ARCAM: irDAC D2A test review

Edd Harris writes: In 1976 when two passionate Cambridge University students founded ‘Amplification and Recording Cambridge’, now formally known as ARCAM (since 1980), the companies main focus was firmly on producing high performance technologies for the blossoming record production industry. Little did the founders know that their reference quality journey would lead them into the […]

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ARCAM: irDAC-II Compact High-performance 24/192 DAC Asynchronous USB – Bluetooth aptX – DSD128 – Headphone Amp

  They say ….. For over 3 years, the irDAC has been regarded as one of the best and most affordable DACs available, anywhere. It has won industry accolades all over the world including two consecutive What Hi-Fi awards. Replacing the irDAC, the new irDAC-II continues the story, adding advanced Bluetooth connectivity, headphone output, DSD128 […]

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Best phono preamps?

What Hi-Fi? write: A phono stage (or, if you prefer, a phono preamp) boosts the signal from a turntable to a workable level – if your stereo amp or record player doesn’t have one built-in, you’ll need a dedicated box. Ideally, your list of potential purchases should include one of these. They’re the best you can buy […]

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Best phono preamps?

What Hi-Fi write: A phono stage (or, if you prefer, a phono preamp) boosts the signal from a turntable to a workable level – if your stereo amp or record player doesn’t have one built-in, you’ll need a dedicated box. Ideally, your list of potential purchases should include one of these. They’re the best you can buy […]

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ARCAM: FMJ D33 test review

  John Atkinson writes ….. As I wrote in my review of the Bricasti M1 D/A processor in February 2012, it seemed a good idea in the late 1980s: upgrade the performance of your CD player by feeding its digital output to an outboard digital/analog processor. British manufacturer Arcam, one of the first companies to see the […]

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ARCAM: FMJ integrated test review

FOR Detail and musicality are both highly developed in this understated amplifier, but don’t let its calm manners put you off guard for more dramatic moments AGAINST Some may find the degree of control excessive Can seem a touch polite at times “A winning combination of sonic virtues with vices that are so minor, most […]

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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 […]

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ARCAM: Their state-of-the-art DAC, the D33

They say ….. With the market now full of new-generation digital audio devices and sources, Arcam is proud to introduce its latest and highest performing DAC to date, the D33 SuperDAC. Using state of the art dual Burr Brown PCM1792, 24bit / 192kHz converters (one per channel), twin toroidal transformers in the power supply and […]

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ARCAM: FMJ A19 integrated amplifier test review

Stereophile Magazine ….. It was fall 2000. I’d just begun working at Stereophile, and I clearly remember sheepishly, innocently putting this question to former senior editor Jonathan Scull. I think the question confused him—not because he didn’t know the answer, but because the answer seemed so obvious, the question itself should have been unnecessary. How […]

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ARCAM: FMJ AVR750 test review

It’s probably fair to say that Arcam doesn’t rush its AV receivers to market. It’s been four years since the launch of the brand’s last flagship, the AVR600, which in the world of home electronics is something of an age. At least the brand doesn’t undersell them when they arrive. The AVR750, it says, is […]

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ARCAM: The Solo music system

They say ….. The new Solo music delivers music at a quality level previously only possible from large separate components. Featuring a SACD/CD drive and 160W of amplification in a stylish, low-resonance enclosure, the Solo music provides high-quality room-filling sound. Four HDMI™(1.4b), coax, optical, phono and 3.5mm line inputs allow for flexible system building without […]

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ARCAM: The MUSO loudspeaker

They say ….. The muso speaker has been designed to perfectly complement Solo Movie & Music systems, utilising the same audiophile sound quality and unobtrusive but stylish aesthetic as the rest of the Solo product range. Ease of placement and effortless high quality sound are the signature of the new Solo muso speaker. The main […]

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ARCAM: The A19 integrated amplifier

They say ….. The A19 will delight music lovers of all generations. It delivers exceptional transparency and detail with ultra-low level distortion and is perfect for those looking for reference level sound quality at a sensible price. The amplifier’s design and performance have been refined and tuned to an exquisite degree. This focus on sound […]

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ARCAM: The A39 integrated amplifier

They say ….. Arcam’s A39 integrated amplifier represents the pinnacle of Arcam’s audio engineering. We set out to incorporate everything we have learnt in almost 40 years to deliver an amplifier that will set new standards and provide class leading sound quality for the best possible reproduction of your music. Arcam’s A39 integrated amplifier represents […]

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ARCAM: The A29 integrated amplifier

They say ….. Arcam’s A29 integrated amplifier represents another major step forward for Arcam’s stereo audio engineering. We set out to incorporate everything we have learnt in almost 40 years to deliver an amplifier that will set new standards and provide class leading sound quality for the best possible reproduction of your music. Drawing on […]

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ARCAM: The C49 pre amplifier

They say ….. rcam’s C49 pre-amplifier represents the pinnacle of Arcam’s audio engineering. We set out to incorporate everything we have learnt in almost 40 years to deliver a pre-amplifier that will set new standards and provide class leading sound quality for the best possible reproduction of your music. Drawing on the many years of […]

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