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Arcam slashes prices of Solo music and movie systems

Here's a bit of pre-Christmas cheer: Arcam is cutting the prices on its Award-winning Solo Music system and A29 and A39 Class G stereo amplifiers.

The Arcam Solo Music - Best one-box hi-fi system in our 2016 Awards - drops from £1599 to £1299, a handy £300 saving. And this is not just a temporary Black Friday week deal.

Two Solo Movie systems also benefit from a price cut: the Solo Movie 2.1 is down from £1799 to £1499, and the Solo Movie 5.1 is now £1799, having previously sold for £2199.

In addition, Arcam has just released the latest version of its MusicLife app - v1.3.1 - which brings internet radio and Tidal and Qobuz music streaming services to the Solo systems.

Arcam A29 drops to £849

Arcam A29 drops to £849

There's more. Arcam has discontinued the five-star FMJ A19 stereo amp due to "component supply problems", and has reduced the cost of its newer Class G amps to make them more competitive.

So the Arcam A29 is down from £999 to £849, while the A39 drops to £1249 from £1599.

Despite an increase in component costs, the price of the Arcam CDS27 CD/SACD player/streamer remains at £699 and the Arcam UDP411 universal Blu-ray player is held at £799.

In a separate development, Arcam has released a firmware update that brings DTS:X and DTS Neural surround sound capability to its AVR 390/550/850 AV receivers.

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.