Big news from Arcam this week, as alongside launching its latest product range, the company has also revamped and refreshed its brand.
With a history stemming back to 1976 (when it was known as A&R Cambridge Ltd), its new look is centred around the introduction of ‘Radia yellow’, chosen for its contemporary feel, which is also name of its latest product range.
The brand’s ethos is based themes of offering amazing sound quality that’s underpinned by its unique British heritage, all packed into luxury products which are accessible for many, says Arcam.
And the new products certainly do stand out from the crowd on the style stakes, including with nicely laid out LED front panels and cleanly designed casework.
The Radia range is comprised of the A5, A15 and A25 integrated amplifiers alongside the dedicated CD5 CD player and ST5 hi-res streamer.
The A5 and A15 are 2x50W and 2x100W Class AB amps respectively, packing aptX Bluetooth Adaptive receivers alongside digital inputs and moving-magnet analogue phono stages. The A15 also gets digital circuitry based on the ESS ES9018 DAC while the A25 employs a 2x100W Class G amp and ESS ES9280AQ DAC, with USB-C inputs also on offer.
With an internal WiFi antenna, the ST5 music streamer supports a raft of music services as you’d expect, including Amazon Music Unlimited, Qobuz, Internet radio, podcasts, Tidal Connect, and Spotify Connect plus support for MQA, Google Chromecast, Apple Airplay2, and Roon.
With the same ESS ES9018 DAC as the A5 and A15 amps, the CD5 CD player offers CD, CD-R, and CD-RW playback as you’d expect, plus USB mass storage playback including for FLAC, WAV, and MP3 formats up to 24-bit/192-kHz resolution.
Visit arcam.co.uk to find out more.