Arcam Solo Neo The Solo neo is a music system with superb music performance delivered from its internal CD player, radio tuner and network audio...... more
Arcam Solo Neo The Solo neo is a music system with superb music performance delivered from its internal CD player, radio tuner and network audio client. It can play stored music in a multitude of formats and access thousands of internet radio stations from around the world. When Arcam introduced the Solo music system in 2004 it heralded a new generation of high quality all-in-one music systems with the original Solo music and later Solo mini redefining the category. Using more than thirty years experience of audio design Arcam went on to deliver a complete range of all-in-one systems including the world renowned Solo movie 5.1 and 2.1 units. The on-board network music player delivers superb performance from music stored on local network devices such as personal computers and NAS drives. It also allows access to the thousands of Internet Radio stations available when its local network is connected to the Internet. In addition, its USB port can play music from local devices such as memory sticks or hard drives while the duplex RS232 connector offers playback and control of iPods via the optional irDock. CD player CD text, CD-R and CDRW transport Low jitter Colpitts crystal clock 24-bit Wolfson DAC Network audio player Wired 10/100 Ethernet socket Wireless reciever with included antenna (802.11b/g, WEP/WPA enabled) USB socket for local hard drives / memory sticks Plays WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA and FLAC Power amplifiers 75W RMS into 4 Ohms continuous power output Passive fanless cooling system Full size speaker binding posts Twin toroidal transformers with oversized power amp supply Independent torroid for microprocessor and standby Nine independently regulated power supplies Preamplifier Preamplifier output for external power amps Optical digital output from CD / DAB for digital recording Front panel mini jack input for iPod style MP3 players or games consoles
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: Good reception, decent sound quality for casual listening, compact size, mains lead included Disadvantages: Not intuitive to operate, buttons over or under sensitive, battery hungry
...I decided last summer that I wanted to buy a DAB radio so I could listen to the BBC's Olympic coverage that was taking place partially on two digital only stations - the temporary Olympic one, and 5 Live Sports Extra. I am happy to use my t.v to listen to the digital radio usually but I wanted to listen on something more portable too. As I had both the tv and two perfectly good FM radios, I didn...
Advantages: Cheap and reliable Disadvantages: Doesn't look too good
...In his spare time, my partner spends a lot of time in our garage working on cars to earn us a bit of extra money, and also as a hobby. He decided one day he wanted a radio to go in the garage to listen to as he worked. As it was only going to be used in our garage, I wasn?t going to spend a fortune on one and so we ended up purchasing the Tesco DAB123 Radio Alarm Clock.
We brought this one as...