Arcam irDAC II (Black)

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Already a class-leader, the Arcam irDAC II is now better than ever.

Improved connectivity, including Bluetooth

With twin optical and twin coaxial digital inputs, the irDAC has always been one of the best connected DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors). With these four inputs alone, you can easily connect up a TV, CD player, games console and DVD. Now featuring Bluetooth, it’s easy to stream music from your smartphone or tablet as well.

High resolution support including DSD128
For the highest quality sound use the asynchronous USB, connect your PC or Mac and enjoy file streaming right up to 384 kHz or DSD128 High Resolution file support.

Now with headphone and variable outputs
Other great new features with the irDAC II include a headphone socket and variable output. The headphone socket means you don’t even have to have a hi-fi system to enjoy first-rate audio. Simply connect to your computer, plug in your headphones and you’re in audio Nirvana. The variable output means you can also use the DAC as a digital pre-amp and plug it straight into a power amp or active speakers.

Better than ever sound quality
The most compelling reason for buying a separate DAC is enhanced sound quality, and it's here where the irDAC II really excels. The heart of the irDAC II now features the renowned ESS Sabre DAC. The same DAC that graces hi-fi and AV electronics costing thousands of pounds gives the irDAC II the same precise, incisive sound that doesn’t miss an ounce of detail. Other features such as an ultra-low noise power supply and isolated digital and analogue signals further improve the sound to give class-leading realism.

With all the connectivity you could ever need, including Bluetooth and a headphone socket, the Arcam irDAC II is all the DAC you’ll ever need.

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Supercare £34.90

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

Already a class-leader, the Arcam irDAC II is now better than ever.

Improved connectivity, including Bluetooth

With twin optical and twin coaxial digital inputs, the irDAC has always been one of the best connected DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors). With these four inputs alone, you can easily connect up a TV, CD player, games console and DVD. Now featuring Bluetooth, it’s easy to stream music from your smartphone or tablet as well.

High resolution support including DSD128
For the highest quality sound use the asynchronous USB, connect your PC or Mac and enjoy file streaming right up to 384 kHz or DSD128 High Resolution file support.

Now with headphone and variable outputs
Other great new features with the irDAC II include a headphone socket and variable output. The headphone socket means you don’t even have to have a hi-fi system to enjoy first-rate audio. Simply connect to your computer, plug in your headphones and you’re in audio Nirvana. The variable output means you can also use the DAC as a digital pre-amp and plug it straight into a power amp or active speakers.

Better than ever sound quality
The most compelling reason for buying a separate DAC is enhanced sound quality, and it's here where the irDAC II really excels. The heart of the irDAC II now features the renowned ESS Sabre DAC. The same DAC that graces hi-fi and AV electronics costing thousands of pounds gives the irDAC II the same precise, incisive sound that doesn’t miss an ounce of detail. Other features such as an ultra-low noise power supply and isolated digital and analogue signals further improve the sound to give class-leading realism.

With all the connectivity you could ever need, including Bluetooth and a headphone socket, the Arcam irDAC II is all the DAC you’ll ever need.
More Information
Bluetooth Yes
Coaxial Digital Input 2
Dimensions WxDxH 194 x 124 x 44
Headphone Output Yes
Optical Digital Input 2
Power Consumption- Normal Use 18
USB Input Yes
Weight (KG) 1.1 kg
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Arcam
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcam irdacii I am a long time aficionado of the hi end community, I Jane been astonished by this product’s sound and overall configuration . Arcan did excell my expectations with this truly hi-end design , highly recommended . Great thanks to Richer Sounds for their overall professionalism and on time delivery .
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound, build quality and connectivity. This DAC not only sounds wonderful, it's also got a great set of input connectors on the back, and it has become the hub for my home entertainment setup. So far I use the Bluetooth for occasional phone streaming, the 2 optical digitals for Chromecast streaming and Bluray (movies and CDs), and the coax digital for my satellite TV box, and still one coax to spare. One reasonably substantial investment in a good DAC now, and i'm set for years in terms of excellent sound quality, even though the sources will likely evolve over time. Highly recommended, and many thanks to Alan in the Holborn store for guiding me patiently to a good solution perfectly tailored to my current and future needs.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Tool I bought this a week or more ago. Easy to setup. The Bluetooth very good indeed. I steam from a Nas drive in my sitting room through a brick wall to my Imac and thers no lag when i listen to music stream my Samsung TV sound to my Roksan K2 amplifier via Phono leads . Not sure whether i need to connect my Bluesound streamer via the tos link as the sound is very high standard I bought the Dac to partner my new Arcam A29 but could not get the sweet sounds i so much like. So i went to Richer sounds ,bought the dac hoping my problems were solved. They werent . I returned the amp and bought the Roksan on Ebay. Im in audio heaven now.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcam irDAC-II - great piece of kit Arcam irDAC-II - great piece of kit. Great improvement in sound quality. This unit interfaces with Windows very easily and complements my HTPC. USB connections provides a better speed than COAX or SPDIF. You can see how it all works with Windows10 in the video link. Richer Sounds said I could try it for up to 20 days trail period and return it if I did not like it. Great
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended Have owned the Arcam for about 3 months now and have been slowly working through my extensive collection of CDs and this DAC is bringing out details in the music that I hadn't heard before when I was listening to my not too shabby CD player on its own.Throw in an excellent headphone amp and the now much lower price and it just gets better. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Experiment! It was an experiment worth £299 and I am pleased to say that it has paid off. What a treat, my "Budget" hifi system comprising Marantz PM&CD 6005, Bluesound Node streamer and Q Acoustics 2050i speakers has been tramsformed into something very special just by the addition of this excellent DAC. Thank you to the guys at Richer Sounds London Bridge.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely piece of kit Many thanks to Sam and his team at Southampton who advised me to take the Cambridge transporter coupled to the Arcam irDAC-II. I originally had in mind an up-to-date Marantz to replace my aging Marantz player but was advised that this would be the weakest link in my system which comprises of a Marantz PM15S2 and MA RS6 speakers. They were spot on and my system now sounds brilliant. Spent a small fortune adding to my already vast CD collection this weekend! Thanks again.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase Whilst no longer a technical tour de force as ESS has now released the Sabre 930 Pro dac, at the price offered I consider this an excellent purchase. The irDAC II is being in second system consisting of inputs from a Sky box, Sony TV & iMac driving active speakers via the variable outputs. Just one caveat , aptX hardware has to be present in both sender and the receiver to get the benefit , so iPhone users are left in the cold.
Date published: 2017-05-18
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Arcam Digital Pre-Amplifier/DAC is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
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Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Supercare £34.90

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
Find out full details here.

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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