ARCAM 40 YEARS OF FIRSTS

A pas­sion for great sound ” then, now and in the fu­ture

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jhat )i-'i? isn’t the only au­dio in­sti­tu­tion cel­e­brat­ing its 40th birth­day this year. In 197 , two univer­sity friends founded Am­pli­fi­ca­tion and Record­ing Cam­bridge. Built on a shared pas­sion for elec­tron­ics, mu­sic and sound qual­ity, Arcam (as the com­pany was later known) was soon creat­ing ground­break­ing am­pli­fiers – and it’s still do­ing so to­day.

0ver four decades, Arcam has be­come syn­ony­mous with in­no­va­tive engi­neer­ing and im­pec­ca­ble au­dio per­for­mance, de­liv­er­ing a suc­ces­sion of ground­break­ing hi-fi and home cinema prod­ucts that have al­ways pro­vided ex­cep­tional value. Whether by its early Alpha col­lec­tion of amps, the pi­o­neer­ing Delta range, the bril­liantly sim­ple Solo mod­els, or its lat­est flag­ship col­lec­tion of '.J hi-fi and AV com­po­nents, the com­pany has for many been a gate­way to a life of hi-fi fa­nati­cism.

To men­tion ev­ery stand­out Arcam prod­uct would take up far too many pages of this maga[ine, so we’ve sifted through the vaults to bring you these iconic high­lights. And rest as­sured, with in­no­va­tions such as the Class ( am­pli­fier and .usicb00st (an iphone case with a built-in DAC, no less), there’ll be many more to come in the fu­ture.

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