Arcam’s P49 power amplifier represents the pinnacle of Arcam’s audio engineering. We set out to incorporate everything we have learnt in almost 40 years to deliver a power amplifier that will set new standards and provide class leading sound quality for the best possible reproduction of your music.
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 to 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.
Arcam has always been known for producing class-leading integrated amplifiers, all of which featured excellent headphone stages. The rHead continues that tradition, but n the highly specialised area of discrete analogue headphone amplification in a small, solidly and beautifully built unit designed to complement the audio system of any headphone lover.
CA2 – Stereo Pre-Amplifier
- Hand built in the UK.
- Ultra-low noise discrete design.
- 5 line inputs via RCA/phono.
- XLR and RCA/phono main outputs.
- Additional Sub, Tape and Headphone outputs.
- 1 x RIAA phono input via RCA (MM/MC configurable)
- 6-year warranty
“…if you want to hear the important musical detail presented in a coherent, clear-cut fashion this pairing has remarkably little competition in the two box arena. There are a few integrated amps which give them a run for their money in one respect or another but nothing comes to mind which seems like a better overall package.” Jason Kennedy Hi Fi+ No75.
CDA2 – CD Pre-Amplifier
- All-discrete class-A pre-amplifier with balanced and unbalanced outputs.
- Two analogue inputs via RCA/phonon and one via 3.5mm mini-jack.
- High-performance CD Player.
- Premium AKM 32-bit DAC.
- USB digital input supporting up to 384kHz PCM data and native DSD256.*
- Headphone amp featuring discrete output stage.
- Handmade in England.
- 6-year warranty.**
*DSD256 support via PC only (up to DSD128 via Mac).
** TWO years on CD mechanism.
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SCA2 – Discrete Stereo Pre-Amplifier
- Hand built in the UK.
- 2 balanced stereo inputs and balanced output.
- 6 phono inputs.
- Fully discrete Ultra-Low noise circuitry throughout.
- Optional Ultra-Low Noise discrete RIAA phono stage.
- 6-year warranty.
SCA2 REMOTE ONLY – €1,075
Since its market launch in 2014 the Auris has gained an excellent reputation worldwide and it is one of the rare tube preamps capable of transferring its fabulous tonal characteristics to the best advantage to the rest of the installation or respectively co-impress it. All this caused us to further consequently fine-tune it in the background to make this preamp even more exceptional and put it to the utmost in every detail. We have reworked the output stage, the power supply, the phono stage (new phono re-design) and the quality of the components has been readjusted on the decisive points,
The low Output Impedance purist parallel Single-ended 6H30 circuit topology is using zero dB negative feedback. The Line Gain is customer Switchable, 0dB or +6dB. Therefore, the Auris II preamplifier is also very flexible in combination with any type of power amplifier. Of course, we have retained and even intensified the modular and upgradeable concept. Options unbalanced or fully balanced, Signature version and Phono MM/MC-H, MC option for all varieties. All existing Auris I version preamps can be retrofitted to the newest version II.
This “Reference” preamp represents the highest standard of preamp based on 6H30 design achievement. Excellence in engineering, a special tube rectified power supply and superior premium components provides a special magic to the reproduction of music. The performance of the new Auris II is outstanding, very musical and neutral, transparent and vivid in its presentation. There is a huge space of the recording environment reproduced with uncanny realism. It offers a holographic soundstage previously unavailable at this price class.
Reference Preamp-Unbalanced, Modular & Upgradable Design, 4x6H30 PSE output stage, 4 x Line In/RCA, 1 x HT/In, 2 X RCA/O, 1 x Tape Out, 4 x 6Z4, Tube Power Supply & Choke Regulated, RC 6500 Euro
- Signature Balanced, Top Grade Components + 1800 Euro
- Signature Unbalanced, Top Grade Components + 900 Euro
- Phono Module MM / MC + 1150 Euro
“State of the Art & Cost – no – Object”
Timeless beauty – elegant, pure and full of innovative technology
This preamp is inimitable with a unique character. With the Conquistador everything started with a blank sheet of paper. Developing and designing a new project you must think unlimited and scrutinize everything. This way the Conquistador was created and it is a highlight in design and engineering art.
Four AA45 Mesh-triodes of our own proprietary production coupled with the unique quadruple VTC volume control, a special circuit design with four separate tube grid bias drivers, and the shortest thinkable signal path underline this absolutely exceptional concept in the world of preamps.
It’s extremely light-footed and joyful reproduction paired with a big soundstage and full of aura incarnate a very special way of sound deployment. This preamplifier shapes and impresses its magical character on the whole chain of reproduction to an extent that never existed before, a magic putting all listeners under its spell. Exactly those are the subtle differences between the so-called super pre-amps and the Conquistador, a pre-amp turning over a new leaf in the story of preamplifiers. We are convinced that the Conquistador will contribute to the way how the Ayon brand will be perceived in the future.
Limited production, 10 units per year only!
The new Polaris III is one of the finest tube preamplifier made, regardless of price.
It is a marvel of engineering with its unique C3m tube circuit design, a new revolutionary volume control system and construction. This tube preamplifier presents a new level of musical performance, 3D airy sound and construction quality among mid-priced vacuum tube preamps. It combines exceptional design and outstanding engineering, highest quality parts, best selected material and a never ending love for music. The external Polaris III AC~ Regenerator offers stable, regulated and purified AC power regardless of the incoming AC line quality.
This power supply provides a lowered noise floor, more liquidity, better spatial three-dimensional imaging, greater focus, richer colours, and decreased glare & haze.
- Polaris III Linestage WITHOUT Phonostage MM/MC 20000 Euro
- Fully Balanced Version for Linestage only, 1x Fully Balanced input Option +3000 Euro