Acoustic Research M2 Portable High Resolution Audio Player

Acoustic Research M2

Portable High Resolution Audio Player

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Unfortunately this product is no longer available.

For advice on an alternative product or details of newer ranges, please contact Telesales here or your local store which you can find here.

Phil, Telesales Manager, 15th year of service

"It does a terrific job in terms of clarity and headroom and is at its best with DSD." Hi-Fi Choice magazine - Group test winner, 5-star review.

High Resolution Audio - in your pocket

High Resolution Audio provides music files in 24 bit/96kHz, 24 bit/192kHz or 32 bit/384kHz formats. Digital music files at this level provide a much more detailed and smoother sound than typical CD (16 bit/44.1kHz) files. The difference between HD (High Definition) music and typical MP3/AAC compressed music files is even more cavernous.

Supports a massive range of files, including DSD
The Acoustic Research AR-M2 supports pretty much any High Resolution audio format, letting it make the most of your music library. Support for the following is standard; WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC and APE up to 32 bit/384kHz plus DSD at 2.8MHz or 5.6MHz.

Load Android music apps and stream via Spotify
With an Android-based operating system, it's easy to load up your favourite Android music apps. You can also stream the ever-popular Spotify for a near endless choice of music.

Acoustic Research M-Class Analogue Engine for superb sound
The AR-M2 features a wide range of audiophile enhancements for life-like sound quality. These include isolated digital and analogue stages for reduced distortion, range-topping Burr Brown DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for the highest resolution and a high grade ALPS potentiometer for the best quality output.

Expandable memory
As standard the AR-M2 comes with a handy 64GB of memory built-in. Make use of the SD card slot, though and this can be boosted by a further 128GB to a total of 192GB - enough for around 3000 FLAC files of around 5 minutes each at 24 bit/96kHz quality.

Up to nine hours playback
Using a capacious Li-Polymer battery gives this impressive portable a playback time of up to nine hours.

Elegant design and build quality
With its large, 5-inch touch screen, controlling the AR-M2 is just as easy as you smartphone. Tactile buttons for the major controls mean you don't have to scroll through menus to access the essentials such as volume and track skip. The copper and aluminium chassis not only feels good in the hand but is also durable.

Wi-Fi enabled for streaming and updates
You get a choice of how you connect up the AR-M2 to your other components. For the fastest and most stable connection to your PC or Mac we'd recommend USB. As a cable-free alternative, choose Wi-Fi for streaming from NAS drives or other DLNA enabled devices such as your laptop.

Leave the smartphone for calls and pack the AR-M2 for music as it was meant to be heard - you won't regret it!

Click here for link to our blog review

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
"It does a terrific job in terms of clarity and headroom and is at its best with DSD." Hi-Fi Choice magazine - Group test winner, 5-star review.

High Resolution Audio - in your pocket

High Resolution Audio provides music files in 24 bit/96kHz, 24 bit/192kHz or 32 bit/384kHz formats. Digital music files at this level provide a much more detailed and smoother sound than typical CD (16 bit/44.1kHz) files. The difference between HD (High Definition) music and typical MP3/AAC compressed music files is even more cavernous.

Supports a massive range of files, including DSD
The Acoustic Research AR-M2 supports pretty much any High Resolution audio format, letting it make the most of your music library. Support for the following is standard; WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC and APE up to 32 bit/384kHz plus DSD at 2.8MHz or 5.6MHz.

Load Android music apps and stream via Spotify
With an Android-based operating system, it's easy to load up your favourite Android music apps. You can also stream the ever-popular Spotify for a near endless choice of music.

Acoustic Research M-Class Analogue Engine for superb sound
The AR-M2 features a wide range of audiophile enhancements for life-like sound quality. These include isolated digital and analogue stages for reduced distortion, range-topping Burr Brown DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for the highest resolution and a high grade ALPS potentiometer for the best quality output.

Expandable memory
As standard the AR-M2 comes with a handy 64GB of memory built-in. Make use of the SD card slot, though and this can be boosted by a further 128GB to a total of 192GB - enough for around 3000 FLAC files of around 5 minutes each at 24 bit/96kHz quality.

Up to nine hours playback
Using a capacious Li-Polymer battery gives this impressive portable a playback time of up to nine hours.

Elegant design and build quality
With its large, 5-inch touch screen, controlling the AR-M2 is just as easy as you smartphone. Tactile buttons for the major controls mean you don't have to scroll through menus to access the essentials such as volume and track skip. The copper and aluminium chassis not only feels good in the hand but is also durable.

Wi-Fi enabled for streaming and updates
You get a choice of how you connect up the AR-M2 to your other components. For the fastest and most stable connection to your PC or Mac we'd recommend USB. As a cable-free alternative, choose Wi-Fi for streaming from NAS drives or other DLNA enabled devices such as your laptop.

Leave the smartphone for calls and pack the AR-M2 for music as it was meant to be heard - you won't regret it!

Click here for link to our blog review
Battery Life 6.5 - 8.5 hours
Bluetooth No
DAC Burr-Brown PCM1794a
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 71 x 15 x 136
DLNA Compliant Yes
Flash Memory Capacity 64GB
High Resolution Audio Yes
Memory Card Supported Yes
NFC No
Output Headphone, Line Out
USB Yes
Weight (KG) 245g
Wireless Connection Yes
Wireless LAN Yes
Brand Acoustic Research
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For advice on an alternative product or details of newer ranges, please contact Telesales here or your local store which you can find here.

Phil, Telesales Manager, 15th year of service

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Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge