Solo Music Mk1 (Discontinued)

A stunning fusion of Arcam’s award-winning technology with clean, contemporary good looks, you can now enjoy Arcam’s renowned sound quality in one sleek, easy-to-use music system. Launched to worldwide acclaim, Arcam’s Solo Music system has brought high-fidelity separates performance to a new audience of style-conscious music lovers. Flexible enough to use with other entertainment devices, (from your TV/satellite to your iPod or games station), Solo’s integrated technology ensures exceptional performance delivered with power and finesse.


Over the last 30 years, Arcam has earned a reputation as one of the world’s finest manufacturers of hi-fi components. Music has always been the driving force behind all we do, and we wanted to distil our audiophile expertise into a product that would widen the reach of what we do as a specialist manufacturer. We set out to deliver a level of performance that would meet the exacting standards of our design team in a single component, making true high fidelity more accessible than ever before.

SOLO represents the best of Arcam music technology housed in one sleek, easy-to-operate system. SOLO consists of an audiophile CD player and a 50 watts per channel amplifier combined with a DAB digital radio and a high quality FM tuner. The result is a product that is much more than the sum of its parts - a music system that’s a delight to use and will captivate all who listen.

Solo has been assembled using audiophile standard components and design methods. CD playback is exceptional as you might imagine from a company that has won more awards than any other UK manufacturer. Radio performance is first class from the built-in DAB digital radio and FM tuner. The amplifier delivers real power with finesse, loud enough for parties or Beethoven’s 9th symphony, but pure enough to delight every day of the week.

Technical spec

CD player

  • CD text, CD-R and CDRW transport
  • Low jitter Colpitts crystal clock
  • Based on award-winning Arcam DiVA CD73
  • 24-bit Wolfson DAC

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 torroid for microprocessor and standby
  • Nine independently regulated power supplies


  • Five line level inputs plus record output
  • Preamplifier output for external power amps
  • Optical digital output from CD / DAB 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
  • Adjustable speaker bass equalisation for easy placement of ARCAM Solo speakers

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.)


  • Audiophile grade sound quality
  • Matching Muso speakers available
  • All metal casework with aluminium lid
  • Full dot matrix display with easy-to-read text
  • Simple set up and operation
  • Full remote control from supplied remote
  • 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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