rLink (Discontinued)

SPDIF DAC (Coax / Optical)

The rLink is an affordable, discreet and easy way to upgrade the sound quality of almost any digital audio source. When the rLink is connected between the digital output of an audio device and a high quality audio system your music benefits from Arcam’s superior digital to analogue conversion bringing improvements in resolution, realism and a greater musical enjoyment while retaining the full functionality of your favourite devices.


Using audiophile grade components and more than 25 years of digital audio experience

Arcam have engineered the rLink to be a simple, “plug and play” device. Simply connect either an optical or coaxial cable from the digital output of your device and a pair of analogue cables from the rLink to your HiFi system then switch on and enjoy!

The rLink is the perfect upgrade for set-top boxes, media streamers, game stations and computers.It also offers a simple and effective upgrade for older CD players, DAB radio tuners and a whole host of other digital audio devices.

Key Features

  • Audiophile grade Digital to Analogue Converter
  • Optical & Coaxial inputs
  • PCM 5102 24bit DAC
  • Simple “plug and play” installation
  • Discreet size and styling
  • High-end audio circuitry and components
  • High Quality Cast Aluminium casework
Technical spec


  • DAC TI PCM5102

Audio Performance

  • Frequency response 10Hz — 20kHz, ±0.1dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise 0.002%
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (A –Weighted) 106dB (24-bit)
  • Line output level 2.15Vrms

Digital Audio

  • Supported sample rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz
  • Bit depth 16-bit, 24-bit
  • Power requirements 0.7W max
  • Dimensions (wxdxh, mm) 75 x 100 x 26
  • Weight 350g
...has a sense of musicality that seems as happy tearing through Muse as it does with a Chopin Piano concerto.

Ed Selley - AV Forums

This is an excellent product that has arrived at a perfect time.

Ed Selley - AV Forums

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