ARCAM expands its HDA line, adding three AVRs, three power amplifiers and an AV processor.

AVR10, AVR20 & AVR30

The AVR10, AVR20 and AVR30 add to ARCAM’s receiver offering. The AVR10 has12-channels of class AB power amplification. It features full Dirac calibration, as well as all the latest codecs from Dolby Atmos, DTS:X 7.1.4 and IMAX Enhanced. Further features include 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2 ability, Bluetooth connectivity and seven HDMI inputs. The AVR20 ups the numbers of channels of AB amplification to 16, again bringing extensive features and connectivity, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 9.1.6 decoding, and Dirac Live® for room correction. The AVR30 employs Class G amplification, enabling 16 channels of power. As well as showcasing the latest codecs from Dolby, DTS, and IMAX Enhanced, all of the new models enable GoogleCast streaming, work with ARCAM’s free MusicLife and Control apps, and use audiophile level DACs.

Three New Power Amps

Introducing a trio of new power amplifiers to its HDA range, ARCAM presents the PA240, PA410 and PA720. The PA410 is a Class AB design delivering four channels of power, rating at 70W each, and featuring components including a toroidal-based power supply, an acoustically damped chassis, and paralleled transistor output stages. The PA240 and PA720 adopt Class G amplification, implementing multiple power supplies rather than just a single supply, much like a hybrid car engine, ARCAM’s Class G amplification delivers greater efficiency, with less wasted heat energy. The PA240 is a two-channel machine, enabling 2 x 380W Class G amplification or 1 x 790W Class G bridged mode. The PA720 stores seven channels of Class G power, available as 7 x 140W. Both the PA240 and PA720 come equipped with balanced XLR inputs and all of the new power amps enable ethernet and RS232 control.

New AV Processor

ARCAM’s new 16-channel AV processor has features from Dolby Atmos to DTS:X to IMAX Enhanced to Dirac Live®, plus16 pro-grade XLR outputs, 16 single-ended RCA outputs; seven HDMI inputs; three HDMI outputs; 4K (UHD) HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2; and ethernet, RS232 and IR control. It is also Bluetooth-equipped, integrates an FM/DAB/DAB+ tuner, and employs the ESS 9026PRO audiophile DAC.

“This exciting announcement marks ARCAM’s first new AV models in four years,” said Luxury Audio Sales Director, Scott Campbell. “We have always been about quality not quantity and users should expect these machines to work beautifully and sound sensational for many years to come. A particular highlight for me is the effortless levels of power achieved with our implementation of Class G technology, while the Class AB models continue to offer stunning value for money. As for the new processor, the way it makes its extensive features so accessible is testament to our design team’s ‘must, must be user-friendly’ mantra.”

Price & Availability

The new models will go on sale in the UK during late October/November.

ARCAM AVR10 £2,299.00

ARCAM AVR20 £2,999.00

ARCAM AVR30 £4,999.00

ARCAM AV40 £3,749.00

ARCAM PA410 £1,299.00

ARCAM PA240 £1,999.00

ARCAM PA720 £2,499.00

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