Does anyone know when the Arcam irDAC is going to be released? There's no mention of it on Arcam's website.
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
AirDAC? I've been wondering the same thing.
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
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Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system.
I read somewhere that the IRdac will come out around may/june.
Thanks Cypher, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled - or buy a Rega DAC!!
Ifor, I'm guessing that the airDAC is going to be available around the same time, I think they were introduced together at CES.
as if by magic...
"Arcam has told us the irDAC will be released in mid-June while the airDAC should go on sale around mid-July. Both new DACs will cost £400 each."
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Spooky, I'd just logged in and saw that, nice one Joe, cheers
Thanks for this, I've been keen for more information too! I was going to go for the irDAC and just run an Apple Airport Express into it over optical rather than buy the airDAC. That way you get loads of extra input options and a remote for just £79 more!
Tannoy Revolution DC6T | Arcam A19 | Arcam irDAC | Sonos Connect | Airport Express
The aiport express outputs at 44.1 kHz not 48. One thing to watch out for is high jitter on the digital out on the very latest AE. I tried using it with an rdac and it kept breaking up. This seems to be a known problem with the latest AE - the older versions (the ones that plug directly into the wall) are fine. This problem went away when I swapped my rdac for a MF M1-DAC which says something about how good that dac is at handling jitter.
"Jitter reduction is an obsession within our engineering team. They have learnt a huge amount about this technology from the D33 and have applied this experience in the irDAC to produce a signal that is almost jitter free".
Was about to buy a drdock when apple went and changed their connector and dissappointed that arcam in this latest round of products haven't provided a docking solution. Don't like wireless too much and happy with a docked solution and use remote to skip tracks so don't need the airdac, the rblink is for bluetooth and needs aptX to get quality of others so closest looking is ir dac which tantalisingly says direct ipod input but doesn't really provide any other details and certainly no way of neatly docking like the drdock. Not sure why arcam have split what could have been 1 or 2 products into 3. Would have loved an irdarc with a dock on top that also supported bluetooth/airplay thus covering all bases, failing that a updated drdock with new apple connector,
The irDAC has been released for anyone who wishes to know!
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Me me me !!!! How is it? (if it's not too early to say)
Just received ours - obviously widely available as of this week
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
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