1 x Arcam SA20 Integrated Amplifier
The design of the HDA range draws upon all of Arcam’s experience as one of the UK’s most respected audio companies, to produce Arcam’s best performing range of audio products yet – using the best quality components and engineering practices, the HDA range is designed and built to give you years of listening enjoyment.
There are two frequent problems with hi-fi amplifiers. Class A, the traditional audiophile’s choice, uses a single power supply constantly running at full capacity, even when there’s no signal coming through.
Great for reproducing those subtle details at low levels however struggles provide extreme power when needed. Class A/B, the most common amp class, switches between the two internal amplifiers, one for each half of the waveform.
Far more efficient but often a recipe for crossover distortion, since those low-level details we crave can get lost within any mis-match between the two switching over. Class G is essentially a hybrid amplifier, utilising Class A specifically for low-level signals, but when required switching in an additional power supply to power those larger sections of the waveform.1 x Arcam CDS50 CD/SACD Network Player
The Arcam CDS50 is a CD and network player with built-in music streamer delivering the highest standard of replay. With the CDS50, you don’t need to decide between CD quality or streaming convenience, because you’ve got them both - performing to an exceptional standard. Stream from your device via built-in WiFi or wired ethernet, and make use the standard DAC (Digital to Analogue converter) for other components like your TV and games console.1 x Revel Concerta F35 Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)
"Quality components for best performance"
The design of the HDA range draws upon all of Arcam’s experience as one of the UK’s most respected audio companies, to produce Arcam’s best performing range of audio products yet. Using the best quality components and engineering practices, the HDA range is designed and built to give you years of listening enjoyment.
"Music as the artist intended"
Arguably, when playing from a digital format, the most vital component is the DAC, or Digital to Analogue Converter. We’ll spare you the bulk of the science, but this is what translates that otherwise lifeless binary code into audible sound energy that’s worth hearing. Bit-depth, meanwhile, is a key measure of audio quality.
So, if you’re listening to a 24-bit WAV copy of your favourite album through a DAC that only converts to 16-bit, there’s a good chunk of detail going to waste right there. That’s why Arcam have included 32-bit DACs on the entire HDA range – the most commonly used bit-depth in digital recording – so you’re guaranteed the full aural picture of whatever the artist intended.
The F35 is a true full range 2 1/2-way 5.25” floorstanding loudspeaker that was designed to provide true high-end sound quality. It will deliver an impressive combination of wide frequency range, uncompressed dynamic range and low distortion across the entire audible spectrum.
High frequency response is supported by 1 inch aluminum dome tweeters that were derived from Revel’s Performa3 series. Low/Mid range frequency response is supported by 5.25” Aluminum cone woofers featuring low-distortion motor-structures for greater clarity and accuracy with improved sensitivity and output capability.
The patented wave guide design improves tweeter to woofer blend and significantly improves off-axis response for consistent performance over a wide listening area. In doing this, they sacrificed no details by making sure no fasteners were visible allowing the speaker to show enhancing smooth lines of the cabinet and magnetically attached grilles. To finish the enclosure, high gloss black and white finishes were selected to highlight the features of this beautiful speaker.