Arcam are giving UK customers added seasonal spice with £400 off the AVR400 price tag when they trade in any old AV amp. Usually costing £1800, the Arcam AVR400 is available for £1400 with the trade in deal. Just bring…
This is the very pretty, but very expensive Arcam T32 Hi-Fi DAB tuner. As you’d expect from Arcam, it’s a top-end bit of kit, with a top-end price tag to match. Although it’s essentially just a radio, it also comes with a high-end iPod interface.
It’s got a DAB tuner, with band III and L-band reception, it’s DAB+ compatible, and there’s also an AM/FM tuner onboard, too, if for some reason you decide that DAB is too nice-sounding. Lastly, the iPod interface is viewable from the front of the display, so you can scroll through artists and tracks on the LCD screen of the device.
It’s yours for £500. That’s not cheap, but this isn’t a cheapy-made bit of kid. Full details are on the Arcam site.
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The beast you see above is the FMJ AVR600, a powerful new
mobile phone AV receiver for your home cinema. I mean, if “you” happen to have a large disposable income and a desire to experience films and the like the highest possible quality. I imagine if you were to watch the Blu-ray version of the 2004 film Downfall through this, it’d feel almost as if you were there in Hitler’s bunker with him, perhaps as a minor General or the work experience kid who everyone ignores…
Arcam has announced the availability of its FMJ CD17-A18, an upgrade to its entry-level DiVA hi-fi system.
The FMJ A18 amplifier replaces the DiVA A70 and features 50 watts of continuous power per channel, logic-controlled pre-amp, resonance damped chassis, low-noise toroidal transformer, and remote control unit.
The FMJ CD17 CD player replaces the DiVA CD73 and features the latest Wolfson 8741 24-bit digital-analogue converters, ultra-precise clocking, EMC damping, and remote control unit…
An original musical — Joined at the Heart — based on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, is to be streamed live over the Internet via Second Life.
In the real world, the musical has a thirty-strong cast and will premiere at The Junction, Cambridge, from 1st-4th August, and then move to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 12th-18th August.
Arcam has introduced their Muso range of speakers, designed to match their Solo Music and Movie Systems.
Each Muso speaker is a compact, stylish mini monitor, while the Logo is a discreet but powerful subwoofer. Each sold separately, it’s possible to build up a home cinema system, from stereo right up to full 5.1 Surround Sound.
The speakers are constructed using damped aluminium and steel enclosures, with the very latest driver technology.
Yesterday at the CEDIA expo in London, I managed to grab a few minutes to chat to Stefan from Arcam about their new MS250 music server. Able to stream music around the house to four different zones, so you can listen to four different tracks at once – Dad in the lounge listening to Dire Straits, Mum in the kitchen listening to the Mama and the Papas, etc etc, it’ll keep the whole family happy. And if you happen to have a third child, well, buying the MS250 is the perfect excuse to adopt them out…
The biggest news this week, though the HD DVD Promotions Group deny it, is that Blockbuster has chosen Blu-ray over HD DVD. Not surprisingly, Sony is very happy about that, and a Panasonic executive thinks it’s game over for HD DVD.
However, the fly in the ointment could be rotting Blu-ray discs. Not good.
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