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Arcam AV860: An AV Receiver packed with features

A new AV receiver that covers both surround sound or two-channel music and supports room correcting technology from Dirac Research, called Dirac Live


Also supported are both Dolby Atmos & DTS:X. For a 7.1.4 system, though, an additional 4-channel amplifier (or two 2-channel power amplifiers) is required.


Also included are HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2 4K Ultra HD and 3D video capability are built in.


An internal tuner provides a fully integrated FM, DAB and DAB+ (in appropriate markets). Worldwide access to internet radio stations is provided through the network connection, which also interfaces to UPnP audio servers. The USB port supports memory devices.


Control is possible via Ethernet, enabling it to be fully integrated with whole house control systems or via the iOS MusicLife UPnP/control app. Finally, you can also find RS232, 12V triggers and standard IR control.


Spanning 433 x 425 x 171mm and weighing 10.25kg, the AV860 is priced at £4,000.

To read more click www.arcam.co.uk

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  • Reply
    1st February 2017 at 10:27 am

    I’m a big Arcam fan. I own a collection of their monoblock Amps connected to an arcam A39 for stereo duty. Also use an arcam d33 dac.
    BUT….I could never get their digital receiver products to work reliably. Constant bugs with HDMI handshaking, popping sounds when changing digital inputs, etc. When you factor in the cost….the smarter decision for me to use a Yamaha received connected to the Bypass mode of the arcam. Perhaps this receiver will be different as a result of a corporate buyout.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      1st February 2017 at 10:54 am

      Interesting points, Chris, thanks for your note.

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