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Arcam irDAC

Arcam irDAC
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6 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Arcam irDAC

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Arcam irDAC from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Arcam Ir Dac

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Arcam irDAC review

 

Having left the DAC market alone for the best part of twenty years, Arcam is making up for lost time with an increasingly extensive range. The latest arrival is the irDAC that replaces the earlier iDAC. While it looks similar, the irDAC boasts more...

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Arcam irDAC review

 

Excellent sound quality, and we like the remote control, but great-sounding cheaper devices exist

Conveniently, the irDAC comes with all the cables you'll need to use it, including a TOSlink cable for optical S/PDIF, a USB lead, a coaxial cable and a stereo RCA phono cable. If you've got a lot of different digital audio sources and want to make the...

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Arcam irDAC

 

Tremendous sense of timing, A full-bodied, precise and punchy sound, Loads of detail, Wide selection of inputs, Excellent build quality

Cheap-feeling remote control

'Best DAC \xa3300-\xa3500, Awards 2014. A brilliantly talented DAC with bags of sonic appeal \x96 its main rivals should be worried'

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Arcam irDAC

 

Product of the Year, Awards 2013. A brilliantly talented DAC with bags of sonic appeal – its main rivals should be worried

Tremendous sense of timing ; A full-bodied, precise and punchy sound ; Loads of detail ; Wide selection of inputs ; Excellent build quality

Cheap-feeling remote control

Some products are impressive from the moment they’re powered up. The irDAC is one of those – the way it sucks you in and encourages to keep listening is a rare talent and one you can’t afford to ignore.

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Arcam irDAC

 

Excellent sound quality, Useful set of connections, Well built and handsome design

Slight lack of bass weight, No preamp or headphone functionality, Sounds a little ruthless with low bitrates

'At a time when most companies are offering us DACs that are digital to analog convertors with something else in the mix - preamps, headphone amps, streamers etc, the irDAC is a model of simplicity. The Arcam is \x91just\x92 a DAC but where it matters,...

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