Arcam FMJ CD17 (Black) CD Player

Arcam FMJ CD17 (Black)

CD Player

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"A highly enjoyable musical companion." Hi-Fi World magazine.

Since the 1980s, Arcam have been making some of the most accomplished mid-range CD players. Thoughtfully engineered and unflashy in their styling, Arcam CD players have developed a loyal following. Taking a look at and, more importantly, a listen to the Arcam FMJ CD17 it's not hard to see why. At the heart of the CD17 is a Wolfson 8741 DAC operating in differential mode. Combined with an output stage from the range topping Arcam FMJ AV9 processor and a high precision clock, this gives the Arcam FMJ CD17 a precision of sound that you can hear.

Arcam realise that it's not just the engineering quality of the digital circuitry that makes a difference but also the quality of the power supply. For this reason, the Arcam CD17 has a power supply that shows far more attention to detail than most at this price range. The toroid mains transformer has separate supplies for digital, analogue and servo sections for enhanced clarity of sound. Star earthing lowers noise levels while Arcam's famed "Mask of Silence" technology reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI). Using unique metal fibre matting, the CD17 dramatically reduces EMI that would usually mask fine and subtle nuances of sound. The result is a sound quality that's much more natural than others in its class.

Also helping to boost not just the sound quality but the build quality and look of the player is the FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) casing. Constructed using a mixture of steel and aluminium, the casing is not only solid to the touch but anti-resonant and electronically screened for enhanced sound quality.

Used with an Arcam amplifier for a perfectly balanced sonic presentation or with other equipment to lend a sense of refinement to proceedings, the Arcam CD17 is one smooth operator.

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"A highly enjoyable musical companion." Hi-Fi World magazine.

Since the 1980s, Arcam have been making some of the most accomplished mid-range CD players. Thoughtfully engineered and unflashy in their styling, Arcam CD players have developed a loyal following. Taking a look at and, more importantly, a listen to the Arcam FMJ CD17 it's not hard to see why. At the heart of the CD17 is a Wolfson 8741 DAC operating in differential mode. Combined with an output stage from the range topping Arcam FMJ AV9 processor and a high precision clock, this gives the Arcam FMJ CD17 a precision of sound that you can hear.

Arcam realise that it's not just the engineering quality of the digital circuitry that makes a difference but also the quality of the power supply. For this reason, the Arcam CD17 has a power supply that shows far more attention to detail than most at this price range. The toroid mains transformer has separate supplies for digital, analogue and servo sections for enhanced clarity of sound. Star earthing lowers noise levels while Arcam's famed "Mask of Silence" technology reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI). Using unique metal fibre matting, the CD17 dramatically reduces EMI that would usually mask fine and subtle nuances of sound. The result is a sound quality that's much more natural than others in its class.

Also helping to boost not just the sound quality but the build quality and look of the player is the FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) casing. Constructed using a mixture of steel and aluminium, the casing is not only solid to the touch but anti-resonant and electronically screened for enhanced sound quality.

Used with an Arcam amplifier for a perfectly balanced sonic presentation or with other equipment to lend a sense of refinement to proceedings, the Arcam CD17 is one smooth operator.
Brand Arcam
Colour Black
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 29 x 43 x 8.5
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money. This was a replacement for my old 1980s Arcam CD player whose laser was starting to go (it had started to 'skip'#. It is as good if not better and delights with its full, rich and detailed sound for playing classical music. Instrumental works #eg piano sonatas# have sparkle and clarity, whilst orchestral pieces #eg Bruckner and Shostakovich symphonies# are full of colour and texture. The price was an offer for this item now, I believe, discontinued, but what a corking bit of kit for the money!
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm but detailed I bought this cd player to replace an older Marantz CD6003. I find it slightly more warmer but much more detailed. It has a sound that will endear to many. It seems at home with rock, like AC/DC or with easy listening like Matt Monro. It just gets on with a full detailed sound whatever cd I listen to. I have it partnered with an Arcam A19 FMJ amplifier and I more than satisfied with the results. This cd player just does what is supposed to do.......play music.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sound reproduction I bought the Arcam CD17 to replace my faulty Arcam Alpha 7SE. I tried others in the listening room and had listed others instead of Arcam because my previous one had failed and I had also had a problem with an Alpha amplifier in the past. But no ther CD had the compromise of warmth plus clarity. I have only given 4 stars because the remote is cheap and nasty
Date published: 2014-08-27
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Arcam FMJ CD17 (Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
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6 YEAR SUPERCARE GUARANTEE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

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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

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.