Arcam AV 860 AV Processor


Arcam’s all new Arcam AV 860 Processor is a stormer, full Dirac Research 11 channel processing together with XLR & RCA Phono connectivity on all channels…….. Superb

Ideal AV are an Arcam preferred “Cinematic Cinema of Excellence” Dealer

Free Umik-1 calibration microphone with every Arcam AV860 until stocks last @ £3999

and as of 31 Aug 2107 Arcam has released new firmware which now allows for bass management to be applied before Dirac filters when calibrating the Arcam AV 860 Processor

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Product Description

Ideal AV are an Arcam preferred “Cinematic Cinema of Excellence” Dealer

Arcam AV 860

As one of the very few audio specialists in the world to design AV receivers, Arcam has developed a reputation for balancing a finely honed technical specification with world class audio performance. The Arcam AV 860 is, quite simply, the highest performing AV Processor Arcam has ever made.

Home Cinema Choice’s Jon Thompson says

homecinemachoice_ref_badge_x2 “I have no problem in recommending the Arcam AV 860 as the cornerstone of a system above the £20,000 mark. In fact, it wouldn’t be out of place in a setup costing ten times as much”



Offering a level of sound quality that is far above competing receivers, the Arcam AV 860 AV Processor is an audiophile products by any measure. Equally at home with high resolution surround sound or two-channel music, the Arcam AV 860 delivers stunning realism with everything from heavyweight blockbusters to your favourite concert video.

Further enhancing the performance of the new Arcam AV 860 , Arcam has also included the very latest room correcting technology from Dirac Research. Dirac Live® for Arcam gives the dealer the ability to tune the acoustic performance of the system to any room situation giving the listener the best possible experience in their own home.

Together with Arcam’s legendary amplifier technology, Dolby Atmos & DTS:X deliver captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. Whether you are listening to music, movies, television shows or playing your favourite video games on the aRCAM av 860 , Dolby Atmos & DTS:X deliver the full impact of the entertainment experience.

Both video and audio stages are designed to embrace both current and upcoming technologies. HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2 4K “Ultra HD” and 3D video capability are built in.

An internal tuner provides a fully integrated FM / DAB / DAB+ (in appropriate markets) radio solution. Worldwide access to internet radio stations is provided through the network connection, which also interfaces to UPnP audio servers. The USB port supports memory devices.

Control is possible via Ethernet, enabling it to be fully integrated with whole house control systems, or via the iOS MusicLife UPnP/control app. RS232, 12V triggers and standard IR control are also included. The Arcam AV 860 is designed and assembled in the UK.


Technical Specifications Arcam AV 860

Audio Performance (Stereo line inputs)

Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, stereo direct) – 110dB
Frequency response – 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.1dB

Audio Inputs
HDMI – x7, Coax SPDIF – x4, Toslink – x2, RCA Phono – x6, 3.5mm aux,
USB input, Ethernet Client, Internet Radio, ARC (from display)

Audio Outputs
7.1.4 Pre-amp output – 12x RCA Phono Zone 2 output – RCA Phono

Video Inputs
HDMI – x7 (6 x HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2, 1 x MHL compatible)

Video Outputs
HDMI – Z1 x2 (out1 ARC, HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2, out 2 HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2), Z2 x1 (HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2)

Radio Tuner
FM / DAB / DAB+ (in appropriate markets)

Supported Surround Modes Include
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1
Discrete, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix, DTS 5.1

12V Trigger x2
IR in x2
6V rSeries PSU x1
Power consumption (max) – 1.5kW (approx. 5200 BTU/ hour)
Power consumption (standby) – <0.5W

Dimensions & Weights ( Arcam AV 860 )
W x D (in. terminals) x H (inc. feet) – 433 x 425 x 171mm
Weight (net) – 10.25kg
Weight (packed) – 14.25kg

EAN/UPC code ( Arcam AV 860 )
5 060133 602682

  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X 7.1.4 decoding
  • 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2
  • 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, ARC compatible
  • Dirac Live ® for Arcam room correction
  • Spotify ® Connect enabled
  • Cirrus CS42528 audiophile DAC
  • Ethernet, RS232 and IR control
  • Free MusicLife iOS UPnP and control app


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