Arcam's 'Mini' Solo system will go on show to the public for the first time tomorrow when the doors open for the 2008 Bristol Sound & Vision Show.

The stereo Solo Mini is smaller and sleeker than the full-size Solo, and costs £650 without speakers, or £900 with a pair of Arcam's matching Muso speakers.

Like its bigger brother, the Mini includes a CD player, DAB/FM/AM radio and built-in amplification in a single box. Power output is 25w per channel (RMS into 8 ohms), and there's a front-panel USB input and a 3.5mm input for connecting portable music devices. Arcam's rDock is available as a £130 option.

The CD player will read CD-R/-RW discs, as well as WMA and MP3 music files. The unit uses the DACs and high-precision clock from Arcam's standalone CD73 CD player for optimum sound quality, and has 11 independently regulated power supplies.

If you want to add some extra bass to the system, Arcam's Logo subwoofer can be bought for £500.

And an RS232 port allows the Solo Mini to be incorporated into a multiroom system if required.

We'll be bringing you an exclusive review of the Solo Mini in the April issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale March 6.

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