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AVRs and an AV processor From Arcam

An AV processor and three AVR receivers include the AVR10 with 12 channels of class AB power, Dirac calibration, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X 7.1.4 and IMAX Enhanced… 

AVR and an AV processors From Arcam

AVR10

…further features include 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2 ability, Bluetooth connectivity and seven HDMI inputs. 

AVR and an AV processors From Arcam

AVR10

The AVR20 ups the numbers of channels of AB amplification to 16, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X 9.1.6 decoding and…

AVR and an AV processors From Arcam

AVR20

Dirac Live for room correction. 

AVR and an AV processors From Arcam

AVR20

The AVR30 employs Class G amplification, enabling 16 channels Dolby, DTS, and IMAX Enhanced.

AVR30

All of the new AVR models enable GoogleCast streaming, work with ARCAM’s free MusicLife and Control apps and feature DACs. 

AVR30

The new 16-channel AV40 AV processor includes Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced and Dirac Live. 

AV40

The rear includes 16 XLR outputs, 16 single-ended RCA outputs, seven HDMI inputs, three HDMI outputs, 4K (UHD) HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 and Ethernet, RS232 and IR control. It is also Bluetooth-equipped, integrates an FM/DAB/DAB+ tuner and employs the ESS 9026PRO DAC.

AV40

It can be used with the PA240, PA410 and PA720 power amplifiers.

The new models will go on sale in the UK during late October/November.

Prices: 

ARCAM AVR10: £2,299

ARCAM AVR20: £2,999

ARCAM AVR30: £4,999

ARCAM AV40  : £3,749

Learn more about Arcam, click www.arcam.co.uk

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Gustavo
    28th September 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Paul,

    Very nice AVRs in terms of features and surely sound, but do you know why they looks so cheap in terms of look and feel?. In the past ARCAM used to have very robust and solid as rock looks, and now they look like a plastic u$s30 amp.

    It is sad for me because I love ARCAM, in fact I own a stereo amp FMJ A18 that looks much more better than any of the ARCAM new line of stereos amp like the ARCAM SA10.

    It is just my point of view.

    Thanks Paul!

    Regards, Gustavo

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      29th September 2019 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts, Gustavo – I wonder if the Harmon Kardon by-out has influence the aesthetics?

  • Reply
    Tomasz
    12th October 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Assuming these are like the rest of the HDA line, the build quality took a dive – cheap plastic, cheesy looks, far cry from the excellent built and beautiful looks of the classic Arcam FMJ line. What a shame. I am not paying several thousand $/£ for a plastic equipment.

    • Reply
      Gustavo
      13th October 2019 at 2:05 pm

      Totally Agree….It is a shame…..

  • Reply
    Gary Sayble
    4th November 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I got an AVR 30 from Best Buy last week and had to choice but to return it. It does not work. The bass and treble only scroll down and not up. The on screen display is a one row liner now at the bottom of the screen. Looks like DOS metrics. I had an AVR 850 and it worked perfectly and sold it. It is a $6500 paper weight. Also, once i complete the speaker levels i have to turn off the machine to reset it as oppose to the amp simply playing the music i was previously listening too. I called ARCAM directly and they seem to have no idea about these issues. Lastly, my best friend bought an AVR 30 too and has identical issues but when he pauses his AVR 30 and then un-pauses it, the volume does not come back on. What has ARCAM done? Other than that the unit sounded great. LOL

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      5th November 2019 at 9:51 am

      Blimey, Gary – that doesn’t sound good at all. A sorry tale, indeed. Must admit that’s the first time I’ve heard of issues re. Arcam. What’s your next move? Are you looking at another product?

  • Reply
    Gary Scott Sayble
    4th November 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Sorry meant to say i had no choice but to return it.

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