Arcam rBlink Bluetooth wireless DAC

£169.00

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Arcam rBlink Bluetooth wireless DAC

Arcam's rBlink Bluetooth receiver and DAC offers the perfect sollution to any audio enthusiast looking to acheieve wireless functionliaty from their existing system. This adept little unit not only allows high quality Bluetooth transmissions to pass between your hifi and your mobile device/laptop, but also energises the signal being transferred by utilising its own integrated DAC chipset

The rBlink's superlative performance is offered within a simple-to-use package. No major set-up is required, simply push the 'Pair' button and the LED will blink; you should then dee the rBlink pop up on your list of readily available devices on your mobile, tablet or bluetooth-compatible laptop. From there, you select the rBlink and you're now ready to stream your favourite music directly to your hifi.

It's been highly acclaimed by a number of critics. 

ExpertReviews.co.uk likes the Arcam rBlink’s extremely detailed, well-balanced sound and the great sense of space and positional audio. HiFi+ is impressed by the extremely good overall sound ‘detailed, dynamic, and on the warm, satiny side of neutral without a hint of grain or digital hash’. Trusted Reviews says that Arcam had pulled off the impossible with the rBlink by marrying Bluetooth with ultra-high quality audio, giving 128-kilobit files a jaw-dropping new lease of life.

 

Inputs  Antenna input 
Outputs  Stereo line out
(analogue, via 2 x gold plated RCA/phono)

SPDIF out 
 Included Accessories Antenna
SPDIF connector
Stereo audio interconnect 
 Dimensions in mm (Width x Height x Depth) 75 x 26 x 100 

Customer Reviews

Excellent sound quality Review by Jamie Grindrod
Value
Quality
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As you’d expect from Arcam, the rBlink is a very well-built little unit, with a small, discrete design, comprising a solid aluminium case with a rubberised bottom panel. Having the outputs one end (a coaxial and stereo RCA) and the power, aerial & Bluetooth sync button the other makes it easy to slip into most systems without getting in the way, unless you are syncing multiple devices to it on a regular basis.


Performance

Set up really couldn’t be simpler and takes about 5 minutes to unbox, connect and get music playing. Having tried the rBlink on my home system, I found the sound performance to be great from a Bluetooth device running 128khz (which I have always found to be a little flat in the past). Just picking out a few random tracks, a little lack of detail and pace was the only thing I could criticise, but nothing to upset me understanding the source.

Wiring into the Arcam A19, you can lose the separate power supply and run directly from the amp. Now using the aptX at 320kps was a different revelation; the sound running from a pair of KEF R300s was excellent. No jitter or lack of detail was noticeable; the depth of sound was remarkable for Bluetooth and as good as hard-wiring in any similar device.

With rich low tones, detailed mid-range and clear high tones, the rBlink delivers sound remarkably, and even when using a 128kHz source - the bass is still solid with just a minor drop off of detail.



Verdict

If you use the rBlink to its full capabilities you will be nothing but blown away. The quality when used on a decent set up is exceptional, offering everything you’d want and more from a wireless option. When using a standard Bluetooth signal the sound still impresses and holds together well. So if you are looking for a Bluetooth adaptor for any system, you cannot go far wrong with this smart addition to the Arcam family. (Posted on 07/06/2013)

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