The irDAC from Arcam is a digital to analogue converter designed to sit in the centre of your system and deliver audiophile output quality for a host of...... more
The irDAC from Arcam is a digital to analogue converter designed to sit in the centre of your system and deliver audiophile output quality for a host of different types of digital sources and connections including asynchronous USB and a direct iPod input that that takes the digital signal direct from an Apple device to optimise the sound quality. The unit designed to deliver low noise and distortion to all incorporated inputs, and with the use of 8 separately regulated power supplies, an immensely clean signal ensures the best possible audio output quality. The irDAC, finished in a stylish black cast aluminium case, delivers an almost jitter-free signal, greatly optimising the sound quality. Connections INPUTS: Class I & II USB connection (via type-A socket) USB connection (via type-B socket) 2 x Coaxial digital (via RCA/phono) 2 x Optical digital (via toslink) OUTPUT: Stereo line out (analogue, via 2 RCA/phono) Digital out (via RCA/phono) Extra All of the inputs can be controlled through an IR remote that will also control PC, MACs and iPod/iPhone/iPad via the HID(Human interface device) control Finish Black cast aluminium Functions Features direct iPod input that takes the digital signal direct from an Apple device to optimise the sound quality W x H x D (mm) 160 x 40 x 100 Weight (kg) 0.7
From distinguished Cambridge-based hifi manufacturers ARCAM comes the rCube - a compact, uniquely styled portable speaker system with an incredible...... more
From distinguished Cambridge-based hifi manufacturers ARCAM comes the rCube - a compact, uniquely styled portable speaker system with an incredible sonic performance. The Arcam rCube is perfect for iPod lovers thanks to its handy top-panel iPod/iPhone dock. With an awesome rechargeable battery that lasts up to 8 hours (6 hours on maximum volume), now you can take your music with you around the house, down the garden or off to the park. With the 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input, you can attach any device such as MP3 players, laptops or games consoles. Plus, the composite video output allows you to send HD video (up to 720p) to your high definition TV and enjoy the high fidelity sound of the rCube - perfect for a bedroom or small flat, or anyone who wants amazing sound without all the equipment filing the room. Flip the lid on the iPod/iPhone dock to reveal a handy, discreet carry handle, and at 5kg, it's never been easier to take your music with you. Try taking it round to your friend's house for a barbecue to impress everyone who appreciates style and sound - let them connect their iPod, iPhone or MP3 player to get the party started. Thanks to the advanced Kleer technology, you can even pair up to 8 rCubes together and sync and control them all from any in the chain. All this versatility is impressive, but even more so is the sound - Arcam have managed to get this small cube to produce a huge, room-filling sound that's great for all genre of music - another impressive acheivement for an iPod dock. With 90 watt RMS total power output, a 2-way speaker design and components designed with audio quality in mind, the rCube delivers an astounding sound. A little box of magic from Arcam. Using separately available adaptors, the rCube also support wireless streaming and control from iPods (using the Arcam rWand adaptor) or computers (using the Arcam rWave USB adaptor).
Advantages: Great stylish looks, wide soundstage, powerful but crisply detailed Disadvantages: Quite an expensive amplifier
...Arcam have built a reputation founded on quality, reliability and are synonymous with producing affordable amplifiers which target those who are looking for an extremely smooth sounding component for their hi fi.
This amplifier is part of a range also known as DIVA and though this might sound like a strange name with reference to a woman, it stands for digitally integrated video audio. The main...
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Review of Arcam A 85
Advantages: Slender design Disadvantages: Kind of expensive/ Not upgradable like some Arcam products
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The remote control is the first most noticeable addition - it's cute (controls just volume up, down and mute) and not having to get up to change the volume is a definite plus.
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