The CAST AMP is the first product from Densen to allow streaming. By using Google Cast Audio technology, users will be able to stream music from their smartphones and tablets which gives access to any streaming service on the planet. The component can also be used with Google Home to implement multiroom listening.
The CAST AMP is a power amplifier with onboard DAC and an optical input and USB output for a Chromecast Audio dongle (£30, sold separately). It is a scaled down version of the upcoming B-390 Power Amplifier (set to be released in late 2017) that has been 15 years in the making. The CAST is a 60W/8 Ohm amp that is unusual in that it doubles output into four Ohms. It can also be used as a standalone power amp with a 5V trigger. The first owner will benefit from Densen’s lifetime warranty which starts after the standard warranty ends. It is available for order now from Elite Audio and retails at £2,895.