New! With Dolby Atmos and Dirac Room Correction!
As one of the very few audio specialists in the world to design AV
receivers, Arcam has developed a reputation for balancing a finely honed
technical specification with world class audio performance. The AVR550
& AVR850 are, quite simply, the highest performing AV receivers
Arcam has ever made.
Offering a level of sound quality that is far above competing
receivers, these AVRs are audiophile products by any measure. Equally at
home with high resolution surround sound or two-channel music, they
deliver stunning realism with everything from heavy- weight blockbusters
to your favourite concert video.
Further enhancing the performance of the new AVR550 and AVR850, Arcam
has also included the very latest room correcting technology from Dirac
Research. Dirac Live® for Arcam gives the dealer the ability to tune the
acoustic performance of the system to any room situation giving the
listener the best possible experience in their own home.
Together with Arcam’s legendary amplifier technology, Dolby Atmos
delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the
room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the
audience. Whether you are listening to music, movies, television shows
or playing your favourite video games, Dolby Atmos delivers the full
impact of the entertainment experience. Note: for a 7.1.4 system, an
additional 4-channel amplifier (or two 2-channel power amplifiers) is
Both video and audio stages are designed to embrace both current and
upcoming technologies. HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2 4K “Ultra HD” and 3D video
capability are built in.
An internal tuner provides a fully integrated FM / DAB / DAB+ (in
appropriate markets) radio solution. Worldwide access to internet
radio stations is provided through the network connection, which also
interfaces to UPnP audio servers. The USB port supports memory devices.
Control is possible via Ethernet, enabling it to be fully integrated
with whole house control systems, or via the iOS MusicLife UPnP/control
app. RS232, 12V triggers and standard IR control are also included.
The AVR550 & AVR850 are designed in the UK.
Delivers moving audio that fills the room with breathtaking detail & control!
Charlie Brennan - CEO, Arcam
Control the UPnP audio and basic functions of this product with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and the FREE MusicLife App!
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Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω/4Ω (AVR850)
2 channels driven, 20Hz - 20kHz, <0.02% THD - 120W/200W
2 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD - 130W/210W
7 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD - 100W/180W
Residual noise & hum (A-wtd) - <0.15mV
Audio Performance (Stereo line inputs)
Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, stereo direct) - 110dB
Frequency response - 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.1dB
HDMI - x7 (HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2), 1 MHL compatible
HDMI - Z1 x2 (out1 ARC, HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2, out2 HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2), Z2 x1 (HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2)
HDMI - x7, Coax SPDIF - x4, Toslink - x2, RCA Phono - x6,
3.5mm aux, USB input, Ethernet Client, Internet Radio, ARC (from display)
7.1.4 Pre-amp output - 12x RCA Phono
Zone 2 output - RCA Phono
FM / DAB / DAB+ (in appropriate markets)
Supported Surround Modes Include
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix, DTS 5.1
12V Trigger x2
IR in x2
6V rSeries PSU x1
Power consumption (max) - 1.5kW (approx. 5200 BTU/hour)
Power consumption (standby) - <0.5W
Dimensions & Weights (AVR850)
W x D (inc. speaker terminals) x H (inc. feet) - 433 x 425 x 171mm
Weight (net) - 16.7kg
Weight (packed) - 20.0kg
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