Roksan Attessa range: performance and convenience

Roksan has announced its Attessa range of next-generation audio equipment. Developed and engineered in the UK, the range consists of a streaming amplifier, integrated amplifier, turntable and CD transport.  

The company says Attessa combines the audio performance Roksan has spent almost four decades perfecting, exquisite industrial design that will complement any interior design vocabulary, and a level of convenience that will introduce a whole new audience to the inimitable Roksan sound. 

The design is billed as approachable and friendly and the materials are said to be of outstanding quality. Ergonomics, whether it’s the haptic, multifunction dial or the MaestroUnite control app, are designed to be thoughtful and flawlessly implemented. Roskan says if you’re familiar with the brand already, you will not be disappointed, and if you’re not, you’ll be surprised and in for a treat.

The Attessa Integrated Amplifier has a wealth of analogue and digital inputs. The latter is all routed to a high-performance Burr Brown 24bit/192kHz digital-to-analogue converter, whilst its analogue inputs include a phono stage for use with a turntable. It also has the benefit of aptX Bluetooth connectivity for casting streaming services from a smart device, and more than enough power.

In addition to the array of inputs and high-quality componentry of the integrated amplifier, the Attessa Streaming Amplifier has the added benefit of BluOS multi-room streaming platform. The unit is also compatible with more than 20 of the world’s leading streaming services and can stream wirelessly to as many as 64 zones. It has the same suite of digital inputs (all routed to the same high-performance Burr Brown 24bit/192kHz DAC) that’s compatible with MQA and FLAC file formats and is compatible with high quality turntables. Wireless connectivity is simple and stable thanks to on-board aptX Bluetooth connectivity. With audio performance delivered by a fully balanced pre-amplifier and a Roksan Caspian-derived toroidal transformer turning out up to 130W, the Attessa Streaming Amplifier is compatible with pretty much any loudspeakers.

Also included in the launch is the Attessa CD Transport and Attessa Turntable. The disc transport does exactly what you’d expect – connects via digital coaxial to either Attessa amplifier, and transmits the digital audio information from the disc to the high-performance DAC. Using the MaestroUnite app means an Attessa amplifier and Attessa CD transport combine into a single system after set-up, and the UK-designed custom firmware on board the disc transport ensures error-free, accurate playback.

The turntable, meanwhile, has the purity of purpose that all Roksan turntables have enjoyed, says the company. It was developed and assembled in the UK, and comes complete with unipivot tonearm, a high-quality pre-fitted Roksan Dana cartridge and switchable phono stage (which makes it compatible with any amplifier). The turntable is built to uncompromising standards using premium materials – the platter, for example, is high-mass weighted glass with a bonded aluminium edge dampener. And the chassis design, with its feet designed to isolate it from external vibration, is directly influenced by Xerxes, Roksan’s very first turntable.

Key features

  • Outstanding sonic performance
  • Accomplished, understated and elegant design
  • Uncompromised engineering
  • Extensive specification
  • High-fidelity product
  • BluOS streaming technology for Attessa Streaming Amplifier
  • 24bit/192kHz Burr Brown DAC
  • Power to spare, up to 130W per channel
  • Bespoke unipivot tonearm for turntable
  • Approachable, intuitive controls
  • Designed and engineered in the UK
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