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Future-Fi from Roksan: the Attessa streaming amp

  • As part of its forthcoming Attessa range – one that also includes a turntable (£995/€1250), a CD player (£495/€625) and an integrated amplifier (£995/€1250) – Roksan will introduce an attractive slice of Future-Fi in the form of the Attessa streaming amplifier.

    The new model puts 80wpc into 8 Ohms (130wpc into 4 Ohms) of Class A/B loudspeaker power on the sideboard. Next to its loudspeaker binding posts sit two line-level inputs and one MM phono. Hello, turntables! Next to those, a pair each of coaxial and TOSLINK digital inputs to access the unit’s 24bit/192kHz Burr-Brown internal DAC. Hello TVs and CD players! Bluetooth support encompasses SBC, AAC and aptX. Hello, Mom and Dad!

    No need to BYO network streamer. The Attessa streaming amplifier also houses a BluOS streaming module to offer a functionally similar experience to the Bluesound NODE and POWERNODE. That spells streaming apps for MacOS, Windows, Android and iOS with a) an already proven track record and b) integrations for Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer and Amazon HD (among many others) as well as support for Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect for those who prefer to stay within their chosen streaming service’s own app.

    Subwoofer integrators take note: with only a pair of analogue pre-outputs on the back panel (and no dedicated LFE output) we won’t get the POWER/NODE‘s subwoofer crossover smarts. One-upping the POWERNODE is the Attessa’s 7.5V headphone output that promises to provide enough go-juice for even the most demanding headphones.

    Perhaps most striking of all is the Attessa streaming amplifier’s industrial design that features a multi-function control wheel (complete with haptic feedback) and a trio of preset buttons (assignable within the BluOS app).

    Pricing on Roksan’s Attessa streaming amplifier will land at £1495/€1875. Shipping begins in September. Your choice of silver or black.

    Further information: Roksan

    Try not to wince when you see how old mate handles the vinyl record in this video:

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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