Arcam SOLO MUSIC

Streaming System EXC speakers

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"A well-made, well-featured and solid-sounding product, the Arcam Solo Music is indeed a complete one-box stereo system." 'What Hi-Fi? 2016'. 5-star review. Tested at £1500.

Power with control from Class-G amp

Drawing on over 40 years experience in amps, Arcam have set a new class standard for sound quality. Using a unique Class-G amplifier gives the Solo Music generous power and incredibly low distortion. This means deep, powerful bass - even larger rooms and with power hungry speakers. At the same time the subtlest detail is not lost on the Solo Music, meaning the sound is just as the producer intended.

High quality Bluetooth streaming
For easy access to your digital music library or favourite music services, such as Spotify and Apple Music, the Arcam Solo Music is equipped with Bluetooth. Simply pair your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer and enjoy high quality music streaming from the aptX-equipped Bluetooth receiver.

SACD playback
In addition to making a great CD player, the Arcam Solo Music also replays SACDs (Super Audio Compact Discs). These Direct Stream Digital (DSD) discs offer a far higher resolution than ordinary CDs and are similar in resolution to 24-bit music files. The result is a more natural sound, revealing subtle detail and texture in the music.

Stream music via UPnP
The Arcam Solo Music also features a very handy built-in streamer. You can link to your system by wired Ethernet or by built-in Wi-Fi. Compatible with UPnP and CIFS audio streaming standards, the Solo Music is the ideal device for listening to music stored on your NAS drive, laptop, PC or Mac.

Improved MusicLife iOS control app
If you've got an Apple iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, then you can take full control of streaming music to your Solo Music with the MusicLife control app. Working with the Bluetooth receiver, it lets you stream music directly from your device as well as servers or computers connected via UPnP. The latest version also supports Internet Radio, Podcasts and streaming from TIDAL and Qobuz. Advanced features, such as library searching, sorting, shuffle and repeat playback are also catered for.

DAB tuner radio
For more conventional listening, the Arcam also has a DAB/FM tuner radio built in. With both analogue FM and digital DAB broadcasting covered, you can listen to nearly all the national and local stations available.

All the inputs you could want - including HDMI
Unusually for a stereo system, the Arcam Solo Music comes equipped with an HDMI interface. The four HDMI inputs and output are ideal for linking up streaming devices, such as the Apple TV, with your TV connected for its role as a display. It's also the ideal way of getting superb sound from video sources, without having to buy a full surround sound AV receiver. USB, optical, coaxial digital, RCA phono and AUX 3.5mm inputs are all standard, too.

Genuine hi-fi quality sound from an all-in-one solution, the Arcam Solo Music gives the best of both worlds.

Click here for link to our blog review

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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!

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"A well-made, well-featured and solid-sounding product, the Arcam Solo Music is indeed a complete one-box stereo system." 'What Hi-Fi? 2016'. 5-star review. Tested at £1500.

Power with control from Class-G amp

Drawing on over 40 years experience in amps, Arcam have set a new class standard for sound quality. Using a unique Class-G amplifier gives the Solo Music generous power and incredibly low distortion. This means deep, powerful bass - even larger rooms and with power hungry speakers. At the same time the subtlest detail is not lost on the Solo Music, meaning the sound is just as the producer intended.

High quality Bluetooth streaming
For easy access to your digital music library or favourite music services, such as Spotify and Apple Music, the Arcam Solo Music is equipped with Bluetooth. Simply pair your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer and enjoy high quality music streaming from the aptX-equipped Bluetooth receiver.

SACD playback
In addition to making a great CD player, the Arcam Solo Music also replays SACDs (Super Audio Compact Discs). These Direct Stream Digital (DSD) discs offer a far higher resolution than ordinary CDs and are similar in resolution to 24-bit music files. The result is a more natural sound, revealing subtle detail and texture in the music.

Stream music via UPnP
The Arcam Solo Music also features a very handy built-in streamer. You can link to your system by wired Ethernet or by built-in Wi-Fi. Compatible with UPnP and CIFS audio streaming standards, the Solo Music is the ideal device for listening to music stored on your NAS drive, laptop, PC or Mac.

Improved MusicLife iOS control app
If you've got an Apple iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, then you can take full control of streaming music to your Solo Music with the MusicLife control app. Working with the Bluetooth receiver, it lets you stream music directly from your device as well as servers or computers connected via UPnP. The latest version also supports Internet Radio, Podcasts and streaming from TIDAL and Qobuz. Advanced features, such as library searching, sorting, shuffle and repeat playback are also catered for.

DAB tuner radio
For more conventional listening, the Arcam also has a DAB/FM tuner radio built in. With both analogue FM and digital DAB broadcasting covered, you can listen to nearly all the national and local stations available.

All the inputs you could want - including HDMI
Unusually for a stereo system, the Arcam Solo Music comes equipped with an HDMI interface. The four HDMI inputs and output are ideal for linking up streaming devices, such as the Apple TV, with your TV connected for its role as a display. It's also the ideal way of getting superb sound from video sources, without having to buy a full surround sound AV receiver. USB, optical, coaxial digital, RCA phono and AUX 3.5mm inputs are all standard, too.

Genuine hi-fi quality sound from an all-in-one solution, the Arcam Solo Music gives the best of both worlds.

Click here for link to our blog review

More Information
Active Subwoofer Output Yes
Analogue Audio Inputs yes
Audio Inputs 2 - Line & 3.5mm
Bluetooth Yes
CD Player yes
Coaxial Inputs 1
Dimensions WxDxH 420 x 414 x 90
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 420 x 90 x 414
DLNA Compliant Yes
HDD No
HDMI text Yes
Internet Radio Services Internet radio, Qobuz, Tidal
NFC No
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Optical Inputs 1
Power Consumption- Normal Use 60
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Power Output - Watts per CH 80 x 2
Remote Control Yes
Smart Remote Control Yes
Smartphone control No
Speaker Dims (HxWxD) NA
Tuner Radio FM/DAB/DAB+
USB 1
Weight (KG) 11.5
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Arcam
Apple AirPlay Yes
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Sound Investment I only bought this because it was reduced and the reviews were pretty good. The sound from the CD player (through monitor Bronze speakers) is, even to my aging ears, pretty amazing. CDs I had heard so many times over the years suddenly sounded like I had never heard them before. I run the Tv though this unit and both picture and sound is perfect. So the bad bits, it’s a pretty big piece of kit, just fits the tv stand depth without accounting for the wires out of the back, very heavy too. The tuner is rubbish, with aerial supplied it’s picking up no channels at all and with the co-axel from a tv aerial in the loft it’s still not good enough to listen to. Perhaps a decent aerial for radio might help but a cheap Denon purchased a few days ago has no problems at all so not good enough. Of course Bluetooth internet radio from the iPad and it’s fine. Finally the instruction manual pretty much covers the entire languages known to man but I guess the instructions are poor in all of them. Almost as thick as war and piece too. Would I buy again? Yes because I’m just blown away with the sound. Would my missus buy it again? No, she just loves the Denon, and it’s just a CD player isn’t it?
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact Due to circumstances like alterations to our living room and buying new speakers I have only had it set up for a week.I find vocals a bit harsh and a little thin on CD but the DAB radio is OK.I have no idea about streaming and I don't have a smart phone or an iPad.Hopefully the CDs which is my main source of listening will improve over time.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does everything A replacement for my previous Arcam kit which after 20 years is starting to die. Easy to set up and use. Sounds good with a bit more clarity than the old kit. Only negative is the appearance: set low on my living room table without a stack of other separates, all I can see are the ventilation holes covering the top.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted Bought this a few weeks ago after contemplating a one box hi-fi solution for several months. Wanted proper hi-fi sound without all the boxes. Had been considering a lower price point but deep down I knew it would likely be too much of a compromise and hence the time taken in deciding what I wanted. Saw this online a noticed the price drop against RRP but also noticed competitors to Ring sounds were a bit lower. Having been a customer of theirs over the years and valuing their service I went to my local store in Prestwich Manchester. The shop was having some noisy refurbishment but the store manager was quick to attend to me, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I discussed my requirements and views and he agreed with what I suspected which was that the Arcam Solo was the best of the options I discussed. He was able to clarify my questions on that the added bonus of this equipment is that you can hook up your TV and sources by HDMI and listen via your hi-fi speakers! I mentioned to the manager that I'd seen it cheaper online and he was able to price match their competitors-result. On getting home it was straight forward to set up and I connected to the internet via ethernet cable and did a very quick software update. My first CD was a revelation as to what I'd been missing out on; vocals had depth and realism, you can hear the decay in guitar strings and piano chords. Bass is deep but crisp and punchy where appropriate. On to TV, I'd been using a not too shabby what hi-fi 5 star rated (about 4yr old) LG soundboard and sub that I thought was decent. Think again, this thing has blown it out of the water and the bass is much clearer, vibrant and not boomy. Dialogue is natural, even the kids commented and that takes some doing. Over time I will connect this to a network storage device but that's not high priority for me but seems straightforward. There is a single audio input on the back which I've connected my turntable to but my turntable does have its own preamp so you'd have to buy one if yours doesn't which is probably most likely. I was already lucky enough to be in possession of quad floorstanders and this system has really brought them to life. As I see it this is as future proof as I need has plenty of connection options; USB, Bluetooth, WiFi or ethernet, dab radio, FM radio. Incredible piece of kit, you may get this functionality for less but not this sort of sound quality as well. Anyway got to go, more CDs to listen to and discover what I've been missing out on.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I NEED This equipment was installed only 4 days ago and no one is happier than my wife who much prefers the sleek good look and finish compared to the three tier set-up I had before! At first I was disappointed to learn that there were no bass and treble controls but I soon found out that this was not necessary as the sound produced was so pure and even that no adjustment would be required. My slight criticism is that while the unit connects to the internet it does not lend itself that well to internet radio. An APP is needed which I hear is not all that satisfactory. I have yet to check for myself. Despite this I feel a five star rating is justified!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little box of hi fi tricks Looking for a one piece unit, but without compromising quality. After listening to a number of other models, I settled on the Arcam. My one grouch is lack of tone control, but that is the only fault I have with it. I still haven't tried everything it can do, as CD and radio was my principal reason for buying. I eventually paired it with Monitor Audio Silver 300 floor standing speakers. Speakers capable of handling much more than what the Arcam can throw at them, but having listened too the 200's and a couple of other speakers, I feel this is a good match. I'm impressed - and happy (and with less wires and small unit my wife too is happy)
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant product giving excellent sound from CDs and hi-res downloads from a memory stick and good quality from DAB radio. We bought Solo Music a couple of months ago for our large kitchen as we spend more time there than in our lounge, which has a much more expensive set-up. It is attached to two Kef iQ5 flourstanders - set-up was easy. The sound coming from CDs, whether classical or popular, was excellent for the price andwas even very enjoyable when "on the move" doing various kitchen chores! It was even better when classical music I downloaded onto my computer at HiRes Studio Quality was played via a memory stick. Our area is not suitable for FM radio without an external aerial though DAB, with its limitations, gave acceptable sound & also has many pre-sets for favourite stations. Contrary to what one reviewer said it does have Bluetooth though we have not used it. We cannot find fault in the equipment really - perhaps the base is a little weak but that could be our room.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally someone has listened I listen to music and have been dying to find an amp with HDMI on it so my TV can benefit from my amp and speakers.Well done arcam this is the best idea yet.Theres plenty of amps for people who want record decks ext.Your clearly moving with the times and not stuck in the past well done.
Date published: 2017-07-05
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Free UK delivery

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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

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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!

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