Arcam FMJ D33 DAC digital to analogue converter

Arcam FMJ D33 DAC digital to analogue converter

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Arcam FMJ D33 DAC digital to analogue converter

Solidly constructed in a full width case, the D33 DAC is a seriously high performance converter using state of the art electronics and custom firmware to extract the best analogue audio from digital music files. Featuring a sturdy, acoustically 'dead', steel folded enclosure with precision milled aluminium fascia, the D33 has a quality, understated appearance which is built to last.

The left hand side of the front panel displays the sampling frequency of the received digital audio stream - 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz and lastly 192kHz for high definition audio.

Eight soft touch push buttons occupy the remainder of the front panel, giving selection control of the various digital inputs available, namely optical 1 and 2, coaxial 1 and 2, iPod, USB and balanced AES/EBU connections. Two filter slopes are accessed via the last remaining push button, to give a steep or gently rolled off high frequency response - just selected the filter setting that compliments your hi-fi system and particular room acoustics.

Arcam have developed a number of entry level DAC's over the past two years including the Air DAC and rDac, however they identified a need for a true high end device with little or no compromise to allow audiophiles to hear every last detail from their digital music files, hence the D33 is now at the top of the Arcam product line up.

Individual Burr Brown PCM1792, 24bit / 192kHz DAC's are employed on the main circuit board, with heavy regulation of power supplies and bypassed against interference by low ESR electrolytic capacitors. Dual 60VA toroidal transformers provide low noise power to analogue and digital circuitry with no cross contamination, helping to keep noise and power supply induced distortion to an absolute minimum.

Cutting edge electronics is evident from the use of DICE TCD2210 CMOS ASIC and XILINX Spartan PLD to handle the processing of the digital audio streams. The four layer PCD keeps circuit paths short thereby enhancing the audio sound quality and reducing noise and distortion still further.

On the rear panel, as well as the usual IEC mains input (which accepts both 120V and 230V via an external switch setting), the FMJ D 33 offers RS232 control via a standard 9-pin D connector for custom installation applications, together with 12V trigger and Infra red input. Two USB inputs are available, one isolated by an Analog Devices ADUM3160 USB port isolator, the other a high speed class II USB port.

Apple i Devices can be connected and charged via the normal USB connection on the rear panel, and two coaxial digital inputs and two toslink optical inputs are also available, together with AES/EBU balanced.

Audio outputs suitable to feed to your amplifier are presented on both RCA phono connections (two pairs) or a single pair of XLR balanced connections for the highest possible fidelity.

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



Digital Analogue Conversion  2x Burr Brown 24-bit 192kHz
Advanced Segment Delta-Sigma DAC ICs
Signal to Noise Ratio 110dB CCIR 
 Harmonic Distortion (1kHz) 0.0008% (20Hz-20kHz, unweighted) 
 Frequency Response (+0.1dB, -0.5dB) 10Hz - 20kHz 
 Output Level (0dB)  2.2 Vrms
 Output Impedance 47 ohms 
 Minimum Recommended Load 5kOhms 
Dimensions in mm (Width x Height x Depth)  433 x 370 x 110 
 Weight (Net) 6.2kg 
 Analogue Output Connection RCA Phono x 2, Balanced XLR 
 Supplied Accessories  Mains Lead, CR107 Remote Control,
2 x AAA Batteries

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

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.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
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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