Solo Movie 2.1 Mk1 (Discontinued)

Movie System

Arcam presents the Solo Movie 2.1, the perfect solution for music lovers who seek an involving movie experience. Using a pure stereo approach the Solo Movie 2.1 can be used with either a simple pair of full-range speakers or a smaller pair of "satellite" speakers and companion subwoofer. No artificial processing is employed thus eliminating the de-focused and confusing image typical of "pseudo surround" systems.


The Arcam Solo Music and Solo Movie systems have enthralled customers Worldwide. Their unique combination of stunning sound quality and ease of use presented with discrete but stylish design have redefined what is possible from an integrated system. Recognising that many music lovers desire home theatre functionality without the complexity of a surround speaker setup, Arcam present the Solo Movie 2.1, the perfect solution for music lovers who also seek a high performance movie experience.

Using a pure stereo approach the Solo Movie 2.1 delivers a fully evolving sound delivered by either a stereo pair of loudspeakers or smaller “satellite” speakers with a companion subwoofer. Remaining true to the original music, no artificial processing is employed thus eliminating the de-focused image and compromised dynamics typical of “pseudo surround” effects so often deployed in such systems. The Solo Movie 2.1 features powerful 50wpc audiophile grade power amplifiers. These deliver a performance that captures every nuance of the original recording with the ability to drive demanding full range speakers.

In common with the Solo Movie 5.1, the new 2.1 system delivers a set of features that is unmatched in its class. HDMI and component or SCART video switching ensures complete compatibility with High Definition television while the internal 720p/1080i video scaler ensures a stunning picture from its internal DVD player. When coupled with the rDock or rLead the integrated iPod interface offers complete integration and the best sound quality possible. The included learning remote control gives the user easy access to their favourite media, no matter how it is presented. A full suite of RS232, IR and trigger connections mean the Solo Movie 2.1 is ideal for many performance-orientated custom installations.

Technical spec

Disc player

  • DVD Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD Audio, CD text, CD-R and CDRW transport
  • Compatible with MP3, WAV, JPG and Kodak Photo CD
  • Based on highly acclaimed DV135 DVD player
  • Superb video and audio performance

Video section

  • Videophile DVD playback with scaling to 720p/1080i on HDMI output
  • Two additional HDMI inputs
  • Twin analogue inputs with associated output on either SCART or Component video
  • Internal video calibration wizard for setting up of attached display device
  • Superb picture quality

Power amplifiers

  • 50W RMS into 8ohms continuous power output
  • Passive fanless cooling system
  • Full size speaker binding posts
  • Twin toroidal transformers with oversized power amp supply
  • Independent toroid for microprocessor and standby
  • Nine independently regulated power supplies


  • Four line level inputs plus record output
  • Dolby Digital decoding
  • Stereo plus sub preamplifier output for external power amps/active subwoofers
  • Two digital inputs (1x Optical, 1x Optical or Coaxial)
  • Optical digital output for digital recording
  • Front panel mini jack input for iPod style MP3 players or games consoles
  • Front panel headphones mini jack
  • iPod interface with control via rDock or rLead
  • Second room output with independent volume control
  • Separate infrared jack input for control of second room
  • Full bass and treble controls
  • Full suite of Bass, level and delay management controls

Custom Installation

  • Rear panel RS232 input for control of all functions and software update
  • Infrared input jacks for main and second area control
  • Infrared output jack to control other sources
  • 12v trigger out to turn on external amplifiers
  • Discrete IR codes for toggled commands (standby, mute, etc.)


  • Matching Muso/Logo speaker system available
  • All metal casework with aluminium lid
  • Full dot matrix display with easy-to-read text
  • Simple set up and operation
  • Included CR100 8 page learning backlit remote control
  • Clock with four alarms - wake up to CD or radio
  • High sensitivity integrated DAB/FM or FM/AM tuner
  • Size 430mm (16.2") x 80mm (3") x 350mm (13.2")
  • Weight 7.75kg (17.05lbs) nett 10.65kg (23.4lbs) packed

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