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alaScore 84

23 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Arcam SOLO MINI. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 23 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: (

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


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

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

Consumer review by: Mark (

Arcam Solo Mini


Big sound for a compact unit. Clear, warm tones that has bougt my CD collection back to life

Very basic functions compared to what you can get else where (no streaming etc) but a diffrent class in sound to the rest

Jan, 2011

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