ARCAM: FMJ A19 test review

FOR

  • Big, room-filling sound
  • Open, dynamic and cohesive
  • Subtle and revealing detail
  • Deep and authoritative sound
  • Remarkable composure and control
  • Good build and connections

AGAINST

  • Requires careful system matching
  • Its strengths might not be immediately apparent

The Arcam FMJ A19 is a new integrated stereo amplifier that joins the ranks of Arcam’s high-end FMJ series – and for a competitively priced £650, it’s an extremely talented performer.

The ‘FMJ’ in the name stands for Full Metal Jacket, and refers to Arcam’s steel-and-aluminium casework – which is as sturdy and substantial as you might expect.

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