC. The output power is indicated by Advance Paris with 2x180 Watt into 4 Ohm on the A7 and 2x130 Watt on the A5. The prices are 1290 and 990 Euros respectively.
New Streaming Receivers
Advance Paris PlayStream A5 and A7
With the PlayStream A5 and A7, Advance Paris launched two new integrated amplifiers with network module and FM/DAB+ receiver.