ARCAM announces affordable AVR5

ARCAM announces affordable AVR5

ARCAM today announces it has launched the ARCAM AVR5. This is 12 channel AVR with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, it is compatible with Dolby Vision up to 4K HDR and on the music side, it supports Apple Airplay2, Bluetooth aptX HD, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, MQA and Roon. The ARCAM AVR5 features two ESS ES9026PRO DACs. Output to the 7 main channels is driven by Class AB amplification, in the same way as the AVR10 and AVR20.

The ARCAM AVR5 is ‘entry level’ in this range and will be available towards the end of Q4, 2021 priced (RRP) £1,999 (GBP)


ARCAM is based just outside the famous university city of Cambridge. Its story started the classic way: two friends with a passion for music and electronics met up while engineering students at Cambridge University and founded Amplification and Recording Cambridge in 1976.

The company has now been developing and making CD players for almost 30 years and for 40 years the descendants of the amplifier with which the company started in consumer electronics, and as far back as 1995 expanded into home cinema electronics, developing a world-class reputation for making some of the best-sounding AV electronics. Arcam has also developed its DVD players and, more recently, Blu-ray players from scratch in the UK, engineering them using its decades of experience in CD players to ensure they play music as well as they do movies.

Hard-won techniques for preserving and handling the most delicate signal and reproducing music with all its subtleties, nuances and excitement intact are now in ARCAM’s blood. And, as audio moves to even higher definition formats, the maker is determined that its products continue to serve the music faithfully and deliver maximum enjoyment to the listener.

Hi-fi and home cinema systems are constantly evolving, and ARCAM – and its dealers – is here to help users keep up to speed with the latest developments, helping them make the right decisions. Whatever future tech appears on the market, ARCAM is confident that it can engineer systems that get the absolute best reproduction from whatever format is available.

ARCAM has shown that no-nonsense engineering can work wonders when bringing music and movies to life: now it is delivering ever more ways to do that for a fast-changing entertainment world and developing new products to make the most of whatever the future may bring.

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