Arcam AVR 550 AV Receiver


This year ARCAM celebrates 25 years of launching truly great, award winning home theatre products. It all started back in autumn of 1994 with the launch of the world’s first audiophile AV amplifier the XETA One. In the spring of 1995 ARCAM went into full production with the XETA One and since then they have been at the cutting edge of AV performance and currently have many thousands of clients all over the world enjoying our incredible home theatre products. To celebrate this 25 year milestone they are offering 25% off their DIRAC based AVR’s.

The Silver Celebration trade-in offer

1. Trade-in any home theatre receiver of processor and claim £500.00 against the purchase of an AVR390

2. Trade-in any home theatre receiver of processor and claim £700.00 against the purchased of an AVR550

3. Trade-in any home theatre receiver or processor and claim £1,000.00 against the purchase of an AVR850

Listed Price Only With Trade In

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Product Description

Arcam AVR 550

“The Arcam AVR 550 delivers moving audio that fills the room with breathtaking detail & control!” Charlie Brennan – CEO, Arcam

• Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 decoding, DTS:X ready • 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2 • 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, ARC compatible • Dirac Live® for Arcam room correction • Spotify® Connect enabled • 7 channel high performance amplifier on board • Class G power amplification (AVR850 only) • Ethernet, RS232 and IR control • Free MusicLife iOS UPnP and control app

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 AVR 550 is, quite simply, one of the highest performing AV receiver Arcam has ever made. The Arcam AVR 550 offers a level of sound quality that is far above competing receivers, this AVR is an audiophile product by any measure. Equally at home with high resolution surround sound or two-channel music, the Arcam AVR 550 will deliver stunning realism with everything from heavyweight blockbusters to your favourite concert video. Further enhancing the performance of the new Arcam AVR 550, Arcam has also included the very latest room correcting technology from Dirac Research.

Dirac Live® for Arcam gives the dealer who’s installing the Arcam AVR550 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, the Arcam AVR550 has Dolby Atmos which delivers 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, Dolby Atmos delivers the full impact of the entertainment experience.

Note: for a 7.1.4 system, an additional 4-channel amplifier (or two 2-channel power amplifiers) is required. 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 AVR 550 is designed in the UK.

 Arcam AVR 550 Spec

Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω ( Arcam AVR 550 ) 2 channels driven, 20Hz ‑ 20kHz, <0.02% THD – 110W 2 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD – 125W 7 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD – 90W Residual noise & hum (A-wtd) – <0.15mV

Audio Performance (Stereo line inputs) Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, stereo direct) – 110dB Frequency response – 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.1dB                                     dirac

Video Inputs HDMI – x7, 1 MHL compatible Video Outputs HDMI – Z1 x2 (ARC Compatible), Z2 x1

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

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

The Arcam AVR 550 has Supported Surround Modes which include Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix, DTS 5.1

General 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 AVR 550 ) W x D (inc. speaker terminals) x H (inc. feet) – 433 x 425 x 171mm Weight (net) – 15.5kg Weight (packed) – 18.8kg


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