FMJ DV27A DVD Audio Player (Discontinued)

Following the outstanding success enjoyed by the award-winning FMJ DV27 DVD player launched in 2001, Arcam extended the platform to support DVD-Audio. The DV27A incorporates all the features of the DV27 and adds decoding for high resolution stereo and multichannel DVD-Audio discs. High performance Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround decoders for DVD-Video discs are also included. The care and attention devoted to all aspects of the audio performance also ensures outstanding CD sound quality. Whereas CD replay has nearly always been a weakness of DVD players, the DV27A achieves a sound quality that is equivalent to that obtained from a high-end stand alone CD player.


The DV27A was designed and manufactured in the UK and available in black or silver finish.

Technical spec


  • Supports both 525/60 and 625/50 progressive video, using Silicon Image “Pure Progressive” motion adaptive deinterlacer and Analog Devices 11 bit video DACs
  • Class leading Zoran Vaddis 5 processor
  • All interlaced video outputs (composite, s-video, component / RGB) are simultaneously available with progressive video
  • Professional Elantec video buffers on all outputs provide true 75 ohm resistive source impedance to drive long cables properly
  • NTSC to PAL and PAL to NTSC conversion
  • Very high quality scaling / zoom function
  • Easy to read On Screen Display and menus
  • Replays VCDs, SVCDs and most DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW discs
  • JPEG / Photo CD compatible


  • 32-bit Zoran audio DSP for optimum fidelity
  • 24-bit 192kHz Wolfson audio DACs, with 117dB signal/noise ratio, for all 6 audio channels
  • Low jitter audio master clocks
  • Audio delay feature to maintain synchronised audio and video when using progressive scan outputs
  • Separate second toroidal power transformer for audio stages
  • Supports all DVD-Audio formats
  • Multichannel decoders for Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 formats
  • Speaker delay and level management
  • Comprehensive bass manager, including user selectable crossover frequencies from 50-150Hz
  • HDCD decoder for CD-DA and comprehensive MP3 decoder, with on-screen browser
  • Dual laser DVD drive reads CD-R and CD-RW discs and most copy protected audio CDs


  • Acousteel damped chassis for improved fidelity and stability
  • Upgrade path for previous FMJ DV27 player models
  • Available in black or silver finish
  • 115/230V switchable mains supply
  • Dimensions 430mm x 85mm x 280mm
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