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alaScore 91

11 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Arcam SOLO BAR. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The design is also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the size, and the usability and price get less positive reviews.

design, reliability

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Arcam SOLO BAR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Arcam Solo Bar Plus & Solo Sub


Solo Bar Plus is a modified version of Arcam's debut soundbar, which launched at the tail end of 2014. Its astonishing feature list, stunning design and refined sound secured it a positive 9/10 score in my review, but I remarked that the Solo subwoofer...

Outstanding build quality and design ; Transparent sound with improved attack and detail ; Market-leading range of features and connections

Subwoofer lacks depth and punch over wireless connection ; Tall enclosure blocks TV IR sensor ; Remote build quality

Nov, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Arcam Solo bar and Solo sub


Arcam brings a touch of class to the soundbar market

Arcam’s classy soundbar backs up its sparkling performance with bags of features and sublime build quality, although you might want to investigate some alternative subwoofers before splashing out.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Arcam Solo bar review


An ambitious piece of kit that almost pulls it off

Build Four HDMI inputs Receives and transmits audio over Bluetooth

Struggles with dynamics and subtlety Short on weight and finesse Poor remote

Arcam has been very ambitious with the Solo bar, and in some ways it goes above and beyond what we’ve come to expect from this kind of product. But when it comes to sound quality, the Arcam doesn’t quite cut it against the very best.

Feb, 2015

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Arcam Solo Bar Plus & Solo Sub Review


Arcam give their Solo Bar and Solo Sub combo a Plus upgrade and prove just how good audio from a soundbar can be when done well.

Excellent sound ; Solo Sub combines well ; Attractive design ; Great build quality ; Plenty of connections

No HDCP2.2 support ; Quite large ; Expensive

The Arcam Solo Bar Plus proved to be a great sounding performer on its own and even better once you add the Solo Sub. The large size of the soundbar, itself, might make installation tricky but it means that no compromises have been made in terms of...

Expert review by : Jez Ford (

Arcam Solo Bar and Solo Sub soundbar/sub REVIEW


Confirming the evolution of the soundbar by real hi-fi companies, Arcam has a high-quality pairing here, worthy of the company name.

Confirming the evolution of the soundbar, Arcam has a high-quality pairing here, worthy of the company name. Give or take a tweak, it delivered excellent movie sound and impressively enjoyable music as well, with the benefit of neatness for those not...