Way back in the early 1980's, Arcam demonstrated to the world it's expertise in extracting more information from CD players, by offering one of the worlds first audio DACS designed for the audiophile. It was called the Black Box, and was a run-away success. Nearly 30 years later, with the increasing popularity of network audio devices such as MP3 players, Sonos and NAS drives, there is a new market for a stand-alone DAC - please enter the brand new Arcam rDac.
Other digital products including Blu-ray players, DVD, set top boxes, PC's and CD players will also benefit from the superior sound quality offered by this dac over the standard dac's fitted to these type of products. Based around the state-of-the-art digital conversion IC Wolfson 8741, the rDAC offers incredibly accurate conversion of digital data streams from all of your digital sources, whether fed by USB, optical toslink or coaxial digital inputs. Re-clocking circuitry virtually elimenated timing related jitter, which makes the sound quality achieved sublime - high frequencies are detailed but sweet, midrange beautifully lit and creamy, whilst the bass has terrific slam and extension. With the addition of the optional USB dongle, your digital music can be streamed wirelessly with no loss of sound quality, for even more flexibility in the home environment. This is one of our favourite new products in 2010, the reason being it is affordable, brings a terrific upgrade in sound quality to almost all digital music sources, and it is beautifully constructed and built to last.
Digital audio connections 1 x optical in, 1 x coaxial in, 1 x USB, 1 wireless USB (requires dongle)
Audio outputs 1 x stereo output on pair RCA phono sockets
Audio Output 2.1V rms
Harmonic Distortion 0.003%
Signal to noise ratio -104dB
Finish brushed matt silver
Dimensions W x D x H 160 x 111 x 40mm
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|Shipping Costs||Mainland UK (Next-Day)||Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands||Republic of Ireland (2-day)|
|Under £50 Orders||£7.50||£12.50||£15.00|
|Over £50 Orders||FREE||£19.99||£29.99|
|Saturday by 12 Delivery||£35||N/A||N/A|
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Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
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- Arcam rDac user manual (2.1 MB)