Arcam http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/reviews en-GB Arcam's Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcams-solo-bar-blasts-out-quality-audio-beneath-your-telly/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From movies to music streaming, this curvy soundbar wants to do it all </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s clearly not a breadstick" alt="Arcam&#039;s Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam.jpg?1415150978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s the most technologically advanced breadstick I&#39;ve ever seen</strong><br />Except it isn&#39;t. What you&#39;re looking at here isn&#39;t a futuristic edible strip of crispy bread with a built-in screen. It&#39;s a soundbar.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ohhhh. I knew that.</strong><br />Of course you did. The Solo bar is British high-end Hi-Fi brand Arcam&#39;s solution to the problem of how to pump the best possible sound into your living room, without messing around with a multi-speaker surround system setup.&nbsp;</p> <p>It forgoes artificially amplified booming bass and piercing treble for a more accurate, realistic sound, with four 4in and two 1in driver units, powered by a 100W amplifier.</p> <p>Arcam promises clearer dialogue in movies, which will be a very welcome feature for those of you fed up with having to strain to hear Tom Cruise natter away while bass-saturated explosions drown out his voice. But that&#39;s not all. It also...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1191" height="893" title="Beneath the veil" alt="Arcam&#039;s Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/arcam-solo-1.jpg?1415150978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>...makes popcorn?</strong><br />No. Not yet, anyway. But it can double up as a high quality Bluetooth aptX speaker, enabling you to stream tracks from your phone, laptop or tablet.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s got four HDMI inputs too, so you&#39;ll have one for everything from your set-top-box to your various consoles, while an accompanying app for your Android or iOS device beams all the controls straight to your fingertips.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1782" height="1200" title="Ports!" alt="Arcam&#039;s Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/arcam-back_0.jpg?1415150978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>This is going to be expensive, isn&#39;t it?</strong><br />While it&#39;s not as expensive as some or Arcam&#39;s other wares (which can set you back thousands), it&#39;s still going to make a dent in your wallet with its &pound;800 price tag. The optional 300W wireless Solo sub for those that want room-filling bass is an additional &pound;500.</p> <p>Not cheap, then. But you can&#39;t put a price on deliciously crisp audio in a compact package.</p> <p><strong>Yes you can. It&#39;s &pound;800.</strong><br />Oh go away.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="1013" title="Boom boom sub" alt="Arcam&#039;s Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/arcam-sub_0.jpg?1415150978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcams-solo-bar-blasts-out-quality-audio-beneath-your-telly/news#comments Arcam Hi-Fi & Streaming Hot Stuff Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:59:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1452173 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam reveals new rSeries drDock http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-reveals-new-rseries-drdock/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The British audio wizards out a docking station for your precious iThing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam-drDock-ipad-front_0.jpg?1364396300" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_668.jpg?1364396300" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Arcam has unveiled the rSeries drDock for gadgeteers who are looking to plug their iPhone, iPod or iPad into their existing home AV system.</p> <p>The new drDock crams audiophile-grade components into a sturdy cast aluminium casing, along with HDMI-out capability for easy media sharing.</p> <p>USB sync and charge functionality, together with a bundled remote, are the icing on top of the docking cake – which can be yours for <a href="http://www.arcam.co.uk/products,solo,iPod-Docks,drDock.htm" target="_self">£200</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/arcam-reveals-new-rseries-drdock </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-reveals-new-rseries-drdock/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-reveals-new-rseries-drdock/news#comments Arcam Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:20:28 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420839 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam rCube price slashed http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rcube-price-slashed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our favourite compact music cube takes a price tumble to the tune of £150 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam-rcube_2.jpg?1364401280" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam-rcube_0_0.jpg?1364401280" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2522.jpg?1364401280" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's all change for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/arcam-rcube">Arcam rCube</a>. First up, the (fairly) portable speaker system is now available in white so you can match it to your white iPhone or iPad 2 if you're that way inclined. Then there's the bunch of firmware updates Arcam is helpfully handing out to give existing owners louder sound, better battery life and improved bass performance.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/arcam-rcube-price-slashed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rcube-price-slashed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rcube-price-slashed/news#comments Arcam rCube Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:15:11 +0000 Sophie Charara 417975 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam rWand and rWave bring streaming to all iPods http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rwand-and-rwave-bring-streaming-all-ipods/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Streaming is no longer exclusively for Wi-Fi enabled iPods, as Arcam invites everyone to the dongle party </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="395" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam-rwand-dongle_0.jpg?1364402120" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3871.jpg?1364402120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Arcam is fighting for the outsider who wants wireless streaming but sports a smaller iPod. Gone are the days when less size meant inferiority, as the rWand dongle wirelessly streams from any 30-pin iDevice to an Arcam rCube or rDAC-kw system. Much like the rWand, the rWave does the same job on your PC or Mac – and owing to 3GHz Kleer technology – it won’t drop out connection even while firing uncompressed high quality sound from the other side of your house.</p> <p>The Arcam rWave will cost you £80 while the rWand is just £70. Both go on sale later this month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/arcam-rwand-and-rwave-bring-streaming-to-all-ipods </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rwand-and-rwave-bring-streaming-all-ipods/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rwand-and-rwave-bring-streaming-all-ipods/news#comments Arcam Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:19:02 +0000 Luke Edwards 415946 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam rCube http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rcube/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whether you&#039;re an MP3 fan or WAV aficionado, the rCube serves up an expertly balanced, dynamic sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="800" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcamRCUBEa.jpg?1364315480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Given that it's gunning for B&amp;W's mighty <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/BandW-Zeppelin/" target="_blank">Zeppelin</a> iPod dock, the rCube doesn’t look like much of a challenger. At 20cm cubed, it looks almost comically small in this assembled company – but, as every sensible person knows, size isn’t everything.</p> <p>Besides, take a look at the price – if that doesn’t put it straight into the Zeppelin's airspace, we don’t know what does.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Arcam's hi-fi credentials + slick tech = a new leading iPod system</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/arcam-rcube </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rcube/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-rcube/review#comments Arcam Docks and Speakers rCube Sat, 18 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 admin 15404 at http://www.stuff.tv Fast Facts – Arcam rCube http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-arcam-rcube/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Presenting a legit alternative to B&amp;W’s champion Zeppelin docks, Arcam reckons it’s time the trophy took up some space in its cabinet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="522" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2020902fbbli_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="433" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/202070708bli_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="284" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/202080b5fbli_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_279.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What is it?</strong></p> <p>“The world’s best iPod/iPhone speaker dock,” if you ask Arcam, but they would say that, wouldn’t they? The boast follows three years of gruelling research and design resulting in this fairly unassuming box. It’s certainly a far cry from B&amp;W’s striking elliptical-balloon Zeppelin design.</p> <p><strong>And I should get one because…?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/fast-facts/fast-facts-arcam-rcube </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-arcam-rcube/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-arcam-rcube/news#comments Arcam rCube Fri, 24 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 15090 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on – Arcam rCube http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/hands-%E2%80%93-arcam-rcube/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd">   Arcam is readying itself for an assault on the B&amp;W Zeppelin, and its iPod-docking weapon of choice is the rCube.As the name im </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="227" height="166" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuffnewsthumb_153.jpg?1364402407" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="440" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/177970af2bli_0.jpg?1364402407" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="440" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/177980a5cbli_0.jpg?1364402407" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Arcam is readying itself for an assault on the <a href="/Review/BandW-Zeppelin/">B&amp;W Zeppelin</a>, and its iPod-docking weapon of choice is the rCube.</p> <p>As the name implies, it's a cool cube shape and will be available in black or white with a lovely silvery-grey grille. The controls on the top are touch-sensitive, plus you get a small remote thrown in.</p> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/hands-on-%E2%80%93-arcam-rcube </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/hands-%E2%80%93-arcam-rcube/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/hands-%E2%80%93-arcam-rcube/news#comments Arcam rCube Fri, 07 May 2010 21:34:00 +0000 admin 155556 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam Solo Mini http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-solo-mini/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mini version of Arcam&#039;s Solo all-in-one is half the size, half as powerful and half the price. Let&#039;s hope it&#039;s not half as good </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="906" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Arcamsolomini_0_0.jpg?1364299935" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="676" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcamsolomini_0.jpg?1364299935" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="745" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam-solo-minitop_0.jpg?1364299935" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're rather fond of convenience at <em>Stuff</em> and, clearly, so is hi-fi master Arcam. Its Solo has long been our favourite one-box combination of CD player, DAB radio and amp, and now it's taken an axe to the unit to produce a more compact, cheaper version called the Solo Mini. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £650.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Classier than the micro system mob, and well worth the Arcam premium</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/arcam-solo-mini </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-solo-mini/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-solo-mini/review#comments Arcam Solo Mini Fri, 29 Feb 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 9579 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam Muso http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-muso/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Surround yourself with Musos and improve your musical experience. No, we don’t mean the staff of Mojo – it’s Arcam’s new speaker package </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>Arcam has in its infinite wisdom named its new satellites Muso, and the accompanying subwoofer Logo. Luckily that doesn’t mean you’re restricted to Pink Floyd’s back catalogue, but rather get to enjoy punchy sound from a system designed to discreetly blend in with your living room. </p> <p><strong>Good integration</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,250.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff says: Not the heaviest bass we’ve heard nor the most stylish design, but a good performer with serious sonic appeal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/arcam-muso </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-muso/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-muso/review#comments Arcam Muso Mon, 26 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8433 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam DV139 http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-dv139/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Early reports of DVD’s demise have been greatly exaggerated and Arcam’s one-box solution for DVDs and CDs is here to prove it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="746" height="560" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/649_fmj_DV139_large_0.jpg?1364300038" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No matter how enticing the two camps make their respective teams of players, it’s still a brave gadgeteer who commits to one side in the hi-def format war.</p> <p>The battle could be long, but there is an alternative – holing up in an underground bunker with an upscaling DVD player like the Arcam DV139.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>DVD master</p> <p>The Arcam in question packs both powerful video processing from Anchor Bay, complete with 1080p upscaling, and audiophile features such as 24-bit/192kHz Wolfson DACs.&nbsp; </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,800.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A top-class performer for both DVDs and CDs. If you’ve only got room for one box below your telly, make it this one </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/arcam-dv139 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-dv139/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-dv139/review#comments Arcam Blu-ray and DVD DV139 Tue, 13 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8611 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam r-dock http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-r-dock/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British hi-fi stalwart Arcam is looking to make a serious dent in the lucrative iPod accessories market – with its tank-like rDock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="725" height="544" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam_rdock_front_0.jpg?1364300442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Arcam certainly doesn’t waste time tentatively dipping its toe into new markets. Just take a look at the rDock. In a world that’s overflowing with iPod accessories made from cheap plastic, this chunky metal dock has all the credentials to become the daddy.</p> <p>A big impression</p> <p>Sadly, despite its bulk, the rDock can’t do it alone. There are no speakers, and to get the best out of it you’ll need to team it up with Arcam’s acclaimed Solo one-box hi-fi. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £130.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The rDock sets new standards for iPod peripherals, but you’ll need an Arcam Solo to get the best out of it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/arcam-r-dock </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-r-dock/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-r-dock/review#comments Arcam Docks and Speakers r-dock Mon, 30 Jul 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6902 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam Solo http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-solo/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fed up with home cinema separates cluttering your living room but don’t want to lose out on performance? Arcam’s one-box marvel could be your saviour. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2496" height="1872" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam_solo_front_big_0.jpg?1364300442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Convergence isn’t always a great idea. Just look at Motorola’s crazy O ROKR sunglasses, or Sony’s bonkers VoIP phone mouse. Luckily, there are times when technology pulls off the one-box trick and convergence seems beautiful – such as the Arcam Solo.</p> <p>It’ll set you back £1,000, so it’s no budget solution to your compact hi-fi demands. But for the cash, you’ll bag a CD player, both an FM and a DAB tuner, and iPod-friendly connectivity.</p> <p>Built to last</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An impressive all round performance. Comfortable no matter what you feed it, and its understated design and solid build quality make that £1,000 price tag much less painful. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/arcam-solo </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-solo/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-solo/review#comments Arcam Solo Mon, 30 Jul 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6860 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam Movie Solo http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-movie-solo/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Arcam’s brilliant Solo has evolved into an all-in-one home cinema system that promises separates performance from a slim package. Too good to be true, surely? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="279" height="209" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/images_8.jpg?1364300569" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The stereo-only Arcam Solo is a big favourite at Stuff Towers. Unlike most all-in-one systems, it combines ultra-compact design with measured, sensible and entirely capable sound quality. </p> <p>Imagine, then, our excitement upon receiving its sequel – the Movie Solo. It adopts exactly the same approach but, as you’d expect, has home cinema buyers squarely in its sights. Simply put, it’s a proper DVD player and a high-quality AV receiver crammed into one little box.</p> <p>Low on compromise</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Movie Solo does everything you could reasonably expect of it – and more. There are minor compromises, but it’s a great solution for most people, most of the time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/arcam-movie-solo </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-movie-solo/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-movie-solo/review#comments Arcam Movie Solo Wed, 23 May 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6025 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam AVR350 http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-avr350/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can the Arcam’s amazing sonic performance make up for its comparatively sparse feature list? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="515" height="386" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/105214_0.jpg?1364300695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At first glance, Arcam’s flagship AV receiver seems well off the pace: no HDMI video upconversion, no networking abilities and it can’t charge your iPod. Another one of those hairshirt British designs aimed at a select few beardy types and with little to offer to real-world consumers? Hardly: this seven-channel design does have HDMI switching, video upconversion, independent second-room ability, plus biamping possibilities – oh, and possibly the best sub-£2000 home cinema performance you can get.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good on the outside, great on the inside. This Arcam combines good styling with plenty of meaningful substance. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/arcam-avr350 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-avr350/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcam-avr350/review#comments Arcam AVR350 Wed, 01 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 3335 at http://www.stuff.tv