Arcam rPlay & rPhono

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Arcam rPlay & rPhono
Friday, January 6, 2017

The rPlay streaming 24/192 DAC with DTS Play-fi / Airplay / UPnP is the latest addition to Arcam’s rSeries and allows you to add network audio streaming services and internet radio to any system using DTS PlayFi, Apple Airplay or UPnP enabled music sources. It also features a coaxial digital output for use with external DACs. A four-layer PCB has been used to keep noise down on the ground plane in order and multiple low noise individually regulated power supplies keep power clean. As well as a fixed line level analogue output, the rPlay also features a variable analogue output that uses the same volume control as the A49 flagship amplifier. The rPlay’s WiFi is compatible with 802.11 b/g/n but it also hosts a wired Ethernet (RJ45) connector for the most reliable results from your network. The rPlay will be available from February 2017 at a price of £399.

The rPhono was designed to replace an in-built phono amplifier or to add a turntable connection to your existing amplifier. It uses the ground plane and regulation techniques found in the rPlay in an effort to produce clean and electrically quiet sound. Moving coil cartridge users benefit from precision impedance matching using high-quality trimmers instead of discrete steps, while moving magnet users have a wide variety of capacitance options. An optional low frequency rumble filter eliminates the effects of warping or pressing irregularities. Precision components give “excellent RIAA response and class leading performance figures”. The rPhono will be available from Q1 2017 also for £399.