Arcam A49 Amp + CDS27 CD Player Package

Arcam A49 Amp + CDS27 CD Player Package

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The Arcam A49 is the highest performing amplifier Arcam have ever produced & with a massive 200 watts in 8 Ohms your not likely to want for power.

But of course power is nothing with out control and by drawing on over 40 years of experience Arcam believe the A49 represents the Pinnacle of thier stereo Audio engineering.

With a class G amplifier which is a variation on the standard class AB, feature additional supply rails. These rails kick in when output-signal peaks would otherwise exceed the maximum voltage available from the class AB amplifier’s single voltage rail. Class G amps employ several power rails at discrete voltage steps and switch between them as needed. Instead of providing multiple rails, class H amps track the input signal and modulate the voltage on the supply rails)

The A49 also uses a toroidal based power supply, acoustically damped chassis, paralleled transistor output stages and exceptionally low levels of distortion and noise both the A49 and P49 are capable of reproducing music with all its original authority and detail. Both the A49 and C49 feature dual mono volume controls and a balanced signal path all the way though the product together with distortion nilling input multiplexers. Rest assured you will be hearing the music just as the artist intended.

Both the A49 & P49 have been designed to leapfrog the competition with a massive 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 400 into 4 ohms. It delivers 50 watts in pure class A mode while allowing for huge extra power reserves from our latest generation class G topology that is both clever and efficient. Distortion is measured in less than one part per million so that this massive power is deliver with total control and finesse. There have been great strides made in improving audio
sources and loudspeakers in recent years and the time is right to match them in the field of amplifier design. These ground breaking amplifiers are must audition amplifiers for music lovers who understand that power is nothing without control. The P49 has been designed with system building flexibility in mind and can be configured as a traditional stereo power amp, bridged mode or dual mono mode allowing for the “ultimate” system of a C49 with six bridged P49s tri-amping the

On the first day of Las Vegas' CES2014 show, Arcam revealed its latest and greatest in stereo integrated amplification; the A49. The A49 is a 200 watt beast, and claims to be the most intense and powerful amplifier the company have ever produced, utilising specialised circuitry and Class G power amplifiers, each with 50 watts of Class A power in the first instance.

These powerful elements are housed within a robust chassis, specially designed to minimise distortion to a level Arcam have never reached before. Arcam truly have outdone themselves with the A49. Regardless of the speakers being used, or how vast the room environment is, the A49's huge power reservoir has the capability to deliver a continuous 200 wpc into 8 ohms, rising to 400 wpc into 4 ohms. The A49 also features an integrated PSU, for easy integration with Arcam's exceptional rSeries of wireless and wired DACs.

In order to achieve the highest possible performance from this FMJ product, we thoroughly recommend you ask us to calibrate and install this product for you in the comfort of your home

Arcam are a renowned name within the hifi industry, having designed and constructed some of the most highly regarded amplifiers, CD players, and receivers in the history of British-based hifi. Their latest CD release, the CDS27 is no exception to the high-standard of product design and exemplary level of sonic quality, one would expect from any product with Arcam's badge attributed to it. 

The CDS27 takes the concept of a CD player and reinvents the single box into a multi-purpose, high quality digital media hub - offering support for standard CDs, SACDs and various networking options are also features within the CDS27. Music from every compatible source is delivered and brought to life with a superlative performance to the very highest audio quality standards available today. 

In order to retain a reference level of audio superiority, the CDS27 features the class-leading TI/Burr Brown PCM1794 DAC chipset, combined with linear phase Bessel output filter and a high precision re-clocking system. This means that audio signals processed from CDs/SACDs is replayed exactly as the artist and producer intended you to hear it. Even the power supply has been meticulously designed for outright performance. Discreet sub-regulated power supplies are integrated within the unit, on the drive, audio and DAC boards. This means that the overall performance of each individual element is enhanced, as each section  is working completely independently and without unwanted interference. 

Networking compatibility allows for UPnP and CIFS functionality, meaning that integrated the CDS27 with your home network is done without hassle, and the CDS27 can access stored content in a number of locations with ease.

All of Arcam's FMJ products have seen an extensive level of attention and thought, ensuring that the performance of each component is to the very highest of audiophile standards. The CDS27 benefits from a critically damped cover and chassis, designed to practically eradicate all micro-phonic resonances and vibrations that may otherwise distort or alter the sonic performance of the CD player in a negative way. 

“In order to achieve the highest possible performance from this FMJ product, we thoroughly recommend you ask us to calibrate and install this product for you in the comfort of your home”.


Continuous Power Out

200 watts 

(Both channels 8 Ω, 20-20k Hz) 

(Single channel 4Ω at 1kHz)

 Phono (MM) Cartridge Input sensitivity at 1kHz

5m V

Input impedance   47kΩ + 100pF
Total Harmonic Distortion 80% power at 1kHz <0.001%
Inputs RCA  & XLR
Nominal Sensitivity 



Input Impedance

RCA 10k

XLR 10k

Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz + 0.05dB
Preamplifier output  
Nominal Output level

RCA 1.15v

XLR 2.3v

Output Impedance

RCA 47

XLR 200 

Headphones Output  
Maximum Output level into 600 4Vrms
Output Impedance 1
Load range 16Ω-2k


Digital to Analogue conversion  24-bit 192kHz Delta-Sigma DAC 
Signal to noise ratio   110dB CCIR
 Harmonic distortion (1kHz) 0.002% 
Frequency response (±0.5dB)  10Hz–20kHz 
Output level (0dB)  2.2Vrms 
 Output impedance 47Ω 
        Minimum recommended load         5kΩ 
USB  USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s) 
Network  10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX / Wi-Fi 
Dimensions W433 x D278 x H87mm
Weight 6.2kg nett/8.5kg packed
Power consumption 20W maximum
Digital output connection 75Ω co-axial optical TOSLINK

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Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

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Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
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