AV40 Surround Sound Processor

Surround Sound Processors by Arcam
AV40 Surround Sound Processor
AV40 Surround Sound Processor
AV40 Surround Sound Processor
AV40 Surround Sound Processor
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AV40 Surround Sound Processor
AV40 Surround Sound Processor
AV40 Surround Sound Processor
AV40 Surround Sound Processor


AV40 Surround Sound Processor

  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X 9.1.6 decoding
  • 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2
  • 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, eARC compatible
  • Dirac Live® for Arcam room correction
  • ESS 9026PRO audiophile DAC
  • 16 channel pro-grade XLR outputs
  • 16 channel single-ended RCA outputs
  • Wifi / Ethernet, RS232 and IR control
  • Google Cast/UPnP capability for streaming audio
  • Bluetooth
  • Free MusicLife iOS UPnP and control app

With quality audio/video processing, the Arcam AV40 is a utility addition for home theatre systems and has been designed to give a power-packed performance. Engineered construction of the processor ensures enhanced home cinema experience. The 16-channel Arcam processor supports most of the codec formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. Support for 4K resolution, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth make it a versatile device for entertainment. The AV40 processor gives you the best experience with 16-channel Dirac calibration on board as well as standard streaming with mobile devices including Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay2.

The Arcam AV40 processor supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X movie sound formats. Dolby Atmos feature enables it to produce object-oriented sound with smooth and curved movements. It generates moving audio with the help of two concepts: audio objects and overhead speakers. IMAX enhanced technology used in the processor delivers the clear 4K HDR picture with vibrant colours. The IMAX enhanced AV processor gives a cinema-like experience in your home.

DTS:X Virtual system used in this 16-channel AV processor gives three directional movement sound for theatre like experience. The 9.1.6 channel configuration for Dolby Atmos enables it to reproduce the smooth audio. Arcam AV40 processor is equipped with 32-bit ESS 9026PRO DAC. Expertly designed pin compatible DAC leads to the production of smooth, uninterrupted sound for audiophiles.  The precise conversion of Digital to Audio signals results in detailed sound generation. The Arcam AV processor ensures that no detail gets missed from the audio or video, it gives the high-fidelity audio and HDR video quality.

Dirac Live technology eliminates the audio colouration due to room environment and optimizes the overall performance of the speakers. It features seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs; 16 pro-grade XLR outputs and 16 single ended RCA outputs that gives you the flexibility to connect this processor through different kinds of cables. On the front panel, you get the two ports for headphones and aux connection. The AV40 processor can be paired with PA240, PA720, PA410 Arcam power amplifiers. The audio video processor is capable to work with Google Cast or UPnP for audio streaming.

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Product Specifications

Maximum input

4.5V rms

Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd ref 100W) normal/stereo direct


Frequency response

20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB

Nominal output level

1V RMS (max. 5V RMS)

THD+N (20Hz—20kHz)


Dimensions W x D x H

433 x 425 x 171mm



Supplied accessories

Mains lead

Remote control with 2 x AAA batteries


DAB/FM aerial

3 x WiFi/Bluetooth antennas

Calibration microphone

USB cable