For almost 20 years, Arcam have been as busy developing home cinema systems as they have continually improving hi-fi products, but there’s really more to that statement than may at first appear.
You see, while we realised a long time back that even the biggest and best video display screen is nothing without a great sound system, we also believe that the perfect home entertainment system should sound as good when playing music as it does when crashing out the latest action movie or tingling your spine with atmospheric sound effects.
Offering a level of sound quality that is far above competing receivers, these AVRs are audiophile products by any measure. Equally at home with high resolution surround sound or two-channel music, they deliver stunning realism with everything from heavy- weight blockbusters to your favourite concert video.
Further enhancing the performance of the new AVR550, Arcam has also included the very latest room correcting technology from Dirac Research. Dirac Live® for Arcam gives the dealer the ability to tune the acoustic performance of the system to any room situation giving the listener the best possible experience in their own home.
Together with Arcam’s legendary amplifier technology, Dolby Atmos delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. Whether you are listening to music, movies, television shows or playing your favourite video games, Dolby Atmos delivers the full impact of the entertainment experience. Note: for a 7.1.4 system, an additional 4-channel amplifier (or two 2-channel power amplifiers) is required.
Both video and audio stages are designed to embrace both current and upcoming technologies. HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2 4K “Ultra HD” and 3D video capability are built in.
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Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω (AVR550)
2 channels driven, 20Hz - 20kHz, <0.02% THD - 110W
2 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD - 125W
7 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD - 90W
Residual noise & hum (A-wtd) - <0.15mV
Audio Performance (Stereo line inputs)
Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, stereo direct) - 110dB
Frequency response - 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.1dB
HDMI - x7, 1 MHL compatible
HDMI - Z1 x2 (ARC Compatible), Z2 x1
HDMI - x7, Coax SPDIF - x4, Toslink - x2, RCA Phono - x6,
3.5mm aux, USB input, Ethernet Client, Internet Radio, ARC (from display)
7.1.4 Pre-amp output - 12x RCA Phono
Zone 2 output - RCA Phono
FM / DAB / DAB+ (in appropriate markets)
Supported Surround Modes Include
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround
DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix, DTS 5.1
12V Trigger x2
IR in x2
6V rSeries PSU x1
Power consumption (max) - 1.5kW (approx. 5200 BTU/hour)
Power consumption (standby) - <0.5W
Dimensions & Weights (AVR550)
W x D (inc. speaker terminals) x H (inc. feet) - 433 x 425 x 171mm
Weight (net) - 15.5kg