Arcam irDAC II (Black)

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£349 RRP £499

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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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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
Depth 27.00
Dimensions WxHxD 194 x 44 x 124
Height 34.00
Width 27.00
Brand Arcam
Colour Black
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcam irdac Great bit of kit I can recommend this and will to my customers
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from didn't work with Apple Express I purchased the Arcam to work via the mini toslink output from the Apple Express to the optical input on the Arcam. Unfortunately their appears to be some incompatibility as a reliable signal could not be maintained. I therefore had to return the Arcam to Richer Sounds. As such I couldn't recommend this product for use with an Apple Express but it may be suitable for use with other sources. There were no issue regarding the return and the staff handled the situation very professionally so I would have no hesitation in using Richer Sounds in the future.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great unit - but Make no mistake, this looks and feels like a well made, quality product. Connected to my Blu-Ray player and Audiolab amplifier, the sound was excellent. It also includes a very good headphone amplifier and Bluetooth connectivity. But it did not work properly with my new Samsung UHD TV. Connected to the TV's optical port, the sound suffered frequent dropouts. These did not occur when the TV was connected to a different (much cheaper!) DAC or a soundbar, so I have to presume the Arcam was faulty. At the price it costs, I expected better and have returned it for a refund. As always, Richer Sounds were extremely helpful and attended to the issue without delay.
Date published: 2017-03-23
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£349 RRP £499
Arcam Digital Pre-Amplifier/DAC is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17.
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Free UK delivery

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

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

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