Arcam AVR550 (Black) Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

Arcam AVR550 (Black)

Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

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£1,609.95 RRP £1999.0000

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Mixing class-leading surround sound quality with the power to thrill, the Arcam AVR550 brings home cinema to life.

Power boost
With multi-channel power up from 60 watts per channel (AVR390) to a mighty 90 watts, the AVR550 delivers smooth, effortless power. The 50% increase in power not only improves music and soundtrack dynamics but also fills larger rooms more easily. That extra drive comes in handy for less efficient speakers, too.

The Arcam sound difference
Using audiophile-grade components, the AVR550 delivers quality to match the power. At the heart of this Arcam AVR is a toroidal power supply. Unusual for an AV receiver, this type of power supply is more usually only found in high-end stereo amps. It helps the AVR deliver smooth, dynamic sound that works equally as well with music as movies.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with decoding up to 7.2.4 for totally immersive sound
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are now well established as providing truly immersive sound through ceiling or up-firing speakers. The Arcam AVR550 offers both systems, giving a 5.2.2 system with twin ceiling or up-firing speakers. This, however, is just the start. With processing for 7.2.4 channels, you can add a 4-channel power amp (or two stereo power amps) and not only double the ceiling speaker count but also add additional effect speakers – giving total sound immersion.

IMAX Enhanced Technology
IMAX has partnered with DTS and award-winning Hollywood sound mixers to deliver stunning levels of sound quality. Only the highest quality home cinema equipment meets the standard. IMAX enhanced content is due on HDR streaming and UHD Blu-ray and promises to offer the next step-up in sound from the already impressive DTS:X.

Wide-ranging connectivity
Featuring seven HDMI inputs and three outputs, the AVR550 handles the most complex AV systems. The six HDMIs are HDMI 2.0a and HDCP2.2 compatible (for UHD 4K sources) with the seventh being MHL compatible (for connecting a smartphone). Other inputs include six digital and seven analogue (with a front-mounted 3.5mm AUX) inputs, making this Arcam AVR hugely adaptive to all types of sources.

HDMI Zone 2 output
Triple HDMI outputs make the AVR550 even more versatile. Use two of the outputs within the same room for connecting a TV and projector simultaneously. The third HDMI is independent, making it ideal for sound and vision in a second room (HDMI2.0a/HDCP2.2 compatible).

Dirac Live for Arcam gives you the very best sound in your room
For the very best sound in your room, Arcam has included powerful room correcting technology from Dirac Research. This uses a microphone and dedicated software to take multiple readings around your room and feed the information back to the amplifier for a completely bespoke response (professional set-up recommended).

Network control
Connect to your network via Ethernet (wi-fi not included) and you get access to a wide range of networking features. These include UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play) for streaming from other network devices, Spotify Connect (requires Spotify Premium account) and Internet radio.

Internet, DAB and FM – all the radio you need
Internet radio opens up access to a choice of hundreds of radio stations from around the world. Backing this up, the built-in DAB and FM tuners give wide-ranging access to all your favourite stations, including popular digital only stations, such as BBC 6 Music and 4 Extra.

MusicLife iOS control app
If you have an Apple iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, then you can take full control of streaming music to your Arcam device with the MusicLife control app. It lets you stream music directly from your device as well as servers or computers connected via UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play). The latest version brings Internet Radio, Podcasts plus streaming from TIDAL and Qobuz. Advanced features, such as library searching, sorting, shuffle and repeat playback are also catered for.

Power and quality come together, to make the Arcam AVR550 an unbeatable AVR.
Mixing class-leading surround sound quality with the power to thrill, the Arcam AVR550 brings home cinema to life.

Power boost
With multi-channel power up from 60 watts per channel (AVR390) to a mighty 90 watts, the AVR550 delivers smooth, effortless power. The 50% increase in power not only improves music and soundtrack dynamics but also fills larger rooms more easily. That extra drive comes in handy for less efficient speakers, too.

The Arcam sound difference
Using audiophile-grade components, the AVR550 delivers quality to match the power. At the heart of this Arcam AVR is a toroidal power supply. Unusual for an AV receiver, this type of power supply is more usually only found in high-end stereo amps. It helps the AVR deliver smooth, dynamic sound that works equally as well with music as movies.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with decoding up to 7.2.4 for totally immersive sound
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are now well established as providing truly immersive sound through ceiling or up-firing speakers. The Arcam AVR550 offers both systems, giving a 5.2.2 system with twin ceiling or up-firing speakers. This, however, is just the start. With processing for 7.2.4 channels, you can add a 4-channel power amp (or two stereo power amps) and not only double the ceiling speaker count but also add additional effect speakers – giving total sound immersion.

IMAX Enhanced Technology
IMAX has partnered with DTS and award-winning Hollywood sound mixers to deliver stunning levels of sound quality. Only the highest quality home cinema equipment meets the standard. IMAX enhanced content is due on HDR streaming and UHD Blu-ray and promises to offer the next step-up in sound from the already impressive DTS:X.

Wide-ranging connectivity
Featuring seven HDMI inputs and three outputs, the AVR550 handles the most complex AV systems. The six HDMIs are HDMI 2.0a and HDCP2.2 compatible (for UHD 4K sources) with the seventh being MHL compatible (for connecting a smartphone). Other inputs include six digital and seven analogue (with a front-mounted 3.5mm AUX) inputs, making this Arcam AVR hugely adaptive to all types of sources.

HDMI Zone 2 output
Triple HDMI outputs make the AVR550 even more versatile. Use two of the outputs within the same room for connecting a TV and projector simultaneously. The third HDMI is independent, making it ideal for sound and vision in a second room (HDMI2.0a/HDCP2.2 compatible).

Dirac Live for Arcam gives you the very best sound in your room
For the very best sound in your room, Arcam has included powerful room correcting technology from Dirac Research. This uses a microphone and dedicated software to take multiple readings around your room and feed the information back to the amplifier for a completely bespoke response (professional set-up recommended).

Network control
Connect to your network via Ethernet (wi-fi not included) and you get access to a wide range of networking features. These include UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play) for streaming from other network devices, Spotify Connect (requires Spotify Premium account) and Internet radio.

Internet, DAB and FM – all the radio you need
Internet radio opens up access to a choice of hundreds of radio stations from around the world. Backing this up, the built-in DAB and FM tuners give wide-ranging access to all your favourite stations, including popular digital only stations, such as BBC 6 Music and 4 Extra.

MusicLife iOS control app
If you have an Apple iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, then you can take full control of streaming music to your Arcam device with the MusicLife control app. It lets you stream music directly from your device as well as servers or computers connected via UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play). The latest version brings Internet Radio, Podcasts plus streaming from TIDAL and Qobuz. Advanced features, such as library searching, sorting, shuffle and repeat playback are also catered for.

Power and quality come together, to make the Arcam AVR550 an unbeatable AVR.
Brand Arcam
Colour Black
Dolby Atmos Yes
HDMI Audio Yes
Coaxial Outputs No
Optical Outputs No
Channels 7.2/5.2.2
Multi Channel Input No
Multiroom Zone 2 Active/Passive
Dolby ProLogic Surround Dolby Surround
HDMI Zone Out Yes - Zone 2
HDMI 7 in/3 out
Power Output - Watts per CH 90 x 7
Tuner Radio DAB/FM
Phono Input No
Optical Digital Inputs 2
USB Input 1
Pre Output Yes - 7.1 and Height x 2
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Remote Control yes
Internet Radio Services Yes
Analogue RCA Inputs 6
MP3 Front Input 3.5mm x 1
Weight (KG) 15.5
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 433 x 425 x 171
Freq Response (Hz) 20 - 20,000
Power Consumption- Normal Use 1500 (Max)
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
ARC - Audio Return Channel Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tricky to get going, but great sound. Bought from Tunbridge Wells branch where Louis was extremely helpful. I needed to replace an old Yamaha receiver which, whilst a good receiver and very easy to use, didn’t do 4K. I listened to the Arcam and a similar priced Denon, and the 550, to me, was a much better sound with lots of depth. At home playing through Spotify the sound was excellent, as it was through the Blu-ray. A few problems started when trying to use it with my 4k Sony TV. Every now and then the sound would switch from the AVR to the tv speakers. Turning the AVR off and on again would turn it back to the surround sound, as would switching from tv speaker to audio system on the tv. No matter what settings I tweaked it still kept on happening (I should say that the AVR and tv were connected via HDMI arc). I spoke to Richer Sounds about this and they hadn’t come across this issue. In the end, just before I was ready to take the receiver back to replace it with one that works with my system, I switched the audio output to go through an optical cable instead of the HDMI. Thankfully this has solved the issue and the sound is still great. The 550 is not as user friendly as the Yamaha but the sound more than makes up for that.
Date published: 2020-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality Worth paying the extra if you can afford to, having had a number of lower priced amps. Needs good ventilation to avoid the unit overheating whilst switched on. I had it make a mod to my cabinet, but worth the trouble.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top people who really know their products Top people who really know their products They told me in the shop that I would be happy with this product and it was exactly what I needed and when I got it home and set it up they were absolutely right perfect perfect no complaints
Date published: 2020-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arcam quality shines through. My purchase of an Arcam AVR550 was made after 20 years with the same Denon AVR and much head scratching due to recent 4K and HDR changes in the industry. I have wanted to replace my amp for 10 years but newer Denon Amps sounded too harsh for my ears. The recent price drop as a run out model brought the Arcam just into the reals of possibility. The picture and sound quality are excellent. I have not run Dirac as yet but expect good things from it according to other reviews. Set up takes a few hours initially and a little patience is required to get to grips with how Arcam set things up. The unit is starting to run in nicely and should only get better. Pleased so far!!
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product Looks good and delivers fantastic sound to my overall system. The price was reasonable, and the new arcam has all the features that I wanted. It's even better than its predecessor.
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound and clarity I originally bought a Denon AV RX but that sounded tinny when using Dolby Plus / Atmos audio and was returned with no issues. Out of the box the AVR550 sounded ok when connected to my 5.2.2 Monitor Audio setup but it really came alive after using Dirac. It was a little daunting having to use a laptop and a calibrated mic to setup the listening experience instead of just plugging in a mic and off you go. The application was quite easy to get to grips after 10 minutes and after the upload of the setup to the receiver it was time for a movie. OMG the sound was incredible. Next test was Spotify and the seamless stream of 320kbps sound filled the room and the clarity was amazing. In the past I've had Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo and Denon receivers all around the £1000 mark and although the Arcam is more expensive it wins hands down.
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from clean clear great soundstage The improvement to the system was immediate and will probably get better as it runs in. Set the system up with the dirac software a bit of a pain to start with but definitely worth the effort as my room /speaker arrangement is less than perfect. The fact it was able to deliver the surround soundstage it has and not mess up the main stereo performance when just listening to music was the reason I chose the arcam no regrets.
Date published: 2019-10-23
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(1 available across all stores)

£1,609.95 RRP £1999.0000

SAVE

19%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.