Arcam will be previewing their 2016 AVR range in Dallas this coming weekend, to coincide with the CEDIA 2015 Show. They will be showing (but not playing) samples at the Arcam Solo Event on Weds 4th November.
“These new AVR’s are quite simply, the highest performing AV receivers Arcam has ever made and some of the finest in the world” says the company’s latest press release.
The new Arcam AVRs are serious video & audiophile products that are equally at home with high-resolution surround or two-channel music.
ARCAM AVR850 £4200. The new champion AVR, top of Arcam’s range and with the power and performance of 7 channels of Class G Hi-Fi Amplification, combined with state-of-the-art 4k video and exceptional connectivity.
ARCAM AVR550 £2200. Most of the above, with a bit less power and Arcam’s finest conventional amplifiers.
ARCAM SR250 £2500. A unique Stereo AV receiver. The power and performance of a High-end Class G Hi-Fi amplifier, with the connectivity of a world-class AV amp. Literally the best of both worlds for people who want great Hi-Fi and a new breed of Movie and TV sound.
- 4K (UHD) video compatible including HD ULTRA upscaling
- 7 x HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP2.2 – 3 HDMI outputs – ARC compatible
- Auto setup with advanced “Dirac Live for Arcam” room correction
- Ethernet, RS232 and IR control for Custom Install
- Free MusicLife iOS AV Streaming and Control app
- Music networking including Spotify Connect
- On board regulated power supply for rSeries digital input components
The AVR850 and SR250 use Arcam’s u class G amplification, which allows the them to run in full class A for most of the time and then switch into class G for huge reserves of clean power. To hear what this delivers, just try a piece of music or a movie you thought you knew.
The 850 and 550 are 7.1 receivers and can implement Dolby Atmos brilliantly, in a typically used 5.1.2 channel cinema system. Arcam have chosen not to install and charge for multiple power channels that will probably never be used. For enthusiasts who want to implement full-fat 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos systems, Arcam will offer a matching 4 Channel Power amplifier in Spring 2016.