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alaScore 85

25 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Arcam SOLO MINI. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 25 reviews)

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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

With sound that recalls separates adding up to over twice its price, the Mini is close to being the perfect hi-fi component as any we can recall. Admirably adapted to the modern environment, it’s a joy to own and use

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

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: What Hi-Fi? (

Arcam Solo Mini review


Best CD system £400–£800, Awards 2010. The Arcam Solo Mini is a near-perfect all-in-one system

High-quality build ; still looks good ; smooth yet detailed sound

Others offer more in the way of features ; limited USB functionality

Best CD system £400–£800, Awards 2010. There’s no denying the Mini’s appeal: a well-known British brand, a rich sound and solid build

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (

Arcam Solo Mini review


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


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

Consumer review by: Barry (

Arcam Solo Mini


Makes my Linn Katon speakers sound fantastic. I previously used a Linn Classik and they always sounded like there was something missing. Amazing power and sound quality in a tiny unit.

It doesn't make the tea!

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Barry (

Arcam Solo Mini


Makes my Linn Katon speakers sound fantastic. I previously used a Linn Classik and they always sounded like there was something missing. Amazing power and sound quality in a tiny unit

It doesn't make the tea

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Silver
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Mini set

Energy Management

Power Source:AC


Bass adjustment: Yes
CD Text: Yes
Treble adjustment: Yes


Bass reflex: Yes
Karaoke: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:25

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):9.06 x 3.54 x 13.8

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 playback: Yes
USB direct playback: Yes
Video recording: No

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:iPod
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes


Power Source:AC


Supported bands:AM, DAB, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,DAB,FM

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:14.8