The Arcam DiVA AVR280 Cinema & Music Receiver

Home cinema

See that product name? Has a small ‘i’ in it. Now that’s cool. The Arcam DiVA AVR280’s price is perhaps a little less-cool at £1200, but you’re getting one very important thing – loads and loads of little silver buttons.

And it needs them – Arcam’s new “entry level” receiver is a slimmed-down version of the FMJ AV9. It features full HDMI two-way switching support – at 1080p – for that top-spec HD home cinema experience. It also delivers 7 x 80 watts rms per channel output to your ears, which will be begging for mercy before the opening credits of The Matrix have finished.

It also has something called a “toroidal transformer” which there’s no point in even pretending to know anything about. Arcam says this “improves bass timing and control” so we’ll happily go along with that.


Related posts
Denon AVR-4308 DAB HD Network Wi-Fi 7.1 AV receiver unveiled
Philips HTS9800W home cinema system
Arcam DV137 DVD upscaler

Gary Cutlack
For latest tech stories go to