ARCAM A5 Hi-Fi Amplifier 2x50W/8ohm

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The ARCAM A5 is for those intimate listening experiences with your favourite music. The “A” in ARCAM stands for Amplification – this is our core competance. The A5 is the latest in more than 45 years of amplifier design and manufacture, going back to our first product in 1976 – the A&R Cambridge A60 amplifier. […]

 

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The ARCAM A5 is for those intimate listening experiences with your favourite music.

The “A” in ARCAM stands for Amplification – this is our core competance. The A5 is the latest in more than 45 years of amplifier design and manufacture, going back to our first product in 1976 – the A&R Cambridge A60 amplifier. New components and materials have been painstakingly analysed and reviewed to ensure brilliant sound quality.

So you can play music straight out of the box, the ARCAM A5 includes a Bluetooth solution with Qualcomm AptX Adaptive technology. This provides up to 24-bit HD audio for the best sound quality from your phone or tablet, no matter what you are playing. It can also connect to Bluetooth headphones so your listening experience can continue sensitively after dark.

Hi-res audio is included with high resolution digital audio inputs included.

Like any ARCAM integrated amplifier, we pay particular attention to the built in phono stage to ensure your records sound as lush and engaging as possible.

Features

  • ARCAM Class AB amplification – provides brilliant musicality
  • 50W per channel (8?) – powers loudspeakers with ease
  • Bluetooth with aptX™Adaptive Technology – for the best sound with the most convenience
  • Specially selected components and materials – to deliver on sound quality
  • Wired or Wireless Headphones – connect your headphones for quiet listening with, or without wires
  • All new Radia design – Purposeful yet playful
  • MM phono stage – ready for Turntables
  • Hi-Res Digital Audio Inputs
  • Plastic Free Packaging – for easy disposal of natural materials

Specifications

  • Continuous power output (0.5% THD), per channel: 2 channels driven, 20Hz – 20kHz, 8Ω 50W, 2 channels driven, 1kHz, 4Ω 75W
  • Harmonic distortion, 80% power, 8Ω at 1kHz 0.003%
  • Number of inputs 3 (RCA pairs)
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 1V input) 106dB
  • Frequency response 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB
  • Phono (MM): Input impedance 47kΩ + 100pF, Frequency response (ref. RIAA curve) 20Hz—20kHz ± 1dB, Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 0dBFS) 109dB
  • Supported Sample Rates (kHz): Coaxial (RCA) 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1, Optical (Toslink) 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1
  • Bit depths (bit) 24, 16
  • Frequency response (filter 1) 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 0dBFS) 109dB
  • Headphone Output: Maximum output level (RMS) into 32Ω/300Ω 2.5V/5Vrms, Load range 16Ω – 2kΩ
  • Mains voltage 100V or 110–120V or 220–240V, 50–60Hz
  • Power consumption (maximum) 350W
  • Power consumption (standby) <0.5W
  • Dimensions W x D (including speaker terminals) x H (including feet) 431 x 344 x 98mm
  • Weight (net) 8kg
  • Weight (packed) 11kg

Supplied accessories

  • Mains lead(s)
  • Remote control with 2 x AAA batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
Weight 11 kg

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ContentThe ARCAM A5 is for those intimate listening experiences with your favourite music. The "A" in ARCAM stands for Amplification - this is our core competance. The A5 is the latest in more than 45 years of amplifier design and manufacture, going back to our first product in 1976 - the A&R Cambridge A60 amplifier. New components and materials have been painstakingly analysed and reviewed to ensure brilliant sound quality. So you can play music straight out of the box, the ARCAM A5 includes a Bluetooth solution with Qualcomm AptX Adaptive technology. This provides up to 24-bit HD audio for the best sound quality from your phone or tablet, no matter what you are playing. It can also connect to Bluetooth headphones so your listening experience can continue sensitively after dark. Hi-res audio is included with high resolution digital audio inputs included. Like any ARCAM integrated amplifier, we pay particular attention to the built in phono stage to ensure your records sound as lush and engaging as possible. Features
  • ARCAM Class AB amplification - provides brilliant musicality
  • 50W per channel (8?) - powers loudspeakers with ease
  • Bluetooth with aptX™Adaptive Technology - for the best sound with the most convenience
  • Specially selected components and materials - to deliver on sound quality
  • Wired or Wireless Headphones - connect your headphones for quiet listening with, or without wires
  • All new Radia design - Purposeful yet playful
  • MM phono stage - ready for Turntables
  • Hi-Res Digital Audio Inputs
  • Plastic Free Packaging - for easy disposal of natural materials
Specifications
  • Continuous power output (0.5% THD), per channel: 2 channels driven, 20Hz - 20kHz, 8Ω 50W, 2 channels driven, 1kHz, 4Ω 75W
  • Harmonic distortion, 80% power, 8Ω at 1kHz 0.003%
  • Number of inputs 3 (RCA pairs)
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 1V input) 106dB
  • Frequency response 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB
  • Phono (MM): Input impedance 47kΩ + 100pF, Frequency response (ref. RIAA curve) 20Hz—20kHz ± 1dB, Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 0dBFS) 109dB
  • Supported Sample Rates (kHz): Coaxial (RCA) 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1, Optical (Toslink) 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1
  • Bit depths (bit) 24, 16
  • Frequency response (filter 1) 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 0dBFS) 109dB
  • Headphone Output: Maximum output level (RMS) into 32Ω/300Ω 2.5V/5Vrms, Load range 16Ω - 2kΩ
  • Mains voltage 100V or 110–120V or 220–240V, 50–60Hz
  • Power consumption (maximum) 350W
  • Power consumption (standby) <0.5W
  • Dimensions W x D (including speaker terminals) x H (including feet) 431 x 344 x 98mm
  • Weight (net) 8kg
  • Weight (packed) 11kg
Supplied accessories
  • Mains lead(s)
  • Remote control with 2 x AAA batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

Advanced original amplifier circuitry and elimination of signal loss—resulting in a truly
emotional and dynamic sound. This is a high-grade integrated amplifier that has inherited
the new sound of Yamaha in the pursuit of rich musicality..

  • Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier with MOSFETs
  • All-stage fully discrete construction, balanced transmission and low impedance design
  • Superior quality electronic volume control for optimum sound
  • Large capacity power supply unit delivers energetic, dynamic sound with fast response
  • Symmetrical design in pursuit of ideal stereo reproduction
  • Discretely configured phono amp
  • Headphone amp with fully discrete configuration
  • Level meters visually reflect the dynamics in the music
  • Elegant design with luxurious real wood panels
  • Original speaker terminals combine ease of use and beauty with high sound quality

Choosing the DAC

Both our CXA60 and CXA80 amplifiers employ the same Wolfson WM8740 DAC, and thereʼs a very good reason for that: it sounds superb! There are more recent Wolfson DACs in circulation, however none sound quite as great as the WM8740 in our view. Which is why, time and again, we choose them.

  Two-into-one transformer

The CXA80 utilises two separate windings on the oversize toroidal transformer. In effect, this is like having two toroidal transformers wound onto one chassis, providing separate windings for each amplification module. If you get a huge transient in the right channel, it wonʼt unsettle whatʼs going on in the left. The current is being drawn from a different path, rather than a common path, so the output is stable and remains unflustered, whether your liking is for Little Richard or Lamb of God.

Dynamic Thermal Tracking transistors

The transistors used by the CXA80 are not your usual common or garden offerings. They come with an integrated Dynamic Thermal Tracking System. So what does this mean? Normally a Power Output transistor utilises a thermo-coupler attached directly to the heat sink of the amp; this informs the system so that it can rebias when key temperatures are reached. However, using Integrated Dynamic Thermal tracking provides a far more accurate reading of the real temperature of a transistor, and relays it faster too because itʼs not a delayed heating effect. This enables us to bias the amplifier more accurately and in almost real time. Which means your CXA80 is always running at optimum performance.

Musical Subwoofer output

If you want to use a subwoofer as part of your speaker complement, the CXA80 doesnʼt penalise you for it. Because we want to ensure thereʼs no unnecessary high frequency noise affecting the subwoofer, weʼve put the output filter at 3KHz. This is high enough to prevent any phase shift associated with the low pass filter affecting what happens below 200Hz. The result is a phase linear subwoofer output signal which is clean and musical.

Reinventing the signal path

The CX range represents a step change in the way our engineers have approached signal path design, and the result is one of our most musical and entertaining amplifiers yet.

 

Previously, we went to almost surgical lengths to minimise distortion in order to get the best results. This invariably meant 46 components sat in the signal path. For the CX Series, we wanted to dramatically reduce that component count. The CXA80 now has only 24 components in the signal path. The big difference is that there are now 500 support components as well. Their job is to guarantee those 24 key components are absolutely optimal all the time, regardless of mains fluctuations and other influences.

This has made a big difference when it comes to tuning. Previously, tweaking one of the 46 components only made a small difference and it was sometimes difficult to quantify exactly what difference any change made. With the CX series, those 24 components have now actually become quite critical. Changing just one affects the character of the amplifier.We can hear very clearly what each of those components is doing.

 

This revision has fundamentally changed the character of the amplifier. Listening to a CX series amplifier is fun, engaging and exciting.

High resolution asynchronous USB

In order to offer 24-bit 192kHz resolution via asynchronous USB we use a specialist XMOS device dedicated to the USB input. Weʼve also written a custom driver to allow PC users to access the higher sample rates available in USB Audio 2 mode. This bespoke code allows us to stream audio files at the highest possible resolution.

Bespoke Bluetooth

If you want to use your CXA80 with a Bluetooth source, we offer an optional BT100 audio receiver. To ensure that this does not interfere with other components in the amplifier, itʼs isolated internally on the digital input board. From the ground up, this is an audiophile Bluetooth device. All the coding for the BT100, including the aptX implementation, is done in-house. We even include an extension cable which enables you get the best Bluetooth range.

Embracing classic design

Sometimes thereʼs a good reason to keep things uncomplicated. The CXA80 features a high-quality damped metal chassis, designed to ensure that nothing rattles or interferes with the electronics. Weʼve also kept volume control simple. The CXA80 uses a logarithmic ALPS pot. And when it comes to switching inputs, the CXA80 uses relay switching with silver plated contacts. This classic approach is still the best way to move signals around, rather than with transistors or electronic switches.

 

 

  • Power output:80W RMS into 8 Ohms, 120W RMS into 4 Ohms
  • DAC:Wolfson WM8740
  • Frequency Response:

Power Output One Channel Driven :275 watts
Dimensions (Without Brackets, Including Feet) :17-1/16" W x 9-5/8" D x 3-11/16" H (43.34 cm W x 24.45 cm D x 9.37 cm H)
Weight | Metric :28 lbs | 12.70 kg
Dimensions (With Brackets, Feet Removed) :19-1/16" W x 9-5/8" D x 3-7/16" H (41.42 cm W x 24.45 cm D x 8.73 cm H)
Finish :Available in both silver and black
Power Output Two Channels Driven :230 watts each

The PM6006 is an upgraded successor of the multi-award-winning PM6005. We've retained the pre-amp and power-amp sections that exclusively feature discrete components - not a single IC in sight of the signal path. The PM6006 is upgraded for peak current at the amplifier stage, which makes it possible to refine the sound for you in much more detail.

Available color: Black0
Metal Front Panel0
Power Consumption395 W
Standby Consumption0.3 W
Auto Power off0
Detachable Power Cable0
Remote ControlRC003PMCD
System Remote Function0
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H)17.3 x 14.6 x 4.1
Weight17.2 lbs

 

Toroidal Transformer

We mount the premium toroidal transformer centrally, to reduce flux or magnetic disturbance from the volume pot.

  Dynamic Thermal Tracking transistors

The output power transistors used by the CXA60 are not your usual common or garden offerings. They come with an integrated Dynamic Thermal Tracking System. So what does this mean? Normally a Power Output transistor utilises a thermo-coupler attached directly to the heat sink of the amp; this informs the system so that it can re-bias when key temperatures are reached. However, using Integrated Dynamic Thermal tracking provides a far more accurate reading of the real temperature of a transistor, and relays it faster too because itʼs not a delayed heating effect. This enables us to bias the amplifier more accurately and in almost real time. Which means your CXA60 is always running at optimum performance.

Musical Subwoofer output

If you want to use a subwoofer as part of your speaker complement, the CXA60 doesnʼt penalise you for it. Because we want to ensure thereʼs no unnecessary high frequency noise affecting the subwoofer, weʼve put the output filter at 3kHz. This is high enough to prevent any phase shift associated with the low pass filter affecting what happens below 200Hz. The result is a phase linear subwoofer output signal which is clean and musical.

Fully balanced signal management

Thereʼs some revolutionary signal management happening beneath the lid of the CXA60. For the first time, our engineers decided to go fully balanced rather than single-ended all the way through. As a consequence, any noise that that might be picked up in the audio signal while routing through the amplifier is cancelled before itʼs output.

Reinventing the signal path

The CX range represents a step change in the way our engineers have approached signal path design, and the result is one of our most musical and entertaining amplifiers yet. Previously, we went to almost surgical lengths to minimise distortion in order to get the best results. This invariably meant 46 components sat in the signal path. For the CX Series, we wanted to dramatically reduce that component count. The CXA60 now has only 24 components in the signal path. The big difference is that there are now 500 support components as well.

 

Their job is to guarantee those 24 key components are absolutely optimal all the time, regardless of mains fluctuations and other influences. This has made a big difference when it comes to tuning. Previously, tweaking one of the 46 components only made a small difference and it was sometimes difficult to quantify exactly what difference any change made. With the CX series, those 24 components have now actually become quite critical. Changing just one affects the character of the amplifier. We can hear very clearly what each of those components is doing.

This revision has fundamentally changed the character of the amplifier. Listening to a CX series amplifier is fun, engaging and exciting.

 

Bespoke Bluetooth

If you want to use your CXA60 with a Bluetooth source, we offer an optional BT100 audio receiver. To ensure that this does not interfere with other components in the amplifier, itʼs isolated internally on the digital input board. From the ground up, this is an audiophile Bluetooth device. All the coding for the BT100 is done in-house. We even include an extension cable which enables you get the best Bluetooth range.

Embracing classic design

Sometimes thereʼs a good reason to keep things uncomplicated. The CXA60 features a high-quality damped metal chassis, designed to ensure that nothing rattles or interferes with the electronics. Weʼve also kept volume control simple. The CXA60 uses a logarithmic ALPS pot. And when it comes to switching inputs, the CXA60 uses relay switching with silver plated contacts. This classic approach is still the best way to move signals around, rather than with transistors or electronic switches.


   
  • Power output:60W RMS into 8 Ohms, 90W RMS into 4 Ohms
  • DAC:Wolfson WM8740
  • Frequency Response:
Weight11 kg23.00 kg9.00 kg12.70 kg8.00 kg8.30 kg
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