Arcam AVR 2016 Range launch

Arcam AVR 2016 Range launch

Arcam last weekend previewed their 2016 A/V Receiver range in Dallas to coincide with the CEDIA 2015 Show.   Arcam said “Once again we have reset expectations for sound quality in the AV field.”

The range will focus on delivering the best sound from whatever source is chosen.  The Arcam AVR850 certainly looks the business (see above).   There are three models announced:

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.

All  three AVRs will include:
– 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

CLASS-G Amplifiers

The AVR850 and SR250 use Arcam’s ultra-refined 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.

Dolby Atmos©

The 850 and 550 are 7.1 receivers and can implement Dolby Atmos , 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.

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