Arcam irDAC II DAC

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.

6 Year Supercare £27.45

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.

Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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 / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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 the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.
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.
Brand Arcam
Colour Black
Coaxial Digital Input 2
Optical Digital Input 2
USB Input 1 x Type B for PC/MAC
Headphone Output 3.5mm Headphone output
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 194 x 124 x 44
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 18
Bluetooth Yes
Audio Outputs RCA
Pre Output Yes, RCA
Remote Control Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Detail and Spacious Sound Stage I bought this a few weeks ago and don't regret it one bit. This is the closest to analogue sound I've ever heard. In comparison to my music system it cost a fraction of the price but made a significant improvement to the sound quality. The extra detail, better managed base and treble, and smoother delivery of sound has made my music system sound like it's a high end and far more expensive than it actually is. I can definitely recommend the Arcam iRDac ll as it's exceeded my expectations of it and blown my Chord Mojo out of the water.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good product already knew it was good but even better than i expected
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worked well for a couple of months I was well pleased when i first purchased this from Richersounds. produced great sound and i can connect my Marantz amp and connect my phone through Bluetooth. After a couple of months i noticed after i switched it on, it would lite up but nothing would work, Bluetooth said it was connecting on my phone but nothing happening, The only way i could get it to work was to repeatedly tap the volume button ???? I will contact Arcam or take it back.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good sound and extras hi i bought this several weeks ago and find it an excellent dac in my main system. The sound both through the system and the headphone is smooth and detailed and makes older poorly recorded tracks very listenable and involving (e.g. 1920/30 blues and vocal jazz). While not as wonderful as (relatively expensive) vinyl or my hybrid headphone amplifier it makes digital listening involving and has an added bonus with the remote working with my laptop (usb) without the need to touch the keyboard or mouse - this was an unexpected bonus. At this price it is a bargain.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Kept clicking and dropping sound Bought this for my son as a Christmas present. No sooner had it been setup and it started clicking and popping. There’s plenty on the internet about this all talking about send it back to Arcam, take it apart and resolder a part of the circuit board etc. Forget it, at £400 it shouldn’t be doing that. Save yourself a lot of agro and go straight for the Chord Mojo. Also syncing this with Bluetooth is next to impossible.
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding and super flexible I bought this as a Christmas present from me to me. I use it for 2 optical connections from a TV and a CD transport, USB from a PC for Tidal/FLAC etc plus Bluetooth from my phone. A great sounding, neat solution. Definitely worth the money. I am really pleased.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made piece of equipment. I had the rdac, this has more inputs, aswell as Bluetooth, so am very happy, plus excellent sound of course. It's well made and came with all the leads, great touch.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for any headphones tried my music with and without the arcam ir dac have 3sets headphones and now will not listen at home unless going through this so yes recomended good job james at preston well happy
Date published: 2018-12-02
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Arcam irDAC II (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 37.
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6 Year Supercare £27.45

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.

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.

Lowest price guaranteed!

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

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 / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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 the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

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