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.