In a similarly compact format as the one presented in April of this year Bluetooth receiver WTX tubes Advance Paris is now coming with the next player, and as the name WTX-StreamTubes already suggests, it is a full-fledged network player – with tubes in the output stage.
Advance Paris WTX-StreamTubes – Technology & Concept
According to Advance Paris, the WTX-StreamTubes are based on the versatile WTX-StreamPro. Access to audio material from the home network goes without saying, but streaming services such as Spotify, Qobuz and Tidal integrated. And internet radio reception via TuneIn or vTuner is also on board. The D / A conversion is done by the BurrBrown chip PCM1796.
The Advance Paris WTX-StreamTubes is multi-room capable and supports AirPlay and DLNA. Streaming takes place via LAN or WLAN – and those who do not want to do without Bluetooth can connect the separately available Advance dongles X-FTB01 or X-FTB02 via a proprietary port on the back of the device.
The WTX-StreamTubes comes with a high-gloss black front and silver control elements. Thanks to the viewing window on the right front side, the Raytheon 5703 miniature tubes an optical accent. Much more important than that is, of course, according to Advance, that the tubes in combination with the Class A circuit topology enable “the typically warm, less aggressive, very lively sound that audiophile hi-fi fans appreciate so much”.
The signal can be tapped in analogue via a cinch double or digitally via S / PDIF coaxial or Toslink. Means free apps for Android and iOS can be control the small streamer, a remote control is also included.
Price Advance Paris WTX-StreamTubes: 399 euros