Arcam reviews

Arcam A18 Amplifier review
Amplifier Arcam A18

By the standards of Arcam, this model applies to the primary level, but serious design simplifications here. To minimize the effects of vibrations on sensitive electronic components amplifier is built on a massive metal chassis. The system power is impressive in size toroidal transformer with serious...
Arcam A19 Amplifier review
Amplifier Arcam A19

The A19 is the smallest amplifier in the Arcam FMJ range. This design comes with five analogue inputs and a MM phono stage. Interestingly, for those of you with six input sources and no turntable, the phono stage can be bypassed and turned into an additional line input. The remote is small and not the...
Arcam A38 Amplifier review
Amplifier Arcam A38

Technique Arcam, projected and collected in the English Cambridge, embodies the union of advanced design ideas and economical reasonable sufficiency. Completely filling audiophile amplifier FMJ A38 - a good-sized toroidal power transformer, capacitors Stargate and Rubicon, four-layer printed circuit...
Arcam A65 Plus Amplifier review
Amplifier Arcam A65 Plus

Slightly tapered light sticks on the front a nice contrast with the black color casing. Amplifier Arcam A65 Plus has such a low altitude that we thought crept in: if it is not a digital device. Doubts disappeared when the cover has been removed: we saw quite a standard design, a radiator output transistors...
Arcam Alpha 5 Plus CD-player review
CD-player Arcam Alpha 5 Plus

CD player Arcam Alpha 5 Plus is an improved version of the legendary Arcam Alpha 5. The new model does not differ by appearance and functional possibilities from the old one. The difference is only in the circuit of the clock generator. Significant differences in the sound of Alpha 5 and Alpha 5 Plus...
Arcam Alpha 7 CD-player review
CD-player Arcam Alpha 7

Generally speaking, the strategy release line devices based on one simple basic model with the possibility of upgrading the "up" by the "dry" to replace individual blocks (ie no soldering) exchanged with dealers paying the price difference of the old and the new block is the cornerstone stone company...
Arcam Alpha 7 Amplifier review
Amplifier Arcam Alpha 7

Alpha 7 amplifier of the British company Arcam is specially designed for getting high-quality sound of amplifiers at an affordable price. The device's appearance of this series is strict and elegant. When the power is on, the only one yellow indicator lights up and upon the expiry of about 5 seconds...
Arcam Alpha 8 Amplifier review
Amplifier Arcam Alpha 8

This Arcam is the development of Alpha 7. Soft graphics of design's inscriptions with smooth changes of handles and the top cover made of aluminum with clearly extruded alpha completes the appearance of this English gentleman. As you know, Alpha series is developed for getting high quality at an affordable...
Arcam AVP700 Processor review
Processor Arcam AVP700

The model AVP700 can be the example of a rational approach. It is not overloaded by switching functions (although it has good possibilities for the organization of multi-room system - trigger inputs, IR-inputs/outputs, RS-232 port). However, it is equipped with everything necessary for a qualitative...
Arcam AVR300 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Arcam AVR300

Arcam AVR300 is a multichannel receiver with relatively modest switching capabilities (is designed for work with six sources and doesn't have HDMI inputs), but takes the highest place in the company's model range. Arcam always comply with the principle that more intelligent and powerful multichannel...
Arcam AVR360 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Arcam AVR360

Arcam FMJ AVR360 - almost an exact copy of the older models with the index AVR400. It differs from it only slightly lower (15 watts per channel) output, and under identical design and the functionality. Cute English receiver is a complete switch-amplifier for the modern home theater with any AV-source....
Arcam AVR400 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Arcam AVR400

Serious audiophile brands have always been conservative with respect to new-fangled digital stuff. Even when under the pressure of customer feedback they cautiously enter the territory of a home theater, you are in no hurry to implement in their AV-components of the latest formats and functions, it is...
Arcam CD62 CD-player review
CD-player Arcam CD62

The player has a bit simple design, but is made with exemplary neatness. You will find only the most important control buttons on the front panel. However, do not rush to conclude about functional poverty of CD62. An additional service (the modes of repeat, random playback, programming and so on) is...
Arcam CD73 CD-player review
CD-player Arcam CD73

In the current model lineup Arcam CD73 takes a place at the very beginning. It is a further development of CD62 and CD72 player and is based on years of proven and extremely reliable mechanism Sony. But instead of Burr-Brown converters developers decided to put a new multibit DAC WM8740, produced Wolfson...
Arcam CDS27 CD-player review
CD-player Arcam CDS27

Design of the model is quite traditional for Arcam - strictness, solidity and complete absence of any frills. The body is made of metallic grey panels; the facade is designed in the same palette. CD loader tray and two-line monochrome information display are hidden behind blacked-out plastic covers on...
Arcam Delta 170 & Black Box 3 CD-player review
CD-player Arcam Delta 170 & Black Box 3

Advantages of two boxes include reduced levels of mutual interference between the control microprocessors, servo motors and display panels, and the audio circuits and DAC. Another plus is the ability to upgrade selectively the DAC or transport as the state of the art improves. Disadvantage are obvious:...
Arcam DiVA A90 Amplifier review
Amplifier Arcam DiVA A90

DiVA A90 model replaced the stereo amplifier A85 - the same one from which engineers A & R Cambridge radically revised their views, decided to go towards the union audiophile circuitry with advanced switching systems and display controllers with improved balance, tone and volume. Approach seems justified....
Arcam DV137 DVD-player review
DVD-player Arcam DV137

Arcam DV137 - the first universal player in the lineup of the British company A & R Cambridge, and touring with a capital letter, with extensive format support (make yourself by looking at the table playable media). The machine used the most advanced to date digital technology: the processor core is...
Arcam DV88 Plus DVD-player review
DVD-player Arcam DV88 Plus

Rapid technological progress has the downside. Purchased today digital equipment headily stales morally. If the question is, for example, about cheap budget DVD player, the trouble is not great. But if it is a top model, which was cost more than $1000? What a shame. Such player can still work perfectly...
Arcam FMJ A32 Amplifier review
Amplifier Arcam FMJ A32

Six legs instead four, a large matrix display which would rather fit AV receiver, a long row of the sources selector and unusual controls called Mode and Enter - you can recognize stereo amplifier in Arcam FMJ A32 perhaps only after hint. The device, being developed by the A&R Cambridge specialists,...
Arcam FMJ BDP300 Blu-ray player review
Blu-ray player Arcam FMJ BDP300

To succeed in the release of the budget electronics, much of the mind is not required: follow fashion and save on everything, as long as the retail price was less. Succeed in producing art medium and high grade is much more complicated because it is necessary, among other things, is very clear about...
Arcam FMJ CD17 CD-player review
CD-player Arcam FMJ CD17

The device is assembled on a massive metal chassis that combines aluminum and steel elements - is the most effective solution in terms of vibration isolation. Additional shielding for the most critical circuits in the player is covered with a special matte paint (the proprietary Stealth Mat). Inside...
Arcam Solo Movie 2.1 DVD-receiver review
DVD-receiver Arcam Solo Movie 2.1

Series Arcam Solo, appeared a few years ago and provided the only CD-receiver Solo Music, provoked mixed reactions from music lovers. On the one hand, it was a compact unit that focuses on youth and style bit like player iPod (even the power button is similar to the logo of Apple). On the other hand,...
Arcam T32 Tuner review
Tuner Arcam T32

Back in the days when this writer was still in flared trousers, the (then) Amplification and Recording Company of Cambridge launched its first tuner - the T60. Unlike many receivers of the day, it was a swish and sophisticated affair, and this T32 is no different. It is, quite simply, a very classy device...