Solo Movie 5.1 Mk1 (Discontinued)

Movie System

Solo Movie is a major advance in the quest to introduce more people to the world of stunning pictures and sound. Amazingly, Arcam’s dedicated engineering team has managed to distil the performance of their home theatre separates into an all-in-one system that truly has it all. Incorporating technology developed in tandem with one of the world’s leading DVD chip manufacturers, Solo Movie 5.1 has to be seen to be believed.


Since its introduction in 2004, Arcam’s Solo music system has brought audiophile music reproduction to a whole new group of music lovers. With the launch of Solo 5.1, Arcam has achieved a world first: the advanced feature set of an esoteric home cinema system plus world class sound and picture quality in a stylish, neat and easy to use package.

Solo 5.1 boasts connectivity and playback abilities far beyond current high performance “one box” home cinema systems. Its internal video scaler, HDMI switching and universal disc playback makes it the perfect partner for today’s high definition video displays. However, it is the unit’s audio and video quality, its stylish, understated good looks and ease of use controls that will capture the hearts of music and movie fans the world over.

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, DTS and Pro Logic II decoding
  • Six channel preamplifier output for external power amps
  • 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

Image quality is simply gorgeous

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