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alaScore 82

25 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Arcam SOLO MINI. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Arcam SOLO MINI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 12 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (13)

Expert review by: Good Gear (

High quality sound with modern conveniences.


For an all-in-one music, radio and digital audio receiver, the Solo Mini functions admirably. In all modes it is easy to navigate and control music, and sound quality is fantastic whatever the volume level.

Quality internal amplification, fast and quiet CD player


Mar, 2009


Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

ARCAM Solo Mini


Arcam's Solo Mini music system follows the tide of other hi-fi companies entering the digital age by embracing USB and iPod connectivity. To the Solo ...

Quality internal amplification, fast and quiet CD player


For an all-in-one music, radio and digital audio receiver, the Solo Mini functions admirably. In all modes it is easy to navigate and control music, and sound quality is fantastic whatever the volume level.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Arcam Solo Mini review


Arcam's new Solo Mini one-box hi-fi system blows us away

Outrageously good sound from both the source components and the amplifier ; An implausibly small and nicely turned-out box, which is friendly to use

Doesn’t turn into a beef sandwich at midnight ; Joking apart, at this price, we’d be churlish to criticise, so no significant complaints

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (

Arcam Solo Mini - £750


Solo was one of the first one-box systems on the market and still holds its own against the newcomers

Neat, tidy and well specified; good detail and bass

No digital input, slight treble harshness at times, limited power

An excellent way to enjoy the most music from the smallest space, at a competitive price

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (

Arcam Solo Mini review


If a better combination of value for money and performance exists, we've never seen it. Arcam has crafted a truly admirable all-in-one system, bursting with features and oozing true hi-fi qualities

Price ; Terrific performance ; As good as most separates for the same price ; Compact design

If there's something not to like, we can't find it

If you thought it was explicitly essential to use separates for creating a hi-fi experience, give the Solo Mini a spin before voicing those opinions to people who know better. It'll save you the embarrassment of standing corrected

Sep, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Arcam Solo Mini


If you want high quality sound with a touch of iPod convenience, Arcam's Solo Mini is a great choice.

The Solo Mini may look expensive on paper, but the features on offer and the quality it demonstrates are, in fact, well beyond its humble price tag. £770 for such a high-quality amp, CD player and one of the best iPod dock systems around is an absolute...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


The Mini version of Arcam's Solo all-in-one is half the size, half as powerful and half the price. Let's hope it's not half as good

Classier than the micro system mob, and well worth the Arcam premium

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

Arcam Solo Mini


Separates might outgun the Solo Mini sonically, but it's still great considering the convenience and style factors

Very smart looks; small size; accomplished performance

Not the very last word in detail and insight

Expert review by: (

Arcam Solo Mini


Arcam Solo Mini is an integrated CD, radio, and stereo amplifier that followed the successful original Arcam-designed 'Solo'. The Solo Mini comes in silver with 230x350mm dimensions. It weighs a 6.7 kg and features a DAB receiver, AM and FM receiver,...

User-friendly and sonically tasty. Don't be put off by the price, this is a serious bit of hi-fi gear that will keep rockin' for many years. Arcam Solo Mini is tagged with Arcam, hi-fi, DAB radio and CD player. Select a tag (Arcam, for example) to find...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Jones (

Arcam Solo Mini


"That sounds great," I said, as soon as the music started

My expectations for the Solo Mini weren't high. Experience has taught me not to expect that much from a small, single box trying to do everything. Sure, a mini-system like the Denon DM33 can offer a surprising performance compared to many other minis....

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB):DAB / DAB+
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: No
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS: No