Arcam A5 (Black)

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Arcam A5 (Black)

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”Arcam's new stereo amp offers terrific bang for your buck.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2023 Product of the Year.

The ideal amp for all your music

With a heritage that stretches back to 1976, Arcam’s amplifiers have always been amongst the best in their class for balancing sound with features. With its wide range of connectivity, sleek style and richly detailed sound, the Arcam A5 continues this success story. From a turntable to a TV and even taking in your smartphone via Bluetooth HD, this Arcam plays it all.

Perfectly balanced sound
Painstakingly developed, the Arcam A5 features a highly optimised Class AB amplifier. With new components and materials, the sound quality is cleaner and more precise, while still retaining the smooth and richly detailed sonic signature that has made Arcam so popular over the past decades.

Ample power
Outputting 50 watts per channel, the A5 has ample power to drive most speakers in a typical living room environment. With vanishingly low levels of distortion, it maintains higher volume levels without sounding strained or harsh.

A treat for your turntable
Much more than just a box-ticking exercise, the Arcam A5’s built-in phono stage makes a top quality connection for your turntable. Suited to turntables with MM (Moving Magnet) cartridges, the high spec phono stage draws a deep seam of information from your vinyl, letting you hear subtle details from the music that might previously have been missed.

Stream from your smartphone in Hi-Res audio
For simple yet high quality music streaming, the A5 features Bluetooth with Qualcomm AptX Adaptive technology. When used with a compatible source device, this delivers up to 24-bit Hi-Res music streaming, giving you better than CD-quality, from a wireless connection.

Connect your headphones – Bluetooth or wired
The A5 welcomes all types of headphones, however they connect. Two-way Bluetooth connectivity lets you pair the amp with your Bluetooth headphones, giving you the freedom of movement that only wireless connectivity brings. Alternatively, the A5 also has a facia-mounted headphone socket for any type of wired headphones.

Connect all your digital and analogue sources
Featuring a built-in DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the A5 effortlessly connects with your digital audio sources. Two coaxial and one optical input let you connect your TV, games console and digital music source. Coming from a top quality brand, the ESS DAC maximises your digital music’s full potential and should provide a boost in sound quality over using the analogue inputs. For analogue sources, however, such as an FM tuner, there are also three RCA phono inputs.

Sleek new style
As part of Arcam’s Radia series, the A5 looks slicker than any previous Arcam amp. With just two dials and subtle illumination, the amp strikes the perfect balance in catching the eye without distracting from the sound. The all-aluminium casing includes the volume and input dials, giving a high quality look and feel. A compact remote control is also included.

Optimise the sound from all your music sources, with the Arcam A5.
Connectivity
Analogue RCA Inputs
3
Bluetooth
Yes
Coaxial Inputs
Yes - 2
Headphone Output
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
Yes - 1
Phono Input
Yes - MM
Pre Output
Yes
Speaker Sets
1
Speaker Sets FILTER
x 1
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 years
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
20 - 20,000
Power Output
50 x 2
Power Output - Watts per CH
30 - 59
Features
DAC
ESS ES9018
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
431 x 83 x 344
Weight
Weight (KG)
8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking, excellent sound well pleased Great local service, products so good , well priced
Date published: 2024-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcam A5 Radia Had the A5 a couple weeks now, and am suitably impressed! It does however, take a bit of time to warm up, and run in, which it is still doing, so bear this in mind !( as in, I forgot this !!) Is very is to listen to for extended periods, very relaxed , which is important to me, as I listen to my tuner a fair bit. Am auditioning some new speakers, and a new CD Player in the coming weeks, as there’s plenty more performance to come I feel. Proper happy though, if you’re in the market for a new amp, give the A5 a listen .
Date published: 2024-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound is brilliant from this amp Had a listen in Milton Keynes store where Andy was very helpful letting me audition different things and i liked the Arcam A5 and am very pleased with it
Date published: 2024-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed me more than expected I went to listen to the A5 mostly for practical advantages over my "vintage"/ancient Creek 4040s2 - I wanted digital ins, 2 way bluetooth, remote, etc. Richer sounds put together something close to what I have with Dali Opticon 2 speakers (I have Opticon 1). I quite liked it in the store, but at home it performed better than expected. I had a suspicion that the nearer 4 ohm than 8 impedance of the Opticon 1's was a struggle for the aged 4040, and the Arcam seems to get on with them much better. Cleaner, brighter where the old amp sounded a bit muffled at times. I was also found that my Cambridge Audio CXNv2 streamer sounded significantly better through the digital in than analogue connection. Was not expecting much difference. The remote control is definitely "minimalist" like the styling of the amp itself, but a happy bonus is that the remote for the CXNv2 streamer also operates the A5 volume and mute. Pretty pleased so far.
Date published: 2024-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcam A5 so so sweet Bought this 2 days ago after many hours of research and advice from Jay. Superb sound and features and already have an sa20 so a huge Arcam fan. Good bass control with sweet mids and clear sharp treble. Would seek advice on speaker pairing, I’ve tried my Focal Aria 926 but to me my Dali Opticon 2”s suits it better. Amazing amp on every level and excellent value for money! What are you waiting for?
Date published: 2024-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used the What HiFi best budget amplifier guide. I found the Arcam A5 easy to set up. It sounds fantastic with my old Celestion Ditton 15 XR speakers. I have tested the quality using CD and DVD via TV optic cable. The Bluetooth source option is very useful, and also gives great sound quality. I am now looking forward to playing my old vinyl collection, and I may treat myself to a new turntable
Date published: 2024-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent very good quality thanks I bought it on Friday excellent service thanks very much
Date published: 2024-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic kit Had researched this piece of equipment for a while and was delighted with the demo in the shop. Decided to purchase there and then. Very professional advice from the staff in store. Have used Richer Sounds many times and have never been disappointed
Date published: 2024-01-21
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