The AVR400 sounds precise, detailed and natural. More like an upmarket hi-fi separate amp in sound quality than the uniformly disappointing noise served up by most AV amps which aren’t even good enough for Country and Western. Its clarity and poise on vocals will draw in all who listen.
Arcam’s world-class reputation for audio and video electronics has been built over more than thirty years. Its approach to design and development has given rise to countless awards and industry accolades but, most importantly, joy to thousands of delighted owners.
Using technology developed from the acclaimed AVR600 receiver and AV888 processor the AVR400 has been developed as a more affordable way to access Arcam’s legendary sound quality. It is designed to be the perfect home cinema receiver for a wide range of enthusiastic customers and custom designed home theatres.
The AVR400 has a rich feature list including compatibility with all the latest audio decoding formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. In addition it offers wide compatibility with music files stored on USB or network audio devices. The included DAB/FM/AM tuner allows access to a host of terrestrial radio stations while its in-built Internet radio receiver extends this reach to thousands of web based radio stations from around the world.
Unlike most AV amps the AVR400 has a huge toroidal transformer that gives it enough current to tame even the most difficult of speaker loads. The amplifier has a lively sound that means it can hold on to complicated rhythms with real verve and attack.
The AVR400’s video performance is exemplary regardless of source. Full upscaling and cross conversion is carried out by a high performance Torino video processor that supports all resolutions up to and including 1080p/60 plus support for 24fps and 3DTV pass-through. The resulting picture quality is outstanding offering breath-taking clarity and supremely realistic colour rendition.
To support the latest source and display technologies the AVR400 includes HDMI v1.4a including ARC (Audio Return Channel) and CEC (Consumer Electronic Control). This makes the AVR400 a perfect match for the latest video displays having on-board digital TV or Internet TV tuners.
While the AVR400 is a perfect choice for a home cinema in the living room, it also offers a host of features making it ideal for bespoke home theatre rooms. RS232, IR and 12V control interfaces allow the unit to be integrated simply and reliably into even complex installations. Its extremely low 0.5W standby power even means a very low environmental impact while retaining the convenience of remote switch on.
If you're serious about high definition sound then you owe yourself a listen. The AVR400 is designed to set a new benchmark for its price category and beyond. It can achieve startling results from high resolution, uncompressed music and yet still delight with normal Dolby and DTS.