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High performance accessories

AV860

AV Processor

As one of the very few audio specialists in the world to design AV electronics, Arcam has developed a reputation for balancing a finely honed technical specification with world class audio performance. The new AV860 is, quite simply, the highest performing AV processor Arcam has ever made.

  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X 7.1.4 decoding
  • 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2
  • 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, ARC compatible
  • Dirac Live ® for Arcam room correction
  • Spotify ® Connect enabled
  • Cirrus CS42528 audiophile DAC
  • Ethernet, RS232 and IR control
  • Free MusicLife iOS UPnP and control app

Offering a level of sound quality that is far above competing pre-amp processors, the AV860 is an audiophile product by any measure. Equally at home with high resolution surround sound or two-channel music, it delivers stunning realism with everything from heavyweight blockbusters to your favourite concert video.

The AV860 includes the very latest room correcting technology from Dirac Research. Dirac Live® for Arcam gives the dealer or end-user the ability to tune the acoustic performance of the system to any room situation giving the listener the best possible experience in their own home.

Together with Arcam’s legendary audio technology, Dolby Atmos & DTS:X deliver captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. Whether you are listening to music, movies, television shows or playing your favourite video games, Dolby Atmos & DTS:X deliver the full impact of the entertainment experience.

Both video and audio stages are designed to embrace both current and upcoming technologies. HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2 4K “Ultra HD” and 3D video capability are built in.  The balanced outputs enable the AV860 to be used with different power amplifiers and powered loudspeaker systems for ultimate flexibility.

An internal tuner provides a fully integrated FM / DAB / DAB+ (in appropriate markets) radio solution. Worldwide access to internet radio stations is provided through the network connection, which also interfaces to UPnP audio servers. The USB port supports memory devices.

Control is possible via Ethernet, enabling it to be fully integrated with whole house control systems, or via the iOS MusicLife UPnP/control app. RS232, 12V triggers and standard IR control are also included. The AV860 is designed and built in the UK.

Delivers moving audio that fills the room with breathtaking detail & control!

Charlie Brennan - CEO, Arcam

Technical Specifications


Audio Performance (Stereo line inputs)
Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, stereo direct) - 110dB 
Frequency response - 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.1dB

Video Inputs
HDMI - x7 (6 x HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2, 1 x MHL compatible)

Video Outputs
HDMI - Z1 x2 (out1 ARC, HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2, out 2 HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2), Z2 x1 (HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2)

Audio Inputs
HDMI - x7, Coax SPDIF - x4, Toslink - x2, RCA Phono - x6, 3.5mm aux,
USB input, Ethernet Client, Internet Radio, ARC (from display)

Audio Outputs
7.1.4 Pre-amp output - 12x RCA Phono & 12x XLR balanced, Zone 2 output - RCA Phono

Radio Tuner
FM / DAB / DAB+ (in appropriate markets)

Supported Surround Modes Include
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1
Discrete, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix, DTS 5.1, DTS Neural:X

General
12V Trigger x2
IR in x2
6V rSeries PSU x1
Power consumption (max) - 50W (approx. 170 BTU/ hour)
Power consumption (standby) - <0.5W  

Dimensions & Weights (AV860)
W x D (in. terminals) x H (inc. feet) - 433 x 425 x 171mm
Weight (net) - 10.25kg
Weight (packed) - 14.25kg

EAN/UPC code (AV860)
5 060133 602682

How to buy


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